The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 696 828 821
Rank change year-on-year
+132 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 184 103 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 159 77 112
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
Penetration Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
86621 97333 101655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.30% 96.27% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73029 81887 82956
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the England region.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in England

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in England

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +73 64 £65,000 +18.18% 13
South East +71 51 £50,000 -28.57% 17
Yorkshire +31 22 £55,000 +100.00% 4
East Midlands +16 14 £65,000 +88.81% 6
West Midlands -13 10 £52,500 -8.69% 7
South West -9 7 £52,500 -12.50% 7
North West +3 4 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +20 1 £50,000 - 5
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Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 289 (82.10%) Penetration Testing
2 228 (64.77%) CREST Certified
3 136 (38.64%) Information Security
4 133 (37.78%) OSCP
5 128 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (36.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 125 (35.51%) Windows
8 119 (33.81%) Python
8 119 (33.81%) Java
9 115 (32.67%) Security Cleared
10 113 (32.10%) C++
11 103 (29.26%) C
12 102 (28.98%) CEH
13 101 (28.69%) Wireless
13 101 (28.69%) Mobile App
14 93 (26.42%) Ethical Hacking
15 91 (25.85%) Perl
15 91 (25.85%) GPEN
16 87 (24.72%) Security Testing
17 80 (22.73%) Linux
17 80 (22.73%) Nessus
18 73 (20.74%) Degree
19 72 (20.45%) GIAC
20 70 (19.89%) Ruby
21 69 (19.60%) Nmap
21 69 (19.60%) OWASP
22 64 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
23 63 (17.90%) SC Cleared
24 62 (17.61%) Finance
25 60 (17.05%) Telecoms

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (28.69%) Wireless
2 51 (14.49%) Firewall
3 37 (10.51%) TCP/IP
4 29 (8.24%) Wireless Security
5 23 (6.53%) Internet
6 21 (5.97%) Network Security
7 12 (3.41%) Broadband
7 12 (3.41%) LTE
8 9 (2.56%) LAN
8 9 (2.56%) WAN
9 6 (1.70%) VPN
10 5 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.85%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.85%) DAB
11 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.85%) HTTP
11 3 (0.85%) NFC
11 3 (0.85%) VoIP
12 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.28%) SSL
Development Applications
1 56 (15.91%) Metasploit
2 48 (13.64%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.70%) AppScan
4 3 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.85%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.85%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.28%) Paros
General
1 62 (17.61%) Finance
2 60 (17.05%) Telecoms
3 32 (9.09%) Publishing
4 8 (2.27%) Banking
4 8 (2.27%) Retail
5 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.97%) .NET
2 13 (3.69%) HTML
3 12 (3.41%) JSON
3 12 (3.41%) XML
4 11 (3.13%) HTML5
5 9 (2.56%) 802.1X
6 8 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.27%) Ajax
6 8 (2.27%) SOAP
7 7 (1.99%) Web Services
8 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.14%) RESTful
9 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.57%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (28.69%) Mobile App
2 43 (12.22%) CESG
3 21 (5.97%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.40%) Computer Science
6 17 (4.83%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.56%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.70%) Blog
10 5 (1.42%) SCADA
11 4 (1.14%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.57%) iPad
14 1 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 125 (35.51%) Windows
2 80 (22.73%) Linux
3 41 (11.65%) Unix
4 13 (3.69%) Kali Linux
4 13 (3.69%) VxWorks
5 7 (1.99%) Android
5 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.70%) Solaris
7 5 (1.42%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
8 1 (0.28%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (82.10%) Penetration Testing
2 136 (38.64%) Information Security
3 128 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 127 (36.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 93 (26.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 87 (24.72%) Security Testing
7 69 (19.60%) OWASP
8 55 (15.63%) Social Engineering
9 40 (11.36%) Reverse Engineering
10 38 (10.80%) Open Source
11 24 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 16 (4.55%) Malware Analysis
12 16 (4.55%) Risk Management
12 16 (4.55%) Static Code Analysis
13 15 (4.26%) Threat Modelling
14 14 (3.98%) Data Protection
14 14 (3.98%) Source Code Analysis
15 13 (3.69%) Security Architecture
16 12 (3.41%) Project Management
17 9 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 119 (33.81%) Java
1 119 (33.81%) Python
2 113 (32.10%) C++
3 103 (29.26%) C
4 91 (25.85%) Perl
5 70 (19.89%) Ruby
6 51 (14.49%) PHP
7 41 (11.65%) Bash Shell
8 22 (6.25%) C#
9 17 (4.83%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.83%) SQL
10 13 (3.69%) VB
11 11 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.56%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 228 (64.77%) CREST Certified
2 133 (37.78%) OSCP
3 115 (32.67%) Security Cleared
4 102 (28.98%) CEH
5 91 (25.85%) GPEN
6 73 (20.74%) Degree
7 72 (20.45%) GIAC
8 64 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
9 63 (17.90%) SC Cleared
10 60 (17.05%) CHECK Team Member
11 59 (16.76%) CHECK Team Leader
12 55 (15.63%) CISSP
13 32 (9.09%) SANS
14 28 (7.95%) DV Cleared
15 24 (6.82%) CISM
16 20 (5.68%) OSCE
17 19 (5.40%) GWAPT
18 17 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (4.55%) CCNA
20 14 (3.98%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) QA
2 12 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 80 (22.73%) Nessus
2 69 (19.60%) Nmap
3 35 (9.94%) OpenVAS
4 12 (3.41%) HP Fortify
5 4 (1.14%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.57%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.28%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 35 (9.94%) Qualys
2 21 (5.97%) Coverity
3 9 (2.56%) Cisco
3 9 (2.56%) Fortinet
3 9 (2.56%) HP
3 9 (2.56%) Juniper
3 9 (2.56%) Nokia
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.14%) Capita
5 4 (1.14%) IBM
6 3 (0.85%) QNX
7 2 (0.57%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.57%) SAP
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