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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 746 830 861
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 178 112 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 136 88 87
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £29,050 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £68,500 £74,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
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
92529 99293 107318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.54% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 78587 81827 87848
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +36 101 £62,500 +13.63% 12
South East +35 30 £42,500 -19.81% 14
South West +9 20 £57,500 +43.75% 2
North West +35 17 £50,000 +98.01% 2
Yorkshire +14 10 £52,500 -4.54% 2
West Midlands -21 8 £57,500 +7.47% 4
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 2
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 259 (85.76%) Penetration Testing
2 157 (51.99%) CREST Certified
3 155 (51.32%) Information Security
4 113 (37.42%) Security Testing
5 97 (32.12%) Cybersecurity
6 91 (30.13%) Windows
7 86 (28.48%) Wireless
8 78 (25.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 61 (20.20%) Mobile App
10 58 (19.21%) Network Security
10 58 (19.21%) Java
11 57 (18.87%) Reverse Engineering
12 56 (18.54%) Ethical Hacking
13 55 (18.21%) TCP/IP
14 54 (17.88%) Firewall
14 54 (17.88%) Security Cleared
15 53 (17.55%) OSCP
16 50 (16.56%) Python
16 50 (16.56%) Nessus
17 49 (16.23%) Social Engineering
18 47 (15.56%) Degree
19 46 (15.23%) Unix
20 45 (14.90%) Management Information System
20 45 (14.90%) Metasploit
21 43 (14.24%) Linux
22 42 (13.91%) Finance
22 42 (13.91%) Banking
22 42 (13.91%) CHECK Team Leader
23 40 (13.25%) Security Architecture
23 40 (13.25%) SC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (28.48%) Wireless
2 58 (19.21%) Network Security
3 55 (18.21%) TCP/IP
4 54 (17.88%) Firewall
5 21 (6.95%) LAN
5 21 (6.95%) WAN
6 15 (4.97%) Wireless Security
7 9 (2.98%) Internet
8 4 (1.32%) VoIP
8 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.66%) VPN
Development Applications
1 45 (14.90%) Metasploit
2 33 (10.93%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.66%) AppScan
3 5 (1.66%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.99%) Paros
General
1 42 (13.91%) Banking
1 42 (13.91%) Finance
2 11 (3.64%) Publishing
3 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.66%) Legal
5 2 (0.66%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Military
6 1 (0.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.93%) Web Services
2 29 (9.60%) .NET
3 17 (5.63%) 802.1X
4 10 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.99%) JSON
5 6 (1.99%) XML
6 4 (1.32%) Ajax
6 4 (1.32%) HTML
6 4 (1.32%) HTML5
6 4 (1.32%) SOAP
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.20%) Mobile App
2 45 (14.90%) Management Information System
3 34 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.61%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.97%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (4.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (3.64%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.98%) CESG
9 8 (2.65%) Blog
9 8 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.65%) SCADA
10 7 (2.32%) iPad
11 6 (1.99%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.33%) Cyber Attack
14 1 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 91 (30.13%) Windows
2 46 (15.23%) Unix
3 43 (14.24%) Linux
4 28 (9.27%) Android
4 28 (9.27%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.97%) Solaris
6 8 (2.65%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.66%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (85.76%) Penetration Testing
2 155 (51.32%) Information Security
3 113 (37.42%) Security Testing
4 97 (32.12%) Cybersecurity
5 78 (25.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 57 (18.87%) Reverse Engineering
7 56 (18.54%) Ethical Hacking
8 49 (16.23%) Social Engineering
9 40 (13.25%) Security Architecture
10 39 (12.91%) OWASP
11 35 (11.59%) Risk Assessment
12 34 (11.26%) Risk Management
12 34 (11.26%) Security Management
13 33 (10.93%) Time Management
14 26 (8.61%) Compliance Audit
14 26 (8.61%) Network Design
14 26 (8.61%) SDLC
14 26 (8.61%) Server Hardening
14 26 (8.61%) Software Audit
15 21 (6.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.21%) Java
2 50 (16.56%) Python
3 37 (12.25%) Perl
4 36 (11.92%) C++
5 33 (10.93%) PHP
6 30 (9.93%) C
6 30 (9.93%) Ruby
7 27 (8.94%) Bash Shell
8 26 (8.61%) C#
9 25 (8.28%) SQL
10 22 (7.28%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.97%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.32%) VB
13 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 157 (51.99%) CREST Certified
2 54 (17.88%) Security Cleared
3 53 (17.55%) OSCP
4 47 (15.56%) Degree
5 42 (13.91%) CHECK Team Leader
6 40 (13.25%) SC Cleared
7 34 (11.26%) CEH
8 31 (10.26%) CISSP
9 30 (9.93%) GPEN
10 29 (9.60%) CHECK Team Member
11 24 (7.95%) Tigerscheme
12 23 (7.62%) GIAC
13 13 (4.30%) OSCE
14 11 (3.64%) CISM
15 10 (3.31%) GWAPT
16 9 (2.98%) SANS
17 6 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
18 5 (1.66%) CLAS
19 4 (1.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (9.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 24 (7.95%) QA
4 9 (2.98%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.66%) GPG13
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (16.56%) Nessus
2 32 (10.60%) Nmap
3 8 (2.65%) HP Fortify
4 5 (1.66%) OpenVAS
4 5 (1.66%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.32%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.99%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 20 (6.62%) Cisco
2 19 (6.29%) Fortinet
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.63%) Juniper
3 17 (5.63%) Nokia
4 9 (2.98%) Qualys
5 5 (1.66%) Coverity
6 4 (1.32%) HP
7 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) Sony
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Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Via Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Car, Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Buckingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Buckingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago