The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 78 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.53% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Median salary £32,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.09% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £46,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £54,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 590 637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.97% 81.27% 83.27%
Number of salaries quoted 459 561 514
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) CISM
1 8 (88.89%) CISSP
2 7 (77.78%) Information Security
3 6 (66.67%) CISA
3 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (55.56%) OWASP
4 5 (55.56%) COBIT
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 5 (55.56%) IT Audit
4 5 (55.56%) Security+ Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Kali Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
6 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (11.11%) IISP

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Graduate
1 1 (11.11%) Graduate Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Graduate Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
1 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Security Penetration Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Kali Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) IT Audit
3 5 (55.56%) OWASP
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Data Encryption
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 1 (11.11%) Internal Audit
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Security Management
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CISM
1 8 (88.89%) CISSP
2 6 (66.67%) CISA
3 5 (55.56%) CompTIA Security+
3 5 (55.56%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CEH
4 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) IISP
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (55.56%) COBIT
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (11.11%) GDPR
3 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago