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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 458 472 530
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +58
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 478 448 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 385 309 298
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
87003 81075 87515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.74% 79.39% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 70060 66935 74947
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +35 215 £60,000 +4.34% 27
South East -74 108 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North West +15 41 £60,000 +41.17% 5
South West -11 30 £38,250 -25.00% 7
East of England +16 23 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Yorkshire -29 23 £35,000 -22.22% 3
West Midlands -5 16 £22,500 -55.00% 3
East Midlands -6 11 £62,500 - 1
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 442 (45.99%) Information Security
2 288 (29.97%) Finance
3 287 (29.86%) CISSP
4 253 (26.33%) Windows
5 237 (24.66%) Firewall
6 213 (22.16%) Linux
7 208 (21.64%) PCI DSS
8 207 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 196 (20.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 189 (19.67%) Degree
11 180 (18.73%) CEH
12 179 (18.63%) Security Testing
13 175 (18.21%) Ethical Hacking
14 158 (16.44%) Microsoft
15 140 (14.57%) Security Cleared
16 136 (14.15%) Network Security
16 136 (14.15%) Management Information System
17 132 (13.74%) ITIL
18 126 (13.11%) SIEM
19 125 (13.01%) Risk Management
20 121 (12.59%) UNIX
21 106 (11.03%) Java
22 100 (10.41%) MS Excel
22 100 (10.41%) LAN
23 98 (10.20%) WAN
24 97 (10.09%) CISM
24 97 (10.09%) Cyber Security
25 95 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
26 94 (9.78%) SQL
27 89 (9.26%) Project Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.56%) Lync
3 14 (1.46%) IIS
3 14 (1.46%) Apache
4 8 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.52%) nginx
6 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.42%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.42%) WordPress
8 3 (0.31%) Drupal
9 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.10%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.10%) uWSGI
Applications
1 100 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.06%) MS Office
3 21 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.73%) MS Project
5 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.98%) SaaS
3 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.52%) Office 365
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.31%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.21%) PaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Heroku
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 237 (24.66%) Firewall
2 136 (14.15%) Network Security
3 100 (10.41%) LAN
4 98 (10.20%) WAN
5 95 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 75 (7.80%) Wireless
7 74 (7.70%) VPN
8 61 (6.35%) TCP/IP
8 61 (6.35%) Internet
9 41 (4.27%) DNS
10 40 (4.16%) VoIP
10 40 (4.16%) Wireshark
11 22 (2.29%) Wireless Security
11 22 (2.29%) SAN
12 18 (1.87%) HTTP
13 15 (1.56%) DHCP
13 15 (1.56%) SSL
13 15 (1.56%) tcpdump
14 13 (1.35%) NAS
14 13 (1.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.87%) MySQL
3 14 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.42%) Big Data
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.10%) DB2
10 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.10%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 39 (4.06%) Metasploit
2 19 (1.98%) LoadRunner
3 16 (1.66%) JIRA
4 12 (1.25%) Selenium
4 12 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.73%) AppScan
7 5 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.52%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (0.42%) Subversion
9 2 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
10 1 (0.10%) QADirector
10 1 (0.10%) TestNG
10 1 (0.10%) Hudson
10 1 (0.10%) GDB
10 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.10%) Capybara
General
1 288 (29.97%) Finance
2 40 (4.16%) Legal
3 32 (3.33%) Games
4 31 (3.23%) Retail
5 29 (3.02%) Banking
6 25 (2.60%) Law
7 23 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.66%) Marketing
9 15 (1.56%) Advertising
10 11 (1.14%) Military
11 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.62%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.10%) iGaming
15 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 261 (27.16%) Analyst
2 249 (25.91%) Security Analyst
3 237 (24.66%) Tester
4 214 (22.27%) Penetration Tester
5 187 (19.46%) Consultant
6 132 (13.74%) Security Consultant
7 92 (9.57%) Information Analyst
7 92 (9.57%) Information Security Analyst
8 87 (9.05%) IT Security Analyst
9 57 (5.93%) Security Specialist
10 54 (5.62%) Security Tester
11 34 (3.54%) Architect
12 31 (3.23%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 30 (3.12%) Senior Consultant
14 28 (2.91%) Security Manager
14 28 (2.91%) Information Security Specialist
14 28 (2.91%) Testing Consultant
14 28 (2.91%) Information Specialist
15 27 (2.81%) Junior
15 27 (2.81%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.05%) .NET
2 35 (3.64%) Web Services
3 28 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.25%) Middleware
5 11 (1.14%) XML
6 9 (0.94%) Ajax
7 8 (0.83%) Java SE
7 8 (0.83%) Spring
7 8 (0.83%) Gherkin
7 8 (0.83%) JMS
7 8 (0.83%) HTML
8 5 (0.52%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.52%) RESTful
8 5 (0.52%) JSON
9 4 (0.42%) REST
10 3 (0.31%) Memcached
10 3 (0.31%) LAMP
10 3 (0.31%) CSS
10 3 (0.31%) WSDL
11 2 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (14.15%) Management Information System
2 47 (4.89%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.27%) PKI
4 34 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 29 (3.02%) Open Source
6 21 (2.19%) Cryptography
7 17 (1.77%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.46%) Online Games
9 11 (1.14%) Clustering
10 7 (0.73%) CESG
10 7 (0.73%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.62%) iPhone
12 5 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.52%) SCADA
12 5 (0.52%) iPad
13 4 (0.42%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.42%) CMDB
13 4 (0.42%) EFT
13 4 (0.42%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 253 (26.33%) Windows
2 213 (22.16%) Linux
3 121 (12.59%) UNIX
4 26 (2.71%) Android
4 26 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.29%) CentOS
5 22 (2.29%) Solaris
6 16 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.46%) Debian
9 13 (1.35%) Windows Phone
10 12 (1.25%) AIX
11 10 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.42%) OS/390
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (45.99%) Information Security
2 196 (20.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 179 (18.63%) Security Testing
4 175 (18.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 132 (13.74%) ITIL
6 126 (13.11%) SIEM
7 125 (13.01%) Risk Management
8 97 (10.09%) Cyber Security
9 89 (9.26%) Project Management
10 72 (7.49%) E-Commerce
11 68 (7.08%) Security Management
12 61 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
13 57 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
14 55 (5.72%) Change Management
15 54 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
16 53 (5.52%) Incident Management
17 47 (4.89%) PRINCE2
18 46 (4.79%) Risk Analysis
19 44 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (4.16%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 106 (11.03%) Java
2 94 (9.78%) SQL
3 84 (8.74%) C
4 68 (7.08%) PHP
5 66 (6.87%) Python
6 65 (6.76%) C++
7 35 (3.64%) Ruby
8 32 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 31 (3.23%) Perl
10 24 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 20 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.08%) C#
12 13 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.62%) VB
15 5 (0.52%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.42%) JavaScript
17 1 (0.10%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.10%) Tcl
17 1 (0.10%) Lua
Qualifications
1 287 (29.86%) CISSP
2 189 (19.67%) Degree
3 180 (18.73%) CEH
4 140 (14.57%) Security Cleared
5 97 (10.09%) CISM
6 80 (8.32%) SC Cleared
7 72 (7.49%) CISA
8 70 (7.28%) GIAC
9 63 (6.56%) OSCP
10 49 (5.10%) GPEN
10 49 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (4.58%) MCSE
11 44 (4.58%) PCI QSA
12 42 (4.37%) DV Cleared
12 42 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (3.75%) ISEB
14 34 (3.54%) CISMP
15 24 (2.50%) CCNA
16 23 (2.39%) OSCE
17 20 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (21.64%) PCI DSS
2 207 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.95%) COBIT
3 38 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 33 (3.43%) QA
5 11 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 10 (1.04%) BS7799
7 8 (0.83%) SLA
8 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) GPG13
10 1 (0.10%) JTAG
10 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.29%) Snort
5 17 (1.77%) Nmap
6 11 (1.14%) XenApp
7 10 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (1.04%) UAG
8 4 (0.42%) KVM
9 3 (0.31%) Varnish
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.21%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (3.33%) Nessus
2 10 (1.04%) CORE IMPACT
3 8 (0.83%) WSUS
4 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.62%) Puppet
6 5 (0.52%) WebInspect
6 5 (0.52%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.31%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.21%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.10%) SCCM
9 1 (0.10%) logstash
9 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 158 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.72%) VMware
3 51 (5.31%) Cisco
4 38 (3.95%) Qualys
5 28 (2.91%) Oracle
6 25 (2.60%) HP
6 25 (2.60%) Citrix
7 19 (1.98%) Juniper
8 17 (1.77%) CheckPoint
9 16 (1.66%) LogRhythm
10 13 (1.35%) Sourcefire
11 11 (1.14%) Splunk
11 11 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.14%) IBM
12 9 (0.94%) NetApp
12 9 (0.94%) McAfee
13 8 (0.83%) Dell
13 8 (0.83%) LogLogic
14 7 (0.73%) Symantec
15 6 (0.62%) SolarWinds
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Penna PLC
Salary: £35-£50k per yer
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edwin Alsop Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Flexible working, home working
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus, shares & excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago