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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 450 491 526
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +35
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 530 393 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 435 283 322
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
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
87520 80865 87791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.06% 81.20% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70546 67175 74865
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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
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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 +93 256 £60,000 +4.34% 34
South East -60 110 £45,000 +7.14% 16
North West -5 40 £60,000 +4.34% 5
South West -31 36 £45,000 -15.09% 8
East of England - 30 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -31 26 £35,750 -20.55% 2
West Midlands -7 15 £37,250 -25.50% 2
Midlands - 5 £66,500 -
East Midlands -11 3 £62,500 -
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 455 (45.27%) Information Security
2 295 (29.35%) Finance
3 285 (28.36%) CISSP
4 266 (26.47%) Windows
5 240 (23.88%) Firewall
6 220 (21.89%) Linux
7 215 (21.39%) PCI DSS
8 212 (21.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 197 (19.60%) Degree
10 188 (18.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 174 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
12 167 (16.62%) CEH
13 163 (16.22%) Security Testing
14 150 (14.93%) Network Security
15 144 (14.33%) Microsoft
16 138 (13.73%) Management Information System
16 138 (13.73%) Security Cleared
17 135 (13.43%) ITIL
18 133 (13.23%) SIEM
19 131 (13.03%) Risk Management
20 117 (11.64%) UNIX
21 107 (10.65%) Cyber Security
22 98 (9.75%) WAN
23 96 (9.55%) LAN
24 95 (9.45%) CISM
25 92 (9.15%) SQL
26 90 (8.96%) Java
27 89 (8.86%) Project Management
28 87 (8.66%) Intrusion Detection
28 87 (8.66%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (2.79%) IIS
2 24 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.39%) Apache
4 10 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (1.00%) Lync
5 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.40%) nginx
7 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.20%) WordPress
8 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.100%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.100%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.100%) Drupal
9 1 (0.100%) GroupWise
Applications
1 77 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.88%) MS Office
3 12 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.19%) assyst
2 6 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.100%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.100%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.100%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.09%) SaaS
2 19 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.90%) Office 365
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Heroku
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.100%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.100%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 240 (23.88%) Firewall
2 150 (14.93%) Network Security
3 98 (9.75%) WAN
4 96 (9.55%) LAN
5 87 (8.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 85 (8.46%) VPN
7 76 (7.56%) Wireless
8 66 (6.57%) TCP/IP
9 64 (6.37%) Internet
10 39 (3.88%) DNS
11 37 (3.68%) VoIP
12 36 (3.58%) Wireshark
13 25 (2.49%) SAN
14 24 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (2.29%) Wireless Security
16 20 (1.99%) SSL
16 20 (1.99%) HTTP
17 17 (1.69%) OSPF
17 17 (1.69%) NAS
18 14 (1.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.09%) MySQL
3 15 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.70%) Big Data
6 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.100%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.100%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.100%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.100%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 42 (4.18%) Metasploit
2 19 (1.89%) LoadRunner
3 18 (1.79%) JIRA
4 15 (1.49%) Selenium
5 14 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (0.80%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (0.60%) AppScan
9 5 (0.50%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.40%) Subversion
11 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.20%) JUnit
13 1 (0.100%) QADirector
13 1 (0.100%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.100%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.100%) TestNG
13 1 (0.100%) GDB
13 1 (0.100%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.100%) Capybara
General
1 295 (29.35%) Finance
2 40 (3.98%) Legal
3 32 (3.18%) Banking
3 32 (3.18%) Retail
4 31 (3.08%) Games
5 25 (2.49%) Law
6 24 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.79%) Advertising
8 17 (1.69%) Marketing
9 7 (0.70%) Military
9 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.70%) Electronics
10 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.100%) Billing
Job Titles
1 271 (26.97%) Analyst
2 248 (24.68%) Security Analyst
3 236 (23.48%) Tester
4 217 (21.59%) Penetration Tester
5 201 (20.00%) Consultant
6 143 (14.23%) Security Consultant
7 88 (8.76%) Information Analyst
8 87 (8.66%) Information Security Analyst
9 79 (7.86%) IT Security Analyst
10 59 (5.87%) Security Specialist
11 55 (5.47%) Security Tester
12 38 (3.78%) Security Manager
12 38 (3.78%) Architect
13 36 (3.58%) IT Consultant
14 35 (3.48%) Security Engineer
15 32 (3.18%) IT Security Consultant
16 30 (2.99%) Junior
16 30 (2.99%) Information Specialist
16 30 (2.99%) Information Security Specialist
16 30 (2.99%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.66%) .NET
2 37 (3.68%) Web Services
3 28 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 14 (1.39%) Middleware
5 12 (1.19%) SailPoint
6 11 (1.09%) Gherkin
7 10 (1.00%) JMS
7 10 (1.00%) Spring
7 10 (1.00%) Ajax
7 10 (1.00%) Java SE
8 7 (0.70%) HTML
9 6 (0.60%) XML
10 4 (0.40%) WSDL
10 4 (0.40%) LAMP
10 4 (0.40%) REST
11 3 (0.30%) OpenID
11 3 (0.30%) OAuth
11 3 (0.30%) SAML
11 3 (0.30%) JSON
12 2 (0.20%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 138 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 75 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.08%) PKI
6 24 (2.39%) Open Source
7 21 (2.09%) Cryptography
8 17 (1.69%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.49%) Clustering
10 14 (1.39%) Online Games
11 10 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.80%) CESG
12 8 (0.80%) SCADA
13 7 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.60%) iPhone
15 5 (0.50%) Replication
15 5 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.50%) iPad
16 4 (0.40%) AS400
16 4 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 266 (26.47%) Windows
2 220 (21.89%) Linux
3 117 (11.64%) UNIX
4 25 (2.49%) Solaris
5 24 (2.39%) Android
6 22 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.79%) CentOS
8 14 (1.39%) Debian
8 14 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.39%) AIX
9 13 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.19%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.90%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.40%) OS/390
15 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (45.27%) Information Security
2 188 (18.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 174 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
4 163 (16.22%) Security Testing
5 135 (13.43%) ITIL
6 133 (13.23%) SIEM
7 131 (13.03%) Risk Management
8 107 (10.65%) Cyber Security
9 89 (8.86%) Project Management
10 85 (8.46%) Vulnerability Management
11 76 (7.56%) Security Management
12 71 (7.06%) E-Commerce
13 67 (6.67%) Incident Management
14 64 (6.37%) Change Management
15 56 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 52 (5.17%) Risk Assessment
18 50 (4.98%) Security Architecture
19 46 (4.58%) PRINCE2
20 45 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 92 (9.15%) SQL
2 90 (8.96%) Java
3 73 (7.26%) Python
4 72 (7.16%) C
5 63 (6.27%) PHP
6 57 (5.67%) C++
7 40 (3.98%) Ruby
8 35 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 31 (3.08%) Perl
10 22 (2.19%) C#
11 19 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.89%) Objective-C
12 11 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.60%) VB
15 5 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
17 1 (0.100%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 285 (28.36%) CISSP
2 197 (19.60%) Degree
3 167 (16.62%) CEH
4 138 (13.73%) Security Cleared
5 95 (9.45%) CISM
6 87 (8.66%) SC Cleared
7 83 (8.26%) CISA
8 63 (6.27%) GIAC
9 60 (5.97%) OSCP
10 53 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (4.78%) PCI QSA
12 45 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (4.18%) GPEN
14 39 (3.88%) MCSE
15 37 (3.68%) CCNA
16 36 (3.58%) DV Cleared
17 34 (3.38%) ISEB
18 26 (2.59%) CISMP
19 24 (2.39%) OSCE
20 20 (1.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (21.39%) PCI DSS
2 212 (21.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (4.28%) COBIT
4 39 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (3.28%) QA
6 12 (1.19%) SLA
7 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 8 (0.80%) BS7799
9 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.100%) GPG13
11 1 (0.100%) JTAG
11 1 (0.100%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.59%) Snort
4 23 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.89%) Nmap
6 9 (0.90%) XenApp
7 5 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.50%) UAG
8 3 (0.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.100%) Xen
10 1 (0.100%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (3.18%) Nessus
2 12 (1.19%) WSUS
3 11 (1.09%) CORE IMPACT
4 7 (0.70%) Puppet
5 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.40%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.30%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.100%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.100%) Ansible
10 1 (0.100%) logstash
10 1 (0.100%) Nagios
10 1 (0.100%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.100%) WMI
10 1 (0.100%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.100%) SCCM
10 1 (0.100%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.06%) Cisco
3 47 (4.68%) VMware
4 37 (3.68%) Oracle
5 34 (3.38%) Qualys
6 27 (2.69%) Citrix
7 24 (2.39%) Juniper
8 22 (2.19%) CheckPoint
9 19 (1.89%) HP
10 18 (1.79%) IBM
11 13 (1.29%) LogRhythm
12 12 (1.19%) NetApp
13 11 (1.09%) McAfee
14 10 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.00%) Splunk
15 9 (0.90%) F5
15 9 (0.90%) CA
15 9 (0.90%) Sourcefire
15 9 (0.90%) EMC
16 8 (0.80%) Symantec
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