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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
UK / England
Rank 739 790 841
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 83 107 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 45 95 86
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%

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
76013 90271 93167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.46% 96.52% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 63587 76564 78024
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +27 30 £67,500 +3.84% 13
Yorkshire +35 16 £50,000 -6.97% 1
South East +46 13 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands +15 9 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West +21 7 £40,000 +73.91% 7
East of England +30 4 £32,500 -26.96% 1
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 206 (78.33%) Penetration Testing
2 171 (65.02%) CREST Certified
3 110 (41.83%) Windows
4 109 (41.44%) Security Cleared
5 108 (41.06%) Information Security
6 107 (40.68%) OSCP
7 105 (39.92%) Java
8 99 (37.64%) C++
9 94 (35.74%) C
10 84 (31.94%) Cybersecurity
11 83 (31.56%) Python
11 83 (31.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 79 (30.04%) Ethical Hacking
13 78 (29.66%) CEH
14 70 (26.62%) Degree
14 70 (26.62%) CHECK Team Leader
14 70 (26.62%) CHECK Team Member
15 68 (25.86%) Nessus
16 67 (25.48%) Perl
17 66 (25.10%) SC Cleared
18 65 (24.71%) Linux
19 64 (24.33%) Wireless
20 59 (22.43%) Finance
21 57 (21.67%) Mobile App
22 53 (20.15%) GPEN
22 53 (20.15%) Nmap
23 50 (19.01%) Security Testing
24 48 (18.25%) PHP
25 46 (17.49%) Ruby
26 45 (17.11%) Social Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.33%) Wireless
2 34 (12.93%) Network Security
3 29 (11.03%) Firewall
4 22 (8.37%) Wireless Security
5 20 (7.60%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.56%) Broadband
6 12 (4.56%) Internet
6 12 (4.56%) LTE
7 9 (3.42%) HTTP
8 6 (2.28%) VPN
9 4 (1.52%) SMTP
10 3 (1.14%) VoIP
10 3 (1.14%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.38%) DAB
11 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.38%) LAN
11 1 (0.38%) NFC
11 1 (0.38%) WAN
11 1 (0.38%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 41 (15.59%) Metasploit
2 29 (11.03%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.52%) AppScan
4 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.76%) JMeter
6 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.38%) WinRunner
General
1 59 (22.43%) Finance
2 44 (16.73%) Telecoms
3 23 (8.75%) Publishing
4 11 (4.18%) Retail
5 5 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.14%) Electronics
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.51%) .NET
2 12 (4.56%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.28%) ELK Stack
4 4 (1.52%) Middleware
5 3 (1.14%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.14%) HTML
5 3 (1.14%) JSON
5 3 (1.14%) Web Services
5 3 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (0.76%) Ajax
6 2 (0.76%) J2EE
6 2 (0.76%) JNI
6 2 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
7 1 (0.38%) HTML5
7 1 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.67%) Mobile App
2 42 (15.97%) CESG
3 29 (11.03%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.70%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (4.56%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.18%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.42%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.90%) Blog
9 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.52%) iPad
9 4 (1.52%) iSeries
10 2 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.76%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (41.83%) Windows
2 65 (24.71%) Linux
3 42 (15.97%) Unix
4 16 (6.08%) Kali Linux
5 12 (4.56%) VxWorks
6 9 (3.42%) Solaris
7 4 (1.52%) AIX
7 4 (1.52%) Android
8 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (78.33%) Penetration Testing
2 108 (41.06%) Information Security
3 84 (31.94%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (31.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 79 (30.04%) Ethical Hacking
6 50 (19.01%) Security Testing
7 45 (17.11%) Social Engineering
8 32 (12.17%) OWASP
9 30 (11.41%) Reverse Engineering
10 28 (10.65%) Open Source
11 24 (9.13%) Threat Modelling
12 23 (8.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 18 (6.84%) Project Management
13 18 (6.84%) Static Code Analysis
14 16 (6.08%) Source Code Analysis
15 13 (4.94%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (4.56%) Network Packet Capture
17 11 (4.18%) Remediation Plan
18 10 (3.80%) SIEM
19 9 (3.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 105 (39.92%) Java
2 99 (37.64%) C++
3 94 (35.74%) C
4 83 (31.56%) Python
5 67 (25.48%) Perl
6 48 (18.25%) PHP
7 46 (17.49%) Ruby
8 29 (11.03%) Bash Shell
9 24 (9.13%) C#
10 16 (6.08%) VB.NET
11 15 (5.70%) SQL
12 9 (3.42%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.28%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.28%) VB
14 5 (1.90%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 171 (65.02%) CREST Certified
2 109 (41.44%) Security Cleared
3 107 (40.68%) OSCP
4 78 (29.66%) CEH
5 70 (26.62%) CHECK Team Leader
5 70 (26.62%) CHECK Team Member
5 70 (26.62%) Degree
6 66 (25.10%) SC Cleared
7 53 (20.15%) GPEN
8 41 (15.59%) GIAC
9 39 (14.83%) Tigerscheme
10 27 (10.27%) CISSP
10 27 (10.27%) SANS
11 20 (7.60%) DV Cleared
12 16 (6.08%) OSCE
13 15 (5.70%) CISA
14 10 (3.80%) GWAPT
15 7 (2.66%) CCNA
15 7 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (2.66%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.08%) QA
2 10 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 68 (25.86%) Nessus
2 53 (20.15%) Nmap
3 27 (10.27%) OpenVAS
4 4 (1.52%) Core Impact
4 4 (1.52%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.76%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 29 (11.03%) Qualys
2 15 (5.70%) Coverity
3 4 (1.52%) HP
3 4 (1.52%) IBM
3 4 (1.52%) VMware
4 3 (1.14%) Capita
4 3 (1.14%) Cisco
4 3 (1.14%) Fortinet
4 3 (1.14%) Juniper
4 3 (1.14%) Nokia
4 3 (1.14%) SAP
5 2 (0.76%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.38%) QNX
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 80,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Corsham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago