The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 331 484 539
Rank change year-on-year
+153 +55
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 835 578 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.91% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.64% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 652 452 393
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
Penetration Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
80691 89646 92930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.82% 87.12% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 68232 74135 75625
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £73,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in England

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in England

Penetration Testing
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 Testing 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 +109 372 £65,000 +18.18% 43
South East +98 211 £55,000 +10.00% 38
North West +55 67 £48,750 -11.36% 14
South West +60 63 £42,500 -12.82% 19
Yorkshire +14 41 £50,000 +33.33% 10
West Midlands +30 37 £42,500 -22.72% 15
East of England +32 29 £47,500 - 8
East Midlands -5 5 £36,000 -10.00% 3
North East - 4 £45,000 - 2
Midlands - 1 £55,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 725 (45.97%) Information Security
2 560 (35.51%) Cybersecurity
3 456 (28.92%) CISSP
4 379 (24.03%) Finance
5 372 (23.59%) Windows
6 356 (22.57%) Security Cleared
6 356 (22.57%) CREST Certified
7 338 (21.43%) Firewall
8 330 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 323 (20.48%) Python
10 312 (19.78%) Linux
11 300 (19.02%) Java
12 277 (17.56%) Degree
12 277 (17.56%) SIEM
13 272 (17.25%) C++
14 248 (15.73%) CISM
15 245 (15.54%) CEH
16 236 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 232 (14.71%) Network Security
18 230 (14.58%) Ethical Hacking
19 227 (14.39%) Security Testing
20 226 (14.33%) Risk Management
21 222 (14.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 210 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
23 203 (12.87%) Management Information System
24 199 (12.62%) C
25 188 (11.92%) Nessus
26 180 (11.41%) OSCP
27 172 (10.91%) Security Operations
28 165 (10.46%) Unix

