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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 790 757 788
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 88 144 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.13% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.14% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 72 110 25
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 +6 43 £56,250 +2.27% 14
South East +2 12 £53,500 -17.69% 3
East of England +13 7 £24,000 -65.09% 2
West Midlands -18 7 £55,000 +134.04% 5
Yorkshire +4 6 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West -7 6 £26,500 -55.83% 9
South West -16 5 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Penetration Tester
UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 161 (81.73%) Penetration Testing
2 90 (45.69%) Information Security
3 53 (26.90%) OSCP
4 48 (24.37%) Security Testing
5 45 (22.84%) Security Cleared
6 44 (22.34%) Windows
7 42 (21.32%) OWASP
8 37 (18.78%) CISSP
9 36 (18.27%) Linux
10 35 (17.77%) OSCE
11 30 (15.23%) Cyber Security
12 27 (13.71%) Security Architecture
12 27 (13.71%) SQL
12 27 (13.71%) Nessus
13 25 (12.69%) Wireless
14 24 (12.18%) Degree
14 24 (12.18%) Data Centre
15 23 (11.68%) CEH
15 23 (11.68%) Finance
16 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
16 21 (10.66%) Mobile App
17 20 (10.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 19 (9.64%) Java
19 18 (9.14%) Network Security
20 17 (8.63%) Metasploit
20 17 (8.63%) Ethical Hacking
21 15 (7.61%) Nmap
21 15 (7.61%) .NET
21 15 (7.61%) Telecoms
22 13 (6.60%) Vulnerability Assessment

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (1.02%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.69%) Wireless
2 18 (9.14%) Network Security
3 10 (5.08%) Firewall
4 5 (2.54%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.52%) Wireless Security
5 3 (1.52%) LAN
5 3 (1.52%) HTTP
6 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.02%) VoIP
6 2 (1.02%) SMTP
6 2 (1.02%) Internet
7 1 (0.51%) LDAP
7 1 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.51%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.51%) FTP
7 1 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.51%) VPN
7 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) MySQL
1 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.63%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.02%) AppScan
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 23 (11.68%) Finance
2 15 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.58%) Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Retail
5 4 (2.03%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.61%) .NET
2 11 (5.58%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.52%) JSP
3 3 (1.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) Web Services
4 2 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.18%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.66%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.02%) CESG
6 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.02%) Statistics
6 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.02%) Physics
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.34%) Windows
2 36 (18.27%) Linux
3 2 (1.02%) Android
3 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.02%) UNIX
4 1 (0.51%) Solaris
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (81.73%) Penetration Testing
2 90 (45.69%) Information Security
3 48 (24.37%) Security Testing
4 42 (21.32%) OWASP
5 30 (15.23%) Cyber Security
6 27 (13.71%) Security Architecture
7 17 (8.63%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (6.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (5.08%) ISMS
10 8 (4.06%) Open Source
10 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.55%) Reverse Engineering
11 7 (3.55%) SDLC
12 6 (3.05%) Test Management
13 5 (2.54%) Security Management
14 4 (2.03%) Risk Management
14 4 (2.03%) Project Management
15 3 (1.52%) Software Engineering
15 3 (1.52%) Computer Security
15 3 (1.52%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.71%) SQL
2 19 (9.64%) Java
3 13 (6.60%) C
4 11 (5.58%) PHP
5 9 (4.57%) C++
6 7 (3.55%) Python
7 6 (3.05%) C#
8 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.52%) Perl
10 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 53 (26.90%) OSCP
2 45 (22.84%) Security Cleared
3 37 (18.78%) CISSP
4 35 (17.77%) OSCE
5 24 (12.18%) Degree
6 23 (11.68%) CEH
7 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) GPEN
9 3 (1.52%) GIAC
10 1 (0.51%) CCNA
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.51%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 27 (13.71%) Nessus
2 15 (7.61%) Nmap
3 8 (4.06%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (5.08%) Qualys
2 4 (2.03%) McAfee
3 2 (1.02%) Acunetix
4 1 (0.51%) F5
4 1 (0.51%) Splunk
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) Intel
4 1 (0.51%) Citrix
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago