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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 221 258 281
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +23
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 48 60 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.65% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 32 49 57
Median salary £58,750 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.61% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £45,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
6258 9272 10833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.62% 87.38% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5639 7797 9059
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,695 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £80,000 £82,500
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 2 May 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 2 May 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 33 (44.00%) Information Security
2 28 (37.33%) SIEM
3 27 (36.00%) Firewall
4 24 (32.00%) Finance
4 24 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (30.67%) CCNA
6 22 (29.33%) Cisco
7 21 (28.00%) CISSP
7 21 (28.00%) Telecoms
8 20 (26.67%) Python
8 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (26.67%) Network Security
9 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (24.00%) Ruby
10 18 (24.00%) E-Commerce
10 18 (24.00%) CheckPoint
11 17 (22.67%) Juniper
11 17 (22.67%) CCNP
12 16 (21.33%) SSCP
12 16 (21.33%) Perl
12 16 (21.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (21.33%) Ethical Hacking
12 16 (21.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (20.00%) Splunk
13 15 (20.00%) Security Operations
13 15 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 15 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
14 14 (18.67%) Internet

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 (4.00%) Apache Pig
1 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.00%) Firewall
2 20 (26.67%) Network Security
3 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (21.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (18.67%) Internet
6 13 (17.33%) FWSM
6 13 (17.33%) VPN
7 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (9.33%) DNS
8 7 (9.33%) TACACS
9 6 (8.00%) BGP
9 6 (8.00%) HTTP
9 6 (8.00%) OSPF
9 6 (8.00%) SNMP
10 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.33%) Fast Ethernet
10 4 (5.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 4 (5.33%) IPsec
10 4 (5.33%) MPLS
10 4 (5.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (4.00%) Big Data
1 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 21 (28.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (16.00%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Billing
5 3 (4.00%) Electronics
5 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Penetration Tester
1 18 (24.00%) Tester
2 17 (22.67%) Security Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) Analyst
4 15 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) Security Analyst
6 10 (13.33%) Architect
6 10 (13.33%) Security Architect
7 9 (12.00%) Information Analyst
7 9 (12.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Security Specialist
9 7 (9.33%) Information Architect
9 7 (9.33%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (8.00%) CISSP Analyst
10 6 (8.00%) Consultant
11 5 (6.67%) CISSP Architect
12 4 (5.33%) Security Penetration Tester
12 4 (5.33%) Security Tester
12 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Java EE
1 3 (4.00%) Middleware
1 3 (4.00%) STL
1 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (17.33%) Internet of Things
4 12 (16.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (13.33%) Client/Server
6 6 (8.00%) BYOD
6 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.33%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.33%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.67%) Cybercrime
10 1 (1.33%) CESG
10 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Information Security
2 28 (37.33%) SIEM
3 24 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (24.00%) E-Commerce
5 16 (21.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 15 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 15 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 14 (18.67%) Migration
8 13 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (17.33%) DDoS Mitigation
9 11 (14.67%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 10 (13.33%) Security Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (12.00%) Data Security
11 9 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
11 9 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (12.00%) Wealth Management
12 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
13 7 (9.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) Python
2 18 (24.00%) Ruby
3 16 (21.33%) Perl
4 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.00%) C
5 3 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) C++
5 3 (4.00%) Java
5 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (30.67%) CCNA
3 21 (28.00%) CISSP
4 17 (22.67%) CCNP
5 16 (21.33%) SSCP
6 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (17.33%) CCIP
8 12 (16.00%) CISM
9 10 (13.33%) Degree
10 9 (12.00%) CEH
11 8 (10.67%) SANS
12 7 (9.33%) GIAC
13 6 (8.00%) CREST Certified
14 4 (5.33%) CCIE
14 4 (5.33%) CCMSE
14 4 (5.33%) CCSA
14 4 (5.33%) CCSE
14 4 (5.33%) JNCIA
14 4 (5.33%) JNCIP
14 4 (5.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (4.00%) QA
5 2 (2.67%) COBIT
6 1 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) vCloud
1 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) KVM
2 3 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Cisco
2 18 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (22.67%) Juniper
4 15 (20.00%) Splunk
5 13 (17.33%) Palo Alto
6 6 (8.00%) F5
7 4 (5.33%) Citrix
7 4 (5.33%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.33%) VMware
8 3 (4.00%) SAP
9 1 (1.33%) Qualys
9 1 (1.33%) Remedy
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago