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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 241 285 311
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 56 52 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.49% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 21
Average salary £60,000 £46,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £29,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.50% +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
8502 10690 9752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 86.09% 83.71% 81.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7224 8942 8382
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 38 (41.30%) Information Security
2 28 (30.43%) Firewall
3 26 (28.26%) CISSP
4 25 (27.17%) Finance
5 20 (21.74%) Wireless
6 18 (19.57%) Network Security
7 17 (18.48%) Security Testing
7 17 (18.48%) CISM
7 17 (18.48%) CEH
8 16 (17.39%) Windows
9 15 (16.30%) Cisco
10 14 (15.22%) CISA
11 13 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (13.04%) Linux
13 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
13 11 (11.96%) Mobile App
14 10 (10.87%) VLAN
14 10 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (10.87%) Java
15 9 (9.78%) LAN
15 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (9.78%) Juniper
15 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
15 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
15 9 (9.78%) Degree
15 9 (9.78%) QA
15 9 (9.78%) Cyber Security
16 8 (8.70%) GPEN
17 7 (7.61%) Security Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.43%) Firewall
2 20 (21.74%) Wireless
3 18 (19.57%) Network Security
4 10 (10.87%) VLAN
5 9 (9.78%) LAN
6 7 (7.61%) Wireless Security
6 7 (7.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (5.43%) DNS
7 5 (5.43%) Internet
8 4 (4.35%) MPLS
8 4 (4.35%) SMS
8 4 (4.35%) DHCP
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.26%) VPN
10 2 (2.17%) WAN
10 2 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (2.17%) VPLS
10 2 (2.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) MySQL
1 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
1 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Marketing
3 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Consultant
2 16 (17.39%) Security Manager
3 11 (11.96%) Tester
3 11 (11.96%) Network Consultant
3 11 (11.96%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (10.87%) Security Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Security Specialist
5 9 (9.78%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Security Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.35%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.52%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.26%) CESG
7 2 (2.17%) BYOD
7 2 (2.17%) DTV
7 2 (2.17%) PKI
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.09%) Social Media
8 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) VMS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) Information Security
2 17 (18.48%) Security Testing
3 10 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.78%) Cyber Security
5 7 (7.61%) Security Architecture
5 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.61%) Security Management
5 7 (7.61%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.43%) Data Governance
7 5 (5.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.43%) Information Assurance
7 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) Java
2 4 (4.35%) Python
3 3 (3.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) C++
4 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (1.09%) Go
5 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) CISSP
2 17 (18.48%) CISM
2 17 (18.48%) CEH
3 14 (15.22%) CISA
4 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.78%) Degree
6 8 (8.70%) GPEN
7 7 (7.61%) CCNP
8 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.43%) OSCP
10 3 (3.26%) CRISC
10 3 (3.26%) ISACA
10 3 (3.26%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.26%) MCSE
10 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.17%) CCNA
11 2 (2.17%) PCI QSA
12 1 (1.09%) GCED
12 1 (1.09%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.78%) QA
3 6 (6.52%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.17%) SLA
6 1 (1.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) KVM
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Puppet
2 4 (4.35%) Nagios
2 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
2 4 (4.35%) HAProxy
2 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) Nmap
4 2 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.17%) SCCM
5 1 (1.09%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.09%) WSUS
5 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Cisco
2 9 (9.78%) Juniper
2 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
3 7 (7.61%) Aruba
3 7 (7.61%) Apple
4 6 (6.52%) F5
4 6 (6.52%) Splunk
5 4 (4.35%) McAfee
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.17%) Qualys
6 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.17%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.09%) Twitter
7 1 (1.09%) Acunetix
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
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