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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 234 281 287
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 37 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23 28 28
Average salary £52,500 £65,000 £56,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +14.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £82,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
5881 8832 9057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 88.10% 85.04% 85.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5254 7581 7664
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 26 (50.00%) Information Security
2 17 (32.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 17 (32.69%) SIEM
3 16 (30.77%) Firewall
3 16 (30.77%) CISSP
4 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
6 13 (25.00%) Finance
7 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 12 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 12 (23.08%) Network Security
7 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (21.15%) Python
8 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco
8 11 (21.15%) CCNA
8 11 (21.15%) Degree
9 10 (19.23%) Banking
9 10 (19.23%) SSCP
10 9 (17.31%) Internet
10 9 (17.31%) Perl
10 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (17.31%) Splunk
10 9 (17.31%) Palo Alto
10 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
11 8 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (5.77%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.92%) nginx
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.92%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Firewall
2 12 (23.08%) Network Security
3 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (17.31%) Internet
5 7 (13.46%) FWSM
5 7 (13.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (13.46%) VPN
6 3 (5.77%) DNS
6 3 (5.77%) VLAN
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (3.85%) DHCP
7 2 (3.85%) Junos
7 2 (3.85%) MPLS
8 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.92%) Intranet
8 1 (1.92%) LAN
8 1 (1.92%) LDAP
8 1 (1.92%) TACACS
8 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Apache Hive
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
1 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) GDB
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) GitLab
1 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 10 (19.23%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) French Language
5 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Penetration Tester
2 10 (19.23%) Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Security Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Network Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Security Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Information Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.77%) AWS Architect
9 3 (5.77%) IT Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Java EE
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
1 3 (5.77%) STL
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Celery
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Django
2 1 (1.92%) Ember.js
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (13.46%) Internet of Things
3 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 6 (11.54%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (9.62%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) CESG
7 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Android
3 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Information Security
2 17 (32.69%) SIEM
2 17 (32.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
5 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 12 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
7 8 (15.38%) Migration
7 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (13.46%) DDoS Mitigation
8 7 (13.46%) Security Architecture
9 6 (11.54%) Data Security
9 6 (11.54%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (11.54%) Wealth Management
10 4 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (7.69%) Security Management
10 4 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) Perl
3 8 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) C
4 4 (7.69%) C++
4 4 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) SQL
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) CISSP
2 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (21.15%) CCNA
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 10 (19.23%) SSCP
5 7 (13.46%) CCIP
5 7 (13.46%) CCNP
5 7 (13.46%) CISM
5 7 (13.46%) GIAC
5 7 (13.46%) SANS
6 6 (11.54%) CEH
7 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.77%) CREST Certified
8 3 (5.77%) EnCE
8 3 (5.77%) GCFA
8 3 (5.77%) GCIH
8 3 (5.77%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (5.77%) MCSE
8 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.77%) QA
4 2 (3.85%) COBIT
4 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) KVM
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) EnCase
2 1 (1.92%) Nessus
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco
2 9 (17.31%) Palo Alto
2 9 (17.31%) Splunk
3 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 7 (13.46%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.85%) Qualys
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
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