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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 257 308 293
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 49 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 22
Average salary £72,500 £56,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.46% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £40,700
10% offered a salary of more than £92,000 £76,500 £69,350
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £54,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +27.05%
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
8861 9822 9383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.26% 82.89% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7700 8365 8464
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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%) Finance
2 39 (42.86%) CISSP
3 31 (34.07%) Information Security
4 29 (31.87%) Risk Management
5 25 (27.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (23.08%) Windows
7 20 (21.98%) Linux
7 20 (21.98%) Security Management
8 19 (20.88%) Line Management
8 19 (20.88%) Network Security
8 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (16.48%) Firewall
10 14 (15.38%) UNIX
11 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (12.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (12.09%) Management Information System
13 10 (10.99%) PCI DSS
13 10 (10.99%) CISA
13 10 (10.99%) Degree
13 10 (10.99%) Cyber Security
13 10 (10.99%) Cisco
14 9 (9.89%) Java
14 9 (9.89%) CISM
14 9 (9.89%) QA
15 8 (8.79%) Puppet
15 8 (8.79%) VPN
16 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
16 7 (7.69%) SQL
16 7 (7.69%) DevOps
16 7 (7.69%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (5.49%) IIS
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) Drupal
4 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
2 2 (2.20%) PaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Heroku
2 2 (2.20%) IaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) ElastiCache
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Network Security
2 15 (16.48%) Firewall
3 8 (8.79%) VPN
4 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (6.59%) SNMP
6 5 (5.49%) Internet
6 5 (5.49%) OSPF
6 5 (5.49%) WAN
6 5 (5.49%) Junos
7 4 (4.40%) LAN
7 4 (4.40%) VoIP
8 3 (3.30%) DNS
8 3 (3.30%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.30%) HTTP
8 3 (3.30%) Wireless
9 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.10%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) JIRA
2 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.20%) Selenium
4 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Advertising
3 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 19 (20.88%) IT Security Manager
3 13 (14.29%) Consultant
4 12 (13.19%) Security Consultant
5 10 (10.99%) Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Head of Security
8 5 (5.49%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.49%) Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Head of Information Security
10 3 (3.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Security Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) Middleware
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.20%) REST
3 2 (2.20%) OpenID
3 2 (2.20%) OAuth
3 2 (2.20%) WSDL
3 2 (2.20%) SAML
4 1 (1.10%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) LAMP
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.49%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.30%) PKI
7 2 (2.20%) SCADA
7 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.20%) CMDB
7 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.20%) CESG
7 2 (2.20%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.10%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.10%) Blog
8 1 (1.10%) Online Games
8 1 (1.10%) Open Source
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Linux
3 14 (15.38%) UNIX
4 3 (3.30%) Debian
4 3 (3.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) Information Security
2 29 (31.87%) Risk Management
3 25 (27.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (21.98%) Security Management
5 19 (20.88%) Line Management
6 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (10.99%) Cyber Security
8 7 (7.69%) DevOps
8 7 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.49%) ITIL
10 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.49%) Network Design
10 5 (5.49%) Security Testing
10 5 (5.49%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) Java
2 7 (7.69%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) Python
4 3 (3.30%) C
4 3 (3.30%) C++
4 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (42.86%) CISSP
2 10 (10.99%) CISA
2 10 (10.99%) Degree
3 9 (9.89%) CISM
4 7 (7.69%) GIAC
4 7 (7.69%) CEH
5 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.49%) OSCP
7 4 (4.40%) PCI QSA
7 4 (4.40%) GCIH
7 4 (4.40%) GCFA
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.20%) MCSE
8 2 (2.20%) CCNA
8 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) GPEN
8 2 (2.20%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.99%) PCI DSS
3 9 (9.89%) QA
4 4 (4.40%) SLA
5 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) XenServer
2 3 (3.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.30%) KVM
3 1 (1.10%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Puppet
2 7 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.59%) Nagios
4 3 (3.30%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.30%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.30%) Ansible
4 3 (3.30%) Graphite
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.10%) logstash
5 1 (1.10%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.10%) Nessus
5 1 (1.10%) WMI
5 1 (1.10%) WSUS
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Cisco
2 7 (7.69%) Juniper
3 6 (6.59%) VMware
4 3 (3.30%) Apple
4 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.30%) F5
4 3 (3.30%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix
5 2 (2.20%) Sage
6 1 (1.10%) McAfee
6 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.10%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) Dell
6 1 (1.10%) Dell KACE
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + On application
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago