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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 289 293 297
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 40 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 23
Average salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £83,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,650
% change year-on-year
- +10.70%
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
9444 9693 10412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.96% 82.05% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7888 8471 9498
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 44 (46.32%) Information Security
2 41 (43.16%) Finance
3 36 (37.89%) CISSP
4 30 (31.58%) Linux
5 29 (30.53%) Risk Management
6 26 (27.37%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (26.32%) Windows
7 25 (26.32%) Degree
8 23 (24.21%) Project Management
9 20 (21.05%) Firewall
10 19 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (18.95%) Network Security
11 18 (18.95%) Cyber Security
12 17 (17.89%) CCNP
13 16 (16.84%) Security Testing
14 15 (15.79%) UNIX
14 15 (15.79%) WAN
14 15 (15.79%) CISM
15 14 (14.74%) LAN
16 13 (13.68%) Security Management
16 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
17 12 (12.63%) Ethical Hacking
17 12 (12.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 12 (12.63%) VPN
18 11 (11.58%) Java
18 11 (11.58%) Cisco
19 10 (10.53%) CEH

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (2.11%) Lync
1 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Drupal
2 1 (1.05%) WordPress
2 1 (1.05%) nginx
2 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) IaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Heroku
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
1 2 (2.11%) PaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) ElastiCache
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) Firewall
2 18 (18.95%) Network Security
3 15 (15.79%) WAN
4 14 (14.74%) LAN
5 12 (12.63%) VPN
6 10 (10.53%) Internet
7 8 (8.42%) Wireshark
8 6 (6.32%) OSPF
8 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.26%) DNS
9 5 (5.26%) VoIP
9 5 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.21%) Wireless
10 4 (4.21%) SNMP
11 3 (3.16%) SSL
11 3 (3.16%) MPLS
11 3 (3.16%) BGP
11 3 (3.16%) Junos
12 2 (2.11%) HSRP
12 2 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) JUnit
3 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.05%) TestNG
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.05%) GDB
3 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (43.16%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Tester
2 17 (17.89%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (13.68%) Consultant
4 12 (12.63%) Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) Security Manager
6 10 (10.53%) Security Analyst
7 9 (9.47%) IT Security Manager
8 8 (8.42%) Technology Consultant
8 8 (8.42%) Security Specialist
8 8 (8.42%) Graduate
9 7 (7.37%) Network Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Security Officer
9 7 (7.37%) Information Security Specialist
9 7 (7.37%) Information Specialist
10 5 (5.26%) Security Consultant
11 4 (4.21%) Information Security Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Information Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) Test Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Security Risk Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) WSDL
2 1 (1.05%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) SAML
2 1 (1.05%) LAMP
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
2 1 (1.05%) OAuth
2 1 (1.05%) RESTful
2 1 (1.05%) REST
2 1 (1.05%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.37%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.42%) Cryptography
5 6 (6.32%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.11%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.11%) SCADA
6 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.11%) CMDB
6 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) Firmware
7 1 (1.05%) CESG
7 1 (1.05%) Tandem
7 1 (1.05%) STB
7 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
2 25 (26.32%) Windows
3 15 (15.79%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.05%) Debian
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.32%) Information Security
2 29 (30.53%) Risk Management
3 23 (24.21%) Project Management
4 18 (18.95%) Cyber Security
5 16 (16.84%) Security Testing
6 13 (13.68%) Security Management
6 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (12.63%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (12.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (10.53%) Change Management
8 10 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (9.47%) Test Strategy
9 9 (9.47%) Line Management
9 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.42%) System Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Stress Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) C
2 8 (8.42%) C++
2 8 (8.42%) Python
3 7 (7.37%) Perl
4 3 (3.16%) SQL
5 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (37.89%) CISSP
2 25 (26.32%) Degree
3 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (17.89%) CCNP
5 15 (15.79%) CISM
6 10 (10.53%) CEH
6 10 (10.53%) OSCP
7 9 (9.47%) CISA
7 9 (9.47%) ISEB
7 9 (9.47%) GPEN
7 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (8.42%) MCSE
8 8 (8.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (7.37%) RHCE
9 7 (7.37%) CCNA
9 7 (7.37%) GIAC
9 7 (7.37%) GSEC
10 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.37%) QA
3 5 (5.26%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Nmap
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Nessus
2 3 (3.16%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) WSUS
4 1 (1.05%) WMI
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.05%) Ansible
4 1 (1.05%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) Cisco
2 7 (7.37%) Juniper
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) F5
4 2 (2.11%) McAfee
4 2 (2.11%) Adobe
4 2 (2.11%) Citrix
4 2 (2.11%) Sage
4 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Avaya
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Dell
5 1 (1.05%) Temenos
5 1 (1.05%) Symantec
5 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.05%) Dell KACE
5 1 (1.05%) LogRhythm
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + 7K On Call + Package
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