The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 102 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.095% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Median salary £47,500 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 932 1015 1007
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.43% 89.43% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 856 917 866
Median salary £47,250 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in West Sussex

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (50.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) SANS
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (50.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)