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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 711 835 800
Rank change year-on-year
+124 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 186 97 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.099% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 150 74 130
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,400 £35,348 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £75,000 £70,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
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
88174 98447 103358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.35% 96.21% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 74876 82625 84143
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +48 72 £65,000 +18.18% 15
South East +63 48 £50,000 -29.82% 26
Yorkshire +28 22 £55,000 +37.50% 8
East Midlands +20 10 £55,000 +59.76% 4
West Midlands -9 9 £52,500 -8.69% 8
South West -7 6 £52,500 +5.00% 16
North West +5 4 £52,500 +52.17% 10
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +16 1 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 293 (81.16%) Penetration Testing
2 245 (67.87%) CREST Certified
3 145 (40.17%) Cybersecurity
4 143 (39.61%) Information Security
5 123 (34.07%) OSCP
6 122 (33.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 106 (29.36%) Wireless
8 105 (29.09%) Mobile App
9 104 (28.81%) Security Cleared
10 102 (28.25%) Java
10 102 (28.25%) Windows
11 96 (26.59%) Python
12 93 (25.76%) CEH
13 92 (25.48%) C++
14 90 (24.93%) GPEN
15 88 (24.38%) Security Testing
16 84 (23.27%) Ethical Hacking
17 80 (22.16%) C
18 75 (20.78%) Perl
19 73 (20.22%) Nessus
19 73 (20.22%) GIAC
19 73 (20.22%) OWASP
20 67 (18.56%) Linux
21 63 (17.45%) Ruby
22 62 (17.17%) Nmap
22 62 (17.17%) CISSP
22 62 (17.17%) SC Cleared
22 62 (17.17%) Degree
23 61 (16.90%) Firewall
24 60 (16.62%) Metasploit

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 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (29.36%) Wireless
2 61 (16.90%) Firewall
3 31 (8.59%) TCP/IP
4 25 (6.93%) Wireless Security
5 21 (5.82%) Network Security
6 17 (4.71%) Internet
7 8 (2.22%) LAN
7 8 (2.22%) WAN
8 7 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.66%) Broadband
9 6 (1.66%) LTE
9 6 (1.66%) VPN
10 3 (0.83%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.83%) DAB
10 3 (0.83%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.83%) NFC
10 3 (0.83%) VoIP
11 2 (0.55%) HTTP
11 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.28%) SSL
Development Applications
1 60 (16.62%) Metasploit
2 54 (14.96%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.66%) AppScan
4 4 (1.11%) sqlmap
5 3 (0.83%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.83%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Paros
General
1 57 (15.79%) Finance
2 44 (12.19%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.65%) Publishing
4 11 (3.05%) Banking
5 7 (1.94%) Retail
6 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.11%) Legal
7 4 (1.11%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Automotive
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.65%) .NET
2 18 (4.99%) 802.1X
3 12 (3.32%) HTML
4 11 (3.05%) HTML5
5 10 (2.77%) JSON
5 10 (2.77%) XML
6 7 (1.94%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.66%) Ajax
7 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.66%) SOAP
7 6 (1.66%) Web Services
8 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.11%) RESTful
9 1 (0.28%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 105 (29.09%) Mobile App
2 35 (9.70%) CESG
3 27 (7.48%) Management Information System
4 26 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.60%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (2.77%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.22%) SCADA
9 7 (1.94%) Blog
9 7 (1.94%) Cybercrime
10 6 (1.66%) iPad
11 3 (0.83%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.25%) Windows
2 67 (18.56%) Linux
3 37 (10.25%) Unix
4 10 (2.77%) Kali Linux
5 7 (1.94%) Android
5 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.94%) VxWorks
6 4 (1.11%) AIX
6 4 (1.11%) Solaris
7 2 (0.55%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (81.16%) Penetration Testing
2 145 (40.17%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (39.61%) Information Security
4 122 (33.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 88 (24.38%) Security Testing
6 84 (23.27%) Ethical Hacking
7 73 (20.22%) OWASP
8 53 (14.68%) Social Engineering
9 41 (11.36%) Reverse Engineering
10 29 (8.03%) Open Source
11 26 (7.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (5.26%) Risk Management
13 17 (4.71%) Malware Analysis
14 16 (4.43%) Project Management
15 14 (3.88%) Data Protection
16 13 (3.60%) Security Architecture
16 13 (3.60%) Threat Modelling
17 9 (2.49%) Static Code Analysis
17 9 (2.49%) Web Development
18 8 (2.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 102 (28.25%) Java
2 96 (26.59%) Python
3 92 (25.48%) C++
4 80 (22.16%) C
5 75 (20.78%) Perl
6 63 (17.45%) Ruby
7 50 (13.85%) PHP
8 41 (11.36%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.65%) C#
9 24 (6.65%) PowerShell
10 18 (4.99%) SQL
11 12 (3.32%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.77%) VB
13 8 (2.22%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 245 (67.87%) CREST Certified
2 123 (34.07%) OSCP
3 104 (28.81%) Security Cleared
4 93 (25.76%) CEH
5 90 (24.93%) GPEN
6 73 (20.22%) GIAC
7 62 (17.17%) CISSP
7 62 (17.17%) Degree
7 62 (17.17%) SC Cleared
8 60 (16.62%) CHECK Team Leader
8 60 (16.62%) Tigerscheme
9 52 (14.40%) CHECK Team Member
10 30 (8.31%) SANS
11 25 (6.93%) CISM
12 20 (5.54%) DV Cleared
12 20 (5.54%) OSCE
13 19 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (4.99%) GWAPT
15 16 (4.43%) CCNA
16 14 (3.88%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.26%) QA
2 15 (4.16%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 73 (20.22%) Nessus
2 62 (17.17%) Nmap
3 25 (6.93%) OpenVAS
4 11 (3.05%) HP Fortify
5 6 (1.66%) Nexpose
6 3 (0.83%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.55%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 27 (7.48%) Qualys
2 18 (4.99%) Cisco
2 18 (4.99%) Fortinet
2 18 (4.99%) Juniper
2 18 (4.99%) Nokia
3 17 (4.71%) Coverity
4 9 (2.49%) HP
5 6 (1.66%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.11%) Capita
6 4 (1.11%) IBM
7 3 (0.83%) QNX
8 2 (0.55%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.55%) SAP
South West
Espion Group
Salary: This role offers a highly competitive starting salary and benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Code IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago