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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 740 795 833
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 132 58 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.058% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.062% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 115 44 39
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +12.19%
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
100964 94057 104141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82543 79050 89527
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +29 73 £50,000 +33.33% 12
North West +1 25 £60,000 +4.34%
South East -26 16 £47,500 -26.92% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £62,500 -
Yorkshire -31 6 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South West -24 4 £38,750 - 2
West Midlands -10 3 £21,500 -57.00%
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 215 (82.06%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (37.40%) CEH
3 93 (35.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 93 (35.50%) Information Security
4 70 (26.72%) CISSP
5 64 (24.43%) PCI DSS
6 61 (23.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 60 (22.90%) Finance
8 57 (21.76%) Windows
9 56 (21.37%) Linux
10 54 (20.61%) Security Testing
11 51 (19.47%) Java
12 48 (18.32%) .NET
13 45 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 43 (16.41%) Security Cleared
15 42 (16.03%) Degree
16 37 (14.12%) Python
17 36 (13.74%) Wireless
17 36 (13.74%) Ruby
18 34 (12.98%) OSCP
19 31 (11.83%) SQL
20 30 (11.45%) PHP
21 28 (10.69%) C
21 28 (10.69%) Firewall
22 26 (9.92%) Cyber Security
22 26 (9.92%) Metasploit
23 24 (9.16%) GPEN
24 22 (8.40%) Management Information System
25 20 (7.63%) Retail
25 20 (7.63%) C++

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.58%) Apache
2 8 (3.05%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (4.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.74%) Wireless
2 28 (10.69%) Firewall
3 16 (6.11%) Network Security
4 14 (5.34%) VoIP
5 10 (3.82%) VPN
5 10 (3.82%) Wireless Security
6 6 (2.29%) Internet
6 6 (2.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.53%) LAN
7 4 (1.53%) WAN
8 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.76%) HTTP
10 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.38%) SSL
10 1 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.05%) MySQL
2 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (9.92%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.29%) AppScan
3 1 (0.38%) QADirector
3 1 (0.38%) GDB
3 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (22.90%) Finance
2 20 (7.63%) Retail
3 17 (6.49%) Banking
4 10 (3.82%) Games
5 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.32%) .NET
2 5 (1.91%) HTML
3 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.53%) Web Services
4 2 (0.76%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.38%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) JSON
5 1 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.87%) Open Source
3 14 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.91%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.53%) AS400
8 3 (1.15%) PKI
9 2 (0.76%) SCADA
9 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.38%) STB
10 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.76%) Windows
2 56 (21.37%) Linux
3 17 (6.49%) Android
3 17 (6.49%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.34%) UNIX
5 12 (4.58%) Windows Phone
6 11 (4.20%) Debian
7 10 (3.82%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.82%) CentOS
7 10 (3.82%) Solaris
8 9 (3.44%) AIX
9 8 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.53%) OS/390
12 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (82.06%) Penetration Testing
2 93 (35.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 93 (35.50%) Information Security
3 61 (23.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 54 (20.61%) Security Testing
5 26 (9.92%) Cyber Security
6 18 (6.87%) OWASP
6 18 (6.87%) Project Management
7 14 (5.34%) Risk Management
8 11 (4.20%) Reverse Engineering
8 11 (4.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (4.20%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (3.82%) Test Management
10 9 (3.44%) Information Management
10 9 (3.44%) SIEM
11 7 (2.67%) Security Architecture
12 6 (2.29%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.29%) Information Assurance
13 5 (1.91%) Coaching
14 4 (1.53%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.47%) Java
2 37 (14.12%) Python
3 36 (13.74%) Ruby
4 31 (11.83%) SQL
5 30 (11.45%) PHP
6 28 (10.69%) C
7 20 (7.63%) C++
8 18 (6.87%) C#
9 15 (5.73%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.96%) Objective-C
11 11 (4.20%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.82%) Perl
13 9 (3.44%) VB
14 3 (1.15%) VB6
15 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (37.40%) CEH
2 70 (26.72%) CISSP
3 43 (16.41%) Security Cleared
4 42 (16.03%) Degree
5 34 (12.98%) OSCP
6 24 (9.16%) GPEN
7 20 (7.63%) OSCE
8 14 (5.34%) CISMP
9 13 (4.96%) CISA
10 12 (4.58%) GIAC
11 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.67%) CISM
13 6 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (2.29%) CCNA
14 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.91%) MCITP
15 4 (1.53%) GCIH
15 4 (1.53%) GWAPT
16 2 (0.76%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (24.43%) PCI DSS
2 45 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.91%) QA
4 4 (1.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (3.05%) Snort
2 6 (2.29%) Nmap
3 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.20%) Nessus
2 6 (2.29%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (1.91%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.05%) Red Hat
3 7 (2.67%) LogRhythm
4 6 (2.29%) Oracle
5 5 (1.91%) HP
6 3 (1.15%) 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: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newquay
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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