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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 256 285 298
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 50 51 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.49% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40 35 25
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £73,000 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
8954 10367 9930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.13% 83.55% 82.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7647 8559 8684
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 52 (47.27%) Information Security
2 35 (31.82%) Firewall
3 33 (30.00%) CISSP
4 31 (28.18%) Finance
5 27 (24.55%) Windows
6 24 (21.82%) CISM
6 24 (21.82%) CEH
7 23 (20.91%) Wireless
8 22 (20.00%) Linux
8 22 (20.00%) Cisco
9 21 (19.09%) Security Testing
9 21 (19.09%) Network Security
10 17 (15.45%) CISA
10 17 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (15.45%) Mobile App
11 15 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (12.73%) VLAN
12 14 (12.73%) Degree
13 13 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (11.82%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (10.00%) Load Balancing
14 11 (10.00%) F5
14 11 (10.00%) Splunk
14 11 (10.00%) Cyber Security
15 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.09%) GPEN
15 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 10 (9.09%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.09%) CheckPoint
15 10 (9.09%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.82%) Firewall
2 23 (20.91%) Wireless
3 21 (19.09%) Network Security
4 14 (12.73%) VLAN
5 9 (8.18%) LAN
5 9 (8.18%) DNS
6 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.36%) Internet
6 7 (6.36%) Wireless Security
7 6 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (5.45%) VPN
8 5 (4.55%) HTTPS
8 5 (4.55%) SAN
8 5 (4.55%) LDAP
8 5 (4.55%) TACACS
8 5 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 5 (4.55%) Big Data
2 4 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Subversion
1 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.73%) JIRA
3 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.82%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.91%) Appium
4 1 (0.91%) WATIR
4 1 (0.91%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 31 (28.18%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Marketing
3 4 (3.64%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.73%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.73%) Electronics
4 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Local Government
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Consultant
2 17 (15.45%) Tester
2 17 (15.45%) Analyst
2 17 (15.45%) Penetration Tester
3 15 (13.64%) Security Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Security Manager
5 9 (8.18%) Team Leader
5 9 (8.18%) Security Specialist
5 9 (8.18%) Network Consultant
6 8 (7.27%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Administrator
7 7 (6.36%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Information Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Security Administrator
9 4 (3.64%) Security Officer
10 3 (2.73%) Information Security Officer
10 3 (2.73%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) Middleware
1 2 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.91%) HTML
2 1 (0.91%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.18%) PKI
4 8 (7.27%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.55%) Social Media
5 5 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.73%) CESG
6 3 (2.73%) DTV
7 2 (1.82%) Blog
7 2 (1.82%) BYOD
8 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Windows
2 22 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (1.82%) VMS
3 2 (1.82%) Debian
3 2 (1.82%) Android
3 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (47.27%) Information Security
2 21 (19.09%) Security Testing
3 15 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (11.82%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 11 (10.00%) Cyber Security
6 9 (8.18%) SIEM
7 7 (6.36%) Security Architecture
7 7 (6.36%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.45%) Business Continuity
8 6 (5.45%) Security Management
8 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (4.55%) Data Governance
9 5 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (4.55%) Open Source
9 5 (4.55%) Information Assurance
9 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.55%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.18%) Java
2 6 (5.45%) Python
2 6 (5.45%) Ruby
2 6 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.64%) C++
4 4 (3.64%) SQL
5 3 (2.73%) C
6 1 (0.91%) C#
6 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (30.00%) CISSP
2 24 (21.82%) CISM
2 24 (21.82%) CEH
3 17 (15.45%) CISA
4 14 (12.73%) Degree
5 13 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 10 (9.09%) GPEN
7 7 (6.36%) OSCP
7 7 (6.36%) CCNP
8 6 (5.45%) CCNA
8 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.64%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (2.73%) MCSE
10 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.73%) CRISC
10 3 (2.73%) ISACA
11 2 (1.82%) GCIH
11 2 (1.82%) OSCE
11 2 (1.82%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.27%) QA
2 8 (7.27%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.91%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) vSphere
2 5 (4.55%) KVM
3 2 (1.82%) iptables
3 2 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Puppet
2 5 (4.55%) WSUS
3 4 (3.64%) Nessus
4 3 (2.73%) Nmap
4 3 (2.73%) Nagios
5 2 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.82%) SCCM
5 2 (1.82%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.82%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.82%) Ansible
6 1 (0.91%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 22 (20.00%) Cisco
2 11 (10.00%) F5
2 11 (10.00%) Splunk
3 10 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 9 (8.18%) Juniper
5 7 (6.36%) Aruba
6 4 (3.64%) Apple
6 4 (3.64%) McAfee
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.73%) SAP
8 2 (1.82%) VMware
8 2 (1.82%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.82%) Qualys
8 2 (1.82%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.91%) Acunetix
9 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle
9 1 (0.91%) Citrix
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45 - £65 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago