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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 133 182
Rank change year-on-year -24 +49  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 47 50 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 1.45% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.60% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 45 36 2
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +29.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £47,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3762 3118 3017
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.00% 90.27% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3216 2670 2513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Rochdale - 2 £47,500 -
Penetration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 44 (74.58%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (54.24%) Firewall
3 30 (50.85%) Windows
3 30 (50.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 29 (49.15%) SIEM
5 27 (45.76%) Network Security
5 27 (45.76%) Blue Coat
5 27 (45.76%) ProxySG
5 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
5 27 (45.76%) Juniper
5 27 (45.76%) CheckPoint
5 27 (45.76%) Junos
5 27 (45.76%) Palo Alto
5 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
6 26 (44.07%) Information Security
7 24 (40.68%) MPLS
7 24 (40.68%) VLAN
8 22 (37.29%) Network Design
8 22 (37.29%) ITIL
8 22 (37.29%) TCP/IP
8 22 (37.29%) Change Management
9 21 (35.59%) DNS
9 21 (35.59%) DHCP
9 21 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (32.20%) PCI DSS
11 15 (25.42%) Business Development
12 13 (22.03%) Legal
13 10 (16.95%) Cisco
14 9 (15.25%) CISSP
15 8 (13.56%) 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 (1.69%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) IaaS
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 27 (45.76%) Junos
2 27 (45.76%) Network Security
3 24 (40.68%) MPLS
3 24 (40.68%) VLAN
4 22 (37.29%) TCP/IP
5 21 (35.59%) DHCP
5 21 (35.59%) DNS
6 2 (3.39%) Internet
6 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.69%) DMZ
7 1 (1.69%) IPsec
7 1 (1.69%) SSL
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.69%) Big Data
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.69%) Selenium
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (22.03%) Legal
2 6 (10.17%) Law
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Network Engineer
2 22 (37.29%) Security Engineer
3 20 (33.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (25.42%) Business Development Manager
4 15 (25.42%) Business Manager
4 15 (25.42%) Development Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) Java EE
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.69%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) CentOS
6 1 (1.69%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (50.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 29 (49.15%) SIEM
4 26 (44.07%) Information Security
5 22 (37.29%) Change Management
5 22 (37.29%) ITIL
5 22 (37.29%) Network Design
6 15 (25.42%) Business Development
7 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.47%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (6.78%) Security Operations
10 3 (5.08%) Analytics
10 3 (5.08%) Data Security
10 3 (5.08%) Security Architecture
11 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.39%) Identity Management
11 2 (3.39%) ISMS
11 2 (3.39%) Security Management
11 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) C#
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) CISSP
2 5 (8.47%) CISM
3 4 (6.78%) CREST Certified
4 3 (5.08%) CISA
4 3 (5.08%) CISMP
5 2 (3.39%) OSCE
5 2 (3.39%) OSCP
5 2 (3.39%) SANS
5 2 (3.39%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.69%) CLAS
6 1 (1.69%) CRISC
6 1 (1.69%) GIAC
6 1 (1.69%) GPEN
6 1 (1.69%) GSEC
6 1 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (32.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.39%) GDPR
4 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
1 27 (45.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Core Impact
1 1 (1.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Blue Coat
1 27 (45.76%) CheckPoint
1 27 (45.76%) Juniper
1 27 (45.76%) Palo Alto
2 10 (16.95%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.69%) Google
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
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