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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 445 496 482
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 552 477 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 427 385 277
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
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
86935 92744 83185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.38% 82.73% 80.94%
Number of salaries quoted 71876 75732 69236
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +77 257 £55,000 - 29
South East +52 133 £52,500 +16.66% 16
Yorkshire +17 39 £37,500 +17.18% 8
East of England +31 35 £46,000 -8.91% 4
East Midlands +19 26 £40,000 -33.33% 2
North West -1 25 £53,750 +53.57% 10
South West -43 23 £47,500 -7.76% 8
West Midlands -30 10 £53,000 -11.66% 6
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 488 (47.56%) Information Security
2 315 (30.70%) Firewall
3 297 (28.95%) CISSP
4 238 (23.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 235 (22.90%) Finance
6 223 (21.73%) Windows
7 192 (18.71%) Degree
8 183 (17.84%) Management Information System
9 176 (17.15%) PCI DSS
10 173 (16.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 172 (16.76%) Network Security
12 167 (16.28%) Cyber Security
13 165 (16.08%) Linux
14 157 (15.30%) Security Testing
15 143 (13.94%) CISM
16 137 (13.35%) ITIL
17 133 (12.96%) SIEM
18 130 (12.67%) Wireless
19 124 (12.09%) Cisco
20 123 (11.99%) Ethical Hacking
21 121 (11.79%) Security Cleared
22 120 (11.70%) LAN
23 113 (11.01%) Java
24 107 (10.43%) WAN
25 99 (9.65%) Risk Management
26 97 (9.45%) Security Architecture
27 96 (9.36%) Intrusion Detection
28 93 (9.06%) CISA
29 92 (8.97%) CEH
30 91 (8.87%) TCP/IP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (2.63%) IIS
2 18 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.75%) CMS
3 13 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.17%) Apache
5 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.39%) Node.js
6 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.29%) Lync
7 3 (0.29%) WordPress
7 3 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.29%) Drupal
7 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.097%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.75%) MS Office
3 11 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.66%) IaaS
4 13 (1.27%) SaaS
5 12 (1.17%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.68%) Office 365
7 5 (0.49%) GitHub
7 5 (0.49%) Trello
8 3 (0.29%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.29%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.097%) Nimbula
10 1 (0.097%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 315 (30.70%) Firewall
2 172 (16.76%) Network Security
3 130 (12.67%) Wireless
4 120 (11.70%) LAN
5 107 (10.43%) WAN
6 96 (9.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 91 (8.87%) TCP/IP
8 74 (7.21%) VPN
9 53 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (5.07%) Internet
11 51 (4.97%) Wireless Security
12 43 (4.19%) SSL
13 41 (4.00%) DNS
14 38 (3.70%) VLAN
15 30 (2.92%) Wireshark
15 30 (2.92%) HTTP
16 27 (2.63%) MPLS
17 23 (2.24%) VoIP
18 21 (2.05%) SAN
19 20 (1.95%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.17%) MySQL
4 9 (0.88%) Data Mining
5 7 (0.68%) Big Data
6 5 (0.49%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.097%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.097%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (4.68%) Metasploit
2 24 (2.34%) JIRA
3 11 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.58%) Bugzilla
4 6 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.49%) Subversion
5 5 (0.49%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.49%) Selenium
6 4 (0.39%) JMeter
7 3 (0.29%) JBehave
7 3 (0.29%) Redmine
7 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.29%) webpack
7 3 (0.29%) gulp
7 3 (0.29%) Grunt
7 3 (0.29%) Bower
8 2 (0.19%) TestNG
8 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 235 (22.90%) Finance
2 78 (7.60%) Banking
3 39 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.41%) Retail
5 33 (3.22%) Marketing
6 21 (2.05%) Legal
7 14 (1.36%) Back Office
7 14 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.07%) Advertising
10 10 (0.97%) Law
11 9 (0.88%) Games
12 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.39%) Military
13 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.39%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 216 (21.05%) Analyst
2 168 (16.37%) Security Analyst
3 165 (16.08%) Tester
4 159 (15.50%) Penetration Tester
5 154 (15.01%) Consultant
6 120 (11.70%) Security Engineer
7 114 (11.11%) Security Consultant
8 83 (8.09%) Security Manager
9 64 (6.24%) Network Engineer
10 52 (5.07%) Architect
11 48 (4.68%) Security Architect
12 46 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
13 40 (3.90%) IT Security Analyst
14 37 (3.61%) Security Specialist
14 37 (3.61%) Team Leader
15 36 (3.51%) Information Analyst
15 36 (3.51%) Information Security Analyst
16 33 (3.22%) IT Security Consultant
16 33 (3.22%) IT Consultant
16 33 (3.22%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (7.31%) .NET
2 32 (3.12%) Web Services
3 26 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 22 (2.14%) REST
5 16 (1.56%) HTML
6 11 (1.07%) CSS
6 11 (1.07%) OAuth
7 9 (0.88%) SOAP
7 9 (0.88%) XML
8 8 (0.78%) SAML
8 8 (0.78%) LAMP
9 7 (0.68%) JSON
10 5 (0.49%) WCF
10 5 (0.49%) Ajax
10 5 (0.49%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.39%) HTML5
12 3 (0.29%) D3.js
12 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 183 (17.84%) Management Information System
2 82 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 65 (6.34%) Mobile App
4 58 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (5.36%) Cryptography
6 54 (5.26%) Data Centre
7 45 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 36 (3.51%) PKI
9 22 (2.14%) CESG
10 17 (1.66%) Mathematics
11 15 (1.46%) User Experience
12 14 (1.36%) Blog
13 9 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.68%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
17 5 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 223 (21.73%) Windows
2 165 (16.08%) Linux
3 76 (7.41%) UNIX
4 20 (1.95%) Solaris
5 16 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.17%) Android
8 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.88%) VMS
10 8 (0.78%) VxWorks
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Debian
14 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.097%) SUSE
16 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (47.56%) Information Security
2 173 (16.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 167 (16.28%) Cyber Security
4 157 (15.30%) Security Testing
5 137 (13.35%) ITIL
6 133 (12.96%) SIEM
7 123 (11.99%) Ethical Hacking
8 99 (9.65%) Risk Management
9 97 (9.45%) Security Architecture
10 84 (8.19%) OWASP
11 78 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (7.50%) Incident Management
12 77 (7.50%) Reverse Engineering
12 77 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 77 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
13 74 (7.21%) Security Management
14 73 (7.12%) Project Management
15 71 (6.92%) Malware Analysis
16 68 (6.63%) Risk Assessment
17 58 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 113 (11.01%) Java
2 90 (8.77%) C
3 89 (8.67%) SQL
4 84 (8.19%) Python
5 80 (7.80%) C#
6 75 (7.31%) PHP
7 68 (6.63%) C++
8 44 (4.29%) Perl
9 35 (3.41%) Ruby
10 30 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.36%) JavaScript
14 11 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.29%) Lua
17 1 (0.097%) Go
Qualifications
1 297 (28.95%) CISSP
2 192 (18.71%) Degree
3 143 (13.94%) CISM
4 121 (11.79%) Security Cleared
5 93 (9.06%) CISA
6 92 (8.97%) CEH
7 69 (6.73%) SC Cleared
8 61 (5.95%) OSCP
8 61 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (4.19%) CCNP
10 41 (4.00%) SSCP
11 37 (3.61%) CCIE
12 35 (3.41%) OSCE
13 32 (3.12%) GIAC
14 31 (3.02%) DV Cleared
15 29 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (2.53%) GPEN
17 19 (1.85%) GCIH
18 18 (1.75%) ISEB
18 18 (1.75%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (23.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 176 (17.15%) PCI DSS
3 40 (3.90%) QA
4 33 (3.22%) COBIT
5 20 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 12 (1.17%) HIPAA
8 11 (1.07%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.78%) SLA
10 2 (0.19%) WCAG
10 2 (0.19%) WAI
11 1 (0.097%) COSO
11 1 (0.097%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.097%) PMBOK
System Software
1 71 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.75%) Snort
4 9 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.88%) vSphere
5 6 (0.58%) KVM
6 5 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.29%) UAG
8 3 (0.29%) Xen
8 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.097%) vCloud
10 1 (0.097%) pfSense
10 1 (0.097%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.097%) XenServer
10 1 (0.097%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 57 (5.56%) Nessus
2 26 (2.53%) Nmap
3 20 (1.95%) Puppet
4 19 (1.85%) SCCM
5 17 (1.66%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
7 11 (1.07%) Ansible
7 11 (1.07%) Nagios
8 10 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.88%) SCOM
10 5 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.49%) WSUS
10 5 (0.49%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.39%) Salt
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 124 (12.09%) Cisco
2 79 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.43%) CheckPoint
4 54 (5.26%) Juniper
5 43 (4.19%) HP
5 43 (4.19%) VMware
6 37 (3.61%) Fortinet
7 32 (3.12%) F5
8 28 (2.73%) Splunk
9 22 (2.14%) Oracle
10 21 (2.05%) Citrix
11 19 (1.85%) McAfee
11 19 (1.85%) Sourcefire
12 17 (1.66%) Google
13 12 (1.17%) Qualys
13 12 (1.17%) Websense
14 10 (0.97%) Dell
14 10 (0.97%) Aruba
14 10 (0.97%) Trustwave
15 9 (0.88%) Symantec
London
HP Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £42000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 + 6K Car + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ThreePeople
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus/Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago