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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 747 752 788
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 105 111 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 82 87 41
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £31,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +25.71%
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
95146 98530 96981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.55% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 78725 80421 81983
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 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 +54 63 £55,000 -12.00% 18
North West +17 13 £57,500 +101.75% 8
South West -12 11 £41,250 -22.16% 6
South East -20 9 £50,000 -16.66% 6
Yorkshire +6 6 £60,000 +60.00% 3
West Midlands -29 4 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 185 (87.26%) Penetration Testing
2 92 (43.40%) Information Security
3 58 (27.36%) OSCP
4 54 (25.47%) Security Testing
5 50 (23.58%) Ethical Hacking
6 46 (21.70%) CISSP
7 39 (18.40%) Windows
8 38 (17.92%) OSCE
9 33 (15.57%) Linux
10 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
11 30 (14.15%) OWASP
11 30 (14.15%) CEH
12 29 (13.68%) Security Architecture
12 29 (13.68%) Degree
13 28 (13.21%) Nessus
14 26 (12.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 26 (12.26%) Cyber Security
15 23 (10.85%) Metasploit
16 22 (10.38%) Network Security
17 20 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 17 (8.02%) Computer Science
18 17 (8.02%) PCI DSS
19 14 (6.60%) Wireless
19 14 (6.60%) Finance
20 13 (6.13%) Banking
20 13 (6.13%) Mobile App
21 12 (5.66%) SQL
22 11 (5.19%) Java
22 11 (5.19%) Risk Management
22 11 (5.19%) Computer Security

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.38%) Network Security
2 14 (6.60%) Wireless
3 9 (4.25%) Firewall
4 4 (1.89%) VPN
5 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.94%) VoIP
7 1 (0.47%) HTTP
7 1 (0.47%) 3G
7 1 (0.47%) SS7
7 1 (0.47%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.47%) 2G
7 1 (0.47%) NGN
7 1 (0.47%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.47%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) MySQL
1 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (10.85%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.47%) JMeter
General
1 14 (6.60%) Finance
2 13 (6.13%) Banking
3 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.30%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.77%) .NET
2 6 (2.83%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.42%) JSP
3 3 (1.42%) HTML
4 2 (0.94%) Middleware
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.13%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.36%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.36%) Open Source
5 2 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.47%) Derivative
6 1 (0.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.47%) Physics
6 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.47%) CESG
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.40%) Windows
2 33 (15.57%) Linux
3 7 (3.30%) Android
3 7 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.94%) UNIX
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (87.26%) Penetration Testing
2 92 (43.40%) Information Security
3 54 (25.47%) Security Testing
4 50 (23.58%) Ethical Hacking
5 30 (14.15%) OWASP
6 29 (13.68%) Security Architecture
7 26 (12.26%) Cyber Security
7 26 (12.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 11 (5.19%) Computer Security
8 11 (5.19%) ISMS
8 11 (5.19%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.77%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.83%) Test Management
12 5 (2.36%) Security Management
13 4 (1.89%) Mentoring
14 3 (1.42%) Vulnerability Management
14 3 (1.42%) E-Commerce
14 3 (1.42%) Project Management
15 2 (0.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.66%) SQL
2 11 (5.19%) Java
3 7 (3.30%) C
4 6 (2.83%) C#
4 6 (2.83%) C++
5 5 (2.36%) PHP
6 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.42%) Python
7 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (27.36%) OSCP
2 46 (21.70%) CISSP
3 38 (17.92%) OSCE
4 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
5 30 (14.15%) CEH
6 29 (13.68%) Degree
7 9 (4.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.36%) GPEN
9 4 (1.89%) GWAPT
9 4 (1.89%) CISM
10 3 (1.42%) GCIH
10 3 (1.42%) CISA
11 2 (0.94%) CCNA
11 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.02%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.83%) QA
4 2 (0.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (13.21%) Nessus
2 10 (4.72%) Nmap
3 7 (3.30%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (3.30%) Qualys
2 4 (1.89%) McAfee
3 1 (0.47%) BT
3 1 (0.47%) Google
3 1 (0.47%) Fortinet
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco
3 1 (0.47%) Intel
3 1 (0.47%) Citrix
3 1 (0.47%) Juniper
3 1 (0.47%) Apple
3 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Coverity
3 1 (0.47%) Acunetix
3 1 (0.47%) Splunk
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
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Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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