The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 193 215
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 68 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 1.15% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.30% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 21 56 18
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £62,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4558 5229 5269
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.08% 88.73% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4275 4385
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the South West

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the South West

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucestershire -13 17 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Dorset - 6 £60,000 - 1
Bristol -24 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire +21 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 59 (70.24%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 37 (44.05%) C
4 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
5 34 (40.48%) Linux
6 33 (39.29%) DV Cleared
7 32 (38.10%) CISSP
8 31 (36.90%) Software Engineering
9 29 (34.52%) C++
10 27 (32.14%) C#
11 26 (30.95%) Ethical Hacking
12 25 (29.76%) Java
12 25 (29.76%) Windows
12 25 (29.76%) Big Data
13 23 (27.38%) Security+ Certification
13 23 (27.38%) SANS
13 23 (27.38%) CompTIA Security+
14 22 (26.19%) GIAC
15 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 21 (25.00%) Degree
16 19 (22.62%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (22.62%) CCNA
16 19 (22.62%) Project Management
16 19 (22.62%) SSCP
16 19 (22.62%) MCSE
16 19 (22.62%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (22.62%) Linux+ Certification
17 18 (21.43%) Firewall

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (9.52%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
1 2 (2.38%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (21.43%) Firewall
3 8 (9.52%) Internet
4 7 (8.33%) Network Security
4 7 (8.33%) Wireless
5 4 (4.76%) HTTP
5 4 (4.76%) SSL
6 1 (1.19%) DNS
6 1 (1.19%) LAN
6 1 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (1.19%) WAN
6 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.76%) Big Data
2 9 (10.71%) Data Mining
2 9 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.52%) Apache Hive
3 8 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (5.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 5 (5.95%) JIRA
3 4 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 4 (4.76%) CodeSonar
3 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.76%) git-flow
3 4 (4.76%) Robot Framework
3 4 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 11 (13.10%) Games
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Marketing
3 8 (9.52%) Local Government
4 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 3 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.10%) Consultant
2 9 (10.71%) C# Developer
2 9 (10.71%) Developer
2 9 (10.71%) Software Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
3 8 (9.52%) Tester
4 7 (8.33%) Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) ArcSight Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Information Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Research Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Software Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) Java EE
1 12 (14.29%) STL
2 7 (8.33%) .NET
3 6 (7.14%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.76%) Django
4 4 (4.76%) LAMP
4 4 (4.76%) Node.js
4 4 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.76%) REST
4 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 4 (4.76%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.57%) Web Services
6 2 (2.38%) CSS
6 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 2 (2.38%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.10%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.52%) Internet of Things
4 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.76%) Cybercrime
7 3 (3.57%) CESG
8 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Linux
2 25 (29.76%) Windows
3 17 (20.24%) Android
4 16 (19.05%) Apple iOS
5 10 (11.90%) Mac OS X
5 10 (11.90%) Unix
6 6 (7.14%) Solaris
6 6 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.57%) Kali Linux
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (70.24%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
3 31 (36.90%) Software Engineering
4 26 (30.95%) Ethical Hacking
5 19 (22.62%) Project Management
6 15 (17.86%) Information Security
7 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
8 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
9 11 (13.10%) Coaching
9 11 (13.10%) SDLC
10 10 (11.90%) OWASP
10 10 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (10.71%) Business Development
11 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (10.71%) Test Strategy
12 8 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (9.52%) Line Management
12 8 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 8 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.05%) C
2 29 (34.52%) C++
3 27 (32.14%) C#
4 25 (29.76%) Java
5 13 (15.48%) Python
6 12 (14.29%) Objective-C
7 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.14%) PHP
8 5 (5.95%) Perl
9 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.76%) SQL
9 4 (4.76%) VB
10 2 (2.38%) R
11 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 33 (39.29%) DV Cleared
3 32 (38.10%) CISSP
4 23 (27.38%) CompTIA Security+
4 23 (27.38%) SANS
4 23 (27.38%) Security+ Certification
5 22 (26.19%) GIAC
6 21 (25.00%) Degree
7 19 (22.62%) CCNA
7 19 (22.62%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (22.62%) Linux+ Certification
7 19 (22.62%) MCSE
7 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (22.62%) Network+ Certification
7 19 (22.62%) SSCP
8 10 (11.90%) CISA
9 9 (10.71%) CEH
9 9 (10.71%) CISM
9 9 (10.71%) CREST Certified
10 6 (7.14%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.52%) COBIT
3 6 (7.14%) GPG13
4 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.57%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.38%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Ceph
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (4.76%) Nessus
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
2 4 (4.76%) Salt
3 3 (3.57%) EnCase
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) VMware
2 7 (8.33%) Cisco
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 6 (7.14%) Crossbeam
3 6 (7.14%) F5
3 6 (7.14%) Juniper
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) Palo Alto
3 6 (7.14%) Splunk
4 2 (2.38%) Intel
5 1 (1.19%) SAP
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: We offer highly competitive benefits
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