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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 273 269 280
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 38 50 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.48% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.57% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 19
Average salary £67,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £40,000 £42,100
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
8604 8714 8726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 83.17% 82.85% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7264 7326 7799
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 37 (39.78%) CISSP
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 36 (38.71%) Information Security
3 24 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (23.66%) Risk Management
4 22 (23.66%) Network Security
5 17 (18.28%) Firewall
5 17 (18.28%) Security Management
6 16 (17.20%) Line Management
7 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (15.05%) Windows
9 13 (13.98%) Linux
9 13 (13.98%) Java
9 13 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (13.98%) Degree
10 12 (12.90%) Cisco
10 12 (12.90%) CISM
11 11 (11.83%) UNIX
11 11 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (10.75%) PCI DSS
12 10 (10.75%) QA
12 10 (10.75%) CISA
12 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
13 9 (9.68%) Cyber Security
14 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
14 8 (8.60%) Puppet
14 8 (8.60%) Security Testing
14 8 (8.60%) MySQL
14 8 (8.60%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 6 (6.45%) IIS
2 5 (5.38%) Apache
3 4 (4.30%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.66%) Network Security
2 17 (18.28%) Firewall
3 7 (7.53%) Internet
3 7 (7.53%) VPN
3 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (6.45%) Wireless
5 4 (4.30%) SNMP
5 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.30%) LAN
5 4 (4.30%) SMS
5 4 (4.30%) WAN
6 3 (3.23%) MPLS
6 3 (3.23%) OSPF
6 3 (3.23%) DNS
6 3 (3.23%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.23%) HTTP
6 3 (3.23%) DHCP
6 3 (3.23%) Junos
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
2 4 (4.30%) Advertising
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Security Manager
2 17 (18.28%) Consultant
3 15 (16.13%) Security Consultant
3 15 (16.13%) IT Security Manager
4 8 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Tester
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (7.53%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Security Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) Head of Security
7 5 (5.38%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.38%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Head of Information Security
8 4 (4.30%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (4.30%) .NET
3 3 (3.23%) Middleware
3 3 (3.23%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) REST
4 2 (2.15%) OpenID
4 2 (2.15%) OAuth
4 2 (2.15%) WSDL
4 2 (2.15%) SAML
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.23%) CESG
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) Open Source
6 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.08%) Blog
6 1 (1.08%) Online Games
6 1 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Linux
3 11 (11.83%) UNIX
4 3 (3.23%) Debian
4 3 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Information Security
2 24 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (23.66%) Risk Management
4 17 (18.28%) Security Management
5 16 (17.20%) Line Management
6 11 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (9.68%) Cyber Security
8 8 (8.60%) Security Testing
8 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.60%) DevOps
9 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.38%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.38%) Scrum
11 5 (5.38%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.38%) Data Governance
11 5 (5.38%) Computer Forensics
11 5 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (4.30%) Problem Management
12 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) Java
2 8 (8.60%) SQL
3 5 (5.38%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) C++
4 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.15%) C
6 1 (1.08%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.08%) Golang
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (39.78%) CISSP
2 13 (13.98%) Degree
3 12 (12.90%) CISM
4 10 (10.75%) CISA
5 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) CEH
7 5 (5.38%) GIAC
7 5 (5.38%) OSCP
8 4 (4.30%) PCI QSA
8 4 (4.30%) GCIH
8 4 (4.30%) GCFA
9 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.23%) VCP4
9 3 (3.23%) CRISC
10 2 (2.15%) ISACA
10 2 (2.15%) MCSE
10 2 (2.15%) CCNA
10 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.75%) PCI DSS
2 10 (10.75%) QA
3 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.15%) COBIT
4 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) XenServer
3 3 (3.23%) KVM
4 2 (2.15%) Nmap
5 1 (1.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.60%) Puppet
1 8 (8.60%) Nagios
2 5 (5.38%) ZABBIX
2 5 (5.38%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.38%) Ansible
3 3 (3.23%) Graphite
4 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.08%) WMI
4 1 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Cisco
2 8 (8.60%) Apple
3 6 (6.45%) Juniper
4 4 (4.30%) VMware
4 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.23%) McAfee
5 3 (3.23%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.15%) Qualys
6 2 (2.15%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle
6 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) Dell
7 1 (1.08%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.08%) F5
7 1 (1.08%) Aruba
7 1 (1.08%) Twitter
7 1 (1.08%) Dell KACE
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Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
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Salary: £150000 per annum
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