Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 103 128
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.32% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.56% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
South Wales median annual salary £52,750 £47,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.05% -42.42% +200.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £38,750 £42,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,250 £86,250
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -42.42% +200.00%

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 1,363 1,250 1,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.37% 91.98% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,093 1,603
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -9 3 £40,500 -24.65%
Penetration Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CISSP
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) ISMS
4 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (40.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (40.00%) Darktrace
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (20.00%) SSCP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Information Officer
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Officer
1 3 (60.00%) Security Officer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) ISMS
4 2 (40.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Darktrace