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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 430 482 452
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 585 490 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 460 396 319
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £72,500 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
86640 90513 82524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71744 73516 68202
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +60 258 £55,000 -4.34% 39
South East +26 132 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Yorkshire +46 67 £37,500 +7.14% 20
North West -12 36 £55,000 +15.78% 17
East of England +18 33 £47,500 +5.55% 16
South West -21 26 £47,500 +25.00% 28
East Midlands +2 13 £40,000 -36.00% 2
West Midlands -22 13 £55,000 +139.13% 11
North East - 1 £42,500 - 5
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 563 (50.31%) Information Security
2 355 (31.72%) Firewall
3 319 (28.51%) CISSP
4 273 (24.40%) Finance
5 253 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 241 (21.54%) Windows
7 207 (18.50%) Degree
8 194 (17.34%) Management Information System
9 188 (16.80%) Linux
9 188 (16.80%) Network Security
9 188 (16.80%) Cyber Security
10 187 (16.71%) PCI DSS
11 179 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 164 (14.66%) SIEM
13 157 (14.03%) CISM
14 156 (13.94%) Security Testing
15 148 (13.23%) ITIL
16 144 (12.87%) Ethical Hacking
17 143 (12.78%) Security Cleared
18 139 (12.42%) Wireless
19 131 (11.71%) Cisco
20 120 (10.72%) Risk Management
21 118 (10.55%) Java
21 118 (10.55%) LAN
22 111 (9.92%) CEH
23 109 (9.74%) C
24 105 (9.38%) TCP/IP
25 103 (9.20%) WAN
26 102 (9.12%) CISA
27 101 (9.03%) Python

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (1.88%) IIS
2 17 (1.52%) CMS
3 16 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.16%) Apache
4 13 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.63%) Node.js
6 5 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.27%) Lync
8 3 (0.27%) WordPress
8 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.27%) Drupal
9 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.089%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 45 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.23%) MS Office
3 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.089%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.089%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.089%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.34%) SaaS
4 13 (1.16%) IaaS
5 12 (1.07%) Office 365
5 12 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.45%) Trello
7 5 (0.45%) GitHub
8 3 (0.27%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.089%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.089%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.089%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 355 (31.72%) Firewall
2 188 (16.80%) Network Security
3 139 (12.42%) Wireless
4 118 (10.55%) LAN
5 105 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 103 (9.20%) WAN
7 95 (8.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 85 (7.60%) VPN
9 71 (6.34%) Internet
10 59 (5.27%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (4.56%) Wireless Security
12 45 (4.02%) DNS
13 39 (3.49%) SSL
14 35 (3.13%) VLAN
15 30 (2.68%) Wireshark
16 29 (2.59%) HTTP
17 24 (2.14%) MPLS
18 22 (1.97%) DHCP
18 22 (1.97%) VoIP
19 20 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.25%) MySQL
3 11 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.45%) Big Data
6 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.27%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.089%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.089%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (6.17%) Metasploit
2 26 (2.32%) JIRA
3 11 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.54%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.45%) Subversion
6 5 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.45%) Selenium
6 5 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.36%) JMeter
8 3 (0.27%) JBehave
8 3 (0.27%) Redmine
8 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.27%) Grunt
8 3 (0.27%) webpack
8 3 (0.27%) gulp
8 3 (0.27%) Bower
9 2 (0.18%) TestNG
9 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 273 (24.40%) Finance
2 101 (9.03%) Banking
3 47 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.49%) Marketing
5 30 (2.68%) Retail
6 26 (2.32%) Legal
7 20 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.07%) Law
10 10 (0.89%) Back Office
10 10 (0.89%) Advertising
11 7 (0.63%) Games
11 7 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.63%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (24.04%) Analyst
2 214 (19.12%) Security Analyst
3 162 (14.48%) Tester
4 157 (14.03%) Penetration Tester
5 155 (13.85%) Consultant
6 133 (11.89%) Security Engineer
7 106 (9.47%) Security Consultant
8 88 (7.86%) Security Manager
9 71 (6.34%) Network Engineer
10 55 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 55 (4.92%) Architect
11 52 (4.65%) Security Architect
12 44 (3.93%) Team Leader
13 43 (3.84%) Security Specialist
14 41 (3.66%) Information Security Analyst
14 41 (3.66%) Information Analyst
15 36 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
15 36 (3.22%) IT Security Analyst
16 35 (3.13%) Security Officer
17 31 (2.77%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.81%) .NET
2 27 (2.41%) Web Services
3 24 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 22 (1.97%) HTML
4 22 (1.97%) 802.1X
5 17 (1.52%) REST
6 14 (1.25%) CSS
7 10 (0.89%) OAuth
8 9 (0.80%) HTML5
8 9 (0.80%) XML
9 8 (0.71%) Ajax
10 7 (0.63%) SOAP
10 7 (0.63%) SAML
11 6 (0.54%) jQuery
12 5 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.45%) JSON
12 5 (0.45%) LAMP
13 4 (0.36%) Django
13 4 (0.36%) Pylons
13 4 (0.36%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 194 (17.34%) Management Information System
2 81 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 79 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (6.08%) Mobile App
5 60 (5.36%) Data Centre
6 56 (5.00%) Cryptography
7 42 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 41 (3.66%) PKI
9 26 (2.32%) CESG
10 19 (1.70%) Mathematics
11 16 (1.43%) Blog
11 16 (1.43%) User Experience
12 9 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.63%) DTV
13 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.54%) BYOD
14 6 (0.54%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 241 (21.54%) Windows
2 188 (16.80%) Linux
3 88 (7.86%) UNIX
4 22 (1.97%) Solaris
5 14 (1.25%) VxWorks
5 14 (1.25%) Android
6 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.80%) Debian
7 9 (0.80%) VMS
8 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.089%) SUSE
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.089%) CentOS
12 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (50.31%) Information Security
2 188 (16.80%) Cyber Security
3 179 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 164 (14.66%) SIEM
5 156 (13.94%) Security Testing
6 148 (13.23%) ITIL
7 144 (12.87%) Ethical Hacking
8 120 (10.72%) Risk Management
9 100 (8.94%) OWASP
10 98 (8.76%) Security Architecture
11 93 (8.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 91 (8.13%) Kalman Filter
13 90 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
14 89 (7.95%) Reverse Engineering
15 87 (7.77%) Incident Management
16 83 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
17 82 (7.33%) Malware Analysis
18 79 (7.06%) Security Management
19 78 (6.97%) Project Management
20 64 (5.72%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 118 (10.55%) Java
2 109 (9.74%) C
3 101 (9.03%) Python
4 98 (8.76%) SQL
5 85 (7.60%) PHP
6 83 (7.42%) C++
7 78 (6.97%) C#
8 52 (4.65%) Perl
9 37 (3.31%) Ruby
10 26 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.61%) JavaScript
13 16 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.89%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.27%) Lua
17 1 (0.089%) VB
Qualifications
1 319 (28.51%) CISSP
2 207 (18.50%) Degree
3 157 (14.03%) CISM
4 143 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 111 (9.92%) CEH
6 102 (9.12%) CISA
7 82 (7.33%) SC Cleared
8 72 (6.43%) OSCP
9 64 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (4.11%) CCNP
10 46 (4.11%) DV Cleared
11 40 (3.57%) SSCP
12 37 (3.31%) OSCE
13 36 (3.22%) GIAC
14 34 (3.04%) CCIE
15 32 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (2.41%) GPEN
17 20 (1.79%) Security+ Certification
18 18 (1.61%) GCIH
18 18 (1.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 187 (16.71%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.49%) QA
4 30 (2.68%) COBIT
5 23 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 11 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.98%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.63%) SLA
9 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 2 (0.18%) WAI
10 1 (0.089%) COSO
10 1 (0.089%) ARP4754
System Software
1 83 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.43%) Snort
4 8 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.71%) vSphere
5 6 (0.54%) KVM
5 6 (0.54%) iptables
6 5 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.36%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.27%) UAG
8 3 (0.27%) Xen
8 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.18%) XenApp
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.089%) vCloud
10 1 (0.089%) pfSense
10 1 (0.089%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 86 (7.69%) Nessus
2 33 (2.95%) Nmap
3 19 (1.70%) CORE IMPACT
4 17 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.52%) SCCM
5 15 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.25%) Puppet
7 10 (0.89%) Ansible
8 9 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.80%) SCOM
8 9 (0.80%) Nagios
9 5 (0.45%) WSUS
10 4 (0.36%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.27%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.27%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.27%) Icinga
Vendors
1 131 (11.71%) Cisco
2 88 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.45%) CheckPoint
4 50 (4.47%) Juniper
5 45 (4.02%) Fortinet
6 43 (3.84%) VMware
7 38 (3.40%) HP
8 33 (2.95%) F5
9 30 (2.68%) Splunk
10 23 (2.06%) Oracle
11 22 (1.97%) Citrix
12 19 (1.70%) McAfee
13 18 (1.61%) Google
13 18 (1.61%) Qualys
14 14 (1.25%) Sourcefire
15 12 (1.07%) Websense
16 10 (0.89%) Symantec
16 10 (0.89%) Aruba
16 10 (0.89%) Trustwave
17 9 (0.80%) LogLogic
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Salary Reviews
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Verwood, Dorset
Rainford Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago