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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 282 301 312
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 51 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 12
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £79,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
10010 9693 10254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.40% 80.71% 78.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8246 8462 9345
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 £36,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 52 (43.33%) Information Security
2 49 (40.83%) CISSP
3 45 (37.50%) Finance
4 38 (31.67%) Risk Management
5 36 (30.00%) Linux
6 28 (23.33%) Degree
7 24 (20.00%) Project Management
8 23 (19.17%) Management Information System
9 20 (16.67%) Firewall
9 20 (16.67%) Windows
10 19 (15.83%) CISM
10 19 (15.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (15.00%) Security Testing
11 18 (15.00%) Security Management
11 18 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (15.00%) Cyber Security
12 17 (14.17%) CCNP
12 17 (14.17%) Python
13 16 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (13.33%) Computer Science
13 16 (13.33%) Network Security
13 16 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 15 (12.50%) CEH
14 15 (12.50%) LAN
15 14 (11.67%) WAN
15 14 (11.67%) UNIX
16 12 (10.00%) Java
16 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
16 12 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (8.33%) nginx
2 9 (7.50%) Apache
2 9 (7.50%) uWSGI
3 2 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.67%) Lync
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.67%) PaaS
2 2 (1.67%) Heroku
2 2 (1.67%) IaaS
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.67%) Firewall
2 16 (13.33%) Network Security
3 15 (12.50%) LAN
4 14 (11.67%) WAN
5 9 (7.50%) Internet
6 7 (5.83%) VPN
6 7 (5.83%) Wireshark
7 5 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.33%) DNS
8 4 (3.33%) SSL
8 4 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.50%) Wireless
9 3 (2.50%) OSPF
9 3 (2.50%) BGP
10 2 (1.67%) MPLS
10 2 (1.67%) VRRP
10 2 (1.67%) VoIP
10 2 (1.67%) HSRP
10 2 (1.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.67%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) TestNG
4 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.83%) GDB
4 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 45 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Tester
2 21 (17.50%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (15.00%) Consultant
4 15 (12.50%) Analyst
5 14 (11.67%) Security Analyst
6 10 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 10 (8.33%) Security Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.67%) Graduate
8 8 (6.67%) Security Officer
8 8 (6.67%) Technology Consultant
9 7 (5.83%) Information Specialist
9 7 (5.83%) Python Software Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Information Security Specialist
9 7 (5.83%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (5.83%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Security Risk Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) IT Risk Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) HTML
1 9 (7.50%) Ajax
1 9 (7.50%) Django
1 9 (7.50%) jQuery
1 9 (7.50%) Pylons
2 7 (5.83%) CSS
3 3 (2.50%) .NET
4 2 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) RESTful
5 1 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.50%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.83%) Cryptography
5 6 (5.00%) PKI
6 5 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.67%) SCADA
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.67%) CMDB
7 2 (1.67%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
8 1 (0.83%) Tandem
8 1 (0.83%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Linux
2 20 (16.67%) Windows
3 14 (11.67%) UNIX
4 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.83%) Debian
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.33%) Information Security
2 38 (31.67%) Risk Management
3 24 (20.00%) Project Management
4 19 (15.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (15.00%) Security Management
5 18 (15.00%) Security Testing
5 18 (15.00%) Cyber Security
6 16 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (9.17%) Change Management
9 10 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.50%) Test Management
10 9 (7.50%) Web Application Development
10 9 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.50%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.50%) ITIL
11 8 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) Python
2 12 (10.00%) Java
3 11 (9.17%) SQL
4 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.50%) Ruby
5 8 (6.67%) C++
5 8 (6.67%) C
6 7 (5.83%) Perl
7 3 (2.50%) C#
7 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (40.83%) CISSP
2 28 (23.33%) Degree
3 19 (15.83%) CISM
4 18 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (14.17%) CCNP
6 15 (12.50%) CEH
7 11 (9.17%) CISA
7 11 (9.17%) ISEB
8 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (7.50%) GPEN
8 9 (7.50%) OSCP
9 8 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (6.67%) MCSE
9 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.83%) RHCE
10 7 (5.83%) CCNA
10 7 (5.83%) GSEC
11 5 (4.17%) GIAC
12 3 (2.50%) CRISC
12 3 (2.50%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.67%) QA
3 4 (3.33%) SLA
4 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Nmap
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) Ansible
2 9 (7.50%) Vagrant
3 5 (4.17%) Nessus
4 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.83%) logstash
5 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.50%) Cisco
3 5 (4.17%) Juniper
4 3 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.67%) VMware
5 2 (1.67%) Sage
5 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Temenos
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) Avaya
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Siebel
6 1 (0.83%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.83%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee
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Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35K to 50K
Posted: 5 days ago
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RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago