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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 150 160
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.57% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 3
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.81% +29.41%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2423 2625 2820
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.47% 91.56% 89.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1544 1479 1774
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,668 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Edinburgh -5 11 £37,500 -28.57%
Glasgow +10 4 £47,500 -38.70% 2
Penetration Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 20 (60.61%) Security Testing
2 19 (57.58%) Java
3 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 17 (51.52%) C
4 17 (51.52%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) Solaris
5 16 (48.48%) VB
5 16 (48.48%) Python
5 16 (48.48%) C++
5 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
5 16 (48.48%) Ruby
5 16 (48.48%) CREST Certified
6 10 (30.30%) CISM
6 10 (30.30%) CISSP
7 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) CISA
8 5 (15.15%) COBIT
9 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Degree
9 4 (12.12%) Supplier Management
9 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
9 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
9 4 (12.12%) OWASP
9 4 (12.12%) GDPR
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (12.12%) Service Management

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 4 (12.12%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) BGP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) DMZ
3 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.03%) IPsec
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.03%) VPLS
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Selenium
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Manual Tester
1 16 (48.48%) Security Tester
1 16 (48.48%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Security Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Compliance Manager
3 4 (12.12%) IT Manager
3 4 (12.12%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.06%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Security Testing
2 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.12%) Data Security
3 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) ITSM
3 4 (12.12%) OWASP
3 4 (12.12%) Privileged Access Management
3 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Security Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Supplier Management
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Java
2 17 (51.52%) C
3 16 (48.48%) C++
3 16 (48.48%) Python
3 16 (48.48%) Ruby
3 16 (48.48%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) CREST Certified
2 10 (30.30%) CISM
2 10 (30.30%) CISSP
3 5 (15.15%) CISA
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) PCI QSA
6 2 (6.06%) CCNP
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.06%) GCIH
6 2 (6.06%) SANS
7 1 (3.03%) CEH
7 1 (3.03%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (15.15%) COBIT
3 4 (12.12%) GDPR
3 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
4 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
4 3 (9.09%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (6.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.03%) CSIRT
2 1 (3.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Qualys
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago