The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 780 789 829
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 108 68 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.066% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.069% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 90 28 52
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £39,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104811 98073 111210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.73% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 85812 82508 96017
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Penetration Tester
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -12 46 £62,500 -10.71% 11
South East -23 17 £65,000 +30.00%
East Midlands - 13 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +23 11 £55,000 +22.22% 2
North West +12 6 £32,500 -18.75%
South West - 5 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -49 4 £36,250 -
East of England - 3 £31,000 -
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 185 (85.25%) Penetration Testing
2 99 (45.62%) CEH
3 87 (40.09%) Security Testing
4 81 (37.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 78 (35.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 67 (30.88%) PCI DSS
7 58 (26.73%) Wireless
8 57 (26.27%) Java
9 55 (25.35%) Firewall
10 53 (24.42%) CISSP
11 45 (20.74%) GPEN
11 45 (20.74%) OSCP
12 43 (19.82%) .NET
13 42 (19.35%) Finance
14 41 (18.89%) VoIP
15 39 (17.97%) Degree
16 38 (17.51%) Open Source
17 34 (15.67%) Information Security
17 34 (15.67%) Windows
17 34 (15.67%) PHP
18 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
19 30 (13.82%) GWAPT
19 30 (13.82%) CISMP
20 28 (12.90%) OSCE
21 27 (12.44%) GCIH
21 27 (12.44%) Python
22 26 (11.98%) Ruby
23 25 (11.52%) Linux
24 24 (11.06%) SQL
24 24 (11.06%) C

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (4.15%) Apache
2 4 (1.84%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.73%) Wireless
2 55 (25.35%) Firewall
3 41 (18.89%) VoIP
4 22 (10.14%) VPN
5 14 (6.45%) Network Security
6 9 (4.15%) Wireless Security
7 6 (2.76%) Internet
8 4 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.38%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Metasploit
2 7 (3.23%) AppScan
3 1 (0.46%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 42 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.84%) Retail
3 4 (1.84%) Legal
4 3 (1.38%) Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.82%) .NET
2 14 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.61%) HTML
4 9 (4.15%) Web Services
5 7 (3.23%) XML
6 5 (2.30%) JSON
6 5 (2.30%) RESTful
7 2 (0.92%) Ajax
8 1 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.51%) Open Source
2 15 (6.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.69%) PKI
6 5 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.84%) AS400
8 3 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.46%) CESG
10 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.67%) Windows
2 25 (11.52%) Linux
3 20 (9.22%) UNIX
4 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.15%) Android
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.84%) Solaris
7 4 (1.84%) OS/390
8 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (85.25%) Penetration Testing
2 87 (40.09%) Security Testing
3 81 (37.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 78 (35.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 34 (15.67%) Information Security
6 23 (10.60%) Information Management
7 20 (9.22%) Security Management
8 16 (7.37%) ITIL
8 16 (7.37%) OWASP
9 14 (6.45%) Manual Testing
10 12 (5.53%) Change Management
11 10 (4.61%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.15%) Web Development
13 7 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (2.76%) PRINCE
14 6 (2.76%) Project Management
15 5 (2.30%) PRINCE2
15 5 (2.30%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.27%) Java
2 34 (15.67%) PHP
3 27 (12.44%) Python
4 26 (11.98%) Ruby
5 24 (11.06%) SQL
5 24 (11.06%) C
6 19 (8.76%) C++
6 19 (8.76%) Perl
7 15 (6.91%) VB
8 12 (5.53%) C#
9 10 (4.61%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.23%) VB6
11 5 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (45.62%) CEH
2 53 (24.42%) CISSP
3 45 (20.74%) GPEN
3 45 (20.74%) OSCP
4 39 (17.97%) Degree
5 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
6 30 (13.82%) GWAPT
6 30 (13.82%) CISMP
7 28 (12.90%) OSCE
8 27 (12.44%) GCIH
9 19 (8.76%) CISA
10 18 (8.29%) GIAC
11 17 (7.83%) CISM
12 11 (5.07%) SC Cleared
13 7 (3.23%) CHFI
14 4 (1.84%) OSWP
15 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.46%) CCNP
15 1 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (30.88%) PCI DSS
2 23 (10.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (7.37%) COBIT
3 16 (7.37%) QA
4 11 (5.07%) COSO
System Software
1 5 (2.30%) Snort
2 4 (1.84%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Nmap
4 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.15%) WebInspect
2 3 (1.38%) Nessus
3 1 (0.46%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (5.99%) Oracle
2 11 (5.07%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.69%) HP
4 6 (2.76%) VMware
5 4 (1.84%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco
6 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
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DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits.
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + OTE + Car allowance.
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Beniftis
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 65k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
England
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £60,000 per annum basic + bonus (avg 15%) + share option + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: 'highly negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
OHO Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Sky
Salary: Sky Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 28 days ago