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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 434 541 523
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 598 425 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 517 319 325
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
82058 84649 83361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.88% 85.27% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 68908 70120 67040
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +76 263 £65,000 +8.33% 59
South East +86 146 £55,000 +10.00% 25
East of England -2 49 £43,000 +4.87% 7
South West +17 48 £52,500 +10.52% 16
North West +34 46 £80,000 +39.13% 17
West Midlands +21 40 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -18 12 £33,250 -26.11% 9
East Midlands -1 3 £42,250 -3.97% 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 631 (52.02%) Information Security
2 391 (32.23%) Firewall
3 368 (30.34%) Cybersecurity
4 353 (29.10%) CISSP
5 320 (26.38%) Windows
6 308 (25.39%) Linux
7 272 (22.42%) Finance
8 262 (21.60%) Ethical Hacking
9 249 (20.53%) Security Cleared
10 235 (19.37%) C++
11 230 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 227 (18.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 226 (18.63%) Java
14 213 (17.56%) C
15 210 (17.31%) SIEM
16 207 (17.07%) Management Information System
17 203 (16.74%) Network Security
18 199 (16.41%) Reverse Engineering
19 192 (15.83%) TCP/IP
20 191 (15.75%) Telecoms
21 188 (15.50%) CREST Certified
22 184 (15.17%) C#
23 181 (14.92%) Degree
24 180 (14.84%) Python
25 171 (14.10%) Risk Management
26 162 (13.36%) PCI DSS
27 157 (12.94%) GIAC
28 153 (12.61%) SANS
29 152 (12.53%) Security Testing
30 150 (12.37%) CISM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 88 (7.25%) Apache Pig
2 13 (1.07%) Apache
2 13 (1.07%) IIS
3 11 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.58%) Node.js
5 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.25%) nginx
5 3 (0.25%) uWSGI
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.082%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.082%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.082%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.82%) MS Office
3 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (4.20%) SaaS
3 24 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.41%) IaaS
5 5 (0.41%) PaaS
6 4 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.33%) Route 53
7 2 (0.16%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 391 (32.23%) Firewall
2 203 (16.74%) Network Security
3 192 (15.83%) TCP/IP
4 111 (9.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 95 (7.83%) Internet
6 89 (7.34%) Wireless
7 85 (7.01%) VPN
8 60 (4.95%) WAN
9 59 (4.86%) LAN
10 34 (2.80%) DNS
11 24 (1.98%) Broadband
11 24 (1.98%) Wireshark
12 23 (1.90%) SSL
13 17 (1.40%) SMTP
14 16 (1.32%) VoIP
15 13 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (1.07%) HTTP
16 12 (0.99%) DHCP
16 12 (0.99%) tcpdump
16 12 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (8.16%) Big Data
2 90 (7.42%) Hadoop
3 88 (7.25%) Apache Hive
4 19 (1.57%) SQL Server
5 8 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 7 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.49%) GIS
7 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.49%) MySQL
8 4 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 89 (7.34%) Metasploit
2 30 (2.47%) Selenium
3 25 (2.06%) JIRA
4 20 (1.65%) SoapUI
5 18 (1.48%) Burp Suite
6 13 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.07%) Hudson
6 13 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.99%) JUnit
8 11 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.91%) WebDriver
9 10 (0.82%) AppScan
10 8 (0.66%) FitNesse
11 7 (0.58%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.49%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.41%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.33%) TestNG
15 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
15 3 (0.25%) GitLab
General
1 272 (22.42%) Finance
2 191 (15.75%) Telecoms
3 102 (8.41%) Banking
4 77 (6.35%) Legal
5 30 (2.47%) Retail
6 21 (1.73%) Law
7 14 (1.15%) Marketing
8 11 (0.91%) Electronics
9 10 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.74%) Publishing
11 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.58%) Advertising
13 6 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.49%) Local Government
13 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.49%) Military
14 4 (0.33%) Back Office
14 4 (0.33%) Games
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 278 (22.92%) Analyst
2 239 (19.70%) Security Analyst
3 234 (19.29%) Tester
4 189 (15.58%) Penetration Tester
5 174 (14.34%) Consultant
6 144 (11.87%) Security Consultant
7 115 (9.48%) Security Manager
8 87 (7.17%) Security Engineer
9 78 (6.43%) Security Penetration Tester
9 78 (6.43%) Security Tester
10 77 (6.35%) Software Engineer
11 76 (6.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 74 (6.10%) Information Analyst
12 74 (6.10%) Information Security Analyst
13 73 (6.02%) Security Specialist
14 65 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
15 53 (4.37%) IT Manager
16 52 (4.29%) IT Security Manager
16 52 (4.29%) Senior Security Analyst
17 47 (3.87%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (7.17%) Java EE
2 84 (6.92%) STL
3 73 (6.02%) .NET
4 55 (4.53%) Web Services
5 26 (2.14%) HTML
5 26 (2.14%) SOAP
6 25 (2.06%) REST
7 18 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.40%) CSS
9 8 (0.66%) Django
9 8 (0.66%) JSON
9 8 (0.66%) OAuth
9 8 (0.66%) SAML
9 8 (0.66%) XML
10 7 (0.58%) HTML5
10 7 (0.58%) jQuery
10 7 (0.58%) Middleware
11 6 (0.49%) OpenID
11 6 (0.49%) XHTML
12 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 207 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 130 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (6.68%) Cybercrime
4 66 (5.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 61 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 52 (4.29%) Cryptography
7 51 (4.20%) Cyberthreat
8 39 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 35 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
10 32 (2.64%) Mainframe
11 31 (2.56%) Mobile App
12 24 (1.98%) Blog
12 24 (1.98%) CESG
13 22 (1.81%) Blackberry
13 22 (1.81%) PKI
14 16 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.24%) Client/Server
16 13 (1.07%) AS400
16 13 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
17 11 (0.91%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 320 (26.38%) Windows
2 308 (25.39%) Linux
3 142 (11.71%) Android
4 134 (11.05%) Apple iOS
5 133 (10.96%) Unix
6 46 (3.79%) Windows Server
7 36 (2.97%) Solaris
7 36 (2.97%) VxWorks
8 18 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.91%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.66%) FreeBSD
11 8 (0.66%) VMS
11 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.49%) CentOS
14 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.33%) AIX
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (52.02%) Information Security
2 368 (30.34%) Cybersecurity
3 262 (21.60%) Ethical Hacking
4 227 (18.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 210 (17.31%) SIEM
6 199 (16.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 171 (14.10%) Risk Management
8 152 (12.53%) Security Testing
9 146 (12.04%) Security Operations
10 141 (11.62%) Security Management
11 133 (10.96%) ITIL
12 121 (9.98%) Software Engineering
13 119 (9.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 117 (9.65%) Risk Assessment
15 113 (9.32%) Vulnerability Management
16 112 (9.23%) Security Architecture
17 111 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
18 88 (7.25%) Mobile Development
19 87 (7.17%) Multithreading
20 81 (6.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 235 (19.37%) C++
2 226 (18.63%) Java
3 213 (17.56%) C
4 184 (15.17%) C#
5 180 (14.84%) Python
6 98 (8.08%) SQL
7 95 (7.83%) Objective-C
8 73 (6.02%) Perl
9 56 (4.62%) PHP
10 52 (4.29%) Ruby
11 42 (3.46%) PowerShell
12 36 (2.97%) JavaScript
13 33 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 29 (2.39%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.66%) Groovy
16 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.16%) AWK
17 2 (0.16%) Scala
17 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 353 (29.10%) CISSP
2 249 (20.53%) Security Cleared
3 188 (15.50%) CREST Certified
4 181 (14.92%) Degree
5 157 (12.94%) GIAC
6 153 (12.61%) SANS
7 150 (12.37%) CISM
8 123 (10.14%) DV Cleared
9 120 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
10 111 (9.15%) CCNA
10 111 (9.15%) CEH
11 108 (8.90%) SSCP
12 99 (8.16%) MCSE
12 99 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 91 (7.50%) Linux+ Certification
14 75 (6.18%) CISA
15 74 (6.10%) SC Cleared
16 72 (5.94%) OSCP
17 66 (5.44%) CHECK Team Leader
18 46 (3.79%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 162 (13.36%) PCI DSS
3 47 (3.87%) QA
4 44 (3.63%) COBIT
5 25 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 20 (1.65%) ISO27002
7 15 (1.24%) HIPAA
8 12 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.91%) SLA
10 8 (0.66%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.49%) FIPS 140-2
11 6 (0.49%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.41%) GPG13
12 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.16%) COSO
15 1 (0.082%) PA-DSS
15 1 (0.082%) SAS 70
15 1 (0.082%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 53 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.80%) Xen
3 28 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.74%) Snort
5 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.41%) Firmware
6 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.33%) Docker
7 4 (0.33%) LXC
8 3 (0.25%) vSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.082%) KVM
10 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 134 (11.05%) Nessus
2 89 (7.34%) Nmap
3 22 (1.81%) OpenVAS
4 16 (1.32%) EnCase
5 15 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.91%) CORE IMPACT
7 9 (0.74%) QRadar
8 7 (0.58%) Zenoss
9 6 (0.49%) Puppet
10 5 (0.41%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.41%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.33%) SCCM
12 3 (0.25%) Ansible
12 3 (0.25%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.25%) SCOM
12 3 (0.25%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.16%) Nagios
13 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 1 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
14 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 78 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.86%) VMware
3 51 (4.20%) Cisco
4 40 (3.30%) Qualys
5 37 (3.05%) CheckPoint
6 31 (2.56%) IBM
7 30 (2.47%) Palo Alto
8 27 (2.23%) Coverity
9 25 (2.06%) Splunk
10 23 (1.90%) Intel Security
11 17 (1.40%) Forcepoint
12 15 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.91%) LogRhythm
14 10 (0.82%) ArcSight
15 8 (0.66%) Juniper
16 7 (0.58%) LogLogic
16 7 (0.58%) SolarWinds
16 7 (0.58%) Veeam
17 6 (0.49%) AlienVault
17 6 (0.49%) Veracode
Manchester, Lancashire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Salary Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + package (inc bens) + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 + an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 52k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + excellent pension and holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HMGCC
Salary: From £32,757 to £37,167 per annum with a potential to earn £39,308
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
AC Assure
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 to £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago