Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 202 251
Rank change year-on-year -77 +49 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 60 152 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 1.39% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.57% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 50 118 79
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -13.04% +21.05%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £59,375 £67,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9197 9695 10518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.52% 88.86% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7565 8071 8839
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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
Gloucestershire -38 20 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Bristol -22 15 £45,000 -7.69% 3
Somerset +10 14 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wiltshire -9 11 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 28 (46.67%) Information Security
2 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (31.67%) Firewall
4 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (23.33%) Linux
6 14 (23.33%) PCI DSS
7 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
7 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
8 12 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 12 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 12 (20.00%) Windows
8 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.33%) HTTP
9 11 (18.33%) MCSE
9 11 (18.33%) Python
9 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (18.33%) Scrum
9 11 (18.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 10 (16.67%) Bash Shell
10 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 10 (16.67%) Finance
10 10 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 10 (16.67%) PHP
11 9 (15.00%) CISSP
11 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (15.00%) Release Management
11 9 (15.00%) Forensic Analysis
12 8 (13.33%) Malware Analysis

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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) Firewall
2 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.33%) HTTP
4 8 (13.33%) DNS
5 7 (11.67%) DHCP
5 7 (11.67%) Internet
5 7 (11.67%) SMTP
6 6 (10.00%) Network Security
7 5 (8.33%) Wireless
8 4 (6.67%) SSL
8 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.67%) VoIP
9 1 (1.67%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Apache Hive
1 5 (8.33%) Big Data
1 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 4 (6.67%) CodeSonar
1 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.67%) git-flow
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
1 4 (6.67%) Robot Framework
1 4 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Law
3 5 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Automotive
4 3 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Tester
2 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 10 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Security Officer
5 7 (11.67%) Lead Tester
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Leader
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Information Officer
7 5 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
9 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Java EE
1 5 (8.33%) STL
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.67%) Django
2 4 (6.67%) LAMP
2 4 (6.67%) Node.js
2 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (6.67%) REST
2 4 (6.67%) SOAP
2 4 (6.67%) Spring MVC
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Cybercrime
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Linux
2 12 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Android
3 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) VMS
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Information Security
2 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 12 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (18.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 11 (18.33%) Scrum
7 10 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.00%) Forensic Analysis
8 9 (15.00%) Release Management
9 8 (13.33%) Change Management
9 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (11.67%) DSDM
10 7 (11.67%) Quality Management
10 7 (11.67%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) Python
2 10 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 10 (16.67%) PHP
3 7 (11.67%) C
3 7 (11.67%) Perl
4 6 (10.00%) C#
4 6 (10.00%) C++
5 5 (8.33%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) MCSE
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.00%) CISSP
4 7 (11.67%) CEH
4 7 (11.67%) ISEB
4 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.67%) MCSA
5 4 (6.67%) CCNA
5 4 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.67%) Degree
5 4 (6.67%) GIAC
5 4 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 4 (6.67%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (6.67%) SANS
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) SSCP
6 3 (5.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (23.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.33%) GDPR
4 4 (6.67%) ISO 22301
5 2 (3.33%) QA
6 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
1 4 (6.67%) vSphere
2 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
1 4 (6.67%) Salt
2 1 (1.67%) EnCase
2 1 (1.67%) FTK
2 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) Capita
2 1 (1.67%) SAP
2 1 (1.67%) Sophos
2 1 (1.67%) Symantec