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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 146 179
Rank change year-on-year -46 +33  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.33% 1.06% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.17% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 14
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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 3588 3066 3340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.65% 89.99% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3030 2536 2756
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 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Salford - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 13 (52.00%) Firewall
1 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (40.00%) SIEM
4 9 (36.00%) Junos
4 9 (36.00%) Network Security
4 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 9 (36.00%) MPLS
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Juniper
4 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (32.00%) ProxySG
5 8 (32.00%) Information Security
6 7 (28.00%) Change Management
6 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (28.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) Network Design
8 5 (20.00%) CISSP
8 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (16.00%) CISM
9 4 (16.00%) Unix
9 4 (16.00%) CREST Certified
10 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
10 3 (12.00%) Server Hardening

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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) Junos
2 9 (36.00%) MPLS
2 9 (36.00%) Network Security
2 9 (36.00%) VLAN
3 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (24.00%) DHCP
4 6 (24.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) DMZ
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Security Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (4.00%) iPad
1 1 (4.00%) iPhone
1 1 (4.00%) PKI
1 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) KNOPPIX
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) SIEM
3 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (32.00%) Information Security
5 7 (28.00%) Change Management
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 6 (24.00%) Network Design
7 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (12.00%) Server Hardening
8 2 (8.00%) Presales
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.00%) Web Development
9 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.00%) CISM
2 4 (16.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.00%) CEH
3 2 (8.00%) CISA
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISMP
4 1 (4.00%) CLAS
4 1 (4.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) IISP
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) RHCA
4 1 (4.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) GPG13
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Core Impact
2 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (36.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
3 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Novell
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Capita
5 1 (4.00%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
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