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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 290 293 307
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 41 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 19
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 £35,250 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £80,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
9686 9797 10309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.29% 80.87% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8022 8634 9418
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 48 (47.52%) Information Security
2 43 (42.57%) Finance
3 41 (40.59%) CISSP
4 36 (35.64%) Risk Management
5 29 (28.71%) Linux
6 24 (23.76%) Project Management
6 24 (23.76%) Degree
7 21 (20.79%) Windows
8 19 (18.81%) Management Information System
9 18 (17.82%) Firewall
9 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (17.82%) Cyber Security
10 17 (16.83%) Security Testing
10 17 (16.83%) CCNP
10 17 (16.83%) Security Management
10 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (15.84%) CISM
11 16 (15.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 15 (14.85%) Network Security
13 14 (13.86%) UNIX
13 14 (13.86%) LAN
14 13 (12.87%) WAN
15 12 (11.88%) Computer Science
15 12 (11.88%) Vulnerability Management
16 11 (10.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 11 (10.89%) Ethical Hacking
16 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
16 11 (10.89%) Java
17 10 (9.90%) ISEB
17 10 (9.90%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (1.98%) nginx
1 2 (1.98%) Lync
1 2 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.99%) uWSGI
2 1 (0.99%) Apache
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.98%) SaaS
1 2 (1.98%) PaaS
1 2 (1.98%) Heroku
1 2 (1.98%) IaaS
2 1 (0.99%) ElastiCache
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Firewall
2 15 (14.85%) Network Security
3 14 (13.86%) LAN
4 13 (12.87%) WAN
5 9 (8.91%) Internet
6 8 (7.92%) VPN
7 7 (6.93%) Wireshark
8 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.96%) OSPF
9 4 (3.96%) DNS
9 4 (3.96%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.97%) VoIP
10 3 (2.97%) BGP
10 3 (2.97%) Wireless
11 2 (1.98%) VRRP
11 2 (1.98%) MPLS
11 2 (1.98%) SSL
11 2 (1.98%) HSRP
11 2 (1.98%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.99%) TestNG
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.99%) GDB
2 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.99%) JUnit
2 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 43 (42.57%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Tester
2 18 (17.82%) Penetration Tester
3 16 (15.84%) Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) Security Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Consultant
6 11 (10.89%) Security Manager
7 9 (8.91%) Security Specialist
8 8 (7.92%) Graduate
8 8 (7.92%) Security Officer
8 8 (7.92%) IT Security Manager
8 8 (7.92%) Technology Consultant
9 7 (6.93%) Information Specialist
9 7 (6.93%) Information Security Specialist
10 6 (5.94%) Security Risk Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) IT Risk Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
11 5 (4.95%) Information Analyst
12 4 (3.96%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) XML
2 1 (0.99%) Ajax
2 1 (0.99%) JSON
2 1 (0.99%) Django
2 1 (0.99%) jQuery
2 1 (0.99%) RESTful
2 1 (0.99%) Pylons
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.88%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.93%) Cryptography
4 6 (5.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) SCADA
5 2 (1.98%) CMDB
5 2 (1.98%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) CESG
6 1 (0.99%) Tandem
6 1 (0.99%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.71%) Linux
2 21 (20.79%) Windows
3 14 (13.86%) UNIX
4 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Debian
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.52%) Information Security
2 36 (35.64%) Risk Management
3 24 (23.76%) Project Management
4 18 (17.82%) Cyber Security
5 17 (16.83%) Security Testing
5 17 (16.83%) Security Management
5 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (15.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (11.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (10.89%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (9.90%) Change Management
9 10 (9.90%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Test Management
10 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.91%) ITIL
10 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
11 8 (7.92%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (7.92%) Data Privacy
11 8 (7.92%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) Java
2 9 (8.91%) Python
3 8 (7.92%) C++
3 8 (7.92%) C
4 7 (6.93%) Perl
5 3 (2.97%) SQL
6 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.99%) C#
7 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (40.59%) CISSP
2 24 (23.76%) Degree
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (16.83%) CCNP
5 16 (15.84%) CISM
6 10 (9.90%) ISEB
6 10 (9.90%) CEH
6 10 (9.90%) OSCP
7 9 (8.91%) GPEN
8 8 (7.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (7.92%) CISA
8 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
8 8 (7.92%) MCSE
8 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (6.93%) CCNA
9 7 (6.93%) RHCE
9 7 (6.93%) GSEC
10 5 (4.95%) GIAC
11 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.95%) QA
3 4 (3.96%) SLA
4 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Nmap
2 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Nessus
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.99%) logstash
3 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Cisco
3 4 (3.96%) Juniper
4 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.98%) Sage
5 2 (1.98%) VMware
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.99%) Temenos
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix
6 1 (0.99%) Avaya
6 1 (0.99%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Siebel
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.99%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.99%) F5
6 1 (0.99%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.99%) Symantec
6 1 (0.99%) McAfee
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The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10k Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 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: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago