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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 712 796 827
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 158 60 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.059% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.062% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 132 36 37
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
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
101684 96224 107055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 83079 80543 92244
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +48 77 £50,000 -4.76% 14
North West +10 25 £60,000 -4.00% 2
South East -3 23 £47,500 -26.92% 1
East Midlands +2 19 £62,500 - 1
South West -5 6 £42,500 - 2
Yorkshire -39 5 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands +2 4 £22,500 -55.00% 1
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 214 (81.37%) Penetration Testing
2 105 (39.92%) CEH
3 93 (35.36%) Ethical Hacking
4 80 (30.42%) Information Security
5 74 (28.14%) CISSP
5 74 (28.14%) PCI DSS
6 70 (26.62%) Security Testing
7 67 (25.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 61 (23.19%) Finance
9 58 (22.05%) Java
10 54 (20.53%) .NET
10 54 (20.53%) Windows
11 53 (20.15%) Linux
12 50 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 45 (17.11%) Security Cleared
14 41 (15.59%) Wireless
15 38 (14.45%) Degree
16 36 (13.69%) OSCP
16 36 (13.69%) Python
17 35 (13.31%) PHP
18 34 (12.93%) Ruby
19 32 (12.17%) SQL
19 32 (12.17%) Firewall
20 31 (11.79%) C
21 29 (11.03%) GPEN
22 26 (9.89%) Metasploit
23 23 (8.75%) Open Source
23 23 (8.75%) Management Information System
24 21 (7.98%) Retail
24 21 (7.98%) C++

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 12 (4.56%) Apache
2 8 (3.04%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (4.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.59%) Wireless
2 32 (12.17%) Firewall
3 21 (7.98%) VoIP
4 16 (6.08%) Network Security
5 14 (5.32%) VPN
6 11 (4.18%) Wireless Security
7 6 (2.28%) Internet
8 4 (1.52%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.14%) HTTP
9 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.38%) WAN
10 1 (0.38%) LAN
10 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.38%) SSL
10 1 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.04%) MySQL
2 3 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (9.89%) Metasploit
2 7 (2.66%) AppScan
3 1 (0.38%) QADirector
3 1 (0.38%) GDB
3 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (23.19%) Finance
2 21 (7.98%) Retail
3 14 (5.32%) Banking
4 10 (3.80%) Games
5 7 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.53%) .NET
2 6 (2.28%) HTML
3 5 (1.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.52%) Web Services
4 4 (1.52%) XML
4 4 (1.52%) JSON
4 4 (1.52%) RESTful
5 2 (0.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.75%) Management Information System
1 23 (8.75%) Open Source
2 13 (4.94%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.52%) AS400
4 3 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (1.14%) PKI
5 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.38%) STB
6 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.53%) Windows
2 53 (20.15%) Linux
3 18 (6.84%) Android
3 18 (6.84%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.32%) UNIX
5 12 (4.56%) Windows Phone
6 11 (4.18%) Debian
7 10 (3.80%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.80%) CentOS
8 9 (3.42%) AIX
9 8 (3.04%) Solaris
9 8 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.52%) OS/390
12 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (81.37%) Penetration Testing
2 93 (35.36%) Ethical Hacking
3 80 (30.42%) Information Security
4 70 (26.62%) Security Testing
5 67 (25.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (7.98%) Cyber Security
7 16 (6.08%) OWASP
7 16 (6.08%) Project Management
8 14 (5.32%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (4.94%) Information Management
10 11 (4.18%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.80%) Test Management
11 10 (3.80%) SIEM
12 9 (3.42%) Reverse Engineering
13 6 (2.28%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (2.28%) Information Assurance
14 5 (1.90%) Security Management
14 5 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (1.90%) Security Architecture
15 4 (1.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.05%) Java
2 36 (13.69%) Python
3 35 (13.31%) PHP
4 34 (12.93%) Ruby
5 32 (12.17%) SQL
6 31 (11.79%) C
7 21 (7.98%) C++
8 18 (6.84%) C#
9 17 (6.46%) Objective-C
10 14 (5.32%) Shell Script
11 11 (4.18%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.80%) VB
13 7 (2.66%) Perl
14 4 (1.52%) VB6
15 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 105 (39.92%) CEH
2 74 (28.14%) CISSP
3 45 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 38 (14.45%) Degree
5 36 (13.69%) OSCP
6 29 (11.03%) GPEN
7 20 (7.60%) CISMP
8 19 (7.22%) OSCE
9 16 (6.08%) GIAC
10 12 (4.56%) SC Cleared
11 11 (4.18%) CISA
12 7 (2.66%) CISM
13 5 (1.90%) GCIH
13 5 (1.90%) GWAPT
14 4 (1.52%) CCNA
14 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (1.14%) MCITP
16 2 (0.76%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (28.14%) PCI DSS
2 50 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.66%) QA
4 4 (1.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (3.04%) Snort
2 5 (1.90%) Nmap
3 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.42%) Nessus
2 6 (2.28%) WebInspect
2 6 (2.28%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (5.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.04%) Red Hat
3 7 (2.66%) LogRhythm
4 6 (2.28%) Oracle
5 5 (1.90%) HP
6 3 (1.14%) VMware
7 2 (0.76%) Progress
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco
8 1 (0.38%) F5
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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England
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City of London
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