The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 75 94
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 29 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.75% 2.55% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 2.81% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 25 3
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -4.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 712 1031 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 89.00% 90.76% 83.63%
Number of salaries quoted 584 892 705
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,780 £29,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Kent

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Kent

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +8 5 £60,000 +14.28%
Tonbridge 0 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 17 (70.83%) Information Security
1 17 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (66.67%) CISSP
2 16 (66.67%) CISA
2 16 (66.67%) CISM
3 15 (62.50%) COBIT
4 14 (58.33%) Security+ Certification
4 14 (58.33%) Project Management
4 14 (58.33%) OWASP
4 14 (58.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (58.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (58.33%) SDLC
4 14 (58.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 14 (58.33%) IT Audit
5 5 (20.83%) Security Management
5 5 (20.83%) SIEM
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
7 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
8 2 (8.33%) SANS
8 2 (8.33%) Secure Coding
8 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 2 (8.33%) OSCP
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
1 6 (25.00%) IT Consultant
1 6 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 6 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Information Security
2 14 (58.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (58.33%) IT Audit
2 14 (58.33%) OWASP
2 14 (58.33%) Project Management
2 14 (58.33%) SDLC
2 14 (58.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (20.83%) Security Management
3 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Secure Coding
5 2 (8.33%) System Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) ISMS
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) CISA
1 16 (66.67%) CISM
1 16 (66.67%) CISSP
2 14 (58.33%) CompTIA Security+
2 14 (58.33%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CEH
3 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) OSCP
3 2 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (62.50%) COBIT
3 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
1 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
1 1 (4.17%) VMware