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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 267 283 283
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 30 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 27 25 21
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 £53,000 £43,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +25.44%
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
8278 8754 8759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.77% 83.20% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7145 7423 7857
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £79,400 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 (44.74%) Finance
2 33 (43.42%) CISSP
3 24 (31.58%) Information Security
4 20 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 17 (22.37%) Network Security
6 16 (21.05%) Windows
7 15 (19.74%) Linux
7 15 (19.74%) Security Management
8 14 (18.42%) Line Management
8 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.79%) UNIX
10 11 (14.47%) Java
10 11 (14.47%) Firewall
11 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
11 10 (13.16%) Cisco
11 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
12 9 (11.84%) Degree
12 9 (11.84%) QA
12 9 (11.84%) CISM
13 8 (10.53%) CISA
13 8 (10.53%) SQL
13 8 (10.53%) MySQL
13 8 (10.53%) Puppet
14 7 (9.21%) DevOps
14 7 (9.21%) Cyber Security
14 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (9.21%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (6.58%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) Apache
2 4 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) Network Security
2 11 (14.47%) Firewall
3 6 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (7.89%) VPN
4 5 (6.58%) SNMP
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.26%) Junos
5 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.26%) Internet
5 4 (5.26%) OSPF
6 3 (3.95%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.95%) VoIP
6 3 (3.95%) HTTP
6 3 (3.95%) Wireless
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.63%) WAN
7 2 (2.63%) SMS
8 1 (1.32%) LAN
8 1 (1.32%) DHCP
8 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Advertising
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Security Manager
2 15 (19.74%) Consultant
3 14 (18.42%) Security Consultant
3 14 (18.42%) IT Security Manager
4 7 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Tester
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Security Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Head of Security
7 4 (5.26%) Head of Information Security
7 4 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (5.26%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 3 (3.95%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) WSDL
3 2 (2.63%) SAML
3 2 (2.63%) REST
3 2 (2.63%) OAuth
3 2 (2.63%) OpenID
4 1 (1.32%) RESTful
4 1 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) LAMP
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.63%) CESG
6 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Blog
7 1 (1.32%) Online Games
7 1 (1.32%) Open Source
7 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) UNIX
4 3 (3.95%) Debian
4 3 (3.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Information Security
2 20 (26.32%) Risk Management
2 20 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (19.74%) Security Management
4 14 (18.42%) Line Management
5 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (9.21%) Cyber Security
6 7 (9.21%) DevOps
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.58%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (6.58%) Security Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Security Architecture
9 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (5.26%) Network Design
9 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.26%) Scrum
9 4 (5.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) Python
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.63%) C++
5 2 (2.63%) C
6 1 (1.32%) C#
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
6 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) Golang
6 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) CISSP
2 9 (11.84%) CISM
2 9 (11.84%) Degree
3 8 (10.53%) CISA
4 7 (9.21%) GIAC
5 5 (6.58%) CEH
5 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.26%) OSCP
6 4 (5.26%) PCI QSA
6 4 (5.26%) GCIH
6 4 (5.26%) GCFA
7 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) CRISC
8 1 (1.32%) ISACA
8 1 (1.32%) GPEN
8 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) MCSE
8 1 (1.32%) CCNA
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 9 (11.84%) QA
3 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.63%) SLA
5 1 (1.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.95%) KVM
2 3 (3.95%) XenServer
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 7 (9.21%) Nagios
2 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.26%) HAProxy
3 4 (5.26%) Ansible
3 4 (5.26%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.95%) Graphite
5 1 (1.32%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.32%) WMI
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Cisco
2 7 (9.21%) Juniper
3 5 (6.58%) Apple
4 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.95%) F5
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle
5 3 (3.95%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.32%) Twitter
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Dell KACE
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified Compretitive Salary offered
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + (DOE)
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago