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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 336 458 497
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +39
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 730 580 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.58% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.67% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 571 463 443
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +9.94%
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
74022 87052 91292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.06% 87.52% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61537 72688 75688
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +148 370 £65,000 +13.04% 42
South East +75 123 £60,000 +9.09% 8
West Midlands +49 69 £47,500 -15.17% 4
South West +22 68 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire +43 43 £50,000 +12.35% 7
North West -45 25 £50,000 -18.36% 7
East of England -16 20 £48,750 -2.50% 7
East Midlands +3 6 £57,500 +101.75% 3
Midlands +3 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 774 (46.57%) Information Security
2 715 (43.02%) Cybersecurity
3 554 (33.33%) CISSP
4 430 (25.87%) Windows
5 409 (24.61%) Firewall
6 379 (22.80%) Security Cleared
7 360 (21.66%) Linux
7 360 (21.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 330 (19.86%) Python
9 329 (19.80%) Java
10 324 (19.49%) CEH
11 323 (19.43%) Finance
12 322 (19.37%) C
13 318 (19.13%) Degree
14 310 (18.65%) CREST Certified
15 298 (17.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 289 (17.39%) CISM
17 287 (17.27%) SIEM
18 280 (16.85%) Ethical Hacking
19 279 (16.79%) C++
20 272 (16.37%) PCI DSS
21 261 (15.70%) CISA
22 259 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
23 258 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 217 (13.06%) Network Security
25 206 (12.39%) Risk Management
26 203 (12.21%) Management Information System
27 193 (11.61%) Unix
28 187 (11.25%) DV Cleared
29 180 (10.83%) OSCP

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 26 (1.56%) MS Exchange
1 26 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (1.14%) Apache Pig
3 17 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (0.60%) IIS
6 8 (0.48%) Confluence
6 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.30%) Apache
7 5 (0.30%) nginx
8 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.12%) CMS
9 2 (0.12%) Drupal
9 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.060%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.060%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.42%) MS Office
3 6 (0.36%) MS Project
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.84%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.48%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 7 (0.42%) assyst
4 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.01%) GitHub
2 48 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.56%) Office 365
4 24 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
5 22 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.08%) SaaS
7 16 (0.96%) PaaS
8 14 (0.84%) Mimecast
9 12 (0.72%) IaaS
10 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.18%) Heroku
13 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.12%) Slack
14 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 409 (24.61%) Firewall
2 217 (13.06%) Network Security
3 125 (7.52%) TCP/IP
4 103 (6.20%) Wireless
5 86 (5.17%) Internet
6 73 (4.39%) VPN
7 69 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 63 (3.79%) LAN
9 61 (3.67%) WAN
10 53 (3.19%) MPLS
11 44 (2.65%) VoIP
12 38 (2.29%) HTTP
13 36 (2.17%) Wireless Security
14 34 (2.05%) SSL
14 34 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (1.93%) VLAN
16 31 (1.87%) DNS
17 22 (1.32%) 4G
18 21 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (1.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.91%) Big Data
2 44 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 26 (1.56%) MySQL
5 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.14%) Apache Hive
7 18 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.60%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.30%) Redis
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.18%) DB2
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.12%) Riak
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 99 (5.96%) Metasploit
2 68 (4.09%) Burp Suite
3 63 (3.79%) Selenium
4 41 (2.47%) JIRA
5 33 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 30 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 29 (1.74%) JUnit
8 28 (1.68%) WebDriver
9 27 (1.62%) Git (software)
10 22 (1.32%) SoapUI
11 20 (1.20%) AppScan
12 15 (0.90%) FitNesse
13 14 (0.84%) Hudson
14 11 (0.66%) LoadRunner
15 10 (0.60%) NUnit
15 10 (0.60%) TestNG
16 9 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.54%) Bitbucket
16 9 (0.54%) JMeter
16 9 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 323 (19.43%) Finance
2 168 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.33%) Legal
3 72 (4.33%) Retail
4 50 (3.01%) Banking
4 50 (3.01%) Publishing
5 29 (1.74%) Games
6 19 (1.14%) Electronics
7 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.84%) Law
9 12 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 12 (0.72%) Marketing
10 11 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.42%) Automotive
11 7 (0.42%) Back Office
11 7 (0.42%) Local Government
11 7 (0.42%) Military
12 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.060%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 390 (23.47%) Analyst
2 350 (21.06%) Security Analyst
3 285 (17.15%) Tester
4 247 (14.86%) Consultant
5 246 (14.80%) Penetration Tester
6 177 (10.65%) Security Consultant
7 148 (8.90%) Security Manager
8 115 (6.92%) Security Specialist
9 98 (5.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 98 (5.90%) Security Engineer
10 97 (5.84%) IT Analyst
11 95 (5.72%) IT Security Analyst
12 86 (5.17%) Information Analyst
12 86 (5.17%) Information Security Analyst
13 84 (5.05%) Security Tester
14 82 (4.93%) Architect
14 82 (4.93%) Developer
15 80 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
16 79 (4.75%) Security Penetration Tester
17 71 (4.27%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.28%) .NET
2 54 (3.25%) HTML
3 53 (3.19%) Web Services
4 42 (2.53%) Node.js
5 39 (2.35%) CSS
6 32 (1.93%) SOAP
7 31 (1.87%) .NET Framework
7 31 (1.87%) Java EE
7 31 (1.87%) STL
8 24 (1.44%) ASP.NET
9 22 (1.32%) REST
10 18 (1.08%) LAMP
11 17 (1.02%) HTML5
11 17 (1.02%) jQuery
11 17 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
12 14 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 14 (0.84%) Django
12 14 (0.84%) Middleware
13 13 (0.78%) SAML
14 12 (0.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.21%) Management Information System
2 136 (8.18%) Computer Science
3 121 (7.28%) Mobile App
4 75 (4.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 55 (3.31%) CESG
5 55 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 54 (3.25%) Data Protection Act
7 52 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 51 (3.07%) Cryptography
9 45 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
10 39 (2.35%) PKI
11 36 (2.17%) Cybercrime
11 36 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
12 34 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (1.68%) Blog
14 25 (1.50%) Online Banking
15 22 (1.32%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.20%) Fintech
17 17 (1.02%) User Experience
18 16 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 430 (25.87%) Windows
2 360 (21.66%) Linux
3 193 (11.61%) Unix
4 78 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 71 (4.27%) Windows Server
6 62 (3.73%) Mac OS X
7 54 (3.25%) Android
8 39 (2.35%) VxWorks
9 33 (1.99%) Kali Linux
10 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (1.14%) Solaris
12 17 (1.02%) AIX
13 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.66%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.42%) CentOS
17 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
19 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (46.57%) Information Security
2 715 (43.02%) Cybersecurity
3 298 (17.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 287 (17.27%) SIEM
5 280 (16.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 259 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
7 258 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 206 (12.39%) Risk Management
9 179 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 158 (9.51%) Security Testing
11 152 (9.15%) Open Source
12 149 (8.97%) Data Protection
13 146 (8.78%) OWASP
14 145 (8.72%) Security Operations
15 132 (7.94%) Security Architecture
16 129 (7.76%) Security Management
17 121 (7.28%) ITIL
18 119 (7.16%) Software Engineering
19 109 (6.56%) Reverse Engineering
20 104 (6.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 330 (19.86%) Python
2 329 (19.80%) Java
3 322 (19.37%) C
4 279 (16.79%) C++
5 158 (9.51%) C#
6 140 (8.42%) PHP
7 130 (7.82%) SQL
8 128 (7.70%) Ruby
9 121 (7.28%) Perl
10 92 (5.54%) JavaScript
11 70 (4.21%) Bash Shell
12 58 (3.49%) Objective-C
12 58 (3.49%) PowerShell
13 56 (3.37%) VB.NET
14 55 (3.31%) Go
15 25 (1.50%) Scala
16 21 (1.26%) VB
17 14 (0.84%) Groovy
18 7 (0.42%) R
19 5 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 554 (33.33%) CISSP
2 379 (22.80%) Security Cleared
3 324 (19.49%) CEH
4 318 (19.13%) Degree
5 310 (18.65%) CREST Certified
6 289 (17.39%) CISM
7 261 (15.70%) CISA
8 187 (11.25%) DV Cleared
9 180 (10.83%) OSCP
10 144 (8.66%) SC Cleared
11 143 (8.60%) SANS
12 137 (8.24%) GIAC
13 122 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
14 105 (6.32%) GPEN
15 88 (5.29%) CHECK Team Leader
16 78 (4.69%) CCNA
17 76 (4.57%) CHECK Team Member
18 71 (4.27%) SSCP
19 65 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
19 65 (3.91%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (21.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 272 (16.37%) PCI DSS
3 81 (4.87%) QA
4 59 (3.55%) COBIT
5 54 (3.25%) SLA
6 51 (3.07%) GPG13
7 22 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (1.14%) RMADS
9 18 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (1.02%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.48%) SSAE 16
12 6 (0.36%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.30%) ISO27002
13 5 (0.30%) MISRA
13 5 (0.30%) PA-DSS
14 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 72 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
4 32 (1.93%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.96%) Docker
6 12 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.66%) Snort
7 11 (0.66%) vSphere
8 9 (0.54%) Firmware
9 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.30%) NFS
10 3 (0.18%) Ceph
10 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.18%) Xen
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.060%) iptables
12 1 (0.060%) KVM
12 1 (0.060%) LXC
12 1 (0.060%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 163 (9.81%) Nessus
2 121 (7.28%) Nmap
3 46 (2.77%) OpenVAS
4 34 (2.05%) QRadar
5 27 (1.62%) Puppet
6 22 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
7 18 (1.08%) HP Fortify
8 12 (0.72%) Ansible
9 11 (0.66%) logstash
10 10 (0.60%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.60%) Nexpose
10 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.54%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.54%) Nagios
12 8 (0.48%) Salt
13 7 (0.42%) RSA enVision
14 6 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.36%) Kibana
15 5 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 85 (5.11%) VMware
2 79 (4.75%) Microsoft
3 78 (4.69%) Cisco
4 77 (4.63%) Oracle
5 71 (4.27%) Qualys
6 55 (3.31%) CheckPoint
7 41 (2.47%) HP
7 41 (2.47%) IBM
8 40 (2.41%) Juniper
9 38 (2.29%) Sophos
10 34 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 32 (1.93%) LogRhythm
12 31 (1.87%) Apple
12 31 (1.87%) Mitel
13 29 (1.74%) Splunk
14 28 (1.68%) Coverity
15 27 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.50%) Intel Security
17 23 (1.38%) ArcSight
18 22 (1.32%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and person
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Charles Taylor plc
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus +Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Venn Group
Salary: £44000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday