Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 75 117
Rank change year-on-year -23 +42 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 54 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.91% 3.16% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 3.59% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12 60 31
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £60,000 £61,125
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1130 1504 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.93% 88.11% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1334 1730
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.94% -3.57%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,150 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Kent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Chatham - 10 £37,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
1 12 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (91.67%) COBIT
2 11 (91.67%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (91.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 11 (91.67%) Data Protection
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) GDPR
3 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS
4 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
5 6 (50.00%) Legal
6 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (8.33%) Threat Detection
6 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Security
6 1 (8.33%) Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) CISSP
6 1 (8.33%) SSCP
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) ISMS
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 6 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) IT Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) IT Security Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) Security Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
1 12 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 11 (91.67%) Data Protection
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Data Security
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) ISMS
3 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Threat Detection
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (91.67%) COBIT
2 11 (91.67%) GDPR
3 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS