Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 106 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - +123
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.85% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.65% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 0
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +15.79%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1170 1222 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.84% 91.95% 85.61%
Number of salaries quoted 965 1069 877
Somerset median annual salary £41,377 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Taunton - 9 £37,500 - 1
Bath -19 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Penetration Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (54.55%) Law
4 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
5 5 (45.45%) Network Security
5 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (45.45%) Web Application Development
6 4 (36.36%) SIEM
6 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
6 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) Cybercrime
6 4 (36.36%) ISO 22301
6 4 (36.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (36.36%) Web Filtering
6 4 (36.36%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (36.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (36.36%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Threat Intelligence
6 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) WPA
General
1 6 (54.55%) Law
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 9 (81.82%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Cybercrime
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
4 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (45.45%) Web Application Development
5 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
5 4 (36.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Data Loss Prevention
5 4 (36.36%) Forensic Analysis
5 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (36.36%) SIEM
5 4 (36.36%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (36.36%) Web Filtering
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) ISO 22301
2 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams