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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 469 455 540
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +85
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 490 483 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 397 305 271
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £74,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88420 80219 86231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.41% 78.74% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71927 66287 74078
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
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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 July 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 July 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 +10 225 £57,500 - 34
South East -96 102 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West +25 43 £46,250 +15.62% 3
South West -9 36 £38,000 -17.39% 7
West Midlands +1 26 £23,000 -52.82% 2
Yorkshire -43 24 £35,000 -36.36% 7
East Midlands +4 13 £62,500 -3.84% 1
East of England -4 13 £45,000 -4.25% 5
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 426 (44.65%) Information Security
2 280 (29.35%) CISSP
3 270 (28.30%) Finance
4 243 (25.47%) Firewall
5 232 (24.32%) Windows
6 212 (22.22%) Linux
7 199 (20.86%) PCI DSS
8 194 (20.34%) Security Testing
9 193 (20.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 192 (20.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 189 (19.81%) Degree
12 185 (19.39%) CEH
13 177 (18.55%) Ethical Hacking
14 147 (15.41%) Microsoft
15 141 (14.78%) Management Information System
15 141 (14.78%) Security Cleared
16 138 (14.47%) Network Security
17 128 (13.42%) Risk Management
18 127 (13.31%) UNIX
19 119 (12.47%) ITIL
20 115 (12.05%) Java
21 112 (11.74%) SIEM
22 105 (11.01%) MS Excel
23 101 (10.59%) SQL
24 99 (10.38%) CISM
25 98 (10.27%) Intrusion Detection
26 95 (9.96%) LAN
27 93 (9.75%) WAN
28 91 (9.54%) C
29 88 (9.22%) .NET

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.41%) Apache
3 18 (1.89%) Lync
4 13 (1.36%) nginx
5 10 (1.05%) uWSGI
6 6 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.52%) WordPress
7 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.42%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.42%) IIS
8 4 (0.42%) Drupal
9 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.21%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 105 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.67%) MS Office
3 25 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.26%) SaaS
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.42%) Office 365
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.42%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
6 2 (0.21%) PaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Heroku
7 1 (0.10%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 243 (25.47%) Firewall
2 138 (14.47%) Network Security
3 98 (10.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 95 (9.96%) LAN
5 93 (9.75%) WAN
6 85 (8.91%) Wireless
7 79 (8.28%) VPN
8 61 (6.39%) TCP/IP
9 55 (5.77%) Internet
10 52 (5.45%) VoIP
11 49 (5.14%) Wireshark
12 43 (4.51%) DNS
13 22 (2.31%) Wireless Security
14 20 (2.10%) OSPF
15 19 (1.99%) DHCP
15 19 (1.99%) tcpdump
16 18 (1.89%) BGP
16 18 (1.89%) SAN
17 16 (1.68%) HTTP
17 16 (1.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.62%) MySQL
3 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.31%) Big Data
9 2 (0.21%) Riak
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.10%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.10%) DB2
10 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 40 (4.19%) Metasploit
2 19 (1.99%) LoadRunner
3 15 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.36%) JIRA
5 9 (0.94%) AppScan
5 9 (0.94%) Selenium
5 9 (0.94%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.52%) Subversion
6 5 (0.52%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.21%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (0.21%) JUnit
7 2 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.10%) Maven
8 1 (0.10%) QADirector
8 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.10%) GDB
8 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.10%) Hudson
8 1 (0.10%) JBehave
8 1 (0.10%) TestNG
General
1 270 (28.30%) Finance
2 42 (4.40%) Legal
3 24 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.52%) Games
3 24 (2.52%) Banking
3 24 (2.52%) Retail
4 22 (2.31%) Law
5 16 (1.68%) Marketing
6 14 (1.47%) Advertising
7 8 (0.84%) Military
8 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.10%) Billing
10 1 (0.10%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Publishing
10 1 (0.10%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 246 (25.79%) Tester
2 245 (25.68%) Analyst
3 234 (24.53%) Security Analyst
4 217 (22.75%) Penetration Tester
5 186 (19.50%) Consultant
6 125 (13.10%) Security Consultant
7 89 (9.33%) Information Analyst
7 89 (9.33%) Information Security Analyst
8 80 (8.39%) IT Security Analyst
9 60 (6.29%) Security Tester
10 50 (5.24%) Security Specialist
11 34 (3.56%) Penetration Test Consultant
12 33 (3.46%) Security Engineer
13 29 (3.04%) Testing Consultant
14 27 (2.83%) Security Manager
14 27 (2.83%) IT Consultant
14 27 (2.83%) Senior Consultant
15 26 (2.73%) Architect
15 26 (2.73%) Junior
15 26 (2.73%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.22%) .NET
2 29 (3.04%) Web Services
3 25 (2.62%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.89%) HTML
5 16 (1.68%) Ajax
6 12 (1.26%) XML
7 10 (1.05%) Pylons
7 10 (1.05%) CSS
7 10 (1.05%) jQuery
7 10 (1.05%) Django
8 6 (0.63%) RESTful
8 6 (0.63%) JMS
8 6 (0.63%) Middleware
8 6 (0.63%) Java SE
8 6 (0.63%) JSON
8 6 (0.63%) Spring
9 5 (0.52%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.42%) Memcached
10 4 (0.42%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 141 (14.78%) Management Information System
2 50 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.51%) PKI
4 37 (3.88%) Open Source
5 28 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.99%) Cryptography
7 18 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.47%) Online Games
9 11 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.63%) iPhone
12 5 (0.52%) CESG
12 5 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.52%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.52%) AS400
12 5 (0.52%) iPad
12 5 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 232 (24.32%) Windows
2 212 (22.22%) Linux
3 127 (13.31%) UNIX
4 28 (2.94%) Android
5 27 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.62%) Solaris
7 19 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.89%) CentOS
9 15 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.36%) Windows Phone
11 10 (1.05%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.94%) Debian
12 9 (0.94%) AIX
13 7 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.52%) OS/390
16 4 (0.42%) SELinux
17 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (44.65%) Information Security
2 194 (20.34%) Security Testing
3 192 (20.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 177 (18.55%) Ethical Hacking
5 128 (13.42%) Risk Management
6 119 (12.47%) ITIL
7 112 (11.74%) SIEM
8 87 (9.12%) Cyber Security
9 81 (8.49%) Project Management
10 69 (7.23%) Security Management
11 65 (6.81%) E-Commerce
12 61 (6.39%) Risk Assessment
13 53 (5.56%) Change Management
14 52 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
15 50 (5.24%) Incident Management
16 48 (5.03%) Computer Forensics
17 44 (4.61%) Risk Analysis
18 41 (4.30%) PRINCE2
19 39 (4.09%) Business Continuity
20 38 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.05%) Java
2 101 (10.59%) SQL
3 91 (9.54%) C
4 70 (7.34%) PHP
5 69 (7.23%) C++
6 67 (7.02%) Python
7 40 (4.19%) Perl
7 40 (4.19%) Ruby
8 27 (2.83%) Objective-C
8 27 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 22 (2.31%) C#
10 20 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.36%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.94%) VB
14 7 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.63%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.10%) Lua
16 1 (0.10%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 280 (29.35%) CISSP
2 189 (19.81%) Degree
3 185 (19.39%) CEH
4 141 (14.78%) Security Cleared
5 99 (10.38%) CISM
6 72 (7.55%) GIAC
7 71 (7.44%) SC Cleared
8 70 (7.34%) CISA
9 65 (6.81%) OSCP
10 57 (5.97%) GPEN
11 45 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (4.61%) DV Cleared
13 41 (4.30%) CISMP
14 39 (4.09%) MCSE
15 35 (3.67%) PCI QSA
15 35 (3.67%) ISEB
16 24 (2.52%) CCNP
17 23 (2.41%) GCIH
18 19 (1.99%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (20.86%) PCI DSS
2 193 (20.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (4.40%) QA
4 35 (3.67%) COBIT
4 35 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 10 (1.05%) BS7799
7 7 (0.73%) SLA
8 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) BS25999
10 1 (0.10%) JTAG
10 1 (0.10%) WCAG
10 1 (0.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 50 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.52%) Snort
5 20 (2.10%) Nmap
6 10 (1.05%) UAG
6 10 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.94%) XenApp
8 4 (0.42%) KVM
8 4 (0.42%) Varnish
9 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (3.67%) Nessus
2 12 (1.26%) CORE IMPACT
3 11 (1.15%) Ansible
4 10 (1.05%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.63%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.52%) WSUS
7 5 (0.52%) Puppet
8 4 (0.42%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.42%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.42%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.21%) Cacti
9 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.10%) SCCM
10 1 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 147 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.39%) Cisco
3 54 (5.66%) VMware
4 35 (3.67%) Qualys
5 28 (2.94%) Oracle
6 25 (2.62%) HP
7 24 (2.52%) Juniper
7 24 (2.52%) CheckPoint
8 18 (1.89%) Citrix
9 15 (1.57%) Sourcefire
10 14 (1.47%) LogRhythm
10 14 (1.47%) Splunk
11 11 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.05%) Symantec
13 9 (0.94%) IBM
14 8 (0.84%) LogLogic
14 8 (0.84%) SolarWinds
14 8 (0.84%) Dell
15 5 (0.52%) McAfee
15 5 (0.52%) SAP
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dependent on level of experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18,000 + Bens OTE 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Bens OTE 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Support
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Willis
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ThreePeople
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago