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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 452 500 514
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 519 400 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 410 294 311
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,300 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +29.41%
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
85300 82408 85840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.36% 81.93% 79.78%
Number of salaries quoted 70869 66754 73764
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +47 216 £62,500 +8.69% 22
South East -22 108 £50,000 -11.11% 14
North West +28 61 £52,500 +14.75% 7
East of England +11 49 £55,000 - 1
South West +5 35 £47,500 +28.37% 9
Yorkshire -3 22 £35,000 -56.25% 4
East Midlands +11 12 £42,500 -32.00% 2
West Midlands -47 6 £60,000 +17.07% 1
North East -15 2 £43,866 -26.89%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 434 (41.73%) Information Security
2 287 (27.60%) Windows
3 283 (27.21%) Firewall
4 274 (26.35%) CISSP
5 257 (24.71%) Finance
6 248 (23.85%) Linux
7 234 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 177 (17.02%) Network Security
9 170 (16.35%) Degree
10 158 (15.19%) PCI DSS
11 154 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
12 132 (12.69%) Microsoft
13 129 (12.40%) Risk Management
13 129 (12.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 123 (11.83%) ITIL
14 123 (11.83%) LAN
15 121 (11.63%) Management Information System
16 120 (11.54%) Cisco
17 118 (11.35%) WAN
17 118 (11.35%) SIEM
18 115 (11.06%) Cyber Security
19 112 (10.77%) CEH
20 107 (10.29%) Security Testing
21 103 (9.90%) Security Management
21 103 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
22 101 (9.71%) Security Cleared
23 100 (9.62%) Python
23 100 (9.62%) TCP/IP
23 100 (9.62%) VPN
23 100 (9.62%) Security Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (5.48%) IIS
2 17 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.54%) Apache
4 13 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.87%) Lync
7 8 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.29%) nginx
11 2 (0.19%) WordPress
11 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.096%) MQSeries
Applications
1 62 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.88%) MS Office
3 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.15%) assyst
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) Magento
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.73%) SaaS
3 16 (1.54%) IaaS
4 10 (0.96%) Office 365
5 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Heroku
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.096%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 283 (27.21%) Firewall
2 177 (17.02%) Network Security
3 123 (11.83%) LAN
4 118 (11.35%) WAN
5 100 (9.62%) TCP/IP
5 100 (9.62%) VPN
6 78 (7.50%) Internet
7 70 (6.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 64 (6.15%) Wireless
9 59 (5.67%) DNS
10 45 (4.33%) HTTP
10 45 (4.33%) SSL
11 44 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (3.65%) MPLS
13 34 (3.27%) SAN
14 31 (2.98%) OSPF
15 30 (2.88%) BGP
16 28 (2.69%) NAS
16 28 (2.69%) Wireshark
17 27 (2.60%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.17%) MySQL
3 18 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.67%) Big Data
6 5 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.096%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.096%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.096%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (3.46%) Metasploit
2 27 (2.60%) JIRA
3 17 (1.63%) LoadRunner
4 16 (1.54%) Selenium
4 16 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.87%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (0.38%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.29%) Subversion
10 3 (0.29%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.096%) AppScan
12 1 (0.096%) Oracle Forms
General
1 257 (24.71%) Finance
2 44 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.94%) Banking
4 31 (2.98%) Retail
5 28 (2.69%) Games
6 25 (2.40%) Law
7 18 (1.73%) Advertising
8 17 (1.63%) Legal
9 16 (1.54%) Aerospace
10 15 (1.44%) Marketing
11 10 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.58%) Back Office
13 5 (0.48%) Electronics
13 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.38%) Military
15 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.29%) French Language
16 2 (0.19%) Automotive
17 1 (0.096%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (22.88%) Tester
2 216 (20.77%) Penetration Tester
3 196 (18.85%) Analyst
4 195 (18.75%) Consultant
5 164 (15.77%) Security Consultant
6 162 (15.58%) Security Analyst
7 65 (6.25%) Security Manager
8 58 (5.58%) Security Engineer
9 56 (5.38%) Network Engineer
10 54 (5.19%) Architect
11 52 (5.00%) Information Analyst
12 51 (4.90%) Information Security Analyst
13 49 (4.71%) IT Consultant
14 48 (4.62%) Security Tester
15 47 (4.52%) Security Specialist
16 45 (4.33%) IT Security Consultant
17 44 (4.23%) Ethical Hacker
18 43 (4.13%) Security Architect
19 42 (4.04%) IT Security Analyst
20 31 (2.98%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.19%) .NET
2 31 (2.98%) Web Services
3 28 (2.69%) Middleware
4 17 (1.63%) REST
5 16 (1.54%) HTML
6 14 (1.35%) Gherkin
7 13 (1.25%) SailPoint
7 13 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.25%) XML
8 12 (1.15%) JSON
9 11 (1.06%) SAML
10 10 (0.96%) CSS
10 10 (0.96%) OAuth
11 9 (0.87%) Spring
11 9 (0.87%) Ajax
11 9 (0.87%) Java SE
11 9 (0.87%) JMS
12 8 (0.77%) SOAP
13 7 (0.67%) HTML5
13 7 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 66 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.85%) Cryptography
6 28 (2.69%) Mathematics
7 24 (2.31%) Clustering
7 24 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (1.63%) PKI
9 16 (1.54%) Open Source
10 14 (1.35%) CESG
10 14 (1.35%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.15%) SCADA
12 10 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.67%) Replication
16 6 (0.58%) Online Games
16 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.48%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 287 (27.60%) Windows
2 248 (23.85%) Linux
3 97 (9.33%) UNIX
4 37 (3.56%) Solaris
5 24 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.21%) Android
7 22 (2.12%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.73%) CentOS
9 15 (1.44%) Debian
9 15 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.15%) Windows Phone
10 12 (1.15%) AIX
10 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (41.73%) Information Security
2 154 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 129 (12.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 129 (12.40%) Risk Management
4 123 (11.83%) ITIL
5 118 (11.35%) SIEM
6 115 (11.06%) Cyber Security
7 107 (10.29%) Security Testing
8 103 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 103 (9.90%) Security Management
9 100 (9.62%) Security Architecture
10 75 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (6.44%) Project Management
13 60 (5.77%) Incident Management
14 57 (5.48%) Change Management
15 49 (4.71%) E-Commerce
16 45 (4.33%) Line Management
17 44 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (4.13%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 100 (9.62%) Python
2 70 (6.73%) Java
3 63 (6.06%) SQL
4 59 (5.67%) C
5 53 (5.10%) PHP
6 37 (3.56%) C#
7 36 (3.46%) C++
7 36 (3.46%) Ruby
8 34 (3.27%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.60%) Perl
10 10 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.096%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (26.35%) CISSP
2 170 (16.35%) Degree
3 112 (10.77%) CEH
4 101 (9.71%) Security Cleared
5 82 (7.88%) CISA
6 79 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (7.50%) CISM
8 66 (6.35%) SC Cleared
9 65 (6.25%) OSCP
10 60 (5.77%) PCI QSA
11 53 (5.10%) GIAC
12 51 (4.90%) CCNA
13 42 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 40 (3.85%) OSCE
15 38 (3.65%) CCNP
16 33 (3.17%) MCSE
17 25 (2.40%) DV Cleared
18 23 (2.21%) ISEB
19 17 (1.63%) GCIH
19 17 (1.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 158 (15.19%) PCI DSS
3 35 (3.37%) COBIT
4 33 (3.17%) QA
5 32 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (1.83%) SLA
7 12 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.096%) GAMP
10 1 (0.096%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 57 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.08%) Snort
4 17 (1.63%) Nmap
5 10 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.77%) vSphere
6 8 (0.77%) Xen
7 7 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.67%) XenApp
8 6 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.48%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.38%) KVM
10 4 (0.38%) XenServer
11 1 (0.096%) Firmware
11 1 (0.096%) LXC
11 1 (0.096%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (3.56%) Nessus
2 16 (1.54%) Puppet
3 13 (1.25%) Nagios
3 13 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.15%) WSUS
5 8 (0.77%) CORE IMPACT
5 8 (0.77%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.67%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.38%) Ansible
7 4 (0.38%) Webmin
7 4 (0.38%) Graphite
8 3 (0.29%) logstash
8 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.29%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.19%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.096%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.096%) Salt
Vendors
1 132 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 120 (11.54%) Cisco
3 70 (6.73%) VMware
4 50 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 45 (4.33%) Juniper
6 44 (4.23%) Oracle
7 41 (3.94%) Citrix
8 29 (2.79%) HP
9 25 (2.40%) F5
10 23 (2.21%) Qualys
11 17 (1.63%) IBM
12 16 (1.54%) LogRhythm
13 13 (1.25%) NetApp
13 13 (1.25%) Websense
14 12 (1.15%) Sourcefire
15 11 (1.06%) McAfee
15 11 (1.06%) EMC
16 9 (0.87%) CA
17 8 (0.77%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.77%) Apple
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
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Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum
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Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £55 per annum, Benefits Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension (or cash), bonus, £5k benefi
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago