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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 293 441 507
Rank change year-on-year
+148 +66
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 940 624 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.05% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 778 503 428
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
79405 88354 90032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.28% 87.39% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 66643 73784 72673
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +128 428 £65,000 +10.16% 41
South East +102 207 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South West +19 87 £50,000 -16.66% 15
Yorkshire +11 58 £42,250 +2.42% 9
West Midlands +14 45 £53,750 -2.27% 16
East of England +33 43 £48,750 +2.63% 9
North West +7 39 £42,500 -17.07% 9
East Midlands +18 19 £55,000 +59.76% 6
North East +10 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Midlands +9 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 758 (43.82%) Information Security
2 710 (41.04%) Cybersecurity
3 514 (29.71%) CISSP
4 450 (26.01%) Windows
5 406 (23.47%) Security Cleared
6 405 (23.41%) Python
7 377 (21.79%) Finance
8 375 (21.68%) Java
9 374 (21.62%) Firewall
10 361 (20.87%) Linux
11 358 (20.69%) CREST Certified
12 338 (19.54%) C++
13 337 (19.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 330 (19.08%) CEH
15 322 (18.61%) C
16 321 (18.55%) Degree
17 301 (17.40%) Ethical Hacking
18 297 (17.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 282 (16.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 280 (16.18%) SIEM
21 269 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
22 257 (14.86%) PCI DSS
23 253 (14.62%) CISM
24 241 (13.93%) Network Security
25 217 (12.54%) OSCP
26 216 (12.49%) Risk Management
27 212 (12.25%) Security Testing
28 208 (12.02%) Unix
29 198 (11.45%) Nessus
30 193 (11.16%) C#

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 14 (0.81%) Apache Pig
3 13 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.52%) Confluence
4 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.46%) IIS
6 7 (0.40%) nginx
7 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.12%) Apache
9 2 (0.12%) Drupal
9 2 (0.12%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.12%) JBoss
9 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.058%) uWSGI
Applications
1 36 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.35%) MS Office
4 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.29%) assyst
3 5 (0.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.37%) GitHub
3 30 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.16%) SaaS
5 18 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
6 14 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.58%) Office 365
8 9 (0.52%) PaaS
9 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.17%) Heroku
12 3 (0.17%) IaaS
12 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Nimbula
13 2 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 374 (21.62%) Firewall
2 241 (13.93%) Network Security
3 145 (8.38%) TCP/IP
4 123 (7.11%) Wireless
5 114 (6.59%) Internet
6 112 (6.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 88 (5.09%) VPN
8 84 (4.86%) WAN
9 74 (4.28%) LAN
10 65 (3.76%) MPLS
11 53 (3.06%) DNS
12 49 (2.83%) SSL
13 46 (2.66%) HTTP
14 44 (2.54%) Wireless Security
15 42 (2.43%) VoIP
16 40 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (2.08%) DHCP
18 34 (1.97%) IPsec
19 33 (1.91%) VLAN
20 28 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.83%) Big Data
2 27 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.04%) MySQL
5 15 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 15 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.81%) Apache Hive
6 14 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.52%) Redis
9 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.17%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) QlikView
12 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.12%) Riak
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (7.51%) Metasploit
2 80 (4.62%) Selenium
3 65 (3.76%) Burp Suite
4 57 (3.29%) JIRA
5 44 (2.54%) WebDriver
6 36 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 36 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 31 (1.79%) Git (software)
8 30 (1.73%) AppScan
9 29 (1.68%) JUnit
10 25 (1.45%) SoapUI
11 15 (0.87%) FitNesse
12 14 (0.81%) LoadRunner
13 13 (0.75%) Hudson
14 12 (0.69%) TestNG
14 12 (0.69%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.58%) NUnit
16 9 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.52%) Subversion
16 9 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 377 (21.79%) Finance
2 183 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.87%) Retail
4 58 (3.35%) Publishing
5 57 (3.29%) Legal
6 51 (2.95%) Banking
7 24 (1.39%) Games
8 18 (1.04%) Electronics
8 18 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.75%) Marketing
11 12 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.69%) Law
12 11 (0.64%) Military
13 10 (0.58%) Local Government
14 9 (0.52%) Automotive
15 8 (0.46%) Back Office
16 6 (0.35%) Billing
17 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (24.62%) Analyst
2 373 (21.56%) Security Analyst
3 347 (20.06%) Tester
4 296 (17.11%) Consultant
5 289 (16.71%) Penetration Tester
6 231 (13.35%) Security Consultant
7 149 (8.61%) Security Manager
8 103 (5.95%) Security Engineer
8 103 (5.95%) Security Specialist
9 101 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 97 (5.61%) Security Tester
11 94 (5.43%) Information Analyst
11 94 (5.43%) Information Security Analyst
12 93 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
13 89 (5.14%) IT Analyst
13 89 (5.14%) Security Penetration Tester
14 86 (4.97%) IT Security Analyst
15 83 (4.80%) Senior Security Analyst
16 81 (4.68%) Architect
17 71 (4.10%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (8.96%) .NET
2 71 (4.10%) HTML
3 54 (3.12%) Web Services
4 53 (3.06%) Node.js
5 52 (3.01%) CSS
6 37 (2.14%) SOAP
7 26 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 26 (1.50%) HTML5
8 25 (1.45%) Java EE
8 25 (1.45%) STL
9 24 (1.39%) AngularJS
10 22 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 22 (1.27%) JSON
10 22 (1.27%) REST
11 19 (1.10%) Middleware
11 19 (1.10%) XML
12 15 (0.87%) SAML
13 11 (0.64%) Ajax
13 11 (0.64%) jQuery
14 10 (0.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 185 (10.69%) Management Information System
2 162 (9.36%) Mobile App
3 121 (6.99%) Computer Science
4 72 (4.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 65 (3.76%) CESG
6 54 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (2.89%) Cyberthreat
8 49 (2.83%) Blog
9 48 (2.77%) Data Centre
10 47 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 43 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
12 40 (2.31%) Cryptography
13 39 (2.25%) Cybercrime
14 32 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
15 25 (1.45%) PKI
16 21 (1.21%) Online Banking
17 18 (1.04%) Statistics
18 17 (0.98%) Client/Server
19 16 (0.92%) Internet of Things
19 16 (0.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 450 (26.01%) Windows
2 361 (20.87%) Linux
3 208 (12.02%) Unix
4 62 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 61 (3.53%) Android
6 58 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 53 (3.06%) VxWorks
8 45 (2.60%) Mac OS X
9 35 (2.02%) Kali Linux
10 25 (1.45%) Solaris
11 15 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.75%) AIX
13 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.35%) CentOS
17 3 (0.17%) KNOPPIX
18 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
19 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (43.82%) Information Security
2 710 (41.04%) Cybersecurity
3 337 (19.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 301 (17.40%) Ethical Hacking
5 282 (16.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 280 (16.18%) SIEM
7 269 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (12.49%) Risk Management
9 212 (12.25%) Security Testing
10 170 (9.83%) OWASP
11 160 (9.25%) Security Operations
12 140 (8.09%) Vulnerability Management
13 139 (8.03%) Mentoring
14 136 (7.86%) Open Source
15 129 (7.46%) ITIL
16 118 (6.82%) Data Protection
17 114 (6.59%) Project Management
18 109 (6.30%) Reverse Engineering
19 104 (6.01%) Security Architecture
20 103 (5.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 405 (23.41%) Python
2 375 (21.68%) Java
3 338 (19.54%) C++
4 322 (18.61%) C
5 193 (11.16%) C#
6 184 (10.64%) PHP
7 177 (10.23%) Perl
8 156 (9.02%) Ruby
9 144 (8.32%) SQL
10 84 (4.86%) VB.NET
11 78 (4.51%) PowerShell
12 77 (4.45%) Objective-C
13 65 (3.76%) JavaScript
14 61 (3.53%) Bash Shell
15 43 (2.49%) Go
16 33 (1.91%) Scala
17 25 (1.45%) VB
18 17 (0.98%) Groovy
19 9 (0.52%) Shell Script
20 5 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 514 (29.71%) CISSP
2 406 (23.47%) Security Cleared
3 358 (20.69%) CREST Certified
4 330 (19.08%) CEH
5 321 (18.55%) Degree
6 253 (14.62%) CISM
7 217 (12.54%) OSCP
8 189 (10.92%) CISA
9 187 (10.81%) DV Cleared
10 157 (9.08%) SC Cleared
11 154 (8.90%) SANS
12 153 (8.84%) GIAC
13 141 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
14 97 (5.61%) CCNA
15 96 (5.55%) CHECK Team Leader
16 92 (5.32%) GPEN
17 64 (3.70%) SSCP
18 62 (3.58%) CHECK Team Member
19 58 (3.35%) CCNP
20 56 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (17.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 257 (14.86%) PCI DSS
3 109 (6.30%) QA
4 61 (3.53%) COBIT
5 28 (1.62%) SLA
6 20 (1.16%) GPG13
7 14 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.35%) ISO27002
10 5 (0.29%) MISRA
10 5 (0.29%) PA-DSS
10 5 (0.29%) RMADS
11 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.12%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.058%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.058%) SDET
System Software
1 74 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
4 26 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.75%) Docker
7 10 (0.58%) Snort
8 9 (0.52%) vCloud
9 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.40%) Firmware
10 7 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.40%) vSphere
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.23%) Varnish
11 4 (0.23%) Xen
12 3 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 198 (11.45%) Nessus
2 136 (7.86%) Nmap
3 48 (2.77%) OpenVAS
4 33 (1.91%) HP Fortify
5 27 (1.56%) Puppet
6 18 (1.04%) Ansible
6 18 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
6 18 (1.04%) QRadar
7 11 (0.64%) Nexpose
8 10 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.46%) logstash
9 8 (0.46%) Salt
10 7 (0.40%) Nagios
10 7 (0.40%) WebInspect
11 6 (0.35%) Kibana
12 5 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.29%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.23%) Grafana
13 4 (0.23%) SCCM
13 4 (0.23%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 89 (5.14%) Cisco
2 81 (4.68%) Microsoft
2 81 (4.68%) VMware
3 75 (4.34%) CheckPoint
3 75 (4.34%) Qualys
4 54 (3.12%) Juniper
5 43 (2.49%) Oracle
6 42 (2.43%) HP
7 39 (2.25%) IBM
8 34 (1.97%) Coverity
9 33 (1.91%) Splunk
10 32 (1.85%) Palo Alto
11 31 (1.79%) Intel Security
12 28 (1.62%) Sophos
13 27 (1.56%) F5
13 27 (1.56%) LogRhythm
14 25 (1.45%) Mitel
15 20 (1.16%) Fortinet
16 18 (1.04%) Apple
16 18 (1.04%) Forcepoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE)
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE)
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + car bens etc
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £85,000 - £110,000 (DOE) + attractive benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Warner Bros.
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Superb benefits
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