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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 260 274 294
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 55 67 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.64% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 23
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
9036 10459 9506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.08% 82.83% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7602 8729 8306
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,483 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 21 April 2015.

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 April 2015, 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 34 (35.79%) CISSP
2 33 (34.74%) Information Security
3 30 (31.58%) Finance
4 25 (26.32%) Firewall
5 21 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (22.11%) Network Security
6 20 (21.05%) Wireless
7 18 (18.95%) Windows
8 16 (16.84%) CISM
9 15 (15.79%) Cisco
10 14 (14.74%) CISA
10 14 (14.74%) Security Management
11 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
11 13 (13.68%) Linux
11 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 13 (13.68%) Security Testing
12 12 (12.63%) Line Management
12 12 (12.63%) CEH
13 11 (11.58%) Java
13 11 (11.58%) Mobile App
13 11 (11.58%) Cyber Security
13 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (11.58%) Degree
14 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (10.53%) Juniper
15 9 (9.47%) Apple
15 9 (9.47%) LAN
15 9 (9.47%) VLAN
16 8 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (8.42%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (6.32%) Apache
2 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.16%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) Firewall
2 21 (22.11%) Network Security
3 20 (21.05%) Wireless
4 9 (9.47%) LAN
4 9 (9.47%) VLAN
5 8 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (6.32%) Wireless Security
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.26%) Internet
8 4 (4.21%) MPLS
8 4 (4.21%) SMS
8 4 (4.21%) DHCP
8 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.21%) DNS
9 3 (3.16%) VPN
9 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (2.11%) VPLS
10 2 (2.11%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (2.11%) WAN
10 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) MySQL
2 6 (6.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) JIRA
1 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.05%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Security Manager
2 22 (23.16%) Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Security Consultant
4 11 (11.58%) Network Consultant
4 11 (11.58%) IT Security Manager
5 10 (10.53%) Tester
5 10 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 10 (10.53%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Security Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (4.21%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Security Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) IT Security Specialist
10 3 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.11%) CESG
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) BYOD
6 1 (1.05%) Open Source
6 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.11%) CentOS
4 2 (2.11%) Debian
5 1 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) VMS
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.74%) Information Security
2 21 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (14.74%) Security Management
4 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
4 13 (13.68%) Security Testing
5 12 (12.63%) Line Management
6 11 (11.58%) Cyber Security
7 8 (8.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (8.42%) DevOps
7 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (6.32%) Scrum
10 5 (5.26%) Change Management
10 5 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.26%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) Golang
4 1 (1.05%) C
4 1 (1.05%) C++
4 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (35.79%) CISSP
2 16 (16.84%) CISM
3 14 (14.74%) CISA
4 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.63%) CEH
6 11 (11.58%) Degree
7 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.37%) CCNP
9 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.26%) CRISC
10 5 (5.26%) GPEN
11 4 (4.21%) ISACA
12 3 (3.16%) OSCP
12 3 (3.16%) MCSE
12 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (3.16%) GCIH
12 3 (3.16%) GIAC
13 2 (2.11%) GCFA
13 2 (2.11%) PCI QSA
14 1 (1.05%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.42%) QA
3 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.11%) KVM
2 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Nagios
1 8 (8.42%) Puppet
1 8 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.32%) HAProxy
2 6 (6.32%) ZABBIX
3 5 (5.26%) Ansible
4 3 (3.16%) Nmap
5 2 (2.11%) SCCM
5 2 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (2.11%) Graphite
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.05%) Nessus
6 1 (1.05%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) Cisco
2 10 (10.53%) Juniper
3 9 (9.47%) Apple
4 8 (8.42%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.37%) Aruba
6 4 (4.21%) F5
6 4 (4.21%) McAfee
7 3 (3.16%) Splunk
7 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.11%) Qualys
8 2 (2.11%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.11%) WorldPay
8 2 (2.11%) VMware
8 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.05%) HP
9 1 (1.05%) Twitter
9 1 (1.05%) Barracuda Networks
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