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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 754 765 816
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 112 99 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.097% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 103 75 35
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,300 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +60.00%
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
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +63 64 £55,000 - 9
North West 0 18 £57,500 -4.16% 5
South East -13 10 £65,000 - 6
East Midlands +22 5 £45,000 -25.00% 1
South West -4 3 £65,000 +136.36% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £25,000 - 1
West Midlands -15 2 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 219 (89.75%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (40.16%) Information Security
3 88 (36.07%) Ethical Hacking
4 72 (29.51%) CEH
5 61 (25.00%) CISSP
6 49 (20.08%) Windows
7 48 (19.67%) OSCP
8 44 (18.03%) Linux
9 43 (17.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 43 (17.62%) Finance
10 41 (16.80%) Degree
11 38 (15.57%) Security Testing
12 36 (14.75%) PCI DSS
13 33 (13.52%) OSCE
14 30 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 30 (12.30%) Security Cleared
15 27 (11.07%) Metasploit
16 24 (9.84%) Banking
17 22 (9.02%) Cyber Security
18 21 (8.61%) Android
18 21 (8.61%) Apple iOS
18 21 (8.61%) Ruby
19 20 (8.20%) Security Architecture
20 19 (7.79%) Java
20 19 (7.79%) SQL
20 19 (7.79%) Python
20 19 (7.79%) Computer Science
21 17 (6.97%) Wireless
22 16 (6.56%) OWASP
23 15 (6.15%) Risk Management

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (4.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.97%) Wireless
2 15 (6.15%) Firewall
3 10 (4.10%) Network Security
4 6 (2.46%) VPN
5 4 (1.64%) LAN
5 4 (1.64%) VoIP
5 4 (1.64%) WAN
5 4 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.82%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.41%) LTE
7 1 (0.41%) 2G
7 1 (0.41%) NGN
7 1 (0.41%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.41%) HTTP
7 1 (0.41%) SSL
7 1 (0.41%) 3G
7 1 (0.41%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (17.62%) Finance
2 24 (9.84%) Banking
3 15 (6.15%) Retail
4 10 (4.10%) Games
5 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.74%) .NET
2 2 (0.82%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.41%) XML
3 1 (0.41%) WSDL
3 1 (0.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) JSON
3 1 (0.41%) RESTful
3 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.69%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.05%) Open Source
7 2 (0.82%) SCADA
7 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.41%) Derivative
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.08%) Windows
2 44 (18.03%) Linux
3 21 (8.61%) Android
3 21 (8.61%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.92%) Windows Phone
5 10 (4.10%) CentOS
5 10 (4.10%) Debian
5 10 (4.10%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.87%) AIX
7 6 (2.46%) Solaris
8 4 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (89.75%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (40.16%) Information Security
3 88 (36.07%) Ethical Hacking
4 43 (17.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 38 (15.57%) Security Testing
6 22 (9.02%) Cyber Security
7 20 (8.20%) Security Architecture
8 16 (6.56%) OWASP
9 15 (6.15%) Risk Management
10 13 (5.33%) Project Management
11 12 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (4.10%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (4.10%) Test Management
12 10 (4.10%) Computer Security
13 7 (2.87%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.87%) Security Management
14 6 (2.46%) SIEM
15 4 (1.64%) Risk Assessment
16 3 (1.23%) Information Management
16 3 (1.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.61%) Ruby
2 19 (7.79%) Java
2 19 (7.79%) SQL
2 19 (7.79%) Python
3 12 (4.92%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.10%) C
4 10 (4.10%) C++
5 8 (3.28%) C#
6 7 (2.87%) Perl
6 7 (2.87%) PHP
6 7 (2.87%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (29.51%) CEH
2 61 (25.00%) CISSP
3 48 (19.67%) OSCP
4 41 (16.80%) Degree
5 33 (13.52%) OSCE
6 30 (12.30%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.74%) GPEN
8 10 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.10%) CISA
9 7 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.87%) CCNA
10 5 (2.05%) MCITP
10 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.05%) GIAC
11 4 (1.64%) GWAPT
12 3 (1.23%) GCIH
12 3 (1.23%) CISMP
12 3 (1.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.75%) PCI DSS
2 30 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.82%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Nmap
2 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (6.15%) Nessus
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (2.46%) LogRhythm
2 5 (2.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.82%) Cisco
3 2 (0.82%) Apple
3 2 (0.82%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.41%) BT
4 1 (0.41%) Google
4 1 (0.41%) Fortinet
4 1 (0.41%) Qualys
4 1 (0.41%) Coverity
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle
4 1 (0.41%) Juniper
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Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
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Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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