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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 123 159 159
Rank change year-on-year +36 0  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 0.20% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.23% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 1
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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 2101 2659 2772
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.39% 90.53% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1716 1690
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 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
Edinburgh +20 17 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +24 1 - -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 14 (63.64%) Security Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Ruby
2 10 (45.45%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C++
2 10 (45.45%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) VB
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Solaris
2 10 (45.45%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 10 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 10 (45.45%) CREST Certified
3 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (36.36%) CISM
3 8 (36.36%) CISSP
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) B2B
5 5 (22.73%) COBIT
6 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (18.18%) OWASP
6 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (18.18%) ITSM
6 4 (18.18%) Data Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) DMZ
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Tester
2 9 (40.91%) Manual Tester
2 9 (40.91%) Security Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Security Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Compliance Manager
3 4 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 4 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Account Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Internal Account Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Solaris
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Security Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) B2B
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 4 (18.18%) Data Security
4 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) ITSM
4 4 (18.18%) OWASP
4 4 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Development
5 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) SIEM
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C
1 10 (45.45%) C++
1 10 (45.45%) Java
1 10 (45.45%) Python
1 10 (45.45%) Ruby
1 10 (45.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CREST Certified
2 8 (36.36%) CISM
2 8 (36.36%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) CISA
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) PCI QSA
5 1 (4.55%) GCIH
5 1 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) COBIT
3 4 (18.18%) GDPR
3 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (13.64%) PA-DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
1 1 (4.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Qualys
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Salary: X2 OTE
Posted: 19 days ago