The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 482 469 528
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +59
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 474 454 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 383 301 304
Average salary £55,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +16.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91395 83053 90383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.43% 78.92% 76.78%
Number of salaries quoted 74157 68986 77349
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Penetration Testing
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +30 232 £58,000 -3.33% 21
South East -57 98 £45,000 - 4
South West -18 38 £52,500 +15.38% 4
East of England -16 23 £50,500 +6.31%
East Midlands -8 20 £60,000 +122.22% 3
West Midlands +10 19 £55,000 +37.50%
North West +5 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire -50 19 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
North East -10 1 £30,000 -37.50%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 358 (40.64%) Information Security
2 241 (27.36%) CISSP
3 226 (25.65%) Firewall
4 215 (24.40%) Finance
5 211 (23.95%) Security Testing
6 181 (20.54%) CEH
7 176 (19.98%) Degree
8 169 (19.18%) Linux
9 164 (18.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 161 (18.27%) Ethical Hacking
11 159 (18.05%) Windows
12 158 (17.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 145 (16.46%) PCI DSS
14 133 (15.10%) Java
15 123 (13.96%) Microsoft
16 118 (13.39%) Risk Management
17 112 (12.71%) Security Cleared
18 105 (11.92%) Network Security
19 104 (11.80%) Management Information System
20 103 (11.69%) UNIX
21 93 (10.56%) MS Excel
22 91 (10.33%) Security Management
23 90 (10.22%) CISM
24 89 (10.10%) ITIL
25 85 (9.65%) Wireless
26 82 (9.31%) GIAC
27 76 (8.63%) TCP/IP
28 74 (8.40%) Python
29 73 (8.29%) SQL
30 72 (8.17%) Intrusion Detection

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 24 (2.72%) Apache
2 20 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.93%) WordPress
4 16 (1.82%) Lync
5 11 (1.25%) nginx
6 10 (1.14%) uWSGI
7 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.57%) IIS
8 5 (0.57%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.45%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.45%) Drupal
9 4 (0.45%) TYPO3
9 4 (0.45%) Joomla!
9 4 (0.45%) CMS
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.23%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 93 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (2.72%) MS Office
4 15 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.79%) Magento
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.27%) SaaS
2 7 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.45%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 226 (25.65%) Firewall
2 105 (11.92%) Network Security
3 85 (9.65%) Wireless
4 76 (8.63%) TCP/IP
5 72 (8.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 67 (7.60%) WAN
7 65 (7.38%) LAN
8 56 (6.36%) VoIP
9 54 (6.13%) Wireshark
10 53 (6.02%) VPN
11 49 (5.56%) Internet
12 40 (4.54%) DNS
13 29 (3.29%) DHCP
14 23 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (2.61%) tcpdump
15 22 (2.50%) HTTP
15 22 (2.50%) SAN
16 21 (2.38%) SSL
17 20 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.20%) MySQL
2 34 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (1.93%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.82%) Riak
5 14 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) DB2
8 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (3.75%) Metasploit
2 19 (2.16%) LoadRunner
3 12 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.02%) AppScan
5 8 (0.91%) JIRA
6 7 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (0.68%) Subversion
7 6 (0.68%) Selenium
8 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.23%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.11%) JBehave
10 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.11%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.11%) Hudson
10 1 (0.11%) Capybara
10 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 215 (24.40%) Finance
2 50 (5.68%) Legal
3 42 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.97%) Law
5 23 (2.61%) Banking
6 21 (2.38%) Marketing
7 14 (1.59%) Retail
8 13 (1.48%) Games
9 12 (1.36%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.79%) Military
11 7 (0.79%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) iGaming
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 230 (26.11%) Tester
2 187 (21.23%) Penetration Tester
3 179 (20.32%) Analyst
4 159 (18.05%) Security Analyst
5 155 (17.59%) Consultant
6 96 (10.90%) Security Consultant
7 74 (8.40%) Security Specialist
8 63 (7.15%) Information Security Analyst
8 63 (7.15%) Information Analyst
9 50 (5.68%) Security Tester
10 46 (5.22%) IT Security Analyst
11 40 (4.54%) Security Manager
11 40 (4.54%) Architect
12 35 (3.97%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 33 (3.75%) Senior Tester
14 31 (3.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 29 (3.29%) Information Security Specialist
15 29 (3.29%) Information Specialist
16 28 (3.18%) Testing Consultant
16 28 (3.18%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (7.60%) .NET
2 39 (4.43%) HTML
3 30 (3.41%) Web Services
4 26 (2.95%) ASP.NET
5 25 (2.84%) CSS
6 21 (2.38%) XML
7 15 (1.70%) Ajax
8 14 (1.59%) SOAP
8 14 (1.59%) REST
9 12 (1.36%) jQuery
10 10 (1.14%) Django
10 10 (1.14%) Pylons
11 9 (1.02%) RESTful
11 9 (1.02%) JSON
12 8 (0.91%) Hibernate
12 8 (0.91%) JTA
12 8 (0.91%) JAX-WS
12 8 (0.91%) JPA
13 5 (0.57%) J2EE
14 4 (0.45%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 104 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 61 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 45 (5.11%) Open Source
4 43 (4.88%) PKI
5 29 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.48%) Cryptography
8 12 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.02%) Online Games
12 8 (0.91%) RIA
12 8 (0.91%) Social Network
12 8 (0.91%) CLARiiON
13 7 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.68%) Statistics
14 6 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.57%) iPhone
15 5 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 169 (19.18%) Linux
2 159 (18.05%) Windows
3 103 (11.69%) UNIX
4 30 (3.41%) Android
5 28 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.18%) Solaris
6 24 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.36%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.91%) SUSE
11 8 (0.91%) CentOS
11 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.45%) SELinux
13 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.45%) OS/390
14 3 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (40.64%) Information Security
2 211 (23.95%) Security Testing
3 161 (18.27%) Ethical Hacking
4 158 (17.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 118 (13.39%) Risk Management
6 91 (10.33%) Security Management
7 89 (10.10%) ITIL
8 70 (7.95%) SIEM
9 66 (7.49%) Project Management
10 60 (6.81%) Risk Assessment
11 49 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (5.45%) Security Architecture
13 46 (5.22%) Computer Forensics
14 43 (4.88%) Manual Testing
15 41 (4.65%) Change Management
16 37 (4.20%) E-Commerce
17 35 (3.97%) Cyber Security
18 34 (3.86%) OWASP
19 33 (3.75%) Performance Testing
19 33 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 133 (15.10%) Java
2 74 (8.40%) Python
3 73 (8.29%) SQL
4 70 (7.95%) Perl
5 68 (7.72%) C++
6 61 (6.92%) PHP
7 59 (6.70%) C
8 41 (4.65%) Ruby
9 23 (2.61%) C#
10 22 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.16%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.82%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.59%) VB
14 12 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.57%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.57%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.57%) VBScript
16 3 (0.34%) PowerHouse
16 3 (0.34%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 241 (27.36%) CISSP
2 181 (20.54%) CEH
3 176 (19.98%) Degree
4 112 (12.71%) Security Cleared
5 90 (10.22%) CISM
6 82 (9.31%) GIAC
7 67 (7.60%) OSCP
8 61 (6.92%) GPEN
9 53 (6.02%) CISA
10 47 (5.33%) SC Cleared
11 42 (4.77%) GCIH
11 42 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
12 41 (4.65%) DV Cleared
13 40 (4.54%) CISMP
14 31 (3.52%) ISEB
14 31 (3.52%) GWAPT
15 30 (3.41%) OSCE
16 25 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (2.72%) CCNP
18 22 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (18.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (16.46%) PCI DSS
3 64 (7.26%) QA
4 27 (3.06%) COBIT
5 13 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 13 (1.48%) COSO
6 11 (1.25%) BS7799
6 11 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.57%) JTAG
8 4 (0.45%) SLA
9 1 (0.11%) BS25999
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 43 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.86%) Hyper-V
3 28 (3.18%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.72%) Snort
5 14 (1.59%) Nmap
6 9 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (1.02%) UAG
6 9 (1.02%) XenApp
7 8 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.57%) vSphere
9 4 (0.45%) Varnish
9 4 (0.45%) KVM
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (3.63%) Nessus
2 11 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.25%) Ansible
3 10 (1.14%) Vagrant
3 10 (1.14%) CORE IMPACT
3 10 (1.14%) WebInspect
4 8 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.91%) Cacti
4 8 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (0.68%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.23%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 123 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.92%) Cisco
3 56 (6.36%) VMware
4 45 (5.11%) Oracle
5 43 (4.88%) HP
6 36 (4.09%) CheckPoint
7 23 (2.61%) Citrix
8 20 (2.27%) Juniper
8 20 (2.27%) Qualys
9 15 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.70%) Sourcefire
9 15 (1.70%) IBM
10 14 (1.59%) JBoss
10 14 (1.59%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.48%) LogRhythm
12 12 (1.36%) EMC
12 12 (1.36%) McAfee
13 11 (1.25%) Symantec
13 11 (1.25%) F5
14 10 (1.14%) Remedy
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Beniftis
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 65k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Overtime + On call
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonuses, plus commission
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Digitek Resourcing
Salary: extensive benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £60,000 per annum basic + bonus (avg 15%) + share option + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + excellent share options
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k - 70k per year + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 6 days ago