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

Penetration Testing
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 180 218
Rank change year-on-year -46 +38  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 55 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.95% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.08% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 38 31
Median salary £58,750 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,400 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £95,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.80%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5561 5072 5850
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.36% 87.98% 88.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4626 4217 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the North West

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the North West

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester -46 14 £56,250 -4.25% 1
Cheshire +5 5 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 25 (53.19%) Information Security
2 19 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (36.17%) Firewall
4 16 (34.04%) CISSP
5 14 (29.79%) CISM
6 13 (27.66%) SIEM
7 12 (25.53%) Windows
8 11 (23.40%) ITIL
8 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
8 11 (23.40%) PCI DSS
9 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (21.28%) MPLS
9 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
10 9 (19.15%) Juniper
10 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
10 9 (19.15%) Finance
10 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
10 9 (19.15%) Junos
10 9 (19.15%) Network Security
10 9 (19.15%) VLAN
10 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (17.02%) Degree
11 8 (17.02%) Palo Alto
11 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
11 8 (17.02%) ProxySG
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) DNS
12 7 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (14.89%) Change Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.13%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) Firewall
2 10 (21.28%) MPLS
3 9 (19.15%) Junos
3 9 (19.15%) Network Security
3 9 (19.15%) VLAN
4 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) DNS
6 6 (12.77%) DHCP
7 3 (6.38%) VPN
8 1 (2.13%) DMZ
8 1 (2.13%) Internet
8 1 (2.13%) IPsec
8 1 (2.13%) LAN
8 1 (2.13%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.13%) SSL
8 1 (2.13%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Military
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Security Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Consultant
3 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Security Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Information Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) CESG
3 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.13%) Cybercrime
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.77%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Information Security
2 19 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (27.66%) SIEM
4 11 (23.40%) ITIL
5 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) Change Management
8 7 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (12.77%) Information Security Management
9 6 (12.77%) Internal Audit
9 6 (12.77%) Network Design
9 6 (12.77%) Security Management
10 5 (10.64%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.51%) Data Architecture
11 4 (8.51%) Data Management
11 4 (8.51%) Project Management
11 4 (8.51%) Remediation Plan
11 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) C#
2 2 (4.26%) C
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) CISSP
2 14 (29.79%) CISM
3 8 (17.02%) Degree
4 6 (12.77%) CREST Certified
5 4 (8.51%) CEH
5 4 (8.51%) CISA
6 3 (6.38%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) OSCP
6 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (4.26%) CCNA
7 2 (4.26%) GIAC
7 2 (4.26%) MCSE
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) CISMP
8 1 (2.13%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) PCI DSS
2 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.26%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.26%) QA
3 2 (4.26%) RMADS
3 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.13%) GPG13
4 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Core Impact
2 1 (2.13%) Nmap
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
2 9 (19.15%) Juniper
3 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
3 8 (17.02%) Palo Alto
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.26%) NCR
5 2 (4.26%) Novell
5 2 (4.26%) Splunk
6 1 (2.13%) arcserve
6 1 (2.13%) Capita
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.13%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.13%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £100K+ OTE + car allowance + benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago