Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 194 219
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 +22
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 4
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,750 £23,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £57,750 £54,750 £75,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5151 4761 5775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.88% 91.43% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3290 2887 3650
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,775
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Scotland

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Scotland

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Scotland

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -23 10 £37,500 -28.57%
Glasgow -13 3 £55,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Penetration Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (53.33%) C
2 8 (53.33%) Security Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) VB
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Solaris
3 7 (46.67%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (46.67%) CREST Certified
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) CMS
5 2 (13.33%) CISM
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) BGP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.67%) VPLS
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Manual Tester
1 7 (46.67%) Security Tester
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Security
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 7 (46.67%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CISM
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) CRISC
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) GCIH
3 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) CSIRT
1 1 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk