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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 482 479 488
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 424 417 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 318 302 335
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
81768 78776 82778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.75% 82.36% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 67914 63526 70746
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +22 182 £60,000 +3.44% 43
South East -63 72 £49,375 -10.22% 20
North West +21 46 £57,500 +43.75% 14
East of England +6 46 £40,000 -20.79% 6
Yorkshire +12 32 £45,000 -10.00% 9
South West -9 24 £47,500 +25.00% 14
East Midlands +4 11 £43,000 -28.33% 3
West Midlands -48 4 £53,750 -10.41% 6
North East - 4 £43,866 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 410 (42.44%) Information Security
2 258 (26.71%) Firewall
3 243 (25.16%) CISSP
4 237 (24.53%) Windows
5 230 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 214 (22.15%) Linux
7 200 (20.70%) Finance
8 165 (17.08%) Network Security
9 152 (15.73%) Degree
10 139 (14.39%) PCI DSS
11 126 (13.04%) Cisco
12 122 (12.63%) Management Information System
12 122 (12.63%) Ethical Hacking
13 118 (12.22%) Security Testing
14 117 (12.11%) Risk Management
15 116 (12.01%) LAN
16 111 (11.49%) Security Architecture
16 111 (11.49%) Cyber Security
17 110 (11.39%) WAN
18 105 (10.87%) Microsoft
19 103 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 101 (10.46%) Vulnerability Management
21 96 (9.94%) ITIL
22 93 (9.63%) Security Management
23 91 (9.42%) VPN
24 90 (9.32%) SIEM
25 87 (9.01%) TCP/IP
26 83 (8.59%) Security Cleared
27 81 (8.39%) Python
28 79 (8.18%) UNIX

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 61 (6.31%) IIS
2 21 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.07%) Apache
4 11 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.93%) Lync
6 8 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.10%) nginx
11 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.10%) CMS
11 1 (0.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 46 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.66%) MS Office
3 10 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.52%) assyst
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.97%) IaaS
3 10 (1.04%) Office 365
4 9 (0.93%) SaaS
5 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 258 (26.71%) Firewall
2 165 (17.08%) Network Security
3 116 (12.01%) LAN
4 110 (11.39%) WAN
5 91 (9.42%) VPN
6 87 (9.01%) TCP/IP
7 68 (7.04%) Wireless
8 61 (6.31%) Internet
9 56 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 52 (5.38%) SSL
11 49 (5.07%) DNS
12 46 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (4.66%) HTTP
14 43 (4.45%) MPLS
15 34 (3.52%) SAN
16 32 (3.31%) OSPF
17 31 (3.21%) BGP
18 30 (3.11%) EIGRP
19 29 (3.00%) HTTPS
20 26 (2.69%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.42%) MySQL
3 16 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.72%) Big Data
6 6 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.52%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (3.93%) Metasploit
2 25 (2.59%) JIRA
3 14 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.24%) LoadRunner
5 11 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.14%) Selenium
6 9 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.21%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.10%) Subversion
12 1 (0.10%) AppScan
General
1 200 (20.70%) Finance
2 45 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.04%) Banking
4 34 (3.52%) Retail
5 22 (2.28%) Games
6 17 (1.76%) Marketing
7 16 (1.66%) Aerospace
8 15 (1.55%) Law
8 15 (1.55%) Advertising
9 11 (1.14%) Legal
10 10 (1.04%) Back Office
11 9 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.52%) Military
12 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.41%) Electronics
14 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 3 (0.31%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 204 (21.12%) Tester
2 184 (19.05%) Penetration Tester
3 176 (18.22%) Consultant
4 163 (16.87%) Analyst
5 145 (15.01%) Security Consultant
6 126 (13.04%) Security Analyst
7 63 (6.52%) Security Engineer
8 62 (6.42%) Security Manager
9 52 (5.38%) Network Engineer
10 51 (5.28%) Architect
11 50 (5.18%) IT Consultant
12 46 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
13 45 (4.66%) Ethical Hacker
14 41 (4.24%) Security Architect
15 38 (3.93%) Security Specialist
16 37 (3.83%) IT Security Analyst
17 31 (3.21%) Information Analyst
17 31 (3.21%) Senior Tester
18 30 (3.11%) Information Security Analyst
19 29 (3.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.87%) .NET
2 27 (2.80%) Web Services
3 24 (2.48%) REST
4 22 (2.28%) Middleware
5 18 (1.86%) HTML
6 14 (1.45%) CSS
6 14 (1.45%) SailPoint
7 13 (1.35%) JSON
8 12 (1.24%) SOAP
8 12 (1.24%) XML
8 12 (1.24%) SAML
9 11 (1.14%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.14%) OAuth
10 10 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.83%) Gherkin
12 7 (0.72%) HTML5
13 6 (0.62%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.62%) LAMP
13 6 (0.62%) JSP
14 5 (0.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 122 (12.63%) Management Information System
2 58 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 54 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.45%) Cryptography
5 32 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.80%) Mathematics
7 24 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (2.38%) Clustering
9 15 (1.55%) PKI
10 14 (1.45%) CESG
10 14 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.35%) Open Source
12 11 (1.14%) SCADA
13 10 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
14 7 (0.72%) Replication
15 6 (0.62%) Online Games
15 6 (0.62%) NHS
15 6 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 237 (24.53%) Windows
2 214 (22.15%) Linux
3 79 (8.18%) UNIX
4 27 (2.80%) Solaris
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.35%) Android
8 12 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.14%) CentOS
10 10 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.93%) Debian
12 8 (0.83%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.72%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.62%) AIX
15 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (42.44%) Information Security
2 122 (12.63%) Ethical Hacking
3 118 (12.22%) Security Testing
4 117 (12.11%) Risk Management
5 111 (11.49%) Security Architecture
5 111 (11.49%) Cyber Security
6 103 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 101 (10.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 96 (9.94%) ITIL
9 93 (9.63%) Security Management
10 90 (9.32%) SIEM
11 69 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (6.00%) Project Management
14 52 (5.38%) Incident Management
14 52 (5.38%) Change Management
15 50 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (4.35%) OWASP
17 41 (4.24%) Line Management
18 40 (4.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 81 (8.39%) Python
2 67 (6.94%) Java
3 58 (6.00%) C
4 56 (5.80%) SQL
5 42 (4.35%) C#
6 34 (3.52%) PHP
7 30 (3.11%) C++
7 30 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 26 (2.69%) Perl
8 26 (2.69%) Ruby
9 14 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.41%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.10%) Golang
12 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 243 (25.16%) CISSP
2 152 (15.73%) Degree
3 83 (8.59%) Security Cleared
4 79 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (8.07%) CEH
6 73 (7.56%) CISM
7 69 (7.14%) CISA
8 65 (6.73%) OSCP
9 55 (5.69%) SC Cleared
10 53 (5.49%) PCI QSA
11 47 (4.87%) CCNA
12 44 (4.55%) OSCE
13 42 (4.35%) GIAC
14 40 (4.14%) CCNP
15 29 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (2.38%) DV Cleared
17 22 (2.28%) MCSE
18 18 (1.86%) ISEB
19 17 (1.76%) GCIH
20 16 (1.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 139 (14.39%) PCI DSS
3 31 (3.21%) QA
4 27 (2.80%) COBIT
4 27 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (1.76%) SLA
5 17 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.52%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.10%) GAMP
8 1 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 52 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.31%) Snort
4 13 (1.35%) Nmap
5 10 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.93%) vSphere
7 8 (0.83%) Xen
8 6 (0.62%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.62%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.41%) KVM
9 4 (0.41%) XenApp
9 4 (0.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) LXC
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (4.24%) Nessus
2 20 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.86%) Puppet
4 15 (1.55%) Nagios
5 11 (1.14%) CORE IMPACT
6 10 (1.04%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.52%) Ansible
10 4 (0.41%) SCCM
10 4 (0.41%) WSUS
10 4 (0.41%) logstash
10 4 (0.41%) Salt
10 4 (0.41%) Graphite
11 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.21%) Webmin
11 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.21%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 126 (13.04%) Cisco
2 105 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.83%) VMware
4 52 (5.38%) CheckPoint
5 47 (4.87%) Juniper
6 40 (4.14%) Oracle
7 36 (3.73%) Citrix
8 33 (3.42%) HP
9 29 (3.00%) F5
10 18 (1.86%) IBM
11 15 (1.55%) Websense
11 15 (1.55%) McAfee
12 14 (1.45%) Sourcefire
13 12 (1.24%) EMC
14 11 (1.14%) Splunk
14 11 (1.14%) NetApp
14 11 (1.14%) Qualys
15 10 (1.04%) Apple
15 10 (1.04%) LogRhythm
16 7 (0.72%) Red Hat
City, London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum (Neg.) + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Banking Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum circa £60k plus corporate benefits a
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified Compretitive Salary offered
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago