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

Penetration Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 172 232
Rank change year-on-year -41 +60  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 59 65 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 1.16% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.31% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 51 49 23
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 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 6156 4952 5674
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.91% 88.30% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4968 4188 4608
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 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 28 June 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 28 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
Manchester -32 47 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Cheshire -27 9 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Penetration Testing
England

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 West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 46 (56.10%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (54.88%) Information Security
3 37 (45.12%) Windows
4 36 (43.90%) Firewall
5 34 (41.46%) PCI DSS
6 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (39.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 31 (37.80%) SIEM
9 29 (35.37%) Windows Server
9 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
10 27 (32.93%) Juniper
10 27 (32.93%) CheckPoint
10 27 (32.93%) Blue Coat
10 27 (32.93%) ProxySG
10 27 (32.93%) Palo Alto
10 27 (32.93%) Junos
10 27 (32.93%) Network Security
11 26 (31.71%) MPLS
12 25 (30.49%) ITIL
13 24 (29.27%) Change Management
13 24 (29.27%) Network Design
13 24 (29.27%) VLAN
14 23 (28.05%) DNS
15 22 (26.83%) TCP/IP
16 21 (25.61%) DHCP
17 17 (20.73%) CISSP
18 16 (19.51%) Business Development
19 15 (18.29%) Legal
20 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
21 12 (14.63%) Finance

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 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.66%) IaaS
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (43.90%) Firewall
2 27 (32.93%) Junos
2 27 (32.93%) Network Security
3 26 (31.71%) MPLS
4 24 (29.27%) VLAN
5 23 (28.05%) DNS
6 22 (26.83%) TCP/IP
7 21 (25.61%) DHCP
8 3 (3.66%) VPN
9 2 (2.44%) Internet
9 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.44%) LAN
9 2 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.44%) VoIP
9 2 (2.44%) WAN
10 1 (1.22%) DMZ
10 1 (1.22%) IPsec
10 1 (1.22%) SSL
10 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) GIS
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
2 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (18.29%) Legal
2 12 (14.63%) Finance
3 9 (10.98%) Law
4 8 (9.76%) Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.10%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Advertising
6 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Network Engineer
2 22 (26.83%) Security Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (19.51%) Business Development Manager
4 16 (19.51%) Business Manager
4 16 (19.51%) Development Manager
5 11 (13.41%) Consultant
5 11 (13.41%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.76%) Security Manager
7 7 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Active Directory Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Firewall Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Juniper Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Java EE
2 1 (1.22%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.66%) Contactless
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.22%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.41%) Unix
4 5 (6.10%) Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.22%) CentOS
6 1 (1.22%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (54.88%) Information Security
3 32 (39.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 31 (37.80%) SIEM
5 25 (30.49%) ITIL
6 24 (29.27%) Change Management
6 24 (29.27%) Network Design
7 16 (19.51%) Business Development
8 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.54%) Data Security
10 7 (8.54%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (8.54%) Security Operations
11 6 (7.32%) Software Audit
12 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity
12 5 (6.10%) Ethical Hacking
12 5 (6.10%) Project Management
12 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (6.10%) Service Management
12 5 (6.10%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) CISSP
2 12 (14.63%) CISM
3 8 (9.76%) CREST Certified
4 6 (7.32%) Tigerscheme
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
5 3 (3.66%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (3.66%) CISA
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CISMP
5 3 (3.66%) OSCP
6 2 (2.44%) CEH
6 2 (2.44%) Degree
6 2 (2.44%) OSCE
6 2 (2.44%) SANS
7 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.22%) CLAS
7 1 (1.22%) CRISC
7 1 (1.22%) GPEN
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (41.46%) PCI DSS
2 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.44%) GDPR
4 2 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (32.93%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Blue Coat
1 27 (32.93%) CheckPoint
1 27 (32.93%) Juniper
1 27 (32.93%) Palo Alto
2 12 (14.63%) Cisco
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) NCR
4 2 (2.44%) arcserve
4 2 (2.44%) Sophos
4 2 (2.44%) Symantec
4 2 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
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