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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 447 531 541
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 537 370 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 444 267 313
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
87669 82411 86081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.05% 81.56% 79.22%
Number of salaries quoted 71362 68465 73145
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +85 247 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South East -13 123 £47,500 -9.52% 27
South West +2 48 £47,500 +11.76% 13
East of England +11 35 £55,000 - 4
North West -18 29 £60,000 +4.34% 14
Yorkshire -28 21 £37,500 -51.61% 3
West Midlands -19 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Midlands - 5 £66,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £33,000 -
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 463 (45.26%) Information Security
2 288 (28.15%) Finance
3 282 (27.57%) CISSP
4 267 (26.10%) Windows
5 251 (24.54%) Firewall
6 230 (22.48%) Linux
7 223 (21.80%) PCI DSS
8 219 (21.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 183 (17.89%) Degree
10 180 (17.60%) Ethical Hacking
11 169 (16.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 146 (14.27%) CEH
13 143 (13.98%) Network Security
14 136 (13.29%) Security Testing
15 132 (12.90%) Microsoft
16 129 (12.61%) ITIL
17 128 (12.51%) Management Information System
18 127 (12.41%) SIEM
19 126 (12.32%) Risk Management
20 125 (12.22%) Security Cleared
21 119 (11.63%) Cyber Security
22 115 (11.24%) UNIX
23 101 (9.87%) WAN
24 99 (9.68%) LAN
25 94 (9.19%) Python
25 94 (9.19%) CISM
26 90 (8.80%) Vulnerability Management
27 89 (8.70%) VPN
28 84 (8.21%) Java
28 84 (8.21%) SQL

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 38 (3.71%) IIS
2 20 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.17%) Apache
5 10 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.78%) Lync
7 5 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.39%) nginx
9 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.20%) WordPress
10 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.098%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.098%) MQSeries
Applications
1 62 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.81%) MS Office
3 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.17%) assyst
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.098%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.098%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.86%) SaaS
3 11 (1.08%) Office 365
4 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.39%) IaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Heroku
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.098%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.098%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 251 (24.54%) Firewall
2 143 (13.98%) Network Security
3 101 (9.87%) WAN
4 99 (9.68%) LAN
5 89 (8.70%) VPN
6 83 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 74 (7.23%) TCP/IP
8 73 (7.14%) Internet
9 68 (6.65%) Wireless
10 43 (4.20%) DNS
11 33 (3.23%) VoIP
11 33 (3.23%) Wireshark
12 30 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (2.93%) SAN
13 27 (2.64%) HTTP
14 26 (2.54%) SSL
15 22 (2.15%) NAS
16 21 (2.05%) OSPF
17 17 (1.66%) BGP
18 16 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.35%) MySQL
3 16 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.68%) Big Data
7 6 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.098%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.098%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.098%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 47 (4.59%) Metasploit
2 21 (2.05%) LoadRunner
3 20 (1.96%) JIRA
4 17 (1.66%) Selenium
5 14 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (0.59%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.29%) Subversion
10 3 (0.29%) AppScan
10 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.098%) JUnit
12 1 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.098%) QADirector
12 1 (0.098%) GDB
12 1 (0.098%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.098%) Bitbucket
General
1 288 (28.15%) Finance
2 38 (3.71%) Banking
3 33 (3.23%) Games
4 30 (2.93%) Retail
4 30 (2.93%) Legal
5 27 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.15%) Law
7 17 (1.66%) Advertising
8 15 (1.47%) Marketing
9 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.59%) Electronics
10 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.59%) Military
11 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 3 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 1 (0.098%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (24.83%) Tester
2 250 (24.44%) Analyst
3 235 (22.97%) Penetration Tester
4 222 (21.70%) Security Analyst
5 198 (19.35%) Consultant
6 156 (15.25%) Security Consultant
7 78 (7.62%) Information Analyst
8 77 (7.53%) Information Security Analyst
9 66 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
10 53 (5.18%) Security Tester
11 51 (4.99%) Security Specialist
12 43 (4.20%) Security Manager
13 41 (4.01%) Security Engineer
14 39 (3.81%) IT Consultant
15 35 (3.42%) Architect
15 35 (3.42%) Senior Tester
16 34 (3.32%) IT Security Consultant
16 34 (3.32%) Ethical Hacker
17 33 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
18 31 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (7.82%) .NET
2 38 (3.71%) Web Services
3 23 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 20 (1.96%) Middleware
5 13 (1.27%) Gherkin
6 11 (1.08%) SailPoint
6 11 (1.08%) Spring
6 11 (1.08%) Ajax
6 11 (1.08%) JMS
7 10 (0.98%) Java SE
8 9 (0.88%) REST
9 8 (0.78%) HTML
10 6 (0.59%) WSDL
10 6 (0.59%) SAML
11 5 (0.49%) XML
11 5 (0.49%) SOAP
11 5 (0.49%) OAuth
11 5 (0.49%) OpenID
12 4 (0.39%) JSON
12 4 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (12.51%) Management Information System
2 66 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 43 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.83%) Cryptography
6 23 (2.25%) Open Source
6 23 (2.25%) Mathematics
7 21 (2.05%) PKI
8 18 (1.76%) Clustering
9 15 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.27%) Online Games
11 12 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (0.98%) CESG
13 8 (0.78%) SCADA
14 6 (0.59%) Replication
14 6 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
15 5 (0.49%) iPad
15 5 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 267 (26.10%) Windows
2 230 (22.48%) Linux
3 115 (11.24%) UNIX
4 28 (2.74%) Solaris
5 23 (2.25%) Android
6 22 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.86%) CentOS
9 14 (1.37%) Debian
9 14 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.37%) AIX
10 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.17%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.88%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (45.26%) Information Security
2 180 (17.60%) Ethical Hacking
3 169 (16.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 136 (13.29%) Security Testing
5 129 (12.61%) ITIL
6 127 (12.41%) SIEM
7 126 (12.32%) Risk Management
8 119 (11.63%) Cyber Security
9 90 (8.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 81 (7.92%) Project Management
11 72 (7.04%) Security Management
12 69 (6.74%) E-Commerce
13 67 (6.55%) Incident Management
14 65 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
15 61 (5.96%) Change Management
16 58 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 58 (5.67%) Security Architecture
17 48 (4.69%) Risk Assessment
18 43 (4.20%) PRINCE2
18 43 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 94 (9.19%) Python
2 84 (8.21%) Java
2 84 (8.21%) SQL
3 67 (6.55%) C
4 65 (6.35%) PHP
5 52 (5.08%) C++
6 45 (4.40%) Ruby
7 40 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 32 (3.13%) Perl
9 30 (2.93%) C#
10 14 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 13 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.49%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.29%) VB
16 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 282 (27.57%) CISSP
2 183 (17.89%) Degree
3 146 (14.27%) CEH
4 125 (12.22%) Security Cleared
5 94 (9.19%) CISM
6 84 (8.21%) CISA
6 84 (8.21%) SC Cleared
7 68 (6.65%) PCI QSA
8 63 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (5.57%) OSCP
10 54 (5.28%) GIAC
11 47 (4.59%) CCNA
12 42 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (3.52%) MCSE
13 36 (3.52%) DV Cleared
14 33 (3.23%) GPEN
14 33 (3.23%) ISEB
15 23 (2.25%) OSCE
16 22 (2.15%) CCNP
17 17 (1.66%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (21.80%) PCI DSS
2 219 (21.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (4.01%) COBIT
4 40 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 38 (3.71%) QA
6 15 (1.47%) SLA
7 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.49%) BS7799
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.098%) WCAG
10 1 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.098%) GAMP
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.93%) Snort
4 21 (2.05%) Nmap
5 14 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.68%) XenApp
7 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.49%) Xen
9 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.098%) KVM
11 1 (0.098%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.098%) UAG
11 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.098%) Firmware
11 1 (0.098%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.098%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (3.52%) Nessus
2 12 (1.17%) WSUS
3 11 (1.08%) CORE IMPACT
4 10 (0.98%) Puppet
5 6 (0.59%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.39%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.39%) Nagios
8 3 (0.29%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.20%) Ansible
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.098%) logstash
10 1 (0.098%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.098%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.098%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 132 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.02%) Cisco
3 49 (4.79%) VMware
4 39 (3.81%) Oracle
5 31 (3.03%) Citrix
6 30 (2.93%) Qualys
7 26 (2.54%) Juniper
8 25 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 16 (1.56%) HP
9 16 (1.56%) IBM
10 13 (1.27%) NetApp
11 12 (1.17%) F5
11 12 (1.17%) LogRhythm
12 11 (1.08%) McAfee
13 10 (0.98%) EMC
13 10 (0.98%) Sourcefire
13 10 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.98%) Splunk
14 9 (0.88%) CA
15 8 (0.78%) LogLogic
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Plus a Strong Benifits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE uncapped
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE uncapped
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: + Double OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 56K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 OTE earnings 66,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £70000 per annum + £20k bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago