The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 876 848 888
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 12 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.005% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.005% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%
Senior Penetration Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester across the England region.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Trend in England

Senior Penetration Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 +4 6 £66,250 -7.01% 1
East Midlands - 5 - -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Senior Penetration Tester
UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Information Security
3 12 (46.15%) CISSP
4 11 (42.31%) CEH
5 10 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (34.62%) Wireless
7 8 (30.77%) Wireless Security
8 7 (26.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (26.92%) C#
9 6 (23.08%) Java
9 6 (23.08%) .NET
9 6 (23.08%) Retail
9 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
9 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (23.08%) OWASP
9 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
10 5 (19.23%) Ruby
10 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
10 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
10 5 (19.23%) Python
11 4 (15.38%) C
11 4 (15.38%) Change Management
11 4 (15.38%) Cyber Security
11 4 (15.38%) Data Privacy
11 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
12 3 (11.54%) WebInspect
12 3 (11.54%) AppScan

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Wireless
2 8 (30.77%) Wireless Security
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
2 3 (11.54%) AppScan
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Information Security
3 10 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (26.92%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 6 (23.08%) OWASP
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (15.38%) Change Management
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Cyber Security
7 4 (15.38%) Data Privacy
8 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Ruby
4 4 (15.38%) C
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) CISSP
2 11 (42.31%) CEH
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) CISA
3 2 (7.69%) OSCP
3 2 (7.69%) OSCE
4 1 (3.85%) GCIH
4 1 (3.85%) GWAPT
4 1 (3.85%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) WebInspect
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago