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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 414 483 490
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 623 482 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 498 393 291
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
86980 88764 81227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.85% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72449 71450 67160
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +61 287 £58,000 -3.33% 30
South East +25 123 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire +59 71 £37,500 +7.14% 12
North West +4 41 £57,000 -5.00% 12
South West -12 41 £52,500 +20.00% 17
East of England +6 31 £47,500 +5.55% 8
West Midlands -8 14 £55,000 +144.44% 4
East Midlands -3 8 £53,500 -14.40% 6
North East - 1 £42,500 - 2
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 579 (49.87%) Information Security
2 387 (33.33%) Firewall
3 333 (28.68%) CISSP
4 298 (25.67%) Finance
5 264 (22.74%) Windows
6 231 (19.90%) Cyber Security
7 230 (19.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 226 (19.47%) Linux
9 205 (17.66%) Network Security
10 200 (17.23%) Management Information System
11 193 (16.62%) Degree
12 187 (16.11%) SIEM
13 182 (15.68%) Ethical Hacking
13 182 (15.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 165 (14.21%) PCI DSS
15 159 (13.70%) CISM
16 155 (13.35%) Security Cleared
17 142 (12.23%) ITIL
18 138 (11.89%) C
18 138 (11.89%) Wireless
18 138 (11.89%) Security Testing
19 135 (11.63%) Java
20 130 (11.20%) TCP/IP
21 127 (10.94%) Banking
21 127 (10.94%) Reverse Engineering
22 124 (10.68%) Cisco
23 117 (10.08%) Python
23 117 (10.08%) Vulnerability Management
24 115 (9.91%) Security Architecture
25 112 (9.65%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (1.89%) Apache Pig
2 17 (1.46%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.21%) IIS
4 13 (1.12%) CMS
5 12 (1.03%) Apache
5 12 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.03%) Node.js
6 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.26%) WordPress
7 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.26%) Drupal
8 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.086%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 41 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.33%) MS Office
3 10 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.086%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.086%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.086%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.03%) Office 365
4 10 (0.86%) SaaS
4 10 (0.86%) IaaS
5 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.43%) GitHub
7 5 (0.43%) Trello
8 3 (0.26%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.086%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.086%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.086%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 387 (33.33%) Firewall
2 205 (17.66%) Network Security
3 138 (11.89%) Wireless
4 130 (11.20%) TCP/IP
5 93 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 92 (7.92%) LAN
7 86 (7.41%) VPN
8 80 (6.89%) WAN
8 80 (6.89%) Internet
9 50 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (3.96%) Wireless Security
11 43 (3.70%) DNS
12 34 (2.93%) SSL
12 34 (2.93%) VLAN
13 29 (2.50%) HTTP
13 29 (2.50%) VoIP
14 28 (2.41%) Wireshark
15 20 (1.72%) SMTP
15 20 (1.72%) DHCP
15 20 (1.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.33%) Big Data
2 25 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 22 (1.89%) Apache Hive
4 13 (1.12%) MySQL
4 13 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 11 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.086%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.086%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 79 (6.80%) Metasploit
2 30 (2.58%) JIRA
3 11 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.52%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.43%) Subversion
6 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.43%) Selenium
6 5 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.34%) JMeter
7 4 (0.34%) AppScan
8 3 (0.26%) JBehave
8 3 (0.26%) Redmine
8 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.26%) webpack
8 3 (0.26%) gulp
8 3 (0.26%) Grunt
8 3 (0.26%) Bower
9 2 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 298 (25.67%) Finance
2 127 (10.94%) Banking
3 74 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.10%) Marketing
5 35 (3.01%) Legal
6 30 (2.58%) Retail
7 21 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.95%) Law
10 10 (0.86%) Back Office
11 9 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.60%) Advertising
12 7 (0.60%) Electronics
12 7 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.60%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.34%) Games
15 3 (0.26%) Automotive
15 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 290 (24.98%) Analyst
2 225 (19.38%) Security Analyst
3 183 (15.76%) Consultant
4 159 (13.70%) Tester
5 154 (13.26%) Penetration Tester
6 127 (10.94%) Security Consultant
7 119 (10.25%) Security Engineer
8 79 (6.80%) Security Manager
9 65 (5.60%) Network Engineer
10 59 (5.08%) Team Leader
11 56 (4.82%) Architect
12 54 (4.65%) Security Architect
13 52 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
14 45 (3.88%) Senior Consultant
15 42 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (3.62%) Security Specialist
16 41 (3.53%) Information Security Analyst
16 41 (3.53%) Information Analyst
17 38 (3.27%) Developer
17 38 (3.27%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.08%) .NET
2 27 (2.33%) HTML
3 26 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 22 (1.89%) STL
4 22 (1.89%) 802.1X
5 21 (1.81%) Web Services
5 21 (1.81%) Java EE
6 18 (1.55%) CSS
7 14 (1.21%) HTML5
7 14 (1.21%) REST
8 13 (1.12%) Ajax
9 11 (0.95%) jQuery
10 9 (0.78%) Django
10 9 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.78%) Pylons
10 9 (0.78%) XML
10 9 (0.78%) web2py
10 9 (0.78%) Pyramid
11 8 (0.69%) OAuth
12 6 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 200 (17.23%) Management Information System
2 93 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (6.89%) Computer Science
4 57 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 54 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 54 (4.65%) Cryptography
6 40 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 38 (3.27%) PKI
8 27 (2.33%) CESG
9 23 (1.98%) Cybercrime
10 17 (1.46%) Mathematics
11 15 (1.29%) User Experience
12 14 (1.21%) Blog
13 11 (0.95%) DTV
13 11 (0.95%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.52%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.52%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 264 (22.74%) Windows
2 226 (19.47%) Linux
3 100 (8.61%) UNIX
4 39 (3.36%) Android
5 32 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.81%) Solaris
7 19 (1.64%) VxWorks
8 10 (0.86%) VMS
8 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.78%) Debian
10 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.086%) SUSE
12 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.086%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (49.87%) Information Security
2 231 (19.90%) Cyber Security
3 187 (16.11%) SIEM
4 182 (15.68%) Ethical Hacking
4 182 (15.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 142 (12.23%) ITIL
6 138 (11.89%) Security Testing
7 127 (10.94%) Reverse Engineering
8 117 (10.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 115 (9.91%) Security Architecture
10 112 (9.65%) Risk Management
11 102 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
12 101 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
13 94 (8.10%) Malware Analysis
14 89 (7.67%) Incident Management
15 85 (7.32%) OWASP
16 83 (7.15%) Project Management
17 82 (7.06%) Security Management
18 77 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
19 72 (6.20%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 138 (11.89%) C
2 135 (11.63%) Java
3 117 (10.08%) Python
4 109 (9.39%) C++
5 96 (8.27%) SQL
5 96 (8.27%) C#
6 85 (7.32%) PHP
7 64 (5.51%) Perl
8 44 (3.79%) Ruby
9 33 (2.84%) Objective-C
10 27 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 26 (2.24%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.34%) VB
15 3 (0.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 333 (28.68%) CISSP
2 193 (16.62%) Degree
3 159 (13.70%) CISM
4 155 (13.35%) Security Cleared
5 107 (9.22%) CEH
6 103 (8.87%) CISA
7 79 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (6.63%) SC Cleared
9 76 (6.55%) DV Cleared
10 73 (6.29%) OSCP
11 71 (6.12%) GIAC
12 58 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 57 (4.91%) SSCP
14 45 (3.88%) CCNP
15 38 (3.27%) MCSE
16 34 (2.93%) OSCE
17 32 (2.76%) GCIH
18 30 (2.58%) CCNA
19 29 (2.50%) CCIE
19 29 (2.50%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (19.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (14.21%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.58%) QA
4 24 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (1.89%) COBIT
6 10 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 9 (0.78%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.52%) SLA
9 2 (0.17%) WCAG
9 2 (0.17%) WAI
10 1 (0.086%) COSO
System Software
1 79 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.29%) Snort
4 8 (0.69%) vSphere
5 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.52%) KVM
6 6 (0.52%) iptables
7 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.26%) Xen
9 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.17%) XenApp
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.086%) vCloud
11 1 (0.086%) pfSense
11 1 (0.086%) MDaemon
11 1 (0.086%) XenServer
11 1 (0.086%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 100 (8.61%) Nessus
2 43 (3.70%) Nmap
3 23 (1.98%) CORE IMPACT
4 19 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (1.46%) FortiGate
6 14 (1.21%) Puppet
6 14 (1.21%) SCCM
7 10 (0.86%) Ansible
8 9 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.78%) SCOM
8 9 (0.78%) Nagios
9 6 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.43%) WSUS
11 4 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.34%) WebInspect
12 3 (0.26%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 124 (10.68%) Cisco
2 87 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 59 (5.08%) CheckPoint
4 46 (3.96%) Fortinet
5 44 (3.79%) VMware
5 44 (3.79%) Juniper
6 32 (2.76%) F5
6 32 (2.76%) Splunk
7 30 (2.58%) HP
8 25 (2.15%) McAfee
9 23 (1.98%) Qualys
10 22 (1.89%) Citrix
11 17 (1.46%) Oracle
12 15 (1.29%) Websense
13 14 (1.21%) Google
14 13 (1.12%) LogLogic
15 12 (1.03%) Symantec
15 12 (1.03%) Sourcefire
16 10 (0.86%) Trustwave
17 9 (0.78%) Acunetix
London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - 70k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60K + 40K commission + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 320k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Rubicon Consulting
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago