Period
to 16 January 2019

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 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 142 134
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.48% 0.20% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 9
West Sussex median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,025 £47,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,425 £77,500
South East median annual salary £59,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.38% -12.50% +9.09%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,245 1,796 1,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.16% 89.67% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,877 1,553 1,771
West Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £63,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in West Sussex

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Worthing - 6 £60,000 -
Crawley +15 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Gatwick - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) Decision-Making
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OWASP
4 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) HSRP
5 2 (16.67%) FCoE
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Multicast
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF

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:

Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) BGP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (16.67%) FCoE
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) HSRP
1 2 (16.67%) IPsec
1 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) Multicast
1 2 (16.67%) NAS
1 2 (16.67%) OSPF
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) VRRP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Consultant
1 8 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Security Penetration Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Security Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (50.00%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 6 (50.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 6 (50.00%) Senior Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) OWASP
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CEH
4 1 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds