The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 783 737 798
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 83 164 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.16% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 66 135 34
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
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
96537 103416 96032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 80724 85232 80344
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 36 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South East -10 10 £58,750 +46.87% 5
Yorkshire +6 8 £43,750 -12.50% 5
West Midlands +1 7 £57,500 +144.68% 2
South West -18 7 £47,500 +23.37% 11
North West -16 6 £42,500 -34.61% 8
East of England +9 5 £42,500 -38.18% 5
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Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 156 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 85 (43.59%) Information Security
3 52 (26.67%) OSCP
4 46 (23.59%) Security Testing
4 46 (23.59%) Security Cleared
5 45 (23.08%) OWASP
5 45 (23.08%) Windows
6 37 (18.97%) Linux
6 37 (18.97%) Cyber Security
7 36 (18.46%) CISSP
8 34 (17.44%) SQL
8 34 (17.44%) OSCE
9 30 (15.38%) Wireless
9 30 (15.38%) Data Centre
10 26 (13.33%) CEH
11 25 (12.82%) Finance
12 24 (12.31%) Nessus
12 24 (12.31%) Security Architecture
12 24 (12.31%) SC Cleared
13 22 (11.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 22 (11.28%) Degree
13 22 (11.28%) Mobile App
14 20 (10.26%) Network Security
14 20 (10.26%) Java
15 17 (8.72%) Ethical Hacking
15 17 (8.72%) Nmap
16 16 (8.21%) C
17 15 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 14 (7.18%) .NET
18 14 (7.18%) Telecoms

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.03%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.38%) Wireless
2 20 (10.26%) Network Security
3 12 (6.15%) Firewall
4 6 (3.08%) Wireshark
5 5 (2.56%) HTTP
6 4 (2.05%) LAN
7 3 (1.54%) SMTP
7 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.54%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.54%) Internet
8 2 (1.03%) LDAP
8 2 (1.03%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.03%) FTP
8 2 (1.03%) VoIP
8 2 (1.03%) WAN
9 1 (0.51%) VPN
9 1 (0.51%) DNS
9 1 (0.51%) SSL
9 1 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.51%) Big Data
1 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.03%) AppScan
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 25 (12.82%) Finance
2 14 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.13%) Banking
4 9 (4.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.05%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) .NET
2 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.54%) JSP
3 3 (1.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.03%) JSON
4 2 (1.03%) REST
4 2 (1.03%) Web Services
4 2 (1.03%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.28%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.54%) CESG
5 3 (1.54%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.03%) Statistics
6 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.03%) Physics
7 1 (0.51%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.08%) Windows
2 37 (18.97%) Linux
3 6 (3.08%) UNIX
4 2 (1.03%) Solaris
4 2 (1.03%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 85 (43.59%) Information Security
3 46 (23.59%) Security Testing
4 45 (23.08%) OWASP
5 37 (18.97%) Cyber Security
6 24 (12.31%) Security Architecture
7 17 (8.72%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (4.10%) ISMS
9 8 (4.10%) Security Management
9 8 (4.10%) Open Source
10 7 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.59%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (3.08%) Test Management
11 6 (3.08%) SDLC
11 6 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (2.05%) SIEM
12 4 (2.05%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.05%) Project Management
13 3 (1.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.44%) SQL
2 20 (10.26%) Java
3 16 (8.21%) C
4 11 (5.64%) C++
5 10 (5.13%) PHP
6 6 (3.08%) C#
6 6 (3.08%) Python
7 5 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.54%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (26.67%) OSCP
2 46 (23.59%) Security Cleared
3 36 (18.46%) CISSP
4 34 (17.44%) OSCE
5 26 (13.33%) CEH
6 24 (12.31%) SC Cleared
7 22 (11.28%) Degree
8 7 (3.59%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.59%) GPEN
9 3 (1.54%) GIAC
10 2 (1.03%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.51%) CCNA
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.51%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.10%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (12.31%) Nessus
2 17 (8.72%) Nmap
3 6 (3.08%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (5.13%) Qualys
2 4 (2.05%) McAfee
3 3 (1.54%) Acunetix
4 2 (1.03%) F5
5 1 (0.51%) Splunk
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) SAP
5 1 (0.51%) Intel
5 1 (0.51%) Citrix
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