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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 496 460 533
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +73
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 465 456 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 373 305 303
Average salary £55,000 £46,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.27% +16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90910 82248 90837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 79.03% 76.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73759 68320 77731
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 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 18 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 +22 225 £58,000 -3.33% 25
South East -58 101 £45,000 - 5
South West -14 36 £52,500 +15.38% 6
East of England -18 26 £50,500 +6.31% 2
East Midlands -9 20 £60,000 +46.34% 3
West Midlands +15 19 £55,000 +57.14% 7
North West 0 18 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire -64 14 £40,000 +1.26% 6
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
North East -14 1 £30,000 -37.50%
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 350 (39.91%) Information Security
2 242 (27.59%) CISSP
3 231 (26.34%) Firewall
4 214 (24.40%) Finance
5 204 (23.26%) Security Testing
6 180 (20.52%) CEH
7 172 (19.61%) Degree
8 165 (18.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 165 (18.81%) Linux
9 160 (18.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 157 (17.90%) Windows
11 156 (17.79%) Ethical Hacking
12 143 (16.31%) PCI DSS
13 139 (15.85%) Java
14 123 (14.03%) Microsoft
15 119 (13.57%) Risk Management
16 104 (11.86%) Security Cleared
17 103 (11.74%) Network Security
18 101 (11.52%) Management Information System
19 97 (11.06%) UNIX
20 93 (10.60%) MS Excel
21 92 (10.49%) Security Management
22 91 (10.38%) CISM
23 86 (9.81%) ITIL
24 83 (9.46%) GIAC
25 81 (9.24%) Wireless
25 81 (9.24%) TCP/IP
26 79 (9.01%) Python
27 74 (8.44%) Perl
28 72 (8.21%) SQL

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (2.74%) Apache
2 19 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.94%) WordPress
4 15 (1.71%) Lync
5 10 (1.14%) nginx
5 10 (1.14%) uWSGI
6 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.57%) IIS
8 4 (0.46%) CMS
8 4 (0.46%) Joomla!
8 4 (0.46%) TYPO3
8 4 (0.46%) Drupal
8 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.46%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.23%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 93 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (2.74%) MS Office
4 15 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.80%) Magento
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.28%) SaaS
2 6 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.46%) CloudFront
3 4 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.34%) Office 365
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 231 (26.34%) Firewall
2 103 (11.74%) Network Security
3 81 (9.24%) Wireless
3 81 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 68 (7.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 65 (7.41%) WAN
6 63 (7.18%) LAN
7 56 (6.39%) VoIP
8 53 (6.04%) VPN
9 52 (5.93%) Wireshark
10 50 (5.70%) Internet
11 41 (4.68%) DNS
12 29 (3.31%) DHCP
13 23 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (2.51%) HTTP
14 22 (2.51%) SSL
14 22 (2.51%) SAN
14 22 (2.51%) tcpdump
15 21 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (2.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.68%) MySQL
2 33 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 16 (1.82%) Riak
4 12 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.11%) DB2
6 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (3.88%) Metasploit
2 18 (2.05%) LoadRunner
3 12 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.03%) AppScan
5 8 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (0.91%) JIRA
6 7 (0.80%) Subversion
6 7 (0.80%) Selenium
7 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.23%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.11%) Capybara
10 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.11%) Sahi
10 1 (0.11%) JBehave
10 1 (0.11%) Hudson
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 214 (24.40%) Finance
2 47 (5.36%) Legal
3 46 (5.25%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.88%) Law
5 24 (2.74%) Banking
6 20 (2.28%) Marketing
7 14 (1.60%) Retail
8 13 (1.48%) Games
9 12 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.80%) Advertising
11 7 (0.80%) Military
12 4 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) iGaming
13 3 (0.34%) French Language
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 227 (25.88%) Tester
2 185 (21.09%) Penetration Tester
3 178 (20.30%) Analyst
4 156 (17.79%) Security Analyst
5 151 (17.22%) Consultant
6 95 (10.83%) Security Consultant
7 75 (8.55%) Security Specialist
8 64 (7.30%) Information Analyst
8 64 (7.30%) Information Security Analyst
9 50 (5.70%) Security Tester
10 45 (5.13%) IT Security Analyst
11 42 (4.79%) Architect
12 40 (4.56%) Security Manager
13 34 (3.88%) Penetration Test Consultant
14 33 (3.76%) Senior Tester
15 31 (3.53%) Senior Penetration Tester
16 29 (3.31%) IT Consultant
16 29 (3.31%) Information Security Specialist
16 29 (3.31%) IT Security Consultant
16 29 (3.31%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (7.98%) .NET
2 41 (4.68%) HTML
3 30 (3.42%) Web Services
4 27 (3.08%) CSS
5 25 (2.85%) ASP.NET
6 24 (2.74%) XML
7 19 (2.17%) SOAP
8 18 (2.05%) REST
9 15 (1.71%) Ajax
10 12 (1.37%) jQuery
11 10 (1.14%) Hibernate
11 10 (1.14%) JAX-WS
11 10 (1.14%) JPA
11 10 (1.14%) Django
11 10 (1.14%) JTA
11 10 (1.14%) Pylons
12 9 (1.03%) RESTful
12 9 (1.03%) JSON
13 5 (0.57%) CSS3
13 5 (0.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.52%) Management Information System
2 61 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 45 (5.13%) Open Source
4 43 (4.90%) PKI
5 29 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.48%) Cryptography
8 11 (1.25%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.14%) RIA
9 10 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.03%) Online Games
11 8 (0.91%) CLARiiON
11 8 (0.91%) Social Network
12 7 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.68%) Statistics
13 6 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 5 (0.57%) iPhone
14 5 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 165 (18.81%) Linux
2 157 (17.90%) Windows
3 97 (11.06%) UNIX
4 30 (3.42%) Android
5 28 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.19%) Solaris
6 24 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.91%) SUSE
11 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.80%) CentOS
13 4 (0.46%) OS/390
13 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.46%) SELinux
14 3 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (39.91%) Information Security
2 204 (23.26%) Security Testing
3 160 (18.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 156 (17.79%) Ethical Hacking
5 119 (13.57%) Risk Management
6 92 (10.49%) Security Management
7 86 (9.81%) ITIL
8 70 (7.98%) SIEM
9 65 (7.41%) Project Management
10 59 (6.73%) Risk Assessment
11 49 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (5.25%) Computer Forensics
12 46 (5.25%) Security Architecture
13 44 (5.02%) Manual Testing
14 40 (4.56%) Change Management
15 39 (4.45%) OWASP
16 36 (4.10%) E-Commerce
16 36 (4.10%) Cyber Security
17 32 (3.65%) Performance Testing
18 31 (3.53%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.85%) Java
2 79 (9.01%) Python
3 74 (8.44%) Perl
4 72 (8.21%) SQL
5 67 (7.64%) C++
6 64 (7.30%) PHP
7 56 (6.39%) C
8 45 (5.13%) Ruby
9 23 (2.62%) C#
9 23 (2.62%) JavaScript
10 20 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.60%) VB
13 13 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.57%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.57%) VBScript
14 5 (0.57%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.34%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.34%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 242 (27.59%) CISSP
2 180 (20.52%) CEH
3 172 (19.61%) Degree
4 104 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 91 (10.38%) CISM
6 83 (9.46%) GIAC
7 69 (7.87%) OSCP
8 62 (7.07%) GPEN
9 54 (6.16%) CISA
10 44 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (4.79%) GCIH
12 41 (4.68%) CISMP
12 41 (4.68%) SC Cleared
13 37 (4.22%) DV Cleared
14 31 (3.53%) GWAPT
15 30 (3.42%) OSCE
16 28 (3.19%) ISEB
17 24 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (2.62%) CCNP
19 21 (2.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (18.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (16.31%) PCI DSS
3 66 (7.53%) QA
4 26 (2.96%) COBIT
5 13 (1.48%) COSO
6 12 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (1.14%) BS7799
8 9 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.57%) JTAG
9 5 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.46%) SLA
11 1 (0.11%) GPG13
11 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) BS25999
System Software
1 44 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.76%) Hyper-V
3 26 (2.96%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.62%) Snort
5 14 (1.60%) Nmap
6 9 (1.03%) XenApp
6 9 (1.03%) UAG
6 9 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.57%) vSphere
9 4 (0.46%) Varnish
9 4 (0.46%) KVM
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (3.76%) Nessus
2 12 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.25%) CORE IMPACT
4 10 (1.14%) WebInspect
4 10 (1.14%) Vagrant
4 10 (1.14%) Ansible
5 8 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
5 8 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (0.91%) Cacti
5 8 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.80%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.23%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.11%) SCOM
9 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 123 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.18%) Cisco
3 57 (6.50%) VMware
4 46 (5.25%) Oracle
5 44 (5.02%) HP
6 37 (4.22%) CheckPoint
7 23 (2.62%) Citrix
8 21 (2.39%) Juniper
9 20 (2.28%) Qualys
10 17 (1.94%) JBoss
11 15 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.71%) IBM
12 14 (1.60%) Sourcefire
12 14 (1.60%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.48%) LogRhythm
14 12 (1.37%) McAfee
14 12 (1.37%) EMC
14 12 (1.37%) F5
15 11 (1.25%) Remedy
16 10 (1.14%) Symantec
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £60,000 per annum basic + bonus (avg 15%) + share option + pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + excellent share options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k - 70k per year + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Salary: excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + commission (OTE £50K)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
Easy Web recruitment - Next Retail
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago