Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 118 131
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.38% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.21% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 8
South Wales median annual salary £87,500 £47,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +84.21% +72.73% -24.14%
10th Percentile £66,750 £38,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £110,250 £48,750 £54,000
Wales median annual salary £36,412 £45,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -19.09% +63.64% -26.67%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,193 1,423 1,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.84% 88.99% 84.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 1,218 1,701
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in South Wales

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in South Wales

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in South Wales

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Cardiff +20 5 £87,500 +84.21%
Penetration Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) OWASP
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
1 4 (80.00%) Fintech
2 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (60.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 3 (60.00%) OSCP
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Qualys
2 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (60.00%) Nessus
2 3 (60.00%) CEH
2 3 (60.00%) Nmap
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Google
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (20.00%) SOAtest
1 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Governance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Governance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Fintech
2 3 (60.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Go
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CEH
1 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
1 3 (60.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
1 3 (60.00%) Nmap
2 1 (20.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Google
1 3 (60.00%) Qualys