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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 207 247 306
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +59
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 53 56 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 42 47 38
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £85,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
5961 8817 10919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 90.18% 87.86% 85.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5447 7480 9144
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 40 (43.01%) Information Security
2 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 33 (35.48%) SIEM
3 32 (34.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 31 (33.33%) Firewall
5 28 (30.11%) CISSP
6 27 (29.03%) Cisco
7 26 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (27.96%) Python
8 25 (26.88%) Network Security
9 24 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (25.81%) CCNA
10 23 (24.73%) CheckPoint
10 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
10 23 (24.73%) Ruby
11 22 (23.66%) Intrusion Detection
11 22 (23.66%) Juniper
11 22 (23.66%) CCNP
11 22 (23.66%) E-Commerce
12 21 (22.58%) Perl
12 21 (22.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 19 (20.43%) Splunk
14 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (19.35%) CISM
14 18 (19.35%) Migration
14 18 (19.35%) VPN
14 18 (19.35%) Internet
15 17 (18.28%) CCIP
15 17 (18.28%) SSCP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) Firewall
2 25 (26.88%) Network Security
3 24 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (23.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (19.35%) Internet
5 18 (19.35%) VPN
6 17 (18.28%) FWSM
7 9 (9.68%) HTTP
8 8 (8.60%) TACACS
8 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
9 7 (7.53%) BGP
9 7 (7.53%) DNS
9 7 (7.53%) OSPF
9 7 (7.53%) SNMP
10 5 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (5.38%) DHCP
10 5 (5.38%) EIGRP
10 5 (5.38%) IPsec
10 5 (5.38%) MPLS
10 5 (5.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) AppScan
2 1 (1.08%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (13.98%) Banking
4 4 (4.30%) Billing
4 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 4 (4.30%) Legal
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Security Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Security Engineer
3 20 (21.51%) Network Engineer
4 19 (20.43%) Penetration Tester
4 19 (20.43%) Tester
5 17 (18.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (13.98%) Information Analyst
6 13 (13.98%) Information Security Analyst
7 12 (12.90%) Architect
7 12 (12.90%) Security Architect
8 10 (10.75%) Security Specialist
9 9 (9.68%) Information Architect
9 9 (9.68%) Information Security Architect
10 8 (8.60%) CISSP Analyst
11 7 (7.53%) CISSP Architect
12 6 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
13 5 (5.38%) Consultant
14 4 (4.30%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Middleware
2 3 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 17 (18.28%) Internet of Things
3 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (12.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (10.75%) Client/Server
6 8 (8.60%) BYOD
7 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (4.30%) Cryptography
8 4 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
10 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.08%) CESG
11 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.01%) Information Security
2 33 (35.48%) SIEM
3 32 (34.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (23.66%) E-Commerce
5 18 (19.35%) Migration
6 17 (18.28%) DDoS Mitigation
7 16 (17.20%) Ethical Hacking
7 16 (17.20%) Security Operations
7 16 (17.20%) Security Testing
8 15 (16.13%) Risk Management
9 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (11.83%) OWASP
12 10 (10.75%) TOGAF
12 10 (10.75%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.68%) Data Security
13 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) Python
2 23 (24.73%) Ruby
3 21 (22.58%) Perl
4 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.08%) Java
6 1 (1.08%) Korn
6 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) CISSP
2 26 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (25.81%) CCNA
4 22 (23.66%) CCNP
5 18 (19.35%) CISM
6 17 (18.28%) CCIP
6 17 (18.28%) SSCP
7 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
8 13 (13.98%) Degree
9 12 (12.90%) CEH
10 7 (7.53%) CREST Certified
10 7 (7.53%) GIAC
11 6 (6.45%) SANS
12 4 (4.30%) CCIE
12 4 (4.30%) CCMSE
12 4 (4.30%) CCSA
12 4 (4.30%) CCSE
12 4 (4.30%) CISA
12 4 (4.30%) JNCIA
12 4 (4.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.60%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.38%) QA
4 4 (4.30%) ISO 9001
5 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (2.15%) COBIT
7 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) vCloud
3 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) KVM
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Snort
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.15%) Ansible
3 2 (2.15%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.08%) Nessus
4 1 (1.08%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.08%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Cisco
2 23 (24.73%) CheckPoint
3 22 (23.66%) Juniper
4 19 (20.43%) Splunk
5 17 (18.28%) Palo Alto
6 7 (7.53%) F5
7 5 (5.38%) Citrix
7 5 (5.38%) VMware
8 4 (4.30%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.30%) SAP
9 3 (3.23%) IBM
10 2 (2.15%) Qualys
10 2 (2.15%) Veracode
11 1 (1.08%) Avaya
11 1 (1.08%) EMC
11 1 (1.08%) HP
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.08%) Nokia
11 1 (1.08%) Remedy
11 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
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