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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 207 274 308
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +34
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 58 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.91% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 49 38 35
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
5694 9072 11081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.67% 87.78% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5189 7751 9245
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £81,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 2016.

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 June 2016, 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 41 (40.20%) Information Security
2 38 (37.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 37 (36.27%) SIEM
4 36 (35.29%) Finance
5 35 (34.31%) Firewall
6 32 (31.37%) CISSP
7 30 (29.41%) Network Security
8 29 (28.43%) Cisco
9 28 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (27.45%) Python
10 27 (26.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 26 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (25.49%) CheckPoint
11 26 (25.49%) CCNA
12 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
12 25 (24.51%) Telecoms
12 25 (24.51%) Ruby
12 25 (24.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 24 (23.53%) CCNP
13 24 (23.53%) Juniper
14 23 (22.55%) Internet
14 23 (22.55%) Perl
15 22 (21.57%) Splunk
16 20 (19.61%) Migration
16 20 (19.61%) CISM
16 20 (19.61%) VPN
17 19 (18.63%) CCIP
17 19 (18.63%) SSCP
17 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared

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 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (34.31%) Firewall
2 30 (29.41%) Network Security
3 27 (26.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (22.55%) Internet
6 20 (19.61%) VPN
7 19 (18.63%) FWSM
8 11 (10.78%) HTTP
9 8 (7.84%) TACACS
9 8 (7.84%) TCP/IP
10 7 (6.86%) BGP
10 7 (6.86%) DNS
10 7 (6.86%) OSPF
10 7 (6.86%) SNMP
11 5 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (4.90%) DHCP
11 5 (4.90%) EIGRP
11 5 (4.90%) IPsec
11 5 (4.90%) MPLS
11 5 (4.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) AppScan
2 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (35.29%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Telecoms
3 13 (12.75%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Billing
4 4 (3.92%) Electronics
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Security Engineer
2 24 (23.53%) Analyst
3 22 (21.57%) Network Engineer
3 22 (21.57%) Security Analyst
4 19 (18.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (18.63%) Penetration Tester
4 19 (18.63%) Tester
5 14 (13.73%) Information Analyst
5 14 (13.73%) Information Security Analyst
6 13 (12.75%) Architect
6 13 (12.75%) Security Architect
7 12 (11.76%) Security Specialist
8 10 (9.80%) CISSP Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Information Architect
8 10 (9.80%) Information Security Architect
9 9 (8.82%) CISSP Architect
10 7 (6.86%) Consultant
11 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
12 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (4.90%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 19 (18.63%) Internet of Things
3 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (9.80%) BYOD
5 10 (9.80%) Client/Server
6 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.94%) Blog
8 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.96%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) Information Security
2 38 (37.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 37 (36.27%) SIEM
4 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
5 20 (19.61%) Migration
6 19 (18.63%) DDoS Mitigation
7 18 (17.65%) Security Testing
8 17 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 17 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 16 (15.69%) Security Operations
10 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (12.75%) OWASP
11 13 (12.75%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
14 10 (9.80%) Mobile Device Management
14 10 (9.80%) Reverse Engineering
14 10 (9.80%) TOGAF
15 9 (8.82%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.45%) Python
2 25 (24.51%) Ruby
3 23 (22.55%) Perl
4 5 (4.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.92%) Java
6 3 (2.94%) C
6 3 (2.94%) C#
6 3 (2.94%) C++
6 3 (2.94%) PHP
6 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.98%) Korn
7 1 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (31.37%) CISSP
2 28 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (25.49%) CCNA
4 24 (23.53%) CCNP
5 20 (19.61%) CISM
6 19 (18.63%) CCIP
6 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
6 19 (18.63%) SSCP
7 17 (16.67%) Degree
8 13 (12.75%) CEH
9 8 (7.84%) CREST Certified
9 8 (7.84%) GIAC
10 7 (6.86%) SANS
11 5 (4.90%) CISA
11 5 (4.90%) OSCP
12 4 (3.92%) CCSA
12 4 (3.92%) CCSE
12 4 (3.92%) JNCIA
12 4 (3.92%) JNCIP
12 4 (3.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.94%) QA
5 1 (0.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.92%) vCloud
3 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.94%) KVM
3 3 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Snort
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Puppet
2 3 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.96%) Ansible
3 2 (1.96%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.98%) Nessus
4 1 (0.98%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.98%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) Cisco
2 26 (25.49%) CheckPoint
3 24 (23.53%) Juniper
4 22 (21.57%) Splunk
5 19 (18.63%) Palo Alto
6 7 (6.86%) F5
7 5 (4.90%) Citrix
7 5 (4.90%) VMware
8 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.92%) SAP
9 3 (2.94%) IBM
9 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.96%) Qualys
10 2 (1.96%) Veracode
11 1 (0.98%) Avaya
11 1 (0.98%) EMC
11 1 (0.98%) HP
11 1 (0.98%) Nokia
11 1 (0.98%) Remedy
11 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 27 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + annual bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 7 days ago