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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 272 290 310
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 40 31 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 20
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £82,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
9596 9742 10336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.78% 81.41% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7978 8570 9431
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014, 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 42 (46.15%) Information Security
2 38 (41.76%) Finance
3 33 (36.26%) CISSP
4 29 (31.87%) Linux
5 27 (29.67%) Risk Management
6 24 (26.37%) Project Management
6 24 (26.37%) Degree
7 22 (24.18%) Windows
8 19 (20.88%) Firewall
9 18 (19.78%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (19.78%) Network Security
9 18 (19.78%) Cyber Security
10 17 (18.68%) Security Testing
10 17 (18.68%) CCNP
10 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
11 16 (17.58%) CISM
12 14 (15.38%) UNIX
13 13 (14.29%) WAN
13 13 (14.29%) LAN
13 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (13.19%) Ethical Hacking
14 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
14 12 (13.19%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (12.09%) Security Management
15 11 (12.09%) Java
15 11 (12.09%) CEH
16 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (10.99%) OSCP
16 10 (10.99%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2 (2.20%) Lync
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.10%) Drupal
2 1 (1.10%) WordPress
2 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
1 2 (2.20%) PaaS
1 2 (2.20%) Heroku
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) ElastiCache
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Firewall
2 18 (19.78%) Network Security
3 13 (14.29%) LAN
3 13 (14.29%) WAN
4 9 (9.89%) VPN
4 9 (9.89%) Internet
5 7 (7.69%) Wireshark
6 5 (5.49%) OSPF
6 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.40%) DNS
7 4 (4.40%) VoIP
7 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.30%) BGP
8 3 (3.30%) Wireless
8 3 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.20%) SNMP
9 2 (2.20%) MPLS
9 2 (2.20%) SSL
9 2 (2.20%) VRRP
9 2 (2.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.10%) JUnit
3 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) TestNG
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.10%) GDB
3 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Tester
2 18 (19.78%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (14.29%) Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Consultant
4 12 (13.19%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Security Specialist
6 8 (8.79%) Graduate
6 8 (8.79%) Technology Consultant
7 7 (7.69%) Information Specialist
7 7 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.69%) Security Officer
7 7 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
8 6 (6.59%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Information Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (4.40%) IT Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Security Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) XML
2 1 (1.10%) LAMP
2 1 (1.10%) JSON
2 1 (1.10%) RESTful
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.59%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) SCADA
5 2 (2.20%) CMDB
5 2 (2.20%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) Tandem
6 1 (1.10%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Linux
2 22 (24.18%) Windows
3 14 (15.38%) UNIX
4 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.10%) Debian
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Information Security
2 27 (29.67%) Risk Management
3 24 (26.37%) Project Management
4 18 (19.78%) Cyber Security
5 17 (18.68%) Security Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (13.19%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (13.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (12.09%) Security Management
9 10 (10.99%) Change Management
9 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.99%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (9.89%) Test Management
10 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
10 9 (9.89%) ITIL
10 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.79%) System Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Integration Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) Java
2 8 (8.79%) C
2 8 (8.79%) Python
2 8 (8.79%) C++
3 7 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.20%) SQL
5 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) CISSP
2 24 (26.37%) Degree
3 18 (19.78%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (18.68%) CCNP
5 16 (17.58%) CISM
6 11 (12.09%) CEH
7 10 (10.99%) OSCP
7 10 (10.99%) ISEB
8 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
8 9 (9.89%) GPEN
9 8 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (8.79%) CISA
9 8 (8.79%) MCSE
9 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (7.69%) CCNA
10 7 (7.69%) RHCE
10 7 (7.69%) GSEC
11 5 (5.49%) GIAC
12 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.59%) QA
3 4 (4.40%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Nmap
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Nessus
2 3 (3.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) Ansible
4 1 (1.10%) logstash
4 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Cisco
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Juniper
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe
4 2 (2.20%) Sage
4 2 (2.20%) VMware
4 2 (2.20%) F5
5 1 (1.10%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) McAfee
5 1 (1.10%) Temenos
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix
5 1 (1.10%) Avaya
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Siebel
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10k Bonus, Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago