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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 725 878 800
Rank change year-on-year
+153 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 173 82 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.083% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 127 64 134
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £82,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
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
88595 99120 104958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.43% 96.33% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75423 82622 86348
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +78 76 £60,000 +14.28% 13
South East +69 46 £50,000 -9.09% 25
Yorkshire +46 21 £70,000 +55.55% 5
West Midlands +5 8 £52,500 -6.66% 9
South West +19 6 £52,500 +10.52% 10
East Midlands - 3 £70,000 - 3
North West +18 2 £50,000 +17.64% 8
East of England +34 1 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands - 1 £55,000 - 1
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 278 (80.58%) Penetration Testing
2 208 (60.29%) CREST Certified
3 144 (41.74%) Information Security
4 135 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (30.43%) Wireless
6 104 (30.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 96 (27.83%) Security Testing
8 93 (26.96%) Mobile App
8 93 (26.96%) OSCP
9 90 (26.09%) Windows
10 84 (24.35%) Python
10 84 (24.35%) Java
11 83 (24.06%) Security Cleared
12 73 (21.16%) CEH
13 71 (20.58%) C++
14 70 (20.29%) OWASP
15 69 (20.00%) GPEN
16 68 (19.71%) Ethical Hacking
17 66 (19.13%) Nessus
17 66 (19.13%) Firewall
18 65 (18.84%) Perl
19 62 (17.97%) C
20 57 (16.52%) Linux
20 57 (16.52%) Degree
21 56 (16.23%) Ruby
22 55 (15.94%) Metasploit
22 55 (15.94%) Nmap
23 53 (15.36%) Finance
23 53 (15.36%) GIAC
23 53 (15.36%) CISSP

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 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (30.43%) Wireless
2 66 (19.13%) Firewall
3 45 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 29 (8.41%) Network Security
5 26 (7.54%) Wireless Security
6 17 (4.93%) LAN
6 17 (4.93%) WAN
7 15 (4.35%) Internet
8 6 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.87%) Broadband
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.87%) LTE
9 3 (0.87%) VoIP
9 3 (0.87%) VPN
10 2 (0.58%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.58%) DAB
10 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.58%) HTTP
10 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.58%) NFC
Development Applications
1 55 (15.94%) Metasploit
2 46 (13.33%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.45%) AppScan
3 5 (1.45%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.87%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.87%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.87%) Paros
4 3 (0.87%) WinRunner
General
1 53 (15.36%) Finance
2 31 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 28 (8.12%) Banking
4 21 (6.09%) Publishing
5 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 3 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Automotive
7 2 (0.58%) Back Office
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.38%) 802.1X
2 21 (6.09%) .NET
3 18 (5.22%) Web Services
4 12 (3.48%) HTML
5 11 (3.19%) HTML5
6 10 (2.90%) JSON
6 10 (2.90%) XML
7 6 (1.74%) Ajax
7 6 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.74%) SOAP
8 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.16%) RESTful
9 1 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 93 (26.96%) Mobile App
2 34 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.25%) CESG
4 13 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.90%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.32%) SCADA
9 7 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.03%) iPad
10 6 (1.74%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.16%) Blog
12 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 90 (26.09%) Windows
2 57 (16.52%) Linux
3 39 (11.30%) Unix
4 16 (4.64%) Android
4 16 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.90%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.45%) Solaris
7 4 (1.16%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.58%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (80.58%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (41.74%) Information Security
3 135 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
4 104 (30.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 96 (27.83%) Security Testing
6 70 (20.29%) OWASP
7 68 (19.71%) Ethical Hacking
8 51 (14.78%) Social Engineering
9 49 (14.20%) Reverse Engineering
10 26 (7.54%) Risk Management
11 24 (6.96%) Security Architecture
12 18 (5.22%) Malware Analysis
12 18 (5.22%) Open Source
12 18 (5.22%) Time Management
13 17 (4.93%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (4.64%) Security Management
14 16 (4.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 14 (4.06%) Data Protection
16 13 (3.77%) SDLC
16 13 (3.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.35%) Java
1 84 (24.35%) Python
2 71 (20.58%) C++
3 65 (18.84%) Perl
4 62 (17.97%) C
5 56 (16.23%) Ruby
6 41 (11.88%) PHP
7 38 (11.01%) Bash Shell
8 27 (7.83%) PowerShell
9 23 (6.67%) C#
10 18 (5.22%) SQL
11 11 (3.19%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.32%) VB
13 4 (1.16%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 208 (60.29%) CREST Certified
2 93 (26.96%) OSCP
3 83 (24.06%) Security Cleared
4 73 (21.16%) CEH
5 69 (20.00%) GPEN
6 57 (16.52%) Degree
7 53 (15.36%) CISSP
7 53 (15.36%) GIAC
8 50 (14.49%) SC Cleared
9 44 (12.75%) CHECK Team Leader
10 43 (12.46%) Tigerscheme
11 34 (9.86%) CHECK Team Member
12 22 (6.38%) CISM
13 21 (6.09%) SANS
14 16 (4.64%) DV Cleared
15 13 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (3.77%) GWAPT
15 13 (3.77%) OSCE
16 10 (2.90%) CCNA
17 9 (2.61%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (6.09%) QA
2 12 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 11 (3.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) GPG13
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 66 (19.13%) Nessus
2 55 (15.94%) Nmap
3 18 (5.22%) OpenVAS
4 10 (2.90%) HP Fortify
5 6 (1.74%) Nexpose
6 5 (1.45%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.58%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 25 (7.25%) Cisco
2 24 (6.96%) Fortinet
3 22 (6.38%) Juniper
3 22 (6.38%) Nokia
4 21 (6.09%) Qualys
5 13 (3.77%) Coverity
6 12 (3.48%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.74%) HP
8 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.58%) Capita
9 2 (0.58%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.58%) QNX
10 1 (0.29%) IBM
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Midlands
Metaskil Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £28850 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago