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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 751 858 852
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 113 76 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 81 65 103
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
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
81112 96104 102899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.50% 96.62% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67914 80920 85864
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +65 38 £66,250 +1.92% 14
South East +90 24 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire +34 22 £55,000 +10.00% 5
West Midlands - 10 £55,000 - 5
South West +20 8 £50,000 +117.39% 4
East Midlands +4 3 £65,000 +88.81% 1
East of England - 3 £32,500 - 2
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 246 (79.87%) Penetration Testing
2 206 (66.88%) CREST Certified
3 131 (42.53%) OSCP
3 131 (42.53%) Windows
4 129 (41.88%) Security Cleared
5 125 (40.58%) Java
6 119 (38.64%) C++
7 118 (38.31%) Information Security
8 112 (36.36%) C
8 112 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
9 107 (34.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 105 (34.09%) Python
11 99 (32.14%) CEH
12 92 (29.87%) Ethical Hacking
13 86 (27.92%) Nessus
14 82 (26.62%) Wireless
15 81 (26.30%) GPEN
16 80 (25.97%) Linux
17 79 (25.65%) Perl
18 73 (23.70%) Mobile App
19 72 (23.38%) SC Cleared
19 72 (23.38%) CHECK Team Member
19 72 (23.38%) Nmap
20 71 (23.05%) Degree
21 70 (22.73%) CHECK Team Leader
22 61 (19.81%) Telecoms
22 61 (19.81%) Finance
22 61 (19.81%) GIAC
23 54 (17.53%) Ruby
23 54 (17.53%) Security Testing

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 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (26.62%) Wireless
2 34 (11.04%) Network Security
3 33 (10.71%) Firewall
4 25 (8.12%) Wireless Security
5 21 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.87%) Broadband
6 15 (4.87%) LTE
7 14 (4.55%) Internet
8 7 (2.27%) VPN
9 6 (1.95%) HTTP
10 3 (0.97%) VoIP
10 3 (0.97%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.32%) DAB
11 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.32%) LAN
11 1 (0.32%) NFC
11 1 (0.32%) SMTP
11 1 (0.32%) WAN
11 1 (0.32%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 53 (17.21%) Metasploit
2 38 (12.34%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.62%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.30%) AppScan
5 3 (0.97%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.97%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 61 (19.81%) Finance
1 61 (19.81%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.44%) Publishing
3 10 (3.25%) Retail
4 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.97%) Electronics
5 3 (0.97%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Automotive
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.77%) .NET
2 12 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.95%) ELK Stack
4 5 (1.62%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.62%) HTML
5 4 (1.30%) JSON
5 4 (1.30%) XML
6 3 (0.97%) HTML5
6 3 (0.97%) Web Services
7 2 (0.65%) Ajax
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.65%) J2EE
7 2 (0.65%) JNI
7 2 (0.65%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.32%) CGI
8 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 73 (23.70%) Mobile App
2 46 (14.94%) CESG
3 31 (10.06%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (4.87%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.22%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.95%) Blog
10 4 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.30%) iPad
11 2 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.32%) iSeries
12 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (42.53%) Windows
2 80 (25.97%) Linux
3 47 (15.26%) Unix
4 17 (5.52%) Kali Linux
5 15 (4.87%) VxWorks
6 6 (1.95%) Solaris
7 5 (1.62%) Android
8 4 (1.30%) AIX
8 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (79.87%) Penetration Testing
2 118 (38.31%) Information Security
3 112 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (34.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 92 (29.87%) Ethical Hacking
6 54 (17.53%) Security Testing
7 49 (15.91%) Social Engineering
8 45 (14.61%) OWASP
9 33 (10.71%) Open Source
10 32 (10.39%) Reverse Engineering
11 27 (8.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 23 (7.47%) Threat Modelling
13 21 (6.82%) Static Code Analysis
14 18 (5.84%) Project Management
14 18 (5.84%) Source Code Analysis
15 14 (4.55%) Data Protection
16 12 (3.90%) Malware Analysis
17 11 (3.57%) Remediation Plan
17 11 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
18 10 (3.25%) Network Packet Capture
Programming Languages
1 125 (40.58%) Java
2 119 (38.64%) C++
3 112 (36.36%) C
4 105 (34.09%) Python
5 79 (25.65%) Perl
6 54 (17.53%) Ruby
7 53 (17.21%) PHP
8 37 (12.01%) Bash Shell
9 25 (8.12%) C#
10 17 (5.52%) VB.NET
11 15 (4.87%) SQL
12 10 (3.25%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.60%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.27%) VB
15 6 (1.95%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (66.88%) CREST Certified
2 131 (42.53%) OSCP
3 129 (41.88%) Security Cleared
4 99 (32.14%) CEH
5 81 (26.30%) GPEN
6 72 (23.38%) CHECK Team Member
6 72 (23.38%) SC Cleared
7 71 (23.05%) Degree
8 70 (22.73%) CHECK Team Leader
9 61 (19.81%) GIAC
10 50 (16.23%) Tigerscheme
11 38 (12.34%) CISSP
12 31 (10.06%) DV Cleared
12 31 (10.06%) SANS
13 15 (4.87%) CISA
13 15 (4.87%) GWAPT
13 15 (4.87%) OSCE
14 13 (4.22%) CCNA
14 13 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (3.57%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.55%) QA
2 13 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 86 (27.92%) Nessus
2 72 (23.38%) Nmap
3 38 (12.34%) OpenVAS
4 4 (1.30%) Core Impact
4 4 (1.30%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.30%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 39 (12.66%) Qualys
2 21 (6.82%) Coverity
3 5 (1.62%) Cisco
3 5 (1.62%) Fortinet
3 5 (1.62%) Juniper
3 5 (1.62%) Nokia
4 4 (1.30%) Capita
4 4 (1.30%) HP
4 4 (1.30%) IBM
5 3 (0.97%) SAP
6 2 (0.65%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.32%) QNX
7 1 (0.32%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago