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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 767 795 800
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 108 112 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.100% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 83 91 35
Average salary £53,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.83% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £41,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
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
97876 106372 100372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.57% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80918 87012 84539
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 +24 65 £55,000 -12.00% 29
South East -7 14 £53,000 -15.20% 10
South West -6 10 £40,000 -27.27% 16
West Midlands -13 7 £53,500 -2.72% 9
Yorkshire +14 5 £60,000 +60.00% 7
North West +1 5 £26,500 -18.46% 12
East of England +27 3 £21,500 -30.64% 2
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 170 (86.73%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (46.43%) Information Security
3 63 (32.14%) OSCP
4 51 (26.02%) Windows
5 48 (24.49%) CISSP
5 48 (24.49%) OSCE
6 44 (22.45%) Security Testing
7 43 (21.94%) Linux
8 39 (19.90%) Security Architecture
9 36 (18.37%) OWASP
10 34 (17.35%) Security Cleared
11 32 (16.33%) Ethical Hacking
12 30 (15.31%) Degree
13 28 (14.29%) CEH
13 28 (14.29%) Cyber Security
14 26 (13.27%) Nessus
15 21 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 21 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 20 (10.20%) Network Security
16 20 (10.20%) SQL
17 18 (9.18%) PCI DSS
17 18 (9.18%) Metasploit
18 16 (8.16%) Computer Science
18 16 (8.16%) Telecoms
18 16 (8.16%) Finance
18 16 (8.16%) Wireless
19 13 (6.63%) Mobile App
20 12 (6.12%) ISMS
21 11 (5.61%) SC Cleared
21 11 (5.61%) Nmap

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.20%) Network Security
2 16 (8.16%) Wireless
3 10 (5.10%) Firewall
4 4 (2.04%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.04%) VPN
5 2 (1.02%) VoIP
5 2 (1.02%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.51%) LTE
6 1 (0.51%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.51%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) 2G
6 1 (0.51%) NGN
6 1 (0.51%) Internet
6 1 (0.51%) 3G
6 1 (0.51%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.18%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 16 (8.16%) Telecoms
1 16 (8.16%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Banking
3 7 (3.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.04%) Games
5 3 (1.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) .NET
2 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.53%) JSP
3 3 (1.53%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.63%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.57%) Open Source
4 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.02%) Statistics
6 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.02%) Physics
6 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) CESG
7 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.02%) Windows
2 43 (21.94%) Linux
3 6 (3.06%) Android
3 6 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (86.73%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (46.43%) Information Security
3 44 (22.45%) Security Testing
4 39 (19.90%) Security Architecture
5 36 (18.37%) OWASP
6 32 (16.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 28 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 21 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (6.12%) ISMS
10 8 (4.08%) Computer Security
10 8 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.57%) Security Management
11 7 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (3.06%) Test Management
13 5 (2.55%) Risk Management
13 5 (2.55%) Mentoring
14 4 (2.04%) Project Management
15 3 (1.53%) E-Commerce
15 3 (1.53%) Validation
15 3 (1.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.20%) SQL
2 11 (5.61%) Java
3 8 (4.08%) C
4 7 (3.57%) PHP
5 6 (3.06%) C++
6 5 (2.55%) C#
7 4 (2.04%) Python
8 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 63 (32.14%) OSCP
2 48 (24.49%) OSCE
2 48 (24.49%) CISSP
3 34 (17.35%) Security Cleared
4 30 (15.31%) Degree
5 28 (14.29%) CEH
6 11 (5.61%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.06%) GPEN
8 4 (2.04%) GWAPT
9 3 (1.53%) GCIH
9 3 (1.53%) CISM
10 2 (1.02%) GIAC
10 2 (1.02%) CISA
10 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) CCNA
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (9.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.06%) QA
4 2 (1.02%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (13.27%) Nessus
2 11 (5.61%) Nmap
3 7 (3.57%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (4.08%) Qualys
2 4 (2.04%) McAfee
3 1 (0.51%) BT
3 1 (0.51%) Google
3 1 (0.51%) Fortinet
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco
3 1 (0.51%) Intel
3 1 (0.51%) Citrix
3 1 (0.51%) Juniper
3 1 (0.51%) Apple
3 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Coverity
3 1 (0.51%) Acunetix
3 1 (0.51%) Splunk
London
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Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and training offered
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: Yesterday
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: Yesterday