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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 180 252 281
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 63 38 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 25
Median salary £68,750 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,250 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £89,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
5326 7592 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.15% 87.38% 84.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4861 6540 7980
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 59 (47.97%) Firewall
2 46 (37.40%) Information Security
3 45 (36.59%) CISSP
4 36 (29.27%) PCI DSS
5 34 (27.64%) Finance
6 33 (26.83%) CISM
7 31 (25.20%) Network Security
8 27 (21.95%) Retail
9 25 (20.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 24 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (19.51%) VMware
10 24 (19.51%) Windows
11 23 (18.70%) SQL
11 23 (18.70%) MPLS
11 23 (18.70%) Risk Management
11 23 (18.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 22 (17.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (17.89%) Degree
12 22 (17.89%) Security Testing
12 22 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (17.89%) Internet
12 22 (17.89%) WAN
12 22 (17.89%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (17.07%) LAN
13 21 (17.07%) Python
13 21 (17.07%) Business Continuity
13 21 (17.07%) SIEM
14 20 (16.26%) CEH
14 20 (16.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 19 (15.45%) VMware ESX

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 1 (0.81%) CMS
1 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (47.97%) Firewall
2 31 (25.20%) Network Security
3 25 (20.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (18.70%) MPLS
5 22 (17.89%) Internet
5 22 (17.89%) WAN
6 21 (17.07%) LAN
7 19 (15.45%) VoIP
8 18 (14.63%) 4G
8 18 (14.63%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (13.01%) VPN
11 12 (9.76%) FWSM
12 11 (8.94%) HTTP
13 10 (8.13%) DHCP
13 10 (8.13%) DNS
14 6 (4.88%) IPsec
14 6 (4.88%) TACACS
15 5 (4.07%) BGP
15 5 (4.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) AppScan
2 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (27.64%) Finance
2 27 (21.95%) Retail
3 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Legal
5 4 (3.25%) Billing
6 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (33.33%) Analyst
2 39 (31.71%) Security Analyst
3 20 (16.26%) Security Engineer
4 19 (15.45%) Programme Manager
5 17 (13.82%) Consultant
6 16 (13.01%) Security Consultant
7 15 (12.20%) Architect
7 15 (12.20%) Security Architect
8 13 (10.57%) Network Engineer
9 12 (9.76%) Information Analyst
9 12 (9.76%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (8.94%) CISSP Analyst
10 11 (8.94%) IT Analyst
10 11 (8.94%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
11 10 (8.13%) Security Specialist
11 10 (8.13%) Senior Consultant
11 10 (8.13%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.81%) OpenVZ
3 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (9.76%) Internet of Things
3 10 (8.13%) Blog
4 9 (7.32%) BYOD
4 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.69%) Cryptography
7 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.63%) CESG
9 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.63%) Statistics
10 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) Windows
2 15 (12.20%) Unix
3 13 (10.57%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Information Security
2 23 (18.70%) Risk Management
2 23 (18.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 22 (17.89%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (17.89%) Security Testing
4 21 (17.07%) Business Continuity
4 21 (17.07%) SIEM
5 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.01%) E-Commerce
5 16 (13.01%) Incident Management
6 14 (11.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (10.57%) Migration
7 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (9.76%) DDoS Mitigation
8 12 (9.76%) Open Source
8 12 (9.76%) OWASP
8 12 (9.76%) SDLC
9 11 (8.94%) Threat Modelling
9 11 (8.94%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) SQL
2 21 (17.07%) Python
3 17 (13.82%) Ruby
4 16 (13.01%) Perl
5 11 (8.94%) Java
5 11 (8.94%) PHP
6 10 (8.13%) C
6 10 (8.13%) C#
6 10 (8.13%) C++
6 10 (8.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (36.59%) CISSP
2 33 (26.83%) CISM
3 22 (17.89%) Degree
4 20 (16.26%) CEH
5 18 (14.63%) CISA
5 18 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (13.82%) CCNA
6 17 (13.82%) CCNP
7 14 (11.38%) CREST Certified
8 12 (9.76%) CCIP
8 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
8 12 (9.76%) SSCP
9 9 (7.32%) GIAC
10 8 (6.50%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (4.07%) OSCP
12 4 (3.25%) CCMSE
12 4 (3.25%) CCSA
12 4 (3.25%) JNCIA
12 4 (3.25%) JNCIP
12 4 (3.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.27%) PCI DSS
2 22 (17.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.25%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.44%) COBIT
5 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.45%) VMware ESX
3 18 (14.63%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.25%) vCloud
5 2 (1.63%) Snort
6 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) KVM
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.63%) Ansible
2 2 (1.63%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.81%) TrustSec
3 1 (0.81%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) VMware
2 19 (15.45%) Cisco
3 18 (14.63%) BMC
3 18 (14.63%) Mitel
3 18 (14.63%) Oracle
4 17 (13.82%) CheckPoint
4 17 (13.82%) Juniper
5 14 (11.38%) Splunk
6 12 (9.76%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.88%) Citrix
8 5 (4.07%) F5
9 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.44%) IBM
10 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.44%) Qualys
11 2 (1.63%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.63%) Veracode
12 1 (0.81%) EMC
12 1 (0.81%) HP
12 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £highly competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £85,000 - £110,000 (DOE) + attractive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + full benefits
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