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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / England
Rank 429 437 550
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +113
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 459 602 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.72% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 348 518 315
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,232
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,375
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +6.32%

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
69779 83122 84860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.68% 88.22% 86.54%
Number of salaries quoted 57754 69797 70213
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +38 250 £68,750 +5.76% 33
South East -12 69 £60,000 +9.09% 6
South West +11 38 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +41 30 £38,750 +19.23% 5
West Midlands +17 29 £48,750 -18.75% 4
East of England +1 20 £57,500 +33.72% 4
North West -49 18 £53,750 -32.81% 7
East Midlands +8 6 £42,500 +0.59% 1
North East - 1 £60,000 - 2
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 598 (46.04%) Information Security
2 556 (42.80%) Cybersecurity
3 420 (32.33%) CISSP
4 376 (28.95%) Firewall
5 319 (24.56%) Windows
6 318 (24.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 262 (20.17%) Linux
8 259 (19.94%) Security Cleared
9 251 (19.32%) CISM
10 250 (19.25%) Degree
11 242 (18.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 238 (18.32%) SIEM
13 232 (17.86%) Java
14 221 (17.01%) C
15 215 (16.55%) Finance
16 210 (16.17%) CEH
17 208 (16.01%) Python
18 206 (15.86%) CISA
19 204 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
20 201 (15.47%) PCI DSS
21 197 (15.17%) Ethical Hacking
22 192 (14.78%) CREST Certified
23 188 (14.47%) Network Security
24 172 (13.24%) Risk Management
25 170 (13.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 169 (13.01%) Vulnerability Management
27 164 (12.63%) C++
28 147 (11.32%) Management Information System
29 135 (10.39%) Data Protection
30 129 (9.93%) Unix

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 27 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 27 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.00%) Apache Pig
5 10 (0.77%) IIS
6 8 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.46%) Confluence
8 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.38%) Apache
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.31%) nginx
11 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 27 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.00%) MS Office
3 4 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.23%) Sentinel
3 14 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.54%) assyst
4 7 (0.54%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.46%) GitHub
3 28 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.08%) Office 365
5 22 (1.69%) PaaS
6 20 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (1.54%) SaaS
7 14 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.08%) IaaS
8 12 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.77%) Route 53
10 9 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (0.62%) Sumo Logic
12 7 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.46%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.31%) Datadog
15 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 376 (28.95%) Firewall
2 188 (14.47%) Network Security
3 105 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 62 (4.77%) VPN
5 56 (4.31%) Wireless
6 48 (3.70%) Internet
7 47 (3.62%) HTTP
8 44 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 29 (2.23%) WAN
9 29 (2.23%) Wireless Security
10 28 (2.16%) LAN
11 27 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (2.00%) MPLS
13 24 (1.85%) VoIP
14 22 (1.69%) SSL
14 22 (1.69%) VLAN
15 21 (1.62%) DNS
16 19 (1.46%) Wireshark
17 18 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.23%) Big Data
3 34 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.39%) MySQL
6 16 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.00%) Apache Hive
10 10 (0.77%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.31%) Redis
14 4 (0.31%) SQLPlus
15 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
16 2 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.15%) GIS
16 2 (0.15%) Neo4j
16 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (3.54%) Metasploit
2 44 (3.39%) Selenium
3 37 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.31%) Burp Suite
5 26 (2.00%) JIRA
6 24 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 22 (1.69%) JUnit
8 20 (1.54%) Git (software)
9 17 (1.31%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.08%) Hudson
11 13 (1.00%) AppScan
12 12 (0.92%) JMeter
12 12 (0.92%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.85%) FitNesse
13 11 (0.85%) NUnit
13 11 (0.85%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.77%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.62%) Protractor
15 8 (0.62%) TestNG
16 7 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 215 (16.55%) Finance
2 120 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.16%) Legal
3 54 (4.16%) Retail
4 35 (2.69%) Banking
5 33 (2.54%) Publishing
6 26 (2.00%) Games
7 18 (1.39%) Marketing
8 17 (1.31%) Electronics
9 14 (1.08%) Military
10 9 (0.69%) Local Government
11 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.62%) Law
12 7 (0.54%) Automotive
12 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.15%) International Banking
15 1 (0.077%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 300 (23.09%) Analyst
2 265 (20.40%) Security Analyst
3 190 (14.63%) Tester
4 185 (14.24%) Consultant
5 162 (12.47%) Penetration Tester
6 132 (10.16%) Security Manager
7 123 (9.47%) Security Consultant
8 83 (6.39%) Security Engineer
8 83 (6.39%) Security Specialist
9 78 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 78 (6.00%) IT Analyst
10 75 (5.77%) IT Security Analyst
11 72 (5.54%) Developer
12 71 (5.47%) Architect
13 64 (4.93%) Information Analyst
13 64 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
14 56 (4.31%) Security Tester
15 54 (4.16%) Security Architect
16 51 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
17 50 (3.85%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.93%) .NET
2 62 (4.77%) Web Services
3 47 (3.62%) HTML
4 32 (2.46%) Node.js
5 24 (1.85%) SAML
6 22 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 22 (1.69%) Java EE
6 22 (1.69%) REST
6 22 (1.69%) SOAP
6 22 (1.69%) STL
7 21 (1.62%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.46%) CSS
9 17 (1.31%) Middleware
10 16 (1.23%) Regular Expression
11 15 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (1.00%) Django
12 13 (1.00%) HTML5
12 13 (1.00%) LAMP
12 13 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (0.92%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 147 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 108 (8.31%) Computer Science
3 62 (4.77%) Data Protection Act
4 57 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 43 (3.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 43 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 42 (3.23%) CESG
7 34 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (2.23%) PKI
9 25 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
10 23 (1.77%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
12 18 (1.39%) Fintech
13 17 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.23%) Blog
15 15 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
18 11 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 319 (24.56%) Windows
2 262 (20.17%) Linux
3 129 (9.93%) Unix
4 83 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 79 (6.08%) Apple iOS
6 47 (3.62%) Mac OS X
7 44 (3.39%) Android
8 30 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.00%) VxWorks
10 24 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.39%) Solaris
12 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.08%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.62%) AIX
14 8 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.15%) CentOS
17 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (46.04%) Information Security
2 556 (42.80%) Cybersecurity
3 242 (18.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 238 (18.32%) SIEM
5 204 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (15.17%) Ethical Hacking
7 172 (13.24%) Risk Management
8 170 (13.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 169 (13.01%) Vulnerability Management
10 135 (10.39%) Data Protection
11 129 (9.93%) Security Testing
12 123 (9.47%) Security Architecture
13 108 (8.31%) Security Management
14 103 (7.93%) ITIL
15 98 (7.54%) OWASP
16 96 (7.39%) Security Operations
17 95 (7.31%) Open Source
17 95 (7.31%) Reverse Engineering
18 83 (6.39%) Software Engineering
19 76 (5.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (17.86%) Java
2 221 (17.01%) C
3 208 (16.01%) Python
4 164 (12.63%) C++
5 120 (9.24%) C#
6 90 (6.93%) SQL
7 88 (6.77%) Ruby
8 83 (6.39%) JavaScript
9 78 (6.00%) PHP
10 75 (5.77%) Perl
11 74 (5.70%) Bash Shell
12 52 (4.00%) PowerShell
13 43 (3.31%) Go
14 32 (2.46%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.15%) VB
17 13 (1.00%) Scala
18 11 (0.85%) Groovy
19 7 (0.54%) T-SQL
20 6 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 420 (32.33%) CISSP
2 259 (19.94%) Security Cleared
3 251 (19.32%) CISM
4 250 (19.25%) Degree
5 210 (16.17%) CEH
6 206 (15.86%) CISA
7 192 (14.78%) CREST Certified
8 122 (9.39%) DV Cleared
9 96 (7.39%) SC Cleared
10 94 (7.24%) OSCP
10 94 (7.24%) SANS
11 89 (6.85%) GIAC
12 81 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
13 75 (5.77%) CHECK Team Leader
14 72 (5.54%) GPEN
15 55 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
15 55 (4.23%) Security+ Certification
16 54 (4.16%) CHECK Team Member
17 50 (3.85%) SSCP
18 49 (3.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (24.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 201 (15.47%) PCI DSS
3 53 (4.08%) GPG13
4 52 (4.00%) QA
5 43 (3.31%) SLA
6 33 (2.54%) COBIT
7 20 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 18 (1.39%) RMADS
9 17 (1.31%) HIPAA
10 14 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.85%) SSAE 16
12 9 (0.69%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.46%) GDPR
14 4 (0.31%) ISO27002
14 4 (0.31%) MISRA
15 2 (0.15%) FISMA
15 2 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 83 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.31%) Docker
4 20 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.92%) Snort
7 10 (0.77%) vSphere
8 9 (0.69%) Firmware
9 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.38%) NFS
9 5 (0.38%) Xen
10 3 (0.23%) Ceph
10 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.077%) iptables
11 1 (0.077%) KVM
11 1 (0.077%) LXC
11 1 (0.077%) vCloud
11 1 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 96 (7.39%) Nessus
2 72 (5.54%) Nmap
3 42 (3.23%) Puppet
4 41 (3.16%) QRadar
5 24 (1.85%) OpenVAS
6 19 (1.46%) Ansible
7 18 (1.39%) logstash
8 14 (1.08%) CSIRT
8 14 (1.08%) Nagios
9 12 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.77%) FortiGate
10 10 (0.77%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.77%) HP Fortify
10 10 (0.77%) Kibana
10 10 (0.77%) RSA enVision
10 10 (0.77%) Terraform
11 8 (0.62%) EnCase
11 8 (0.62%) WMI
12 7 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.54%) FTK
Vendors
1 84 (6.47%) Cisco
2 69 (5.31%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.31%) VMware
3 65 (5.00%) Oracle
4 54 (4.16%) Qualys
5 52 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 49 (3.77%) Splunk
7 45 (3.46%) Palo Alto
8 41 (3.16%) ArcSight
9 40 (3.08%) IBM
10 39 (3.00%) Apple
11 36 (2.77%) Sophos
12 34 (2.62%) Juniper
13 28 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (2.00%) HP
14 26 (2.00%) LogRhythm
15 25 (1.92%) Intel Security
16 21 (1.62%) F5
17 19 (1.46%) SAP
18 17 (1.31%) AlienVault
South East London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £55,000 - £70,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus +Car Allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + OTE + Car Allowance + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Witham, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Generous Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + £6000 car allowance + £7,000 bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum £45k - £65k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Modis International
Salary: £28000 - £31500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago