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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
UK / England
Rank 748 788 837
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 70 141 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.15% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 37 115 77
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £44,700 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-26.08% -

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
75029 92379 96896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.29% 96.46% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 62753 78219 80442
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 +3 21 £63,000 +0.80% 10
South East +50 14 £62,500 +8.69% 3
West Midlands +46 9 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +29 8 - - 3
South West +13 7 £40,000 -42.85% 6
East of England +26 6 £32,500 -38.09% 3
North West -30 1 £20,000 -78.94% 5
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 148 (78.31%) Penetration Testing
2 110 (58.20%) CREST Certified
3 81 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 81 (42.86%) Information Security
4 73 (38.62%) Windows
5 70 (37.04%) Java
6 66 (34.92%) C++
7 65 (34.39%) C
8 64 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
9 63 (33.33%) OSCP
10 57 (30.16%) Python
11 56 (29.63%) CHECK Team Leader
12 54 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
13 53 (28.04%) SC Cleared
14 52 (27.51%) Degree
15 50 (26.46%) Perl
16 48 (25.40%) Wireless
16 48 (25.40%) Nessus
16 48 (25.40%) CEH
17 46 (24.34%) Ethical Hacking
18 45 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 39 (20.63%) Linux
20 38 (20.11%) Finance
21 37 (19.58%) Mobile App
22 36 (19.05%) Security Testing
23 35 (18.52%) Nmap
23 35 (18.52%) Ruby
24 34 (17.99%) Social Engineering
25 32 (16.93%) PHP
26 30 (15.87%) Unix

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 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.40%) Wireless
2 25 (13.23%) Wireless Security
3 24 (12.70%) Firewall
4 19 (10.05%) Network Security
5 15 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.88%) HTTP
7 9 (4.76%) Broadband
7 9 (4.76%) LTE
8 6 (3.17%) Internet
8 6 (3.17%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.65%) SMTP
10 1 (0.53%) LAN
10 1 (0.53%) VoIP
10 1 (0.53%) VPN
10 1 (0.53%) WAN
Development Applications
1 26 (13.76%) Metasploit
2 16 (8.47%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.06%) JMeter
3 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.53%) AppScan
General
1 38 (20.11%) Finance
2 27 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 18 (9.52%) Publishing
4 6 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.88%) .NET
2 5 (2.65%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.65%) Middleware
3 3 (1.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.06%) Ajax
4 2 (1.06%) HTML
4 2 (1.06%) J2EE
4 2 (1.06%) JNI
4 2 (1.06%) JSON
4 2 (1.06%) SOAP
4 2 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.58%) Mobile App
2 29 (15.34%) CESG
3 18 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.23%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.65%) iSeries
7 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.06%) SCADA
9 1 (0.53%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.62%) Windows
2 39 (20.63%) Linux
3 30 (15.87%) Unix
4 13 (6.88%) Kali Linux
5 9 (4.76%) VxWorks
6 7 (3.70%) Solaris
7 2 (1.06%) Android
7 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.53%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (78.31%) Penetration Testing
2 81 (42.86%) Information Security
3 64 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (24.34%) Ethical Hacking
5 45 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 36 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 34 (17.99%) Social Engineering
8 20 (10.58%) OWASP
9 16 (8.47%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (7.41%) Static Code Analysis
11 13 (6.88%) Open Source
11 13 (6.88%) Source Code Analysis
11 13 (6.88%) Threat Modelling
12 12 (6.35%) Project Management
13 10 (5.29%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (4.76%) SDLC
14 9 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 8 (4.23%) Network Packet Capture
16 7 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
16 7 (3.70%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 70 (37.04%) Java
2 66 (34.92%) C++
3 65 (34.39%) C
4 57 (30.16%) Python
5 50 (26.46%) Perl
6 35 (18.52%) Ruby
7 32 (16.93%) PHP
8 23 (12.17%) Bash Shell
9 12 (6.35%) C#
10 8 (4.23%) SQL
10 8 (4.23%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.59%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.59%) VB
14 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (58.20%) CREST Certified
2 81 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 63 (33.33%) OSCP
4 56 (29.63%) CHECK Team Leader
5 54 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
6 53 (28.04%) SC Cleared
7 52 (27.51%) Degree
8 48 (25.40%) CEH
9 21 (11.11%) Tigerscheme
10 16 (8.47%) GPEN
11 15 (7.94%) SANS
12 14 (7.41%) CISSP
12 14 (7.41%) DV Cleared
13 13 (6.88%) GIAC
14 8 (4.23%) CISA
15 7 (3.70%) OSCE
16 4 (2.12%) OSWP
17 3 (1.59%) CPTE
17 3 (1.59%) ISTQB
18 2 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) QA
2 8 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 48 (25.40%) Nessus
2 35 (18.52%) Nmap
3 17 (8.99%) OpenVAS
4 4 (2.12%) Core Impact
4 4 (2.12%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 21 (11.11%) Qualys
2 8 (4.23%) Coverity
3 5 (2.65%) VMware
4 4 (2.12%) Rapid7
5 3 (1.59%) Cisco
5 3 (1.59%) Fortinet
5 3 (1.59%) Juniper
5 3 (1.59%) Nokia
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) SAP
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Leeds
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Salary: competitive
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Bristol
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Manchester
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Birmingham
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Cheltenham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
England
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50k-£65k per annum + Bonus, 26 + Holidays, Exc Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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England
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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Manchester
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 plus package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Bonus
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Bristol, Avon
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