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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
London / City of London
Rank 191 219 288
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +69
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.59% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 26
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £94,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,375
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +6.32%

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
4481 6070 8900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.73% 89.58% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4077 5389 7573
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 38 (44.71%) Information Security
2 32 (37.65%) CISSP
3 29 (34.12%) CISM
3 29 (34.12%) Firewall
4 24 (28.24%) CISA
5 21 (24.71%) Legal
6 18 (21.18%) Finance
7 15 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
9 13 (15.29%) Change Control
10 12 (14.12%) E-Discovery
10 12 (14.12%) Incident Management
10 12 (14.12%) Management Information System
10 12 (14.12%) Service Management
11 11 (12.94%) SIEM
12 10 (11.76%) Degree
12 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (11.76%) SQL
12 10 (11.76%) Business Continuity
13 9 (10.59%) C#
13 9 (10.59%) SABSA
13 9 (10.59%) Threat Management
13 9 (10.59%) CREST Certified
13 9 (10.59%) Security Operations
14 8 (9.41%) Network Security
14 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
14 8 (9.41%) Java
14 8 (9.41%) Windows

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (1.18%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (4.71%) Route 53
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) Firewall
2 8 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (9.41%) Network Security
3 7 (8.24%) WAN
4 6 (7.06%) 4G
4 6 (7.06%) LAN
4 6 (7.06%) MPLS
4 6 (7.06%) VoIP
4 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.88%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) VLAN
7 2 (2.35%) VPN
7 2 (2.35%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.18%) DHCP
8 1 (1.18%) DNS
8 1 (1.18%) Wideband
8 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.71%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.18%) AppScan
2 1 (1.18%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.18%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (24.71%) Legal
2 18 (21.18%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Retail
4 5 (5.88%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Analyst
2 35 (41.18%) Security Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) IT Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) IT Security Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) IT Security Officer
4 12 (14.12%) Security Officer
5 9 (10.59%) CISSP Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Consultant
6 8 (9.41%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (9.41%) Risk Manager
6 8 (9.41%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.41%) Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Programme Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Security Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Architect
10 4 (4.71%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
1 5 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (2.35%) J2EE
2 2 (2.35%) JNI
2 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) PKI
3 3 (3.53%) CESG
3 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.35%) Blog
4 2 (2.35%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.18%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Linux
1 8 (9.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Android
2 2 (2.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) Information Security
2 15 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
4 13 (15.29%) Change Control
5 12 (14.12%) E-Discovery
5 12 (14.12%) Incident Management
5 12 (14.12%) Service Management
6 11 (12.94%) SIEM
7 10 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (10.59%) SABSA
8 9 (10.59%) Security Operations
8 9 (10.59%) Threat Management
9 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.41%) Cryptography
9 8 (9.41%) Project Management
9 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.24%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) C#
3 8 (9.41%) Java
4 6 (7.06%) C
4 6 (7.06%) C++
5 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.71%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) Python
7 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) CISSP
2 29 (34.12%) CISM
3 24 (28.24%) CISA
4 10 (11.76%) Degree
5 9 (10.59%) CREST Certified
6 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.24%) CHECK Team Leader
7 7 (8.24%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (8.24%) CRISC
7 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) CEH
9 4 (4.71%) ISEB
10 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.53%) GIAC
10 3 (3.53%) OSCP
10 3 (3.53%) SANS
11 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (1.18%) Cyber Scheme
11 1 (1.18%) GPEN
11 1 (1.18%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) COBIT
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.06%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.71%) Docker
4 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (5.88%) Puppet
3 4 (4.71%) Terraform
4 2 (2.35%) Nessus
5 1 (1.18%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.18%) Nmap
5 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle
1 7 (8.24%) VMware
2 6 (7.06%) BMC
2 6 (7.06%) Mitel
3 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
3 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco
3 1 (1.18%) Dell
3 1 (1.18%) FireEye
3 1 (1.18%) HP
3 1 (1.18%) IBM
3 1 (1.18%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) Qualys
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.18%) Veracode
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