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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East / M4 Corridor
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor 7.69% 25.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 27.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Median salary £40,000 £92,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.75% -  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  

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 13 11 13
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor 100.00% 91.67% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 12
Median salary £40,000 £65,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.46% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the M4 Corridor

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor 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 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 30 April 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 5 (100.00%) CESG
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 4 (80.00%) Blog
2 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (20.00%) PhD
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Analysis

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) CESG
2 4 (80.00%) Blog
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework