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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 289 300 310
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 47 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 14
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £80,000 £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
10013 9618 10180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.55% 80.70% 78.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8255 8433 9271
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £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 1 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 1 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 53 (46.09%) Information Security
2 48 (41.74%) CISSP
3 46 (40.00%) Finance
4 39 (33.91%) Risk Management
5 34 (29.57%) Linux
6 27 (23.48%) Degree
7 24 (20.87%) Project Management
8 23 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 21 (18.26%) Firewall
9 21 (18.26%) Windows
10 19 (16.52%) CISM
11 18 (15.65%) Security Management
11 18 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (15.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (15.65%) Security Testing
11 18 (15.65%) Cyber Security
12 17 (14.78%) Network Security
12 17 (14.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (14.78%) CCNP
12 17 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (13.04%) LAN
14 14 (12.17%) UNIX
14 14 (12.17%) WAN
15 13 (11.30%) Python
15 13 (11.30%) CEH
15 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
16 12 (10.43%) Java
16 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 11 (9.57%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (5.22%) nginx
2 5 (4.35%) uWSGI
2 5 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (1.74%) Lync
3 2 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
1 2 (1.74%) PaaS
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.74%) Heroku
1 2 (1.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.87%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) Firewall
2 17 (14.78%) Network Security
3 15 (13.04%) LAN
4 14 (12.17%) WAN
5 9 (7.83%) Internet
6 8 (6.96%) VPN
7 7 (6.09%) Wireshark
8 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.48%) OSPF
9 4 (3.48%) DNS
9 4 (3.48%) SSL
10 3 (2.61%) VoIP
10 3 (2.61%) BGP
10 3 (2.61%) Wireless
11 2 (1.74%) VPLS
11 2 (1.74%) VRRP
11 2 (1.74%) MPLS
11 2 (1.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.87%) GDB
4 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.87%) JUnit
4 1 (0.87%) TestNG
4 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 46 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) Tester
2 19 (16.52%) Consultant
3 18 (15.65%) Penetration Tester
4 16 (13.91%) Analyst
5 15 (13.04%) Security Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Security Manager
7 10 (8.70%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.83%) Security Specialist
9 8 (6.96%) Technology Consultant
9 8 (6.96%) IT Security Manager
9 8 (6.96%) Security Officer
9 8 (6.96%) Graduate
10 7 (6.09%) Information Specialist
10 7 (6.09%) Information Security Specialist
11 6 (5.22%) IT Risk Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) Risk Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) Security Risk Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) Information Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) CSS
1 5 (4.35%) HTML
1 5 (4.35%) Ajax
1 5 (4.35%) Django
1 5 (4.35%) jQuery
1 5 (4.35%) Pylons
2 2 (1.74%) RESTful
2 2 (1.74%) JSON
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
2 2 (1.74%) XML
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.09%) Cryptography
4 6 (5.22%) PKI
5 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.74%) CMDB
7 2 (1.74%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.74%) SCADA
7 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.87%) NHS
8 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.87%) Derivative
8 1 (0.87%) CESG
8 1 (0.87%) STB
8 1 (0.87%) Tandem
8 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.57%) Linux
2 21 (18.26%) Windows
3 14 (12.17%) UNIX
4 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.87%) Debian
4 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Information Security
2 39 (33.91%) Risk Management
3 24 (20.87%) Project Management
4 18 (15.65%) Security Management
4 18 (15.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (15.65%) Security Testing
4 18 (15.65%) Cyber Security
5 17 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (9.57%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (8.70%) Change Management
9 9 (7.83%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.83%) ITIL
9 9 (7.83%) Test Management
9 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.96%) OWASP
10 8 (6.96%) Stress Testing
10 8 (6.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) Python
2 12 (10.43%) Java
3 8 (6.96%) C
3 8 (6.96%) C++
4 7 (6.09%) Perl
4 7 (6.09%) SQL
5 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.35%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.87%) C#
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (41.74%) CISSP
2 27 (23.48%) Degree
3 19 (16.52%) CISM
4 18 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (14.78%) CCNP
6 13 (11.30%) CEH
7 11 (9.57%) ISEB
7 11 (9.57%) CISA
8 10 (8.70%) GPEN
8 10 (8.70%) OSCP
9 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
10 8 (6.96%) MCSE
10 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (6.09%) CCNA
11 7 (6.09%) RHCE
11 7 (6.09%) GIAC
11 7 (6.09%) GSEC
12 3 (2.61%) CRISC
12 3 (2.61%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.22%) QA
3 4 (3.48%) SLA
4 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Nmap
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Ansible
2 5 (4.35%) Vagrant
2 5 (4.35%) Nessus
3 2 (1.74%) Puppet
3 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) logstash
4 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Cisco
3 6 (5.22%) Juniper
4 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.74%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Sage
5 2 (1.74%) Adobe
6 1 (0.87%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix
6 1 (0.87%) Temenos
6 1 (0.87%) Symantec
6 1 (0.87%) Avaya
6 1 (0.87%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle
6 1 (0.87%) Siebel
6 1 (0.87%) McAfee
6 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 23 days ago