Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > M4 Corridor
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 4 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor 1.96% 18.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 20.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
M4 Corridor median annual salary £40,000 £92,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.76% - -
South East median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +16.67%

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 the M4 Corridor with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
M4 Corridor
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 49 15 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor 96.08% 93.75% 73.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 18
M4 Corridor median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +13.04% +27.78%
10th Percentile £38,000 £26,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £65,200 £91,125 £80,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the M4 Corridor

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the M4 Corridor

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the M4 Corridor.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 M4 Corridor region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the M4 Corridor 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Graduate
1 1 (100.00%) Graduate Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework