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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 312 456 516
Rank change year-on-year
+144 +60
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 870 600 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.59% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.67% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 707 477 393
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
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
79530 89127 93038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.07% 87.44% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 67223 74140 74880
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +104 389 £65,000 +13.04% 45
South East +86 195 £52,500 +5.00% 49
South West +44 76 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Yorkshire +16 56 £50,000 +33.33% 21
North West +31 50 £50,000 -15.25% 16
West Midlands +20 39 £47,500 -13.63% 17
East of England +24 35 £47,500 - 15
East Midlands +23 13 £50,000 -38.83% 12
North East +13 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 735 (44.46%) Information Security
2 647 (39.14%) Cybersecurity
3 483 (29.22%) CISSP
4 402 (24.32%) Windows
5 392 (23.71%) CREST Certified
6 386 (23.35%) Security Cleared
7 365 (22.08%) Finance
7 365 (22.08%) Python
8 345 (20.87%) Linux
8 345 (20.87%) Java
9 336 (20.33%) Firewall
10 332 (20.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 311 (18.81%) C++
12 305 (18.45%) CEH
13 303 (18.33%) Degree
14 277 (16.76%) SIEM
15 267 (16.15%) Ethical Hacking
16 257 (15.55%) C
17 256 (15.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 255 (15.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 248 (15.00%) CISM
20 240 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
21 239 (14.46%) Network Security
22 233 (14.10%) PCI DSS
23 231 (13.97%) Security Testing
24 216 (13.07%) Risk Management
25 213 (12.89%) OSCP
26 196 (11.86%) Management Information System
27 190 (11.49%) Nessus
28 187 (11.31%) 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 14 (0.85%) nginx
2 10 (0.60%) Apache Pig
3 9 (0.54%) Confluence
4 8 (0.48%) IIS
5 7 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.18%) Apache
8 3 (0.18%) CMS
8 3 (0.18%) Drupal
9 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.12%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.12%) JBoss
9 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.060%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.060%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.060%) uWSGI
Applications
1 31 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.24%) MS Office
3 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.33%) GitHub
4 18 (1.09%) SaaS
5 17 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (0.60%) Office 365
7 9 (0.54%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.54%) PaaS
8 6 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.12%) Nimbula
12 2 (0.12%) Trello
13 1 (0.060%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 336 (20.33%) Firewall
2 239 (14.46%) Network Security
3 135 (8.17%) TCP/IP
4 129 (7.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 116 (7.02%) Wireless
6 109 (6.59%) Internet
7 79 (4.78%) VPN
8 77 (4.66%) WAN
9 67 (4.05%) LAN
10 59 (3.57%) MPLS
11 55 (3.33%) SSL
12 53 (3.21%) HTTP
13 51 (3.09%) DNS
14 41 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (2.12%) DHCP
15 35 (2.12%) VoIP
16 34 (2.06%) Wireless Security
17 33 (2.00%) IPsec
18 27 (1.63%) VLAN
19 26 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.42%) Big Data
2 23 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 18 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.03%) MySQL
5 16 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.79%) SQL Server
7 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.67%) Redis
8 10 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 10 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.18%) DB2
11 2 (0.12%) QlikView
11 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) Riak
12 1 (0.060%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.060%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (8.35%) Metasploit
2 78 (4.72%) Selenium
3 76 (4.60%) Burp Suite
4 62 (3.75%) JIRA
5 44 (2.66%) WebDriver
6 40 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 40 (2.42%) Jenkins
7 31 (1.88%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.81%) AppScan
9 24 (1.45%) JUnit
10 23 (1.39%) SoapUI
11 16 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 14 (0.85%) FitNesse
12 14 (0.85%) TestNG
13 12 (0.73%) Hudson
13 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.60%) SpecFlow
15 9 (0.54%) NUnit
15 9 (0.54%) Subversion
15 9 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 365 (22.08%) Finance
2 144 (8.71%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.39%) Banking
3 56 (3.39%) Retail
4 44 (2.66%) Legal
5 42 (2.54%) Publishing
6 20 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.09%) Games
9 17 (1.03%) Electronics
10 15 (0.91%) Marketing
11 14 (0.85%) Law
12 11 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.60%) Local Government
14 9 (0.54%) Military
15 8 (0.48%) Automotive
15 8 (0.48%) Back Office
15 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.36%) Billing
17 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 383 (23.17%) Analyst
2 353 (21.36%) Tester
3 327 (19.78%) Security Analyst
4 295 (17.85%) Penetration Tester
5 283 (17.12%) Consultant
6 224 (13.55%) Security Consultant
7 146 (8.83%) Security Manager
8 116 (7.02%) Security Engineer
9 90 (5.44%) Security Specialist
10 87 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 87 (5.26%) Information Analyst
10 87 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
10 87 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (5.08%) Security Tester
12 77 (4.66%) Senior Security Analyst
13 75 (4.54%) Security Penetration Tester
14 73 (4.42%) IT Analyst
15 67 (4.05%) IT Security Analyst
16 66 (3.99%) Architect
17 59 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (9.38%) .NET
2 68 (4.11%) HTML
3 56 (3.39%) Node.js
4 53 (3.21%) CSS
5 42 (2.54%) Web Services
6 31 (1.88%) SOAP
7 26 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 24 (1.45%) HTML5
9 22 (1.33%) SAML
10 21 (1.27%) AngularJS
11 19 (1.15%) JSON
11 19 (1.15%) REST
12 18 (1.09%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.09%) Java EE
12 18 (1.09%) STL
13 16 (0.97%) Middleware
13 16 (0.97%) XML
14 11 (0.67%) jQuery
15 10 (0.60%) LAMP
16 9 (0.54%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 196 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 169 (10.22%) Mobile App
3 110 (6.65%) Computer Science
4 73 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 63 (3.81%) CESG
7 50 (3.02%) Cyberthreat
8 47 (2.84%) Blog
9 44 (2.66%) Cybercrime
9 44 (2.66%) Data Centre
10 42 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
11 38 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (1.75%) Cryptography
13 25 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
14 24 (1.45%) SCADA
15 23 (1.39%) PKI
16 21 (1.27%) Online Banking
17 17 (1.03%) Internet of Things
18 16 (0.97%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.97%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 402 (24.32%) Windows
2 345 (20.87%) Linux
3 187 (11.31%) Unix
4 53 (3.21%) Android
5 47 (2.84%) Kali Linux
6 46 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 45 (2.72%) VxWorks
8 38 (2.30%) Windows Server
9 36 (2.18%) Mac OS X
10 26 (1.57%) Solaris
11 12 (0.73%) AIX
12 6 (0.36%) CentOS
12 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (44.46%) Information Security
2 647 (39.14%) Cybersecurity
3 332 (20.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 277 (16.76%) SIEM
5 267 (16.15%) Ethical Hacking
6 255 (15.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 240 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
8 231 (13.97%) Security Testing
9 216 (13.07%) Risk Management
10 161 (9.74%) OWASP
11 160 (9.68%) Security Operations
12 141 (8.53%) Mentoring
13 125 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
14 123 (7.44%) ITIL
15 120 (7.26%) Project Management
16 102 (6.17%) Open Source
17 100 (6.05%) Reverse Engineering
18 98 (5.93%) Data Protection
19 92 (5.57%) Incident Management
20 85 (5.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 365 (22.08%) Python
2 345 (20.87%) Java
3 311 (18.81%) C++
4 257 (15.55%) C
5 184 (11.13%) PHP
6 180 (10.89%) C#
7 169 (10.22%) Perl
8 154 (9.32%) Ruby
9 130 (7.86%) SQL
10 87 (5.26%) VB.NET
11 79 (4.78%) PowerShell
12 68 (4.11%) Objective-C
13 49 (2.96%) JavaScript
14 44 (2.66%) Bash Shell
15 33 (2.00%) Scala
16 24 (1.45%) Go
17 19 (1.15%) VB
18 15 (0.91%) Groovy
19 12 (0.73%) Shell Script
20 5 (0.30%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 483 (29.22%) CISSP
2 392 (23.71%) CREST Certified
3 386 (23.35%) Security Cleared
4 305 (18.45%) CEH
5 303 (18.33%) Degree
6 248 (15.00%) CISM
7 213 (12.89%) OSCP
8 174 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 172 (10.41%) DV Cleared
10 157 (9.50%) CISA
11 150 (9.07%) GIAC
12 139 (8.41%) SANS
13 135 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
14 118 (7.14%) CHECK Team Leader
15 87 (5.26%) CCNA
16 84 (5.08%) GPEN
17 69 (4.17%) CHECK Team Member
18 61 (3.69%) CCNP
19 58 (3.51%) SSCP
20 50 (3.02%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (15.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 233 (14.10%) PCI DSS
3 102 (6.17%) QA
4 64 (3.87%) COBIT
5 17 (1.03%) SLA
6 13 (0.79%) GPG13
7 11 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.48%) ISO27002
8 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.36%) RMADS
10 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.24%) MISRA
10 4 (0.24%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.060%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.060%) SDET
System Software
1 63 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.57%) VMware ESX
4 24 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
5 19 (1.15%) Docker
6 11 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.60%) Varnish
8 9 (0.54%) Firmware
8 9 (0.54%) vCloud
9 8 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.48%) Snort
9 8 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.42%) vSphere
11 5 (0.30%) KVM
12 4 (0.24%) Xen
13 1 (0.060%) NFS
13 1 (0.060%) UAG
13 1 (0.060%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 190 (11.49%) Nessus
2 109 (6.59%) Nmap
3 36 (2.18%) OpenVAS
4 32 (1.94%) HP Fortify
5 31 (1.88%) Puppet
6 26 (1.57%) Ansible
7 17 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
8 13 (0.79%) Nexpose
9 12 (0.73%) QRadar
10 11 (0.67%) Salt
11 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.54%) WebInspect
12 8 (0.48%) Grafana
12 8 (0.48%) Kibana
12 8 (0.48%) logstash
12 8 (0.48%) Uchiwa
13 7 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.24%) EnCase
14 4 (0.24%) Nagios
14 4 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 80 (4.84%) CheckPoint
2 78 (4.72%) Cisco
3 70 (4.23%) VMware
4 68 (4.11%) Microsoft
5 59 (3.57%) Qualys
6 57 (3.45%) Juniper
7 36 (2.18%) IBM
8 34 (2.06%) HP
9 31 (1.88%) Intel Security
9 31 (1.88%) Splunk
10 29 (1.75%) Coverity
10 29 (1.75%) Oracle
11 27 (1.63%) Palo Alto
12 24 (1.45%) F5
12 24 (1.45%) Mitel
13 23 (1.39%) LogRhythm
14 19 (1.15%) Fortinet
15 17 (1.03%) BMC
16 16 (0.97%) SAP
17 15 (0.91%) Veracode
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits packages
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £50,000 to £68,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £25000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000 per annum + car allow, bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + car bens etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + car bens etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Tech
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago