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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / England
Rank 407 433 522
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +89
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 525 592 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 385 511 349
Median salary £60,000 £57,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £84,850 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
69738 81869 84614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.16% 87.70% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 57894 68873 70362
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +80 262 £65,000 +8.33% 31
South East +1 86 £60,000 +9.09% 11
South West +20 50 £50,000 - 13
West Midlands +19 47 £47,500 -24.00% 8
Yorkshire +50 38 £42,500 +25.00% 8
East of England -15 20 £57,500 +28.49% 5
North West -44 18 £50,000 -28.57% 7
East Midlands +8 4 £45,000 +52.54% 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 665 (45.99%) Information Security
2 606 (41.91%) Cybersecurity
3 458 (31.67%) CISSP
4 374 (25.86%) Firewall
5 364 (25.17%) Windows
6 323 (22.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 309 (21.37%) Security Cleared
8 300 (20.75%) Linux
9 284 (19.64%) Degree
10 278 (19.23%) C
11 271 (18.74%) Java
11 271 (18.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 270 (18.67%) CEH
13 257 (17.77%) SIEM
14 252 (17.43%) CISM
15 247 (17.08%) Finance
16 246 (17.01%) Python
16 246 (17.01%) CREST Certified
17 244 (16.87%) CISA
18 231 (15.98%) Ethical Hacking
18 231 (15.98%) PCI DSS
19 222 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
20 212 (14.66%) C++
21 202 (13.97%) Network Security
22 198 (13.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 179 (12.38%) Risk Management
24 174 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management
25 172 (11.89%) Management Information System
26 166 (11.48%) Unix
27 151 (10.44%) DV Cleared

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 30 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.18%) Apache Pig
5 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.62%) Confluence
6 9 (0.62%) IIS
7 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.35%) Apache
8 5 (0.35%) nginx
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.069%) CMS
12 1 (0.069%) Drupal
12 1 (0.069%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.69%) MS Office
3 4 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.069%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.04%) Sentinel
3 14 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.55%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 7 (0.48%) assyst
6 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.069%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.97%) GitHub
3 26 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.80%) Office 365
4 19 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
4 19 (1.31%) SaaS
5 18 (1.24%) PaaS
6 14 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.90%) IaaS
8 12 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.69%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.55%) Route 53
11 8 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.28%) Datadog
14 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 374 (25.86%) Firewall
2 202 (13.97%) Network Security
3 108 (7.47%) TCP/IP
4 77 (5.33%) Wireless
5 65 (4.50%) VPN
6 61 (4.22%) Internet
7 51 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 45 (3.11%) MPLS
9 42 (2.90%) LAN
9 42 (2.90%) WAN
10 40 (2.77%) HTTP
11 35 (2.42%) VoIP
12 32 (2.21%) Wireless Security
13 31 (2.14%) DNS
14 29 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (1.94%) VLAN
16 24 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (1.45%) SSL
18 19 (1.31%) DHCP
18 19 (1.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.11%) Big Data
3 35 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.73%) MongoDB
5 24 (1.66%) MySQL
6 19 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 11 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.69%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.35%) Redis
14 4 (0.28%) SQLPlus
15 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.14%) Riak
15 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (4.63%) Metasploit
2 48 (3.32%) Burp Suite
3 47 (3.25%) Selenium
4 36 (2.49%) JIRA
5 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.66%) Git (software)
7 23 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.52%) JUnit
9 19 (1.31%) WebDriver
10 15 (1.04%) AppScan
11 12 (0.83%) Hudson
11 12 (0.83%) JMeter
11 12 (0.83%) NUnit
12 10 (0.69%) FitNesse
12 10 (0.69%) Jasmine
12 10 (0.69%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.62%) Vagrant
14 8 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.55%) TestNG
General
1 247 (17.08%) Finance
2 140 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.77%) Retail
4 65 (4.50%) Legal
5 42 (2.90%) Publishing
6 38 (2.63%) Banking
7 28 (1.94%) Games
8 18 (1.24%) Marketing
9 17 (1.18%) Electronics
10 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.69%) Automotive
12 9 (0.62%) Law
13 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.48%) Local Government
15 6 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.28%) Back Office
16 4 (0.28%) Military
17 2 (0.14%) Advertising
18 1 (0.069%) Corporate Banking
18 1 (0.069%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (23.58%) Analyst
2 306 (21.16%) Security Analyst
3 228 (15.77%) Tester
4 200 (13.83%) Consultant
4 200 (13.83%) Penetration Tester
5 129 (8.92%) Security Consultant
6 124 (8.58%) Security Manager
7 94 (6.50%) IT Analyst
8 92 (6.36%) IT Security Analyst
9 89 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 89 (6.15%) Security Specialist
10 86 (5.95%) Security Engineer
11 83 (5.74%) Architect
12 80 (5.53%) Developer
13 75 (5.19%) Information Analyst
13 75 (5.19%) Information Security Analyst
14 66 (4.56%) Security Tester
15 63 (4.36%) Security Architect
16 60 (4.15%) Security Penetration Tester
17 57 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (6.85%) .NET
2 60 (4.15%) Web Services
3 51 (3.53%) HTML
4 36 (2.49%) Node.js
5 33 (2.28%) CSS
6 29 (2.01%) Java EE
6 29 (2.01%) STL
7 28 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.45%) SOAP
10 19 (1.31%) REST
11 18 (1.24%) HTML5
11 18 (1.24%) LAMP
12 17 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
12 17 (1.18%) SAML
13 16 (1.11%) jQuery
13 16 (1.11%) Middleware
14 14 (0.97%) XML
15 13 (0.90%) Django
15 13 (0.90%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 172 (11.89%) Management Information System
2 129 (8.92%) Computer Science
3 79 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 58 (4.01%) Cryptography
5 57 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 53 (3.67%) CESG
6 53 (3.67%) Data Protection Act
7 43 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 42 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (2.21%) PKI
11 29 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
12 26 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
13 22 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (1.45%) Blog
15 19 (1.31%) Fintech
16 15 (1.04%) Cybercrime
17 14 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 364 (25.17%) Windows
2 300 (20.75%) Linux
3 166 (11.48%) Unix
4 79 (5.46%) Windows Server
5 75 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 49 (3.39%) Android
7 43 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 30 (2.07%) VxWorks
8 30 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.52%) Kali Linux
11 21 (1.45%) Solaris
12 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.83%) AIX
13 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.28%) CentOS
18 3 (0.21%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (45.99%) Information Security
2 606 (41.91%) Cybersecurity
3 271 (18.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 257 (17.77%) SIEM
5 231 (15.98%) Ethical Hacking
6 222 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
7 198 (13.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 179 (12.38%) Risk Management
9 174 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management
10 143 (9.89%) Security Testing
11 139 (9.61%) Data Protection
12 129 (8.92%) Security Architecture
13 123 (8.51%) Open Source
14 120 (8.30%) OWASP
15 119 (8.23%) Security Management
16 113 (7.81%) Reverse Engineering
17 109 (7.54%) Software Engineering
18 106 (7.33%) ITIL
19 104 (7.19%) Security Operations
20 89 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 278 (19.23%) C
2 271 (18.74%) Java
3 246 (17.01%) Python
4 212 (14.66%) C++
5 135 (9.34%) C#
6 107 (7.40%) PHP
6 107 (7.40%) SQL
7 97 (6.71%) Ruby
8 92 (6.36%) JavaScript
9 91 (6.29%) Perl
10 71 (4.91%) Bash Shell
11 51 (3.53%) Go
12 46 (3.18%) PowerShell
13 43 (2.97%) Objective-C
14 40 (2.77%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.38%) Scala
15 20 (1.38%) VB
16 9 (0.62%) Groovy
17 8 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 458 (31.67%) CISSP
2 309 (21.37%) Security Cleared
3 284 (19.64%) Degree
4 270 (18.67%) CEH
5 252 (17.43%) CISM
6 246 (17.01%) CREST Certified
7 244 (16.87%) CISA
8 151 (10.44%) DV Cleared
9 139 (9.61%) OSCP
10 115 (7.95%) SC Cleared
11 112 (7.75%) GIAC
12 111 (7.68%) SANS
13 91 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
14 82 (5.67%) GPEN
15 81 (5.60%) CHECK Team Leader
16 68 (4.70%) CHECK Team Member
17 63 (4.36%) CCNA
18 61 (4.22%) SSCP
19 57 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 57 (3.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (22.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 231 (15.98%) PCI DSS
3 60 (4.15%) QA
4 57 (3.94%) GPG13
5 51 (3.53%) SLA
6 39 (2.70%) COBIT
7 19 (1.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (1.18%) HIPAA
8 17 (1.18%) RMADS
8 17 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.76%) SSAE 16
10 8 (0.55%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.35%) MISRA
12 2 (0.14%) GDPR
13 1 (0.069%) FISMA
13 1 (0.069%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.069%) ISO27002
13 1 (0.069%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 78 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 69 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
4 27 (1.87%) VMware ESX
5 25 (1.73%) Docker
6 17 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.83%) vSphere
8 10 (0.69%) Snort
9 9 (0.62%) Firmware
10 6 (0.41%) NFS
11 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.28%) Xen
13 3 (0.21%) Ceph
13 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.14%) vCloud
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.069%) iptables
15 1 (0.069%) KVM
15 1 (0.069%) LXC
15 1 (0.069%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 121 (8.37%) Nessus
2 89 (6.15%) Nmap
3 40 (2.77%) QRadar
4 37 (2.56%) Puppet
5 31 (2.14%) OpenVAS
6 17 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
7 16 (1.11%) Ansible
8 15 (1.04%) CSIRT
8 15 (1.04%) logstash
9 14 (0.97%) HP Fortify
10 13 (0.90%) Nagios
11 11 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.69%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.55%) Terraform
13 8 (0.55%) WMI
14 7 (0.48%) Kibana
14 7 (0.48%) RSA enVision
14 7 (0.48%) Salt
15 6 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 87 (6.02%) VMware
2 79 (5.46%) Oracle
3 77 (5.33%) Cisco
4 70 (4.84%) Microsoft
5 58 (4.01%) Qualys
6 46 (3.18%) CheckPoint
7 45 (3.11%) IBM
8 40 (2.77%) Splunk
9 37 (2.56%) Sophos
10 36 (2.49%) HP
11 35 (2.42%) Palo Alto
12 34 (2.35%) Juniper
13 33 (2.28%) ArcSight
14 32 (2.21%) Apple
15 30 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.73%) LogRhythm
17 24 (1.66%) Mitel
18 22 (1.52%) SAP
19 21 (1.45%) Intel Security
20 20 (1.38%) F5
London
Adeptis Group
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified Competitive, DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 80,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension plan.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago