Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 224 228
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 73 56 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.82% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 67 49 27
Manchester median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% -8.33% +29.73%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,500 £23,900
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £89,250
North West median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% -2.33%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7233 6796 6793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.03% 91.11% 91.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5988 5834 5628
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 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
Rochdale - 2 £47,500 -
Penetration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 53 (72.60%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (64.38%) Information Security
3 30 (41.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (38.36%) Network Security
4 28 (38.36%) SIEM
5 25 (34.25%) Firewall
5 25 (34.25%) ITIL
6 24 (32.88%) Windows
6 24 (32.88%) Business Development
6 24 (32.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 22 (30.14%) Palo Alto
7 22 (30.14%) PCI DSS
7 22 (30.14%) DNS
7 22 (30.14%) Active Directory
7 22 (30.14%) Juniper
7 22 (30.14%) CheckPoint
8 21 (28.77%) DHCP
8 21 (28.77%) TCP/IP
8 21 (28.77%) Cisco
8 21 (28.77%) Change Management
8 21 (28.77%) Blue Coat
8 21 (28.77%) ProxySG
8 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
8 21 (28.77%) Junos
9 18 (24.66%) Network Design
9 18 (24.66%) VLAN
9 18 (24.66%) Legal
9 18 (24.66%) MPLS
10 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
11 15 (20.55%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.37%) IIS
1 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) IaaS
1 11 (15.07%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.36%) Network Security
2 25 (34.25%) Firewall
3 22 (30.14%) DNS
4 21 (28.77%) DHCP
4 21 (28.77%) Junos
4 21 (28.77%) TCP/IP
5 18 (24.66%) MPLS
5 18 (24.66%) VLAN
6 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.74%) Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.37%) LAN
8 1 (1.37%) SAN
8 1 (1.37%) VPN
8 1 (1.37%) WAN
8 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.37%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (24.66%) Legal
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Business Development Manager
1 24 (32.88%) Business Manager
1 24 (32.88%) Development Manager
2 21 (28.77%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Security Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Security Manager
5 9 (12.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Security Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Information Manager
7 7 (9.59%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Juniper Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.37%) FreeSWITCH
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.85%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) KNOPPIX
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (64.38%) Information Security
3 28 (38.36%) SIEM
4 25 (34.25%) ITIL
5 24 (32.88%) Business Development
5 24 (32.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 21 (28.77%) Change Management
7 18 (24.66%) Network Design
8 15 (20.55%) Risk Management
9 11 (15.07%) Analytics
10 9 (12.33%) Data Protection
11 6 (8.22%) Ethical Hacking
12 5 (6.85%) ISMS
13 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.48%) Service Management
14 3 (4.11%) Coaching
14 3 (4.11%) Information Architecture
14 3 (4.11%) Proactive Monitoring
14 3 (4.11%) Security Hardening
14 3 (4.11%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) C
3 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) CISSP
2 6 (8.22%) CREST Certified
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.85%) CISM
4 4 (5.48%) CCNA
4 4 (5.48%) CISA
4 4 (5.48%) SANS
5 3 (4.11%) CRISC
5 3 (4.11%) GCIA
5 3 (4.11%) GCIH
5 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) CCNP
6 2 (2.74%) MCSE
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.74%) OSCE
6 2 (2.74%) OSCP
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.37%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.37%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (41.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (30.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.96%) GDPR
4 4 (5.48%) ISO 22301
5 2 (2.74%) HIPAA
5 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 22 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.77%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.11%) Snort
4 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.37%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.37%) Nessus
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) CheckPoint
1 22 (30.14%) Juniper
1 22 (30.14%) Palo Alto
2 21 (28.77%) Blue Coat
2 21 (28.77%) Cisco
3 3 (4.11%) McAfee
3 3 (4.11%) NetWitness
3 3 (4.11%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.11%) Splunk
3 3 (4.11%) Trend Micro
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.74%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) Capita
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) NetApp