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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 444 489 479
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 525 470 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 409 384 289
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +18.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
Penetration Testing
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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
86149 91458 83328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.20% 82.09% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 70404 74312 69214
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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 +46 248 £55,000 -4.34% 48
South East +24 117 £54,250 +20.55% 27
East of England +33 36 £43,900 -13.06% 5
South West -15 31 £45,000 -14.28% 20
Yorkshire +14 28 £44,500 +11.25% 12
West Midlands -10 25 £48,750 -15.21% 11
East Midlands +18 23 £40,000 -33.33% 3
North West +14 20 £52,500 +16.66% 19
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 423 (44.29%) Information Security
2 297 (31.10%) Firewall
3 266 (27.85%) CISSP
4 243 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 215 (22.51%) Windows
6 186 (19.48%) Finance
7 183 (19.16%) Network Security
8 172 (18.01%) Degree
9 169 (17.70%) Linux
10 161 (16.86%) Management Information System
11 154 (16.13%) Security Testing
12 143 (14.97%) LAN
13 135 (14.14%) PCI DSS
14 133 (13.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 129 (13.51%) WAN
15 129 (13.51%) Cisco
16 125 (13.09%) ITIL
17 124 (12.98%) Security Architecture
18 123 (12.88%) Cyber Security
19 117 (12.25%) Wireless
20 111 (11.62%) CISM
21 108 (11.31%) Ethical Hacking
22 107 (11.20%) Security Cleared
23 106 (11.10%) Risk Management
24 97 (10.16%) SIEM
25 93 (9.74%) VPN
26 92 (9.63%) Security Management
27 84 (8.80%) Microsoft
27 84 (8.80%) SQL
27 84 (8.80%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 39 (4.08%) IIS
2 18 (1.88%) Apache
3 15 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.36%) CMS
5 8 (0.84%) Lync
6 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.72%) IaaS
2 19 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.26%) SaaS
3 12 (1.26%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.31%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Heroku
8 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 297 (31.10%) Firewall
2 183 (19.16%) Network Security
3 143 (14.97%) LAN
4 129 (13.51%) WAN
5 117 (12.25%) Wireless
6 93 (9.74%) VPN
7 81 (8.48%) TCP/IP
8 74 (7.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 53 (5.55%) SSL
10 51 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
11 49 (5.13%) Internet
12 48 (5.03%) MPLS
13 42 (4.40%) DNS
13 42 (4.40%) VLAN
14 37 (3.87%) Wireless Security
15 33 (3.46%) HTTP
16 32 (3.35%) OSPF
17 31 (3.25%) BGP
18 30 (3.14%) HSRP
18 30 (3.14%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.99%) MySQL
3 14 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.73%) Couchbase
6 6 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.31%) Big Data
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (2.93%) Metasploit
2 20 (2.09%) JIRA
3 10 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.42%) Selenium
7 3 (0.31%) JMeter
7 3 (0.31%) JBehave
8 2 (0.21%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.10%) Ant
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.10%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.10%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.10%) TestNG
9 1 (0.10%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
General
1 186 (19.48%) Finance
2 43 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.40%) Banking
4 40 (4.19%) Retail
5 28 (2.93%) Marketing
6 18 (1.88%) Legal
6 18 (1.88%) Back Office
7 12 (1.26%) Advertising
8 11 (1.15%) Law
8 11 (1.15%) Games
9 9 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.42%) Military
11 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.10%) Avionics
13 1 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.10%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 188 (19.69%) Tester
2 172 (18.01%) Penetration Tester
3 153 (16.02%) Analyst
4 150 (15.71%) Consultant
5 121 (12.67%) Security Analyst
6 117 (12.25%) Security Consultant
7 91 (9.53%) Security Engineer
8 81 (8.48%) Security Manager
9 66 (6.91%) Network Engineer
10 43 (4.50%) Architect
11 39 (4.08%) IT Security Consultant
11 39 (4.08%) IT Consultant
12 38 (3.98%) Security Specialist
12 38 (3.98%) IT Security Analyst
13 36 (3.77%) Security Architect
14 34 (3.56%) Team Leader
15 32 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
16 31 (3.25%) Administrator
17 30 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
18 28 (2.93%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.97%) .NET
2 32 (3.35%) Web Services
3 25 (2.62%) REST
4 18 (1.88%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.68%) HTML
6 15 (1.57%) OAuth
6 15 (1.57%) SAML
7 13 (1.36%) CSS
8 10 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (1.05%) XML
9 9 (0.94%) Middleware
10 8 (0.84%) SOAP
10 8 (0.84%) JSON
10 8 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.73%) WCF
11 7 (0.73%) LAMP
12 5 (0.52%) SailPoint
13 4 (0.42%) HTML5
13 4 (0.42%) JSP
14 3 (0.31%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 161 (16.86%) Management Information System
2 70 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 52 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 51 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.34%) Cryptography
5 27 (2.83%) Mathematics
6 22 (2.30%) PKI
7 20 (2.09%) Open Source
8 19 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (1.36%) CESG
10 12 (1.26%) User Experience
11 11 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.94%) Clustering
13 7 (0.73%) SCADA
13 7 (0.73%) BYOD
14 6 (0.63%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.63%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.63%) NHS
15 5 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 215 (22.51%) Windows
2 169 (17.70%) Linux
3 62 (6.49%) UNIX
4 18 (1.88%) Solaris
5 15 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.94%) Android
9 8 (0.84%) VMS
10 7 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.52%) Debian
12 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.42%) CentOS
12 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.21%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (44.29%) Information Security
2 154 (16.13%) Security Testing
3 133 (13.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 125 (13.09%) ITIL
5 124 (12.98%) Security Architecture
6 123 (12.88%) Cyber Security
7 108 (11.31%) Ethical Hacking
8 106 (11.10%) Risk Management
9 97 (10.16%) SIEM
10 92 (9.63%) Security Management
11 84 (8.80%) Vulnerability Management
12 71 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (7.33%) OWASP
14 61 (6.39%) Reverse Engineering
15 60 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 59 (6.18%) Project Management
16 59 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (6.07%) Risk Assessment
18 56 (5.86%) Incident Management
19 54 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 84 (8.80%) SQL
2 80 (8.38%) Java
3 61 (6.39%) C
3 61 (6.39%) C#
4 58 (6.07%) Python
5 41 (4.29%) PHP
6 37 (3.87%) C++
7 27 (2.83%) Perl
8 25 (2.62%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.20%) Ruby
10 14 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.94%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 266 (27.85%) CISSP
2 172 (18.01%) Degree
3 111 (11.62%) CISM
4 107 (11.20%) Security Cleared
5 82 (8.59%) CEH
6 79 (8.27%) OSCP
7 69 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (7.23%) CISA
8 59 (6.18%) SC Cleared
9 56 (5.86%) OSCE
10 55 (5.76%) CCNP
11 34 (3.56%) CCIE
12 31 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (3.04%) GIAC
14 21 (2.20%) PCI QSA
14 21 (2.20%) SSCP
14 21 (2.20%) GPEN
15 18 (1.88%) CCNA
15 18 (1.88%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 135 (14.14%) PCI DSS
3 35 (3.66%) COBIT
4 27 (2.83%) QA
5 19 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 19 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.47%) HIPAA
7 11 (1.15%) SLA
8 8 (0.84%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
10 1 (0.10%) COSO
10 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.10%) FISMA
10 1 (0.10%) ARP4754
System Software
1 58 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.51%) Snort
4 10 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.52%) vSphere
8 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.31%) UAG
8 3 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.21%) XenApp
9 2 (0.21%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) KVM
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.21%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) iptables
10 1 (0.10%) LXC
10 1 (0.10%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 36 (3.77%) Nessus
2 21 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.78%) Puppet
4 16 (1.68%) Nagios
5 15 (1.57%) SCCM
5 15 (1.57%) Nmap
6 10 (1.05%) CORE IMPACT
6 10 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 8 (0.84%) Ansible
8 7 (0.73%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.63%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.63%) SCOM
10 5 (0.52%) Salt
11 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.42%) logstash
12 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.21%) Munin
13 2 (0.21%) Graphite
13 2 (0.21%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 129 (13.51%) Cisco
2 84 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.91%) CheckPoint
4 56 (5.86%) Juniper
5 51 (5.34%) VMware
6 43 (4.50%) HP
7 30 (3.14%) F5
8 23 (2.41%) Oracle
9 21 (2.20%) Citrix
10 20 (2.09%) Splunk
11 18 (1.88%) Sourcefire
12 17 (1.78%) Websense
13 14 (1.47%) LogRhythm
14 13 (1.36%) Google
14 13 (1.36%) McAfee
15 12 (1.26%) Fortinet
16 10 (1.05%) Apple
17 8 (0.84%) Aruba
17 8 (0.84%) Dell
17 8 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £3500 - £30000 per annum + benefits (see description)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and training offered
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose Ltd
Salary: good bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £39000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 22 Days holiday Life Insurance Priva
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 22 Days holiday Life Insurance Priva
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £42000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago