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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 732 834 853
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 175 102 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 131 82 90
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
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
88589 95961 107799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.50% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 75325 79658 89090
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £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 31 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 31 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 +47 92 £62,500 +13.63% 9
South East +40 30 £42,500 -20.56% 9
Yorkshire +25 16 £70,000 +21.73% 4
South West +11 16 £57,500 +39.39% 6
West Midlands -5 10 £57,500 +7.47% 3
North West +22 7 £50,000 +88.67% 4
East of England +17 1 £45,000 +97.80% 2
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 266 (83.91%) Penetration Testing
2 170 (53.63%) CREST Certified
3 157 (49.53%) Information Security
4 122 (38.49%) Security Testing
5 113 (35.65%) Cybersecurity
6 94 (29.65%) Wireless
7 91 (28.71%) Windows
8 85 (26.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 75 (23.66%) Mobile App
10 68 (21.45%) Java
11 62 (19.56%) Python
11 62 (19.56%) Firewall
12 59 (18.61%) Ethical Hacking
12 59 (18.61%) TCP/IP
13 57 (17.98%) Security Cleared
14 56 (17.67%) Reverse Engineering
15 54 (17.03%) OWASP
15 54 (17.03%) OSCP
15 54 (17.03%) Degree
16 51 (16.09%) Nessus
17 49 (15.46%) Network Security
17 49 (15.46%) Social Engineering
18 48 (15.14%) Perl
19 47 (14.83%) Metasploit
20 45 (14.20%) C++
20 45 (14.20%) Unix
21 43 (13.56%) Linux
21 43 (13.56%) Management Information System
21 43 (13.56%) CHECK Team Leader
22 42 (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 2 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (29.65%) Wireless
2 62 (19.56%) Firewall
3 59 (18.61%) TCP/IP
4 49 (15.46%) Network Security
5 24 (7.57%) LAN
5 24 (7.57%) WAN
6 20 (6.31%) Wireless Security
7 12 (3.79%) Internet
8 6 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.95%) VoIP
10 2 (0.63%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.63%) DAB
10 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.63%) HTTP
10 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.63%) NFC
10 2 (0.63%) VPN
11 1 (0.32%) SSL
Development Applications
1 47 (14.83%) Metasploit
2 37 (11.67%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.89%) sqlmap
4 5 (1.58%) AppScan
5 3 (0.95%) Paros
General
1 41 (12.93%) Finance
2 40 (12.62%) Banking
3 15 (4.73%) Publishing
4 12 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Automotive
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.46%) .NET
1 30 (9.46%) Web Services
2 20 (6.31%) 802.1X
3 10 (3.15%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.84%) HTML
5 8 (2.52%) HTML5
5 8 (2.52%) JSON
5 8 (2.52%) XML
6 6 (1.89%) Ajax
6 6 (1.89%) SOAP
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) RESTful
8 1 (0.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.66%) Mobile App
2 43 (13.56%) Management Information System
3 40 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.94%) Blackberry
5 14 (4.42%) CESG
6 13 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (3.79%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (3.47%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.52%) Blog
9 8 (2.52%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.52%) SCADA
10 7 (2.21%) iPad
11 6 (1.89%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
15 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 91 (28.71%) Windows
2 45 (14.20%) Unix
3 43 (13.56%) Linux
4 26 (8.20%) Android
4 26 (8.20%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.10%) Solaris
6 8 (2.52%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.63%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) HPUX
8 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (83.91%) Penetration Testing
2 157 (49.53%) Information Security
3 122 (38.49%) Security Testing
4 113 (35.65%) Cybersecurity
5 85 (26.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 59 (18.61%) Ethical Hacking
7 56 (17.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 54 (17.03%) OWASP
9 49 (15.46%) Social Engineering
10 37 (11.67%) Security Architecture
11 32 (10.09%) Risk Management
12 31 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
13 30 (9.46%) Time Management
14 29 (9.15%) Security Management
15 23 (7.26%) SDLC
16 22 (6.94%) Compliance Audit
16 22 (6.94%) Network Design
16 22 (6.94%) Server Hardening
16 22 (6.94%) Software Audit
17 16 (5.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.45%) Java
2 62 (19.56%) Python
3 48 (15.14%) Perl
4 45 (14.20%) C++
5 40 (12.62%) Ruby
6 38 (11.99%) C
7 37 (11.67%) PHP
8 32 (10.09%) Bash Shell
9 30 (9.46%) C#
10 26 (8.20%) PowerShell
10 26 (8.20%) SQL
11 12 (3.79%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.89%) VB
13 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 170 (53.63%) CREST Certified
2 57 (17.98%) Security Cleared
3 54 (17.03%) Degree
3 54 (17.03%) OSCP
4 43 (13.56%) CHECK Team Leader
5 42 (13.25%) CEH
5 42 (13.25%) SC Cleared
6 37 (11.67%) CISSP
7 30 (9.46%) GPEN
7 30 (9.46%) Tigerscheme
8 29 (9.15%) CHECK Team Member
9 26 (8.20%) GIAC
10 18 (5.68%) CISM
11 14 (4.42%) OSCE
12 10 (3.15%) SANS
13 7 (2.21%) GWAPT
14 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.58%) CLAS
15 5 (1.58%) DV Cleared
16 4 (1.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (8.83%) QA
3 25 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (2.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) GPG13
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (16.09%) Nessus
2 35 (11.04%) Nmap
3 10 (3.15%) HP Fortify
4 7 (2.21%) OpenVAS
5 5 (1.58%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.95%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.63%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 23 (7.26%) Cisco
2 22 (6.94%) Fortinet
3 20 (6.31%) Juniper
3 20 (6.31%) Nokia
4 19 (5.99%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.15%) Qualys
6 7 (2.21%) Coverity
7 6 (1.89%) HP
8 3 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.63%) QNX
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago