The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 474 434 549
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +115
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 491 490 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.61% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 397 318 270
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £74,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87850 80215 86298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.41% 78.83% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 71317 66263 74099
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +2 215 £57,500 - 38
South East -78 105 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North West +28 44 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South West -1 37 £38,000 -10.58% 8
Yorkshire -53 26 £35,000 -30.00% 7
West Midlands -9 24 £23,000 -52.82% 2
East of England +10 19 £45,000 -4.25% 6
East Midlands +10 12 £62,500 -3.84% 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 436 (45.09%) Information Security
2 282 (29.16%) CISSP
3 279 (28.85%) Finance
4 245 (25.34%) Firewall
5 243 (25.13%) Windows
6 216 (22.34%) Linux
7 201 (20.79%) PCI DSS
8 198 (20.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 195 (20.17%) Degree
9 195 (20.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 189 (19.54%) Security Testing
11 183 (18.92%) CEH
12 177 (18.30%) Ethical Hacking
13 155 (16.03%) Microsoft
14 142 (14.68%) Management Information System
15 141 (14.58%) Security Cleared
16 138 (14.27%) Network Security
17 130 (13.44%) UNIX
18 128 (13.24%) Risk Management
19 122 (12.62%) ITIL
20 118 (12.20%) SIEM
21 111 (11.48%) MS Excel
22 110 (11.38%) Java
23 103 (10.65%) Intrusion Detection
24 101 (10.44%) SQL
25 99 (10.24%) CISM
26 97 (10.03%) LAN
27 95 (9.82%) WAN
28 89 (9.20%) Cyber Security
29 87 (9.00%) C

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.07%) Apache
3 18 (1.86%) Lync
4 11 (1.14%) nginx
5 8 (0.83%) uWSGI
6 6 (0.62%) IIS
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.41%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.41%) WordPress
9 3 (0.31%) Drupal
9 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.21%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 111 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.93%) MS Office
3 25 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.72%) MS Project
4 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.34%) SaaS
3 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.41%) Office 365
6 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Heroku
7 2 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.10%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 245 (25.34%) Firewall
2 138 (14.27%) Network Security
3 103 (10.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 97 (10.03%) LAN
5 95 (9.82%) WAN
6 81 (8.38%) Wireless
7 78 (8.07%) VPN
8 64 (6.62%) TCP/IP
9 60 (6.20%) Internet
10 49 (5.07%) VoIP
11 47 (4.86%) DNS
12 46 (4.76%) Wireshark
13 23 (2.38%) Wireless Security
14 21 (2.17%) OSPF
15 20 (2.07%) SAN
15 20 (2.07%) DHCP
16 19 (1.96%) tcpdump
17 18 (1.86%) HTTP
17 18 (1.86%) BGP
18 16 (1.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.28%) MySQL
3 12 (1.24%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.31%) Big Data
8 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.10%) DB2
9 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.10%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.10%) Riak
Development Applications
1 40 (4.14%) Metasploit
2 20 (2.07%) LoadRunner
3 14 (1.45%) JIRA
3 14 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.03%) Selenium
4 10 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 9 (0.93%) AppScan
6 5 (0.52%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.41%) Subversion
8 3 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.31%) Selenium IDE
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
1 279 (28.85%) Finance
2 42 (4.34%) Legal
3 24 (2.48%) Games
3 24 (2.48%) Banking
3 24 (2.48%) Retail
3 24 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.38%) Law
5 16 (1.65%) Marketing
6 14 (1.45%) Advertising
7 8 (0.83%) Military
8 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.10%) Billing
11 1 (0.10%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.10%) iGaming
11 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 255 (26.37%) Analyst
2 245 (25.34%) Security Analyst
3 244 (25.23%) Tester
4 217 (22.44%) Penetration Tester
5 186 (19.23%) Consultant
6 127 (13.13%) Security Consultant
7 92 (9.51%) Information Analyst
7 92 (9.51%) Information Security Analyst
8 85 (8.79%) IT Security Analyst
9 56 (5.79%) Security Tester
10 51 (5.27%) Security Specialist
11 33 (3.41%) Penetration Test Consultant
12 32 (3.31%) Security Engineer
13 29 (3.00%) Security Manager
14 28 (2.90%) Senior Consultant
14 28 (2.90%) Junior
14 28 (2.90%) Architect
14 28 (2.90%) Testing Consultant
15 26 (2.69%) IT Consultant
16 25 (2.59%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.79%) .NET
2 31 (3.21%) Web Services
3 25 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 15 (1.55%) HTML
5 14 (1.45%) Ajax
6 12 (1.24%) XML
7 9 (0.93%) CSS
8 8 (0.83%) Middleware
8 8 (0.83%) Django
8 8 (0.83%) jQuery
8 8 (0.83%) Pylons
9 6 (0.62%) RESTful
9 6 (0.62%) Gherkin
9 6 (0.62%) Spring
9 6 (0.62%) Java SE
9 6 (0.62%) JSON
9 6 (0.62%) JMS
10 5 (0.52%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.41%) REST
12 3 (0.31%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 142 (14.68%) Management Information System
2 50 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.45%) PKI
4 34 (3.52%) Open Source
5 30 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.07%) Cryptography
7 19 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.45%) Online Games
9 11 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.62%) Clustering
11 6 (0.62%) iPhone
12 5 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.52%) iPad
12 5 (0.52%) CESG
12 5 (0.52%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.52%) AS400
12 5 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.41%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 243 (25.13%) Windows
2 216 (22.34%) Linux
3 130 (13.44%) UNIX
4 28 (2.90%) Android
5 27 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 27 (2.79%) Solaris
6 20 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.76%) CentOS
8 16 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.34%) Windows Phone
9 13 (1.34%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.14%) AIX
10 11 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.93%) Debian
12 7 (0.72%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.52%) OS/390
14 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.31%) SELinux
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (45.09%) Information Security
2 195 (20.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 189 (19.54%) Security Testing
4 177 (18.30%) Ethical Hacking
5 128 (13.24%) Risk Management
6 122 (12.62%) ITIL
7 118 (12.20%) SIEM
8 89 (9.20%) Cyber Security
9 82 (8.48%) Project Management
10 70 (7.24%) Security Management
11 67 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 61 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
13 54 (5.58%) Change Management
14 51 (5.27%) Incident Management
14 51 (5.27%) Vulnerability Management
15 47 (4.86%) Computer Forensics
16 46 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
17 42 (4.34%) PRINCE2
18 40 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (4.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 110 (11.38%) Java
2 101 (10.44%) SQL
3 87 (9.00%) C
4 70 (7.24%) PHP
5 69 (7.14%) Python
6 68 (7.03%) C++
7 37 (3.83%) Ruby
8 35 (3.62%) Perl
9 27 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 21 (2.17%) C#
12 20 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.14%) JavaScript
15 8 (0.83%) VB
16 7 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.62%) PowerShell
18 1 (0.10%) Lua
18 1 (0.10%) Assembly Language
18 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 282 (29.16%) CISSP
2 195 (20.17%) Degree
3 183 (18.92%) CEH
4 141 (14.58%) Security Cleared
5 99 (10.24%) CISM
6 73 (7.55%) SC Cleared
7 70 (7.24%) CISA
8 69 (7.14%) GIAC
9 60 (6.20%) OSCP
10 53 (5.48%) GPEN
11 47 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (4.55%) DV Cleared
13 41 (4.24%) MCSE
14 38 (3.93%) PCI QSA
15 37 (3.83%) CISMP
15 37 (3.83%) ISEB
16 24 (2.48%) CCNP
17 22 (2.28%) GCIH
18 19 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (20.79%) PCI DSS
2 198 (20.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (4.24%) QA
4 36 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 36 (3.72%) COBIT
5 11 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 10 (1.03%) BS7799
7 7 (0.72%) SLA
8 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) GPG13
10 1 (0.10%) BS25999
10 1 (0.10%) JTAG
10 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.48%) Snort
5 18 (1.86%) Nmap
6 10 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (1.03%) UAG
6 10 (1.03%) XenApp
7 4 (0.41%) KVM
8 3 (0.31%) Varnish
9 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (3.52%) Nessus
2 12 (1.24%) CORE IMPACT
3 9 (0.93%) Ansible
4 8 (0.83%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.72%) WSUS
6 6 (0.62%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.52%) Puppet
8 4 (0.41%) OSSEC
8 4 (0.41%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.21%) Cacti
10 2 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.10%) Nagios
11 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 155 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.31%) Cisco
3 54 (5.58%) VMware
4 37 (3.83%) Qualys
5 28 (2.90%) Oracle
6 25 (2.59%) HP
6 25 (2.59%) Juniper
7 23 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 21 (2.17%) Citrix
9 18 (1.86%) LogRhythm
10 15 (1.55%) Sourcefire
11 13 (1.34%) Splunk
12 10 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.93%) Symantec
13 9 (0.93%) IBM
14 8 (0.83%) Dell
14 8 (0.83%) LogLogic
14 8 (0.83%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.52%) SAP
15 5 (0.52%) McAfee
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus, shares & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum - car allowance, health plan, company pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + on call allowance, package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago