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

Penetration Testing
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 83 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.18% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £80,000 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +77.77% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 698 652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 90.78% 85.02% 84.79%
Number of salaries quoted 445 619 538
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) Business Development
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (100.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Development Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: 2 days ago