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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 728 848 833
Rank change year-on-year
+120 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 160 89 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 111 73 102
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £29,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
88459 100027 107293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.38% 96.51% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 75472 83409 88582
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +55 78 £62,500 +13.63% 13
South East +60 38 £46,250 -13.55% 7
Yorkshire +38 20 £70,000 +55.55% 2
South West +26 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
West Midlands -24 5 £52,500 -0.94% 5
North West +28 3 £50,000 +88.67% 5
East of England +25 1 £45,000 +87.50%
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 5
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 271 (82.37%) Penetration Testing
2 189 (57.45%) CREST Certified
3 150 (45.59%) Information Security
4 123 (37.39%) Cybersecurity
5 108 (32.83%) Security Testing
6 103 (31.31%) Wireless
7 94 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 86 (26.14%) Windows
9 82 (24.92%) Mobile App
10 71 (21.58%) Security Cleared
10 71 (21.58%) Python
10 71 (21.58%) Java
11 70 (21.28%) OSCP
12 63 (19.15%) Firewall
13 62 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking
14 61 (18.54%) OWASP
15 59 (17.93%) Nessus
16 56 (17.02%) CEH
17 55 (16.72%) C++
17 55 (16.72%) Degree
18 54 (16.41%) Reverse Engineering
19 53 (16.11%) Perl
20 52 (15.81%) Metasploit
21 51 (15.50%) TCP/IP
22 50 (15.20%) Social Engineering
23 48 (14.59%) Finance
23 48 (14.59%) SC Cleared
23 48 (14.59%) CHECK Team Leader
24 47 (14.29%) GPEN
24 47 (14.29%) Ruby

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 2 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (31.31%) Wireless
2 63 (19.15%) Firewall
3 51 (15.50%) TCP/IP
4 42 (12.77%) Network Security
5 23 (6.99%) Wireless Security
6 19 (5.78%) LAN
6 19 (5.78%) WAN
7 11 (3.34%) Internet
8 6 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.91%) VoIP
10 2 (0.61%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.61%) DAB
10 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.61%) HTTP
10 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.61%) NFC
10 2 (0.61%) VPN
11 1 (0.30%) Broadband
11 1 (0.30%) SSL
Development Applications
1 52 (15.81%) Metasploit
2 42 (12.77%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.82%) sqlmap
4 5 (1.52%) AppScan
5 3 (0.91%) Paros
6 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
General
1 48 (14.59%) Finance
2 36 (10.94%) Banking
3 21 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.17%) Publishing
5 4 (1.22%) Legal
6 2 (0.61%) Automotive
6 2 (0.61%) Back Office
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.90%) Web Services
2 23 (6.99%) .NET
3 21 (6.38%) 802.1X
4 10 (3.04%) HTML
5 9 (2.74%) HTML5
6 8 (2.43%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.43%) JSON
6 8 (2.43%) XML
7 6 (1.82%) Ajax
7 6 (1.82%) SOAP
8 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.61%) RESTful
9 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (24.92%) Mobile App
2 39 (11.85%) Management Information System
3 38 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.47%) Blackberry
4 18 (5.47%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.86%) CESG
6 13 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (3.95%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (3.34%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (2.43%) SCADA
10 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.13%) iPad
11 6 (1.82%) Blog
11 6 (1.82%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 86 (26.14%) Windows
2 47 (14.29%) Linux
3 42 (12.77%) Unix
4 22 (6.69%) Android
4 22 (6.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.04%) Kali Linux
6 7 (2.13%) Solaris
7 2 (0.61%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (0.61%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (82.37%) Penetration Testing
2 150 (45.59%) Information Security
3 123 (37.39%) Cybersecurity
4 108 (32.83%) Security Testing
5 94 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 62 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking
7 61 (18.54%) OWASP
8 54 (16.41%) Reverse Engineering
9 50 (15.20%) Social Engineering
10 33 (10.03%) Security Architecture
11 27 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (7.90%) Risk Management
12 26 (7.90%) Time Management
13 25 (7.60%) Security Management
14 19 (5.78%) SDLC
15 18 (5.47%) Compliance Audit
15 18 (5.47%) Network Design
15 18 (5.47%) Server Hardening
15 18 (5.47%) Software Audit
16 16 (4.86%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.58%) Java
1 71 (21.58%) Python
2 55 (16.72%) C++
3 53 (16.11%) Perl
4 47 (14.29%) Ruby
5 46 (13.98%) C
6 36 (10.94%) PHP
7 34 (10.33%) Bash Shell
8 26 (7.90%) C#
8 26 (7.90%) PowerShell
9 18 (5.47%) SQL
10 10 (3.04%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.13%) VB
12 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.91%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (57.45%) CREST Certified
2 71 (21.58%) Security Cleared
3 70 (21.28%) OSCP
4 56 (17.02%) CEH
5 55 (16.72%) Degree
6 48 (14.59%) CHECK Team Leader
6 48 (14.59%) SC Cleared
7 47 (14.29%) GPEN
8 42 (12.77%) CISSP
9 38 (11.55%) GIAC
10 37 (11.25%) Tigerscheme
11 32 (9.73%) CHECK Team Member
12 19 (5.78%) CISM
13 15 (4.56%) SANS
14 13 (3.95%) OSCE
15 10 (3.04%) DV Cleared
16 9 (2.74%) GWAPT
17 8 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
18 7 (2.13%) CLAS
19 5 (1.52%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.69%) QA
3 21 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (2.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) GPG13
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 59 (17.93%) Nessus
2 45 (13.68%) Nmap
3 12 (3.65%) OpenVAS
4 10 (3.04%) HP Fortify
5 5 (1.52%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.52%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.61%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 24 (7.29%) Cisco
2 23 (6.99%) Fortinet
3 21 (6.38%) Juniper
3 21 (6.38%) Nokia
4 15 (4.56%) Qualys
5 14 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.04%) Coverity
7 6 (1.82%) HP
8 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.61%) QNX
10 1 (0.30%) Capita
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago