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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 780 778 824
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 113 84 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.082% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.087% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 98 62 36
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £57,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +53.33%
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
101031 96829 103291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.73% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84577 80351 89414
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 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 November 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 27 November 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
(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 +57 71 £62,500 +25.00% 12
North West -9 11 £57,500 - 3
South East -39 10 £65,000 - 3
East Midlands +12 5 £45,000 -16.27% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 -
West Midlands -9 3 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South West -14 2 £65,000 - 5
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 227 (85.98%) Penetration Testing
2 100 (37.88%) Ethical Hacking
3 97 (36.74%) Information Security
4 89 (33.71%) CEH
5 65 (24.62%) CISSP
6 57 (21.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 51 (19.32%) PCI DSS
8 50 (18.94%) Finance
9 45 (17.05%) Security Testing
10 44 (16.67%) Windows
11 43 (16.29%) Degree
11 43 (16.29%) OSCP
12 38 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 38 (14.39%) Linux
13 35 (13.26%) Security Cleared
14 34 (12.88%) Metasploit
15 32 (12.12%) Java
16 29 (10.98%) Ruby
16 29 (10.98%) Cyber Security
17 27 (10.23%) .NET
17 27 (10.23%) Python
18 24 (9.09%) Banking
19 23 (8.71%) OSCE
19 23 (8.71%) Apple iOS
19 23 (8.71%) Android
20 21 (7.95%) Computer Science
20 21 (7.95%) SQL
20 21 (7.95%) Wireless
21 20 (7.58%) Firewall
21 20 (7.58%) Retail

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.76%) IIS
1 2 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.95%) Wireless
2 20 (7.58%) Firewall
3 14 (5.30%) Network Security
4 10 (3.79%) VPN
5 8 (3.03%) VoIP
6 4 (1.52%) WAN
6 4 (1.52%) LAN
6 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.76%) Internet
7 2 (0.76%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.38%) LTE
8 1 (0.38%) 2G
8 1 (0.38%) NGN
8 1 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.38%) 3G
8 1 (0.38%) SS7
8 1 (0.38%) SSL
8 1 (0.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.76%) MySQL
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (12.88%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (18.94%) Finance
2 24 (9.09%) Banking
3 20 (7.58%) Retail
4 10 (3.79%) Games
5 7 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.23%) .NET
2 2 (0.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.38%) XML
3 1 (0.38%) WSDL
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.38%) JSON
3 1 (0.38%) RESTful
3 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.17%) Open Source
5 9 (3.41%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.76%) SCADA
7 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.38%) Derivative
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.67%) Windows
2 38 (14.39%) Linux
3 23 (8.71%) Android
3 23 (8.71%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.30%) Windows Phone
5 10 (3.79%) CentOS
5 10 (3.79%) Debian
5 10 (3.79%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.65%) AIX
7 6 (2.27%) Solaris
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.52%) UNIX
9 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (85.98%) Penetration Testing
2 100 (37.88%) Ethical Hacking
3 97 (36.74%) Information Security
4 57 (21.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 45 (17.05%) Security Testing
6 29 (10.98%) Cyber Security
7 19 (7.20%) OWASP
8 18 (6.82%) Risk Management
9 17 (6.44%) Project Management
10 13 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (3.79%) Security Architecture
12 10 (3.79%) Test Management
13 9 (3.41%) Computer Security
13 9 (3.41%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.03%) SIEM
14 8 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (2.65%) Information Management
16 5 (1.89%) E-Commerce
16 5 (1.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.12%) Java
2 29 (10.98%) Ruby
3 27 (10.23%) Python
4 21 (7.95%) SQL
5 18 (6.82%) C
6 16 (6.06%) PHP
7 15 (5.68%) C#
7 15 (5.68%) C++
8 12 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.17%) Objective-C
10 7 (2.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (33.71%) CEH
2 65 (24.62%) CISSP
3 43 (16.29%) Degree
3 43 (16.29%) OSCP
4 35 (13.26%) Security Cleared
5 23 (8.71%) OSCE
6 19 (7.20%) GPEN
7 11 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.79%) CISA
9 9 (3.41%) GIAC
10 7 (2.65%) CISMP
10 7 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.65%) CCNA
11 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.89%) MCITP
12 4 (1.52%) CISM
12 4 (1.52%) GWAPT
13 3 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (19.32%) PCI DSS
2 38 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (1.14%) Snort
1 3 (1.14%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 17 (6.44%) Nessus
2 3 (1.14%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (2.65%) Microsoft
1 7 (2.65%) LogRhythm
2 2 (0.76%) Cisco
2 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (0.76%) Apple
2 2 (0.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.38%) BT
3 1 (0.38%) Google
3 1 (0.38%) Fortinet
3 1 (0.38%) Qualys
3 1 (0.38%) Coverity
3 1 (0.38%) F5
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle
3 1 (0.38%) Juniper
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
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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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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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