The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 265 289 324
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +35
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 67 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 56 23 15
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -0.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £51,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £92,500 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
10299 9379 10943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.36% 79.75% 78.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8594 8195 9932
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Penetration Testing
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 50 (54.35%) CISSP
2 41 (44.57%) Information Security
3 33 (35.87%) Finance
4 25 (27.17%) Risk Management
5 22 (23.91%) CEH
5 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (19.57%) Degree
7 16 (17.39%) Linux
7 16 (17.39%) Security Management
7 16 (17.39%) GIAC
8 15 (16.30%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (15.22%) Security Testing
10 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (13.04%) Python
11 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
11 12 (13.04%) Firewall
12 11 (11.96%) Legal
12 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.96%) Java
13 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
13 10 (10.87%) SQL
13 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (10.87%) CISM
13 10 (10.87%) Ruby
14 9 (9.78%) Vagrant
14 9 (9.78%) uWSGI
14 9 (9.78%) Ansible
14 9 (9.78%) Pylons
14 9 (9.78%) Web Application Development

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (9.78%) uWSGI
1 9 (9.78%) nginx
1 9 (9.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) Firewall
2 8 (8.70%) Network Security
3 3 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.26%) Internet
4 2 (2.17%) SSL
4 2 (2.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) HTTP
4 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.09%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.09%) DNS
5 1 (1.09%) OSPF
5 1 (1.09%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (9.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.26%) Metasploit
3 2 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
4 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Legal
3 9 (9.78%) Law
4 8 (8.70%) Banking
5 7 (7.61%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Tester
2 14 (15.22%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (14.13%) Security Specialist
3 13 (14.13%) Security Analyst
3 13 (14.13%) Consultant
3 13 (14.13%) Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Information Security Specialist
4 10 (10.87%) Information Specialist
5 8 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Python Software Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) IT Risk Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Security Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.35%) Technology Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Applications Manager
9 3 (3.26%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (3.26%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) Pylons
1 9 (9.78%) Ajax
1 9 (9.78%) Django
1 9 (9.78%) jQuery
1 9 (9.78%) HTML
2 7 (7.61%) CSS
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.78%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Derivative
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) UNIX
4 3 (3.26%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) Information Security
2 25 (27.17%) Risk Management
3 16 (17.39%) Security Management
4 15 (16.30%) Ethical Hacking
5 14 (15.22%) Security Testing
6 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (9.78%) Web Application Development
9 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.78%) Project Management
10 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 6 (6.52%) Cyber Security
10 6 (6.52%) Manual Testing
11 5 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.43%) Test Management
11 5 (5.43%) OWASP
11 5 (5.43%) ITIL
12 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) Python
2 11 (11.96%) Java
3 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.87%) SQL
3 10 (10.87%) Ruby
4 4 (4.35%) C#
5 3 (3.26%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) Korn
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (54.35%) CISSP
2 22 (23.91%) CEH
3 18 (19.57%) Degree
4 16 (17.39%) GIAC
5 10 (10.87%) CISM
6 7 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.52%) ISEB
8 5 (5.43%) GPEN
8 5 (5.43%) CISA
8 5 (5.43%) CCNP
9 3 (3.26%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) CRISC
9 3 (3.26%) OSCP
10 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.17%) CCNA
10 2 (2.17%) MCSE
11 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.09%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.61%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Nmap
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Vagrant
1 9 (9.78%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
2 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Cisco
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) Juniper
3 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.09%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.09%) BT
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) Siebel
4 1 (1.09%) Citrix
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