The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 259 288 292
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 44 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 28
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £81,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Penetration Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
8221 9740 9773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.98% 83.03% 82.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7041 8088 8617
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the City of London region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 45 (45.00%) Information Security
2 33 (33.00%) CISSP
3 31 (31.00%) Windows
4 30 (30.00%) Firewall
5 28 (28.00%) Finance
6 23 (23.00%) CISM
6 23 (23.00%) Linux
6 23 (23.00%) CEH
7 21 (21.00%) Wireless
7 21 (21.00%) Cisco
8 18 (18.00%) Security Testing
9 17 (17.00%) Mobile App
10 16 (16.00%) CISA
10 16 (16.00%) Network Security
11 15 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 14 (14.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (14.00%) VLAN
12 14 (14.00%) Cyber Security
12 14 (14.00%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (13.00%) F5
13 13 (13.00%) Splunk
13 13 (13.00%) SIEM
14 12 (12.00%) Degree
14 12 (12.00%) Management Information System
14 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
15 11 (11.00%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (11.00%) Load Balancing
15 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
16 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
16 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.00%) Apache
1 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.00%) Firewall
2 21 (21.00%) Wireless
3 16 (16.00%) Network Security
4 14 (14.00%) VLAN
5 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.00%) DNS
7 7 (7.00%) LAN
7 7 (7.00%) Wireless Security
8 6 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (6.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (5.00%) Internet
9 5 (5.00%) LDAP
9 5 (5.00%) HTTPS
9 5 (5.00%) SAN
9 5 (5.00%) TACACS
9 5 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.00%) VPN
11 3 (3.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) MySQL
1 5 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 5 (5.00%) Big Data
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Subversion
1 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.00%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.00%) Appium
4 1 (1.00%) WATIR
4 1 (1.00%) WebLOAD
4 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.00%) JMeter
General
1 28 (28.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Electronics
3 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.00%) Legal
3 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) French Language
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Security Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Consultant
4 14 (14.00%) Tester
4 14 (14.00%) Penetration Tester
5 9 (9.00%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.00%) Administrator
7 7 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.00%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.00%) Security Consultant
8 6 (6.00%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
9 5 (5.00%) Security Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Security Officer
10 4 (4.00%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Information Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) Middleware
1 2 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Mobile App
2 12 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.00%) PKI
5 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.00%) Cryptography
7 5 (5.00%) Social Media
7 5 (5.00%) Private Cloud
8 4 (4.00%) DTV
9 2 (2.00%) CESG
9 2 (2.00%) Blog
9 2 (2.00%) BYOD
10 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.00%) Windows
2 23 (23.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.00%) Debian
4 2 (2.00%) Android
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) VMS
4 2 (2.00%) UNIX
5 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.00%) Information Security
2 18 (18.00%) Security Testing
3 14 (14.00%) Cyber Security
3 14 (14.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (14.00%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (13.00%) SIEM
5 11 (11.00%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (8.00%) Security Architecture
7 8 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.00%) Business Continuity
8 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.00%) BCP
9 6 (6.00%) Open Source
9 6 (6.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (5.00%) Patch Management
10 5 (5.00%) Computer Security
10 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.00%) Python
1 7 (7.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (7.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (6.00%) Ruby
2 6 (6.00%) Java
3 3 (3.00%) C
3 3 (3.00%) C++
3 3 (3.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.00%) C#
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) CISSP
2 23 (23.00%) CISM
2 23 (23.00%) CEH
3 16 (16.00%) CISA
4 12 (12.00%) Degree
5 11 (11.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (10.00%) GPEN
7 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (6.00%) GCIH
8 6 (6.00%) OSCP
8 6 (6.00%) CCNP
9 5 (5.00%) CCNA
10 4 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (4.00%) GIAC
10 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.00%) GCFA
11 3 (3.00%) EnCE
12 2 (2.00%) CRISC
12 2 (2.00%) ISACA
12 2 (2.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.00%) QA
3 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) vSphere
2 5 (5.00%) KVM
3 3 (3.00%) iptables
3 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) WSUS
3 4 (4.00%) Nessus
4 3 (3.00%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (3.00%) Nagios
5 2 (2.00%) Nmap
5 2 (2.00%) SCCM
5 2 (2.00%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.00%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.00%) Ansible
6 1 (1.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Cisco
2 13 (13.00%) F5
2 13 (13.00%) Splunk
3 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (9.00%) Juniper
5 6 (6.00%) Aruba
6 5 (5.00%) McAfee
6 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.00%) SAP
7 4 (4.00%) VMware
8 3 (3.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.00%) Qualys
9 2 (2.00%) Apple
10 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.00%) HP
10 1 (1.00%) Citrix
10 1 (1.00%) IronPort
10 1 (1.00%) Websense
10 1 (1.00%) Acunetix
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago