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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 435 492 479
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 539 472 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.52% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 420 386 260
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% +15.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £72,300
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +15.29%
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
83276 90851 80863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.09% 82.74% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 68571 74463 67326
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +61 254 £55,000 -2.65% 44
South East +30 115 £53,000 +12.76% 21
East of England +30 39 £46,000 -8.91% 8
East Midlands +20 31 £40,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire +10 29 £40,000 +14.28% 14
South West -34 28 £45,000 -14.69% 21
North West +3 23 £52,500 +44.82% 10
West Midlands -13 18 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 448 (46.72%) Information Security
2 298 (31.07%) Firewall
3 280 (29.20%) CISSP
4 235 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 203 (21.17%) Windows
6 202 (21.06%) Finance
7 180 (18.77%) Management Information System
8 167 (17.41%) Degree
8 167 (17.41%) Network Security
9 155 (16.16%) Linux
10 154 (16.06%) Security Testing
11 150 (15.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 146 (15.22%) PCI DSS
13 142 (14.81%) Cyber Security
14 139 (14.49%) ITIL
14 139 (14.49%) LAN
15 129 (13.45%) Wireless
16 127 (13.24%) CISM
16 127 (13.24%) Cisco
17 126 (13.14%) WAN
18 113 (11.78%) SIEM
19 110 (11.47%) Security Architecture
20 107 (11.16%) Security Cleared
20 107 (11.16%) Ethical Hacking
21 101 (10.53%) Risk Management
22 93 (9.70%) Java
23 86 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
24 84 (8.76%) CEH
24 84 (8.76%) SQL
24 84 (8.76%) TCP/IP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 30 (3.13%) IIS
2 18 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.56%) Apache
3 15 (1.56%) CMS
4 13 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.83%) Lync
6 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.10%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 49 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.25%) MS Office
3 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.29%) IaaS
2 19 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.25%) Google Analytics
4 12 (1.25%) SaaS
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.31%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Trello
7 2 (0.21%) GitHub
7 2 (0.21%) Heroku
8 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.10%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 298 (31.07%) Firewall
2 167 (17.41%) Network Security
3 139 (14.49%) LAN
4 129 (13.45%) Wireless
5 126 (13.14%) WAN
6 86 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 84 (8.76%) TCP/IP
8 83 (8.65%) VPN
9 55 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (4.90%) SSL
10 47 (4.90%) Internet
11 46 (4.80%) Wireless Security
12 41 (4.28%) DNS
13 40 (4.17%) VLAN
14 38 (3.96%) MPLS
15 28 (2.92%) HTTP
15 28 (2.92%) OSPF
15 28 (2.92%) Wireshark
16 27 (2.82%) BGP
17 26 (2.71%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.46%) MySQL
4 6 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 6 (0.63%) Couchbase
5 5 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.42%) Big Data
6 4 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (3.65%) Metasploit
2 19 (1.98%) JIRA
3 11 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.52%) Selenium
6 4 (0.42%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.31%) JBehave
7 3 (0.31%) JMeter
7 3 (0.31%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.21%) AppScan
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.21%) TestNG
8 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.10%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.10%) Ant
General
1 202 (21.06%) Finance
2 61 (6.36%) Banking
3 41 (4.28%) Retail
4 40 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.92%) Marketing
6 17 (1.77%) Back Office
7 16 (1.67%) Legal
8 11 (1.15%) Advertising
8 11 (1.15%) Law
9 9 (0.94%) Games
10 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) Military
11 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.31%) Automotive
12 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 200 (20.86%) Analyst
2 168 (17.52%) Tester
3 162 (16.89%) Penetration Tester
4 157 (16.37%) Security Analyst
5 156 (16.27%) Consultant
6 116 (12.10%) Security Consultant
7 100 (10.43%) Security Engineer
8 69 (7.19%) Security Manager
9 67 (6.99%) Network Engineer
10 45 (4.69%) Architect
11 40 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
12 39 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
12 39 (4.07%) Security Architect
13 36 (3.75%) Information Security Analyst
13 36 (3.75%) Information Analyst
14 35 (3.65%) Team Leader
15 34 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
15 34 (3.55%) IT Security Consultant
15 34 (3.55%) Security Specialist
15 34 (3.55%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.09%) .NET
2 31 (3.23%) Web Services
3 24 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 22 (2.29%) REST
5 11 (1.15%) OAuth
5 11 (1.15%) HTML
5 11 (1.15%) SAML
6 8 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.73%) CSS
8 6 (0.63%) SOAP
8 6 (0.63%) XML
8 6 (0.63%) LAMP
8 6 (0.63%) WCF
9 4 (0.42%) JSON
10 3 (0.31%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.31%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.31%) Middleware
11 2 (0.21%) ISPF
12 1 (0.10%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 180 (18.77%) Management Information System
2 63 (6.57%) Computer Science
2 63 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 56 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.84%) Mobile App
4 48 (5.01%) Cryptography
5 40 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (2.92%) PKI
7 17 (1.77%) Mathematics
8 16 (1.67%) CESG
9 14 (1.46%) User Experience
10 11 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.83%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.73%) NHS
15 6 (0.63%) Blog
15 6 (0.63%) BYOD
15 6 (0.63%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 203 (21.17%) Windows
2 155 (16.16%) Linux
3 58 (6.05%) UNIX
4 20 (2.09%) Solaris
5 16 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.94%) VMS
9 8 (0.83%) Android
10 6 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.31%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Debian
13 2 (0.21%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (46.72%) Information Security
2 154 (16.06%) Security Testing
3 150 (15.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 142 (14.81%) Cyber Security
5 139 (14.49%) ITIL
6 113 (11.78%) SIEM
7 110 (11.47%) Security Architecture
8 107 (11.16%) Ethical Hacking
9 101 (10.53%) Risk Management
10 78 (8.13%) Security Management
10 78 (8.13%) Vulnerability Management
11 71 (7.40%) Incident Management
11 71 (7.40%) OWASP
11 71 (7.40%) Reverse Engineering
12 70 (7.30%) Kalman Filter
13 69 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (7.09%) Project Management
15 67 (6.99%) Malware Analysis
16 61 (6.36%) Risk Assessment
17 60 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 93 (9.70%) Java
2 84 (8.76%) SQL
3 68 (7.09%) C#
4 66 (6.88%) C
5 64 (6.67%) Python
6 54 (5.63%) PHP
7 49 (5.11%) C++
8 37 (3.86%) Perl
9 25 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 24 (2.50%) Ruby
11 16 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.04%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 280 (29.20%) CISSP
2 167 (17.41%) Degree
3 127 (13.24%) CISM
4 107 (11.16%) Security Cleared
5 84 (8.76%) CEH
5 84 (8.76%) CISA
6 69 (7.19%) OSCP
7 66 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (6.05%) SC Cleared
9 51 (5.32%) CCNP
10 44 (4.59%) OSCE
11 38 (3.96%) SSCP
12 37 (3.86%) CCIE
13 33 (3.44%) GIAC
14 28 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.09%) DV Cleared
15 20 (2.09%) GPEN
16 19 (1.98%) GCIH
17 17 (1.77%) PCI QSA
17 17 (1.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 146 (15.22%) PCI DSS
3 36 (3.75%) COBIT
4 34 (3.55%) QA
5 19 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 19 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.36%) SLA
7 12 (1.25%) HIPAA
8 11 (1.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.21%) WCAG
9 2 (0.21%) WAI
10 1 (0.10%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.10%) COSO
10 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 64 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.09%) Snort
4 7 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.73%) vSphere
5 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.31%) UAG
7 3 (0.31%) KVM
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.21%) Xen
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.10%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (3.86%) Nessus
2 19 (1.98%) SCCM
3 17 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.56%) Puppet
4 15 (1.56%) Nmap
5 13 (1.36%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.15%) Nagios
7 10 (1.04%) CORE IMPACT
8 9 (0.94%) SCOM
9 8 (0.83%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.63%) Ansible
12 5 (0.52%) Salt
13 4 (0.42%) logstash
13 4 (0.42%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
14 3 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (13.24%) Cisco
2 72 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 67 (6.99%) CheckPoint
4 56 (5.84%) Juniper
5 42 (4.38%) HP
6 41 (4.28%) VMware
7 31 (3.23%) F5
8 27 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 25 (2.61%) Oracle
10 24 (2.50%) Splunk
11 19 (1.98%) Sourcefire
12 16 (1.67%) Citrix
13 15 (1.56%) Websense
14 14 (1.46%) McAfee
15 13 (1.36%) Google
16 11 (1.15%) LogRhythm
16 11 (1.15%) Qualys
17 10 (1.04%) Aruba
18 9 (0.94%) Symantec
19 8 (0.83%) Dell
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000-£55,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago