Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 145 143
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.37% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 5
Wales median annual salary £47,500 £67,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.63% +145.45% -16.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £86,250 £91,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,708 2,117 2,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.13% 89.21% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 1,810 1,923
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +1.41%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Wales

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Wales

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Wales

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
South Wales +23 7 £47,500 -29.63%
Penetration Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Cryptography
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) OWASP
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
4 2 (28.57%) Cloud Native
4 2 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) Cyberattack
4 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 2 (28.57%) OSCP
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (28.57%) Fintech
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Qualys
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) Nmap
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Google

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
1 1 (14.29%) NMock
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) OllyDbg
1 1 (14.29%) WinDbg
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Malware Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) LESS
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Native
1 2 (28.57%) Cyberattack
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Kali Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Cryptography
3 3 (42.86%) OWASP
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (14.29%) Asynchronous Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
5 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Malware Reverse Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) OSCP
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) PCI QSA
3 1 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
1 2 (28.57%) Nmap
2 1 (14.29%) Cuckoo Sandbox
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Google
1 2 (28.57%) Qualys
2 1 (14.29%) SAP