Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 191 187
Rank change year-on-year +41 -4 +43
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 50 29 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.31% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 28
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £65,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.31% +36.84% -28.84%
10th Percentile £36,250 £53,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £75,250 £57,875
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +26.32% -5.00%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,470 3,923 4,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 90.67% 88.94% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,647 3,309 3,347
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City -2 23 - -
Stevenage +14 8 £37,500 - 1
Watford -9 5 £71,250 -3.06%
Letchworth - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 36 (72.00%) SIEM
2 33 (66.00%) Security Architecture
3 27 (54.00%) Security Operations
4 26 (52.00%) CISSP
5 24 (48.00%) Linux
5 24 (48.00%) CISM
5 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (46.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (46.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (46.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (46.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 23 (46.00%) Identity Access Management
7 21 (42.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (40.00%) OWASP
8 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (36.00%) Information Security
10 17 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (34.00%) CISA
10 17 (34.00%) PCI DSS
10 17 (34.00%) GDPR
11 13 (26.00%) SANS
11 13 (26.00%) DevOps
11 13 (26.00%) Windows
11 13 (26.00%) ITIL
11 13 (26.00%) CEH
12 12 (24.00%) Nmap
12 12 (24.00%) JIRA
12 12 (24.00%) GIAC
12 12 (24.00%) Perl

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) DHCP
2 1 (2.00%) DMZ
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) VLAN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) JIRA
1 12 (24.00%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Security Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Architect
2 13 (26.00%) Security Architect
3 12 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Penetration Tester
4 8 (16.00%) Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Information Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Head of Compliance
6 1 (2.00%) Head of Security
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Lead Security Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) OAuth
1 12 (24.00%) OAuth2
1 12 (24.00%) OpenID
1 12 (24.00%) XACML
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Linux
2 13 (26.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) Kali Linux
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) SIEM
2 33 (66.00%) Security Architecture
3 27 (54.00%) Security Operations
4 23 (46.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 23 (46.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (46.00%) Identity Access Management
4 23 (46.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (42.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (40.00%) OWASP
7 18 (36.00%) Information Security
8 13 (26.00%) DevOps
8 13 (26.00%) ITIL
9 12 (24.00%) Open Source
9 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (24.00%) Secure Coding
9 12 (24.00%) Threat Modelling
10 11 (22.00%) Decision-Making
10 11 (22.00%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Go
1 12 (24.00%) Perl
1 12 (24.00%) PHP
1 12 (24.00%) Python
1 12 (24.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) CISSP
2 24 (48.00%) CISM
3 17 (34.00%) CISA
4 13 (26.00%) CEH
4 13 (26.00%) SANS
5 12 (24.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (24.00%) CSSLP
5 12 (24.00%) GIAC
5 12 (24.00%) SSCP
6 8 (16.00%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE Security
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) GDPR
1 17 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (34.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.00%) ISO 22301
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
3 1 (2.00%) GPG13
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) Nessus
1 12 (24.00%) Nmap
2 1 (2.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Netsparker
1 12 (24.00%) Qualys
2 9 (18.00%) Symantec
3 8 (16.00%) Sophos
4 6 (12.00%) Splunk
5 4 (8.00%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee
7 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.00%) Ping Identity
7 1 (2.00%) Twobo
7 1 (2.00%) Zscaler