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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 65 80 86
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% 0.64% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 6
Median salary £60,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 541 632 819
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.69% 80.61% 85.76%
Number of salaries quoted 498 598 636
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) CISA
1 14 (100.00%) CISM
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) Project Management
2 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (85.71%) COBIT
2 12 (85.71%) OWASP
2 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 12 (85.71%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
2 12 (85.71%) CompTIA Security+
2 12 (85.71%) Security+ Certification
2 12 (85.71%) IT Audit
3 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
3 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (85.71%) IT Audit
2 12 (85.71%) OWASP
2 12 (85.71%) Project Management
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
2 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISA
1 14 (100.00%) CISM
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) CompTIA Security+
2 12 (85.71%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) COBIT
1 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP