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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
London / City of London
Rank 178 235 277
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +42
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 45 22 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 30
Median salary £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £54,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £97,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
4404 5735 8753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 87.92% 88.78% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3984 5135 7584
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £87,500
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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 47 (41.59%) Firewall
1 47 (41.59%) Information Security
2 40 (35.40%) CISSP
3 36 (31.86%) CISM
4 29 (25.66%) CISA
5 24 (21.24%) Finance
6 23 (20.35%) Legal
6 23 (20.35%) SQL
7 21 (18.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (18.58%) Business Continuity
7 21 (18.58%) Retail
8 20 (17.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (17.70%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (15.93%) Degree
9 18 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (15.93%) VMware
10 17 (15.04%) Oracle
10 17 (15.04%) WAN
11 16 (14.16%) 4G
11 16 (14.16%) LAN
11 16 (14.16%) VoIP
11 16 (14.16%) BMC
11 16 (14.16%) BMC PATROL
11 16 (14.16%) MPLS
11 16 (14.16%) Mitel
11 16 (14.16%) VMware ESX
11 16 (14.16%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (14.16%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (14.16%) IBM Cloud
11 16 (14.16%) Network Segmentation

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 (0.88%) IIS
1 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.54%) Route 53
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (41.59%) Firewall
2 17 (15.04%) WAN
3 16 (14.16%) 4G
3 16 (14.16%) LAN
3 16 (14.16%) MPLS
3 16 (14.16%) VoIP
3 16 (14.16%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (13.27%) Network Security
5 11 (9.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (8.85%) Internet
7 5 (4.42%) DHCP
7 5 (4.42%) DNS
7 5 (4.42%) Wireless
8 4 (3.54%) VLAN
8 4 (3.54%) VPN
8 4 (3.54%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.88%) HTTP
9 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.88%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 23 (20.35%) Legal
3 21 (18.58%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Analyst
2 42 (37.17%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) IT Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) IT Security Analyst
4 16 (14.16%) Programme Manager
5 15 (13.27%) Consultant
5 15 (13.27%) Security Consultant
6 13 (11.50%) IT Security Officer
6 13 (11.50%) Security Officer
7 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 10 (8.85%) CISSP Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) Security Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Architect
10 8 (7.08%) Penetration Tester
10 8 (7.08%) Risk Manager
10 8 (7.08%) Tester
11 7 (6.19%) Security Architect
11 7 (6.19%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) J2EE
3 2 (1.77%) JNI
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.73%) Cryptography
3 7 (6.19%) Blog
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.54%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.54%) PKI
6 3 (2.65%) CESG
6 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.77%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (1.77%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.77%) Statistics
8 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Unix
3 2 (1.77%) Android
3 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) Information Security
2 21 (18.58%) Business Continuity
2 21 (18.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (17.70%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (14.16%) Network Segmentation
5 15 (13.27%) Change Control
5 15 (13.27%) Incident Management
6 14 (12.39%) Security Testing
6 14 (12.39%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (11.50%) E-Discovery
7 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
7 13 (11.50%) Security Operations
7 13 (11.50%) Service Management
8 12 (10.62%) Data Protection
8 12 (10.62%) Project Management
8 12 (10.62%) SIEM
9 10 (8.85%) Open Source
10 9 (7.96%) SABSA
10 9 (7.96%) Threat Management
10 9 (7.96%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) C#
3 11 (9.73%) Java
4 10 (8.85%) C
5 9 (7.96%) C++
5 9 (7.96%) PHP
6 8 (7.08%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.77%) Python
9 2 (1.77%) Ruby
10 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (35.40%) CISSP
2 36 (31.86%) CISM
3 29 (25.66%) CISA
4 18 (15.93%) Degree
5 14 (12.39%) CREST Certified
6 12 (10.62%) CHECK Team Member
7 11 (9.73%) CEH
8 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.19%) CHECK Team Leader
9 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
10 6 (5.31%) CRISC
11 4 (3.54%) ISEB
12 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.65%) OSCP
13 2 (1.77%) GIAC
13 2 (1.77%) SANS
14 1 (0.88%) CCNP
14 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.88%) ECSA
14 1 (0.88%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.16%) Virtual Servers
2 16 (14.16%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.54%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (4.42%) Puppet
3 4 (3.54%) Terraform
4 2 (1.77%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.88%) Nessus
5 1 (0.88%) Nmap
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) VMware
2 17 (15.04%) Oracle
3 16 (14.16%) BMC
3 16 (14.16%) Mitel
4 1 (0.88%) 3PAR
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco
4 1 (0.88%) Citrix
4 1 (0.88%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.88%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.88%) Qualys
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.88%) Splunk
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 80,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago