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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 180 229
Rank change year-on-year -41 +49  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 63 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 1.20% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.36% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10 50 20
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  

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 4784 4629 5203
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.28% 88.34% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3945 3890 4351
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 9 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Bristol -31 2 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Wiltshire +2 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Dorset -10 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (56.82%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (36.36%) Project Management
4 15 (34.09%) C
4 15 (34.09%) Degree
5 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.82%) Information Security
6 11 (25.00%) Windows
6 11 (25.00%) Linux
6 11 (25.00%) Big Data
7 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
7 10 (22.73%) Marketing
8 9 (20.45%) Business Development
8 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Reverse Engineering
8 9 (20.45%) C++
8 9 (20.45%) CISSP
8 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
9 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) Internet of Things
9 8 (18.18%) Line Management
9 8 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (18.18%) SDLC
9 8 (18.18%) IT Strategy
9 8 (18.18%) SSADM
9 8 (18.18%) RUP
9 8 (18.18%) RAD
9 8 (18.18%) Internet

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 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) Network Security
2 4 (9.09%) Wireless
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.27%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.27%) GDB
2 1 (2.27%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 10 (22.73%) Marketing
2 8 (18.18%) Local Government
3 7 (15.91%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics
5 2 (4.55%) Legal
6 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (18.18%) Tester
2 7 (15.91%) Information Systems Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) ArcSight Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Research Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Security Penetration Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Security Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.18%) Internet of Things
3 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) CESG
4 2 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Android
2 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
3 4 (9.09%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Solaris
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (36.36%) Project Management
3 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Information Security
4 9 (20.45%) Business Development
4 9 (20.45%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
4 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Information Management
5 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 8 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 8 (18.18%) Line Management
5 8 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (18.18%) OWASP
5 8 (18.18%) SDLC
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) C
2 9 (20.45%) C++
3 6 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Degree
3 9 (20.45%) CISSP
4 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 7 (15.91%) CISA
5 7 (15.91%) CISM
6 6 (13.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (13.64%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (11.36%) CEH
7 5 (11.36%) CREST Certified
7 5 (11.36%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.82%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (6.82%) OSCP
9 2 (4.55%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (4.55%) EC-Council LPT
9 2 (4.55%) ECSA
9 2 (4.55%) GCFA
9 2 (4.55%) GPEN
9 2 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.64%) COBIT
3 3 (6.82%) GPG13
4 2 (4.55%) JSP 440
4 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (4.55%) EnCase
2 2 (4.55%) Nessus
3 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (6.82%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
2 3 (6.82%) Crossbeam
2 3 (6.82%) F5
2 3 (6.82%) Juniper
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
2 3 (6.82%) Splunk
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
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