Penetration Testing
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 13 (0.82%) nginx
2 9 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 8 (0.51%) Confluence
3 8 (0.51%) IIS
4 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.25%) Apache
7 3 (0.19%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.19%) CMS
7 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.13%) Drupal
8 2 (0.13%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.13%) JBoss
9 1 (0.063%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.063%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.063%) uWSGI
Applications
1 30 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.25%) MS Office
3 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.14%) SaaS
4 15 (0.95%) Office 365
5 9 (0.57%) PaaS
6 8 (0.51%) GitHub
7 6 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.38%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.19%) Datadog
10 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.13%) Nimbula
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.063%) Heroku
11 1 (0.063%) IaaS
11 1 (0.063%) Route 53
11 1 (0.063%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 338 (21.43%) Firewall
2 232 (14.71%) Network Security
3 150 (9.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 138 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 114 (7.23%) Wireless
6 110 (6.98%) Internet
7 94 (5.96%) VPN
8 80 (5.07%) WAN
9 67 (4.25%) LAN
10 61 (3.87%) SSL
11 57 (3.61%) HTTP
12 52 (3.30%) DNS
13 45 (2.85%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (2.79%) MPLS
15 33 (2.09%) IPsec
16 31 (1.97%) DHCP
17 30 (1.90%) Wireless Security
18 29 (1.84%) VoIP
19 23 (1.46%) LDAP
19 23 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.54%) Big Data
2 21 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.63%) MySQL
5 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.57%) Apache Hive
6 9 (0.57%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.57%) Redis
7 8 (0.51%) SQL Server
8 6 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.19%) DB2
9 3 (0.19%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.063%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.063%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.063%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.063%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 125 (7.93%) Metasploit
2 80 (5.07%) Selenium
3 62 (3.93%) JIRA
4 60 (3.80%) Burp Suite
5 43 (2.73%) WebDriver
6 41 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 38 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 33 (2.09%) Git (software)
9 31 (1.97%) JUnit
10 26 (1.65%) AppScan
11 25 (1.59%) SoapUI
12 22 (1.40%) LoadRunner
13 20 (1.27%) TestNG
14 17 (1.08%) SpecFlow
15 15 (0.95%) FitNesse
16 14 (0.89%) Hudson
17 11 (0.70%) NUnit
17 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio
18 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
19 6 (0.38%) gulp
General
1 379 (24.03%) Finance
2 145 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 75 (4.76%) Banking
4 36 (2.28%) Publishing
5 34 (2.16%) Legal
5 34 (2.16%) Retail
6 24 (1.52%) Law
7 23 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.14%) Marketing
9 17 (1.08%) Electronics
10 14 (0.89%) Local Government
11 13 (0.82%) Games
12 9 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.57%) Military
13 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 5 (0.32%) Automotive
14 5 (0.32%) Back Office
15 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 368 (23.34%) Analyst
2 346 (21.94%) Tester
3 317 (20.10%) Security Analyst
4 278 (17.63%) Penetration Tester
5 248 (15.73%) Consultant
6 204 (12.94%) Security Consultant
7 153 (9.70%) Security Manager
8 122 (7.74%) Security Engineer
9 99 (6.28%) Information Analyst
9 99 (6.28%) Information Security Analyst
10 97 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
11 94 (5.96%) Security Specialist
12 90 (5.71%) Senior Security Analyst
13 79 (5.01%) Security Tester
14 72 (4.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 69 (4.38%) Security Penetration Tester
16 65 (4.12%) Architect
17 60 (3.80%) IT Analyst
18 55 (3.49%) Security Architect
19 54 (3.42%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (8.56%) .NET
2 57 (3.61%) HTML
3 48 (3.04%) Node.js
4 44 (2.79%) Web Services
5 41 (2.60%) CSS
6 34 (2.16%) SOAP
7 28 (1.78%) ASP.NET
8 27 (1.71%) SAML
9 23 (1.46%) HTML5
10 22 (1.40%) REST
11 21 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.27%) JSON
13 17 (1.08%) Middleware
14 15 (0.95%) JDBC
15 14 (0.89%) XML
16 12 (0.76%) Java EE
16 12 (0.76%) OAuth
17 11 (0.70%) STL
18 10 (0.63%) .NET Framework
19 9 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.87%) Management Information System
2 150 (9.51%) Mobile App
3 96 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 82 (5.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 53 (3.36%) CESG
6 53 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
7 43 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 42 (2.66%) Cybercrime
9 41 (2.60%) Blog
10 40 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
11 32 (2.03%) Data Centre
12 27 (1.71%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.71%) SCADA
13 24 (1.52%) PKI
14 21 (1.33%) Online Banking
15 19 (1.20%) Cryptography
15 19 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
15 19 (1.20%) Internet of Things
16 18 (1.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 372 (23.59%) Windows
2 312 (19.78%) Linux
3 165 (10.46%) Unix
4 58 (3.68%) Android
5 46 (2.92%) Kali Linux
6 45 (2.85%) Apple iOS
7 42 (2.66%) VxWorks
8 31 (1.97%) Solaris
9 28 (1.78%) Windows Server
10 25 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.38%) AIX
12 5 (0.32%) CentOS
12 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.13%) KNOPPIX
14 2 (0.13%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (45.97%) Information Security
2 560 (35.51%) Cybersecurity
3 330 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 277 (17.56%) SIEM
5 230 (14.58%) Ethical Hacking
6 227 (14.39%) Security Testing
7 226 (14.33%) Risk Management
8 222 (14.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 210 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
10 172 (10.91%) Security Operations
11 145 (9.19%) OWASP
12 122 (7.74%) Mentoring
13 120 (7.61%) Project Management
14 118 (7.48%) ITIL
15 108 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
16 101 (6.40%) Reverse Engineering
17 98 (6.21%) Risk Assessment
18 94 (5.96%) Data Protection
19 87 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 85 (5.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 323 (20.48%) Python
2 300 (19.02%) Java
3 272 (17.25%) C++
4 199 (12.62%) C
5 160 (10.15%) C#
5 160 (10.15%) Perl
6 154 (9.77%) PHP
7 148 (9.38%) Ruby
8 120 (7.61%) SQL
9 87 (5.52%) PowerShell
10 74 (4.69%) VB.NET
11 58 (3.68%) Objective-C
12 39 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.78%) Scala
14 27 (1.71%) JavaScript
15 17 (1.08%) Groovy
16 12 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.76%) VB
17 9 (0.57%) Go
18 5 (0.32%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 456 (28.92%) CISSP
2 356 (22.57%) CREST Certified
2 356 (22.57%) Security Cleared
3 277 (17.56%) Degree
4 248 (15.73%) CISM
5 245 (15.54%) CEH
6 180 (11.41%) OSCP
7 162 (10.27%) SC Cleared
8 155 (9.83%) DV Cleared
9 142 (9.00%) GIAC
10 134 (8.50%) SANS
11 129 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
12 113 (7.17%) CHECK Team Leader
13 108 (6.85%) CISA
14 83 (5.26%) CCNA
15 65 (4.12%) CCNP
16 63 (3.99%) GPEN
17 59 (3.74%) CHECK Team Member
18 54 (3.42%) SSCP
19 43 (2.73%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (9.07%) PCI DSS
3 95 (6.02%) QA
4 66 (4.19%) COBIT
5 13 (0.82%) SLA
6 12 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 12 (0.76%) ISO27002
7 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.44%) GPG13
9 6 (0.38%) RMADS
10 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.25%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.19%) MISRA
13 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.063%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.063%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.063%) SDET
System Software
1 55 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.27%) Docker
4 15 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 12 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.63%) Varnish
8 9 (0.57%) Snort
8 9 (0.57%) vCloud
9 8 (0.51%) Firmware
9 8 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.51%) vSphere
10 7 (0.44%) Xen
11 6 (0.38%) KVM
12 1 (0.063%) NFS
12 1 (0.063%) UAG
12 1 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 188 (11.92%) Nessus
2 101 (6.40%) Nmap
3 32 (2.03%) HP Fortify
4 31 (1.97%) Puppet
5 30 (1.90%) OpenVAS
6 24 (1.52%) Ansible
7 16 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 13 (0.82%) QRadar
9 12 (0.76%) Nexpose
10 11 (0.70%) Salt
10 11 (0.70%) WebInspect
11 10 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 10 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.57%) Grafana
12 9 (0.57%) Kibana
12 9 (0.57%) logstash
12 9 (0.57%) Uchiwa
13 8 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (0.44%) Nagios
15 6 (0.38%) EnCase
Vendors
1 85 (5.39%) CheckPoint
1 85 (5.39%) Cisco
2 70 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 65 (4.12%) VMware
4 58 (3.68%) Juniper
5 54 (3.42%) Qualys
6 41 (2.60%) Splunk
7 38 (2.41%) Intel Security
8 33 (2.09%) IBM
8 33 (2.09%) Palo Alto
9 26 (1.65%) F5
10 25 (1.59%) Coverity
10 25 (1.59%) LogRhythm
11 23 (1.46%) HP
12 20 (1.27%) Fortinet
13 17 (1.08%) Veracode
14 16 (1.01%) AlienVault
14 16 (1.01%) ArcSight
15 15 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.82%) SAP
Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 3 days ago