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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 350 475 546
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +71
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 798 540 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 598 418 376
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,086 £37,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £71,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
80964 88551 94968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.93% 86.72% 85.54%
Number of salaries quoted 68588 73242 77635
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,100 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +94 379 £65,000 +18.18% 42
South East +86 177 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South West +47 66 £47,500 -2.56% 12
North West +60 65 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Yorkshire +36 45 £50,000 +33.33% 7
West Midlands +14 32 £41,000 -23.36% 7
East of England +25 26 £47,500 +3.26% 7
East Midlands -22 2 £62,500 +56.25% 5
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 707 (47.55%) Information Security
2 516 (34.70%) Cybersecurity
3 413 (27.77%) CISSP
4 357 (24.01%) Windows
5 342 (23.00%) Finance
6 338 (22.73%) Firewall
7 333 (22.39%) CREST Certified
8 324 (21.79%) Security Cleared
9 315 (21.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 301 (20.24%) Linux
11 287 (19.30%) Python
12 270 (18.16%) Java
13 260 (17.48%) Degree
14 255 (17.15%) SIEM
15 239 (16.07%) Network Security
15 239 (16.07%) C++
16 238 (16.01%) Security Testing
17 227 (15.27%) Ethical Hacking
18 220 (14.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 216 (14.53%) Management Information System
20 214 (14.39%) Risk Management
20 214 (14.39%) CISM
20 214 (14.39%) CEH
21 205 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 195 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
23 178 (11.97%) Nessus
24 175 (11.77%) C
25 165 (11.10%) C#
26 157 (10.56%) Unix
27 152 (10.22%) Intrusion Detection

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 13 (0.87%) Apache Pig
1 13 (0.87%) nginx
2 8 (0.54%) Confluence
3 6 (0.40%) IIS
4 5 (0.34%) Apache
4 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.13%) CMS
7 2 (0.13%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.13%) JBoss
7 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.067%) Drupal
8 1 (0.067%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.067%) uWSGI
Applications
1 31 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.27%) MS Office
3 4 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 95 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.21%) SaaS
4 15 (1.01%) Office 365
5 7 (0.47%) PaaS
6 6 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.20%) Datadog
8 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.13%) Nimbula
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.067%) Heroku
10 1 (0.067%) IaaS
10 1 (0.067%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 338 (22.73%) Firewall
2 239 (16.07%) Network Security
3 152 (10.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 142 (9.55%) TCP/IP
5 114 (7.67%) Wireless
6 101 (6.79%) Internet
7 97 (6.52%) VPN
8 69 (4.64%) WAN
9 55 (3.70%) HTTP
9 55 (3.70%) LAN
10 54 (3.63%) SSL
11 53 (3.56%) DNS
12 48 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (2.22%) IPsec
14 32 (2.15%) MPLS
15 28 (1.88%) DHCP
16 26 (1.75%) Wireless Security
17 24 (1.61%) Wireshark
18 22 (1.48%) LDAP
19 21 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.49%) Big Data
2 22 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 13 (0.87%) Apache Hive
3 13 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 12 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 10 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.61%) Redis
8 7 (0.47%) SQL Server
9 6 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.40%) MySQL
10 3 (0.20%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.067%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.067%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.067%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.067%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 121 (8.14%) Metasploit
2 74 (4.98%) Selenium
3 55 (3.70%) JIRA
4 48 (3.23%) Burp Suite
5 41 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 40 (2.69%) WebDriver
7 37 (2.49%) Cucumber
8 30 (2.02%) JUnit
9 29 (1.95%) Git (software)
10 27 (1.82%) SoapUI
11 22 (1.48%) AppScan
12 19 (1.28%) LoadRunner
12 19 (1.28%) TestNG
13 16 (1.08%) FitNesse
13 16 (1.08%) Hudson
13 16 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.74%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.67%) NUnit
16 9 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.40%) gulp
General
1 342 (23.00%) Finance
2 150 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 76 (5.11%) Banking
4 31 (2.08%) Law
4 31 (2.08%) Legal
5 26 (1.75%) Publishing
6 22 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.21%) Marketing
8 17 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.08%) Electronics
10 15 (1.01%) Retail
11 14 (0.94%) Local Government
12 12 (0.81%) Games
13 9 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.54%) Military
15 7 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.47%) Back Office
16 6 (0.40%) Billing
17 5 (0.34%) Automotive
18 4 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 353 (23.74%) Analyst
2 340 (22.86%) Tester
3 306 (20.58%) Security Analyst
4 271 (18.22%) Penetration Tester
5 219 (14.73%) Consultant
6 179 (12.04%) Security Consultant
7 141 (9.48%) Security Manager
8 129 (8.68%) Security Engineer
9 97 (6.52%) Information Analyst
9 97 (6.52%) Information Security Analyst
10 92 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
11 90 (6.05%) Security Specialist
12 87 (5.85%) Senior Security Analyst
13 81 (5.45%) Security Tester
14 74 (4.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 70 (4.71%) Architect
16 67 (4.51%) Security Penetration Tester
17 62 (4.17%) Security Architect
18 57 (3.83%) IT Analyst
19 51 (3.43%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.88%) .NET
2 55 (3.70%) Web Services
3 54 (3.63%) HTML
4 40 (2.69%) Node.js
5 38 (2.56%) CSS
6 36 (2.42%) SOAP
7 34 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.95%) SAML
9 22 (1.48%) REST
10 20 (1.34%) JSON
11 19 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 19 (1.28%) HTML5
12 16 (1.08%) Java EE
13 14 (0.94%) JDBC
13 14 (0.94%) OAuth
13 14 (0.94%) XML
14 13 (0.87%) Middleware
14 13 (0.87%) STL
15 10 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.61%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 216 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 129 (8.68%) Mobile App
3 111 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (5.65%) Computer Science
5 70 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 50 (3.36%) CESG
7 49 (3.30%) Cyberthreat
8 48 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (2.56%) Blog
10 36 (2.42%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (2.22%) Cybercrime
12 31 (2.08%) Client/Server
13 30 (2.02%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.68%) Cryptography
14 25 (1.68%) SCADA
15 24 (1.61%) Mainframe
16 21 (1.41%) Internet of Things
16 21 (1.41%) PKI
17 18 (1.21%) Cyber Attack
17 18 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 357 (24.01%) Windows
2 301 (20.24%) Linux
3 157 (10.56%) Unix
4 72 (4.84%) Android
5 58 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.76%) Kali Linux
7 39 (2.62%) VxWorks
8 35 (2.35%) Solaris
9 34 (2.29%) Windows Server
10 19 (1.28%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.40%) FreeBSD
13 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.20%) AIX
14 3 (0.20%) VMS
15 2 (0.13%) KNOPPIX
15 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (47.55%) Information Security
2 516 (34.70%) Cybersecurity
3 315 (21.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 255 (17.15%) SIEM
5 238 (16.01%) Security Testing
6 227 (15.27%) Ethical Hacking
7 214 (14.39%) Risk Management
8 205 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 195 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
10 149 (10.02%) Security Operations
11 130 (8.74%) OWASP
12 122 (8.20%) ITIL
13 115 (7.73%) Reverse Engineering
14 114 (7.67%) Mentoring
15 106 (7.13%) Vulnerability Management
16 104 (6.99%) Risk Assessment
17 103 (6.93%) Project Management
18 99 (6.66%) Security Architecture
19 94 (6.32%) Security Management
20 89 (5.99%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 287 (19.30%) Python
2 270 (18.16%) Java
3 239 (16.07%) C++
4 175 (11.77%) C
5 165 (11.10%) C#
6 149 (10.02%) Perl
7 138 (9.28%) PHP
8 137 (9.21%) Ruby
9 111 (7.46%) SQL
10 79 (5.31%) PowerShell
11 66 (4.44%) VB.NET
12 53 (3.56%) Objective-C
13 35 (2.35%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.82%) JavaScript
15 24 (1.61%) Scala
16 19 (1.28%) Groovy
17 11 (0.74%) VB
18 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.34%) Apple Swift
20 4 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 413 (27.77%) CISSP
2 333 (22.39%) CREST Certified
3 324 (21.79%) Security Cleared
4 260 (17.48%) Degree
5 214 (14.39%) CEH
5 214 (14.39%) CISM
6 148 (9.95%) OSCP
7 145 (9.75%) SC Cleared
8 137 (9.21%) SANS
9 130 (8.74%) GIAC
10 127 (8.54%) DV Cleared
11 126 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
12 114 (7.67%) CHECK Team Leader
13 84 (5.65%) CCNA
14 77 (5.18%) CISA
15 66 (4.44%) CCNP
16 61 (4.10%) CHECK Team Member
17 55 (3.70%) SSCP
18 45 (3.03%) GPEN
19 42 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (14.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 136 (9.15%) PCI DSS
3 86 (5.78%) QA
4 65 (4.37%) COBIT
5 22 (1.48%) ISO27002
6 21 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.61%) SLA
9 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.27%) GPG13
10 4 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.27%) RMADS
11 3 (0.20%) MISRA
12 2 (0.13%) COSO
13 1 (0.067%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.067%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.067%) SDET
System Software
1 53 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.21%) Docker
4 13 (0.87%) Snort
5 11 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.67%) Varnish
6 10 (0.67%) Xen
7 9 (0.61%) vCloud
7 9 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.54%) Firmware
8 8 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.34%) KVM
9 5 (0.34%) vSphere
10 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.067%) NFS
11 1 (0.067%) UAG
11 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 178 (11.97%) Nessus
2 93 (6.25%) Nmap
3 28 (1.88%) HP Fortify
4 25 (1.68%) OpenVAS
4 25 (1.68%) Puppet
5 22 (1.48%) Ansible
6 15 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (0.94%) QRadar
8 11 (0.74%) WebInspect
9 10 (0.67%) EnCase
9 10 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.61%) Grafana
10 9 (0.61%) Kibana
10 9 (0.61%) logstash
10 9 (0.61%) Nexpose
10 9 (0.61%) Salt
10 9 (0.61%) Uchiwa
11 7 (0.47%) Nagios
12 5 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (5.65%) Cisco
2 81 (5.45%) CheckPoint
3 70 (4.71%) Microsoft
4 67 (4.51%) VMware
5 58 (3.90%) Juniper
6 47 (3.16%) Qualys
7 42 (2.82%) Splunk
8 38 (2.56%) IBM
8 38 (2.56%) Intel Security
9 35 (2.35%) Palo Alto
10 23 (1.55%) Coverity
10 23 (1.55%) F5
11 19 (1.28%) Fortinet
11 19 (1.28%) HP
12 18 (1.21%) ArcSight
12 18 (1.21%) LogRhythm
13 17 (1.14%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.08%) Veracode
15 13 (0.87%) Forcepoint
16 12 (0.81%) AlienVault
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £47,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus , training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £27000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 OTE 35,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 5 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum See Job Spec
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: 5 days ago