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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 360 468 552
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +84
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 783 538 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.63% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 581 422 390
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -0.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £74,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
82088 85947 94274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.92% 86.25% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 69243 70640 77351
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £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 27 May 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 May 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 +122 393 £62,500 +13.63% 45
South East +51 168 £52,500 -1.86% 24
North West +63 64 £52,500 - 10
South West +32 62 £50,000 +11.11% 13
West Midlands +1 38 £47,500 -7.31% 5
Yorkshire +9 37 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England +2 16 £47,500 +3.26% 6
East Midlands -15 4 £52,500 +31.25%
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 691 (49.39%) Information Security
2 447 (31.95%) Cybersecurity
3 371 (26.52%) CISSP
4 355 (25.38%) Windows
5 318 (22.73%) Firewall
6 311 (22.23%) Finance
7 310 (22.16%) CREST Certified
8 301 (21.52%) Security Cleared
9 291 (20.80%) Linux
10 290 (20.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 255 (18.23%) Python
11 255 (18.23%) Java
12 253 (18.08%) Degree
13 244 (17.44%) Network Security
14 235 (16.80%) Security Testing
15 231 (16.51%) SIEM
16 225 (16.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 223 (15.94%) C++
18 214 (15.30%) Risk Management
18 214 (15.30%) Ethical Hacking
19 213 (15.23%) Management Information System
20 198 (14.15%) CISM
21 188 (13.44%) CEH
22 183 (13.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 172 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
24 165 (11.79%) C
24 165 (11.79%) Nessus
25 161 (11.51%) C#
26 160 (11.44%) Unix
27 157 (11.22%) Intrusion Detection

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 31 (2.22%) Node.js
2 15 (1.07%) Apache Pig
3 13 (0.93%) nginx
4 5 (0.36%) Apache
4 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.29%) Confluence
5 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.29%) IIS
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.14%) CMS
7 2 (0.14%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.14%) JBoss
7 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.14%) uWSGI
8 1 (0.071%) Drupal
8 1 (0.071%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.071%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.57%) MS Office
4 7 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.07%) SaaS
4 14 (1.00%) Office 365
5 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (0.50%) PaaS
8 6 (0.43%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.29%) Route 53
10 3 (0.21%) Datadog
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.14%) Nimbula
12 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 318 (22.73%) Firewall
2 244 (17.44%) Network Security
3 157 (11.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 142 (10.15%) TCP/IP
5 99 (7.08%) Wireless
6 96 (6.86%) VPN
7 91 (6.50%) Internet
8 70 (5.00%) WAN
9 54 (3.86%) LAN
10 52 (3.72%) DNS
11 47 (3.36%) HTTP
11 47 (3.36%) SSL
12 46 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (2.22%) MPLS
14 30 (2.14%) IPsec
15 27 (1.93%) DHCP
16 24 (1.72%) Wireshark
17 22 (1.57%) Wireless Security
18 20 (1.43%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.64%) Big Data
2 17 (1.22%) MongoDB
3 16 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 15 (1.07%) Apache Hive
5 13 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.64%) Redis
7 9 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.36%) SQL Server
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.29%) MySQL
11 3 (0.21%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.071%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.071%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 110 (7.86%) Metasploit
2 59 (4.22%) Selenium
3 47 (3.36%) JIRA
4 38 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.57%) Burp Suite
6 35 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 30 (2.14%) Cucumber
8 26 (1.86%) JUnit
9 25 (1.79%) Git (software)
10 23 (1.64%) AppScan
11 19 (1.36%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.22%) Hudson
12 17 (1.22%) TestNG
13 15 (1.07%) FitNesse
13 15 (1.07%) LoadRunner
14 14 (1.00%) SpecFlow
15 9 (0.64%) NUnit
16 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
17 5 (0.36%) HP UFT
17 5 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 311 (22.23%) Finance
2 142 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.79%) Banking
4 43 (3.07%) Legal
5 28 (2.00%) Law
6 26 (1.86%) Publishing
7 20 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.29%) Marketing
8 18 (1.29%) Retail
9 17 (1.22%) Electronics
10 13 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.71%) Games
12 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.50%) Local Government
13 6 (0.43%) Advertising
13 6 (0.43%) Billing
13 6 (0.43%) Military
14 5 (0.36%) Automotive
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 323 (23.09%) Tester
2 314 (22.44%) Analyst
3 276 (19.73%) Security Analyst
4 263 (18.80%) Penetration Tester
5 197 (14.08%) Consultant
6 166 (11.87%) Security Consultant
7 141 (10.08%) Security Manager
8 136 (9.72%) Security Engineer
9 97 (6.93%) Information Analyst
9 97 (6.93%) Information Security Analyst
10 83 (5.93%) Security Tester
11 80 (5.72%) Security Specialist
12 79 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
13 76 (5.43%) Senior Security Analyst
14 73 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 71 (5.08%) Architect
16 69 (4.93%) Security Penetration Tester
17 65 (4.65%) Security Architect
18 53 (3.79%) IT Manager
18 53 (3.79%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (8.86%) .NET
2 60 (4.29%) Web Services
3 50 (3.57%) HTML
4 36 (2.57%) CSS
5 33 (2.36%) ASP.NET
6 31 (2.22%) SOAP
7 28 (2.00%) SAML
8 19 (1.36%) JSON
9 17 (1.22%) Java EE
10 16 (1.14%) HTML5
11 15 (1.07%) REST
12 14 (1.00%) OAuth
12 14 (1.00%) XML
13 13 (0.93%) STL
14 12 (0.86%) JDBC
15 11 (0.79%) AngularJS
15 11 (0.79%) Middleware
16 9 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.64%) Sensu
17 6 (0.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 213 (15.23%) Management Information System
2 115 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (7.15%) Mobile App
4 89 (6.36%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.50%) CESG
6 47 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
7 41 (2.93%) Security Operations Centre
8 40 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 39 (2.79%) Blog
10 38 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (2.36%) Cryptography
12 30 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 30 (2.14%) Data Centre
13 29 (2.07%) Cybercrime
14 26 (1.86%) Mainframe
15 24 (1.72%) Blackberry
16 23 (1.64%) PKI
17 20 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (1.36%) Internet of Things
18 19 (1.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 355 (25.38%) Windows
2 291 (20.80%) Linux
3 160 (11.44%) Unix
4 80 (5.72%) Android
5 68 (4.86%) Apple iOS
6 40 (2.86%) Solaris
7 35 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 34 (2.43%) VxWorks
9 32 (2.29%) Kali Linux
10 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.50%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.14%) KNOPPIX
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (49.39%) Information Security
2 447 (31.95%) Cybersecurity
3 290 (20.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 235 (16.80%) Security Testing
5 231 (16.51%) SIEM
6 214 (15.30%) Ethical Hacking
6 214 (15.30%) Risk Management
7 183 (13.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 172 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (9.08%) Reverse Engineering
10 125 (8.93%) ITIL
11 119 (8.51%) Security Operations
12 116 (8.29%) OWASP
13 112 (8.01%) Security Architecture
14 111 (7.93%) Risk Assessment
15 108 (7.72%) Security Management
16 105 (7.51%) Vulnerability Management
17 97 (6.93%) Project Management
18 93 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 92 (6.58%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 255 (18.23%) Java
1 255 (18.23%) Python
2 223 (15.94%) C++
3 165 (11.79%) C
4 161 (11.51%) C#
5 142 (10.15%) Perl
6 130 (9.29%) PHP
7 123 (8.79%) Ruby
8 108 (7.72%) SQL
9 64 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 64 (4.57%) VB.NET
10 42 (3.00%) Objective-C
11 35 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.64%) JavaScript
13 20 (1.43%) Scala
14 15 (1.07%) Groovy
15 9 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.50%) VB
17 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 371 (26.52%) CISSP
2 310 (22.16%) CREST Certified
3 301 (21.52%) Security Cleared
4 253 (18.08%) Degree
5 198 (14.15%) CISM
6 188 (13.44%) CEH
7 135 (9.65%) SC Cleared
8 131 (9.36%) OSCP
9 123 (8.79%) GIAC
10 117 (8.36%) DV Cleared
11 112 (8.01%) SANS
12 107 (7.65%) CHECK Team Leader
13 103 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
14 78 (5.58%) CCNA
15 68 (4.86%) CISA
16 61 (4.36%) CCNP
17 57 (4.07%) CHECK Team Member
18 49 (3.50%) SSCP
19 34 (2.43%) Tigerscheme
20 31 (2.22%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (16.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (10.08%) PCI DSS
3 85 (6.08%) QA
4 52 (3.72%) COBIT
5 27 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 22 (1.57%) ISO27002
7 12 (0.86%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.71%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.64%) SLA
11 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.21%) MISRA
13 2 (0.14%) COSO
13 2 (0.14%) GPG13
13 2 (0.14%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.14%) RMADS
14 1 (0.071%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.071%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.071%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.071%) SDET
System Software
1 42 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.64%) Xen
4 21 (1.50%) Docker
5 12 (0.86%) Snort
6 11 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.64%) Varnish
7 9 (0.64%) vCloud
8 8 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.50%) Firmware
10 5 (0.36%) KVM
10 5 (0.36%) vSphere
11 3 (0.21%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.071%) LXC
12 1 (0.071%) NFS
12 1 (0.071%) UAG
12 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 165 (11.79%) Nessus
2 82 (5.86%) Nmap
3 28 (2.00%) Puppet
4 24 (1.72%) HP Fortify
5 23 (1.64%) Ansible
5 23 (1.64%) OpenVAS
6 15 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (0.93%) QRadar
8 11 (0.79%) EnCase
8 11 (0.79%) WebInspect
9 10 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.64%) Grafana
10 9 (0.64%) Kibana
10 9 (0.64%) logstash
10 9 (0.64%) Salt
10 9 (0.64%) Uchiwa
11 7 (0.50%) Nagios
12 5 (0.36%) Nexpose
12 5 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (5.86%) Cisco
2 73 (5.22%) CheckPoint
3 71 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.08%) VMware
4 49 (3.50%) Juniper
5 41 (2.93%) Qualys
6 39 (2.79%) IBM
7 37 (2.64%) Splunk
8 31 (2.22%) Intel Security
8 31 (2.22%) Palo Alto
9 25 (1.79%) Coverity
10 19 (1.36%) F5
10 19 (1.36%) Veracode
11 18 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.22%) ArcSight
12 17 (1.22%) Forcepoint
12 17 (1.22%) Fortinet
12 17 (1.22%) HP
13 13 (0.93%) LogRhythm
13 13 (0.93%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
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