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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 855 875 848
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 22 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 5
Average salary £72,500 £65,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -4.34%
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
95990 100567 93038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.46% 94.23%
Number of salaries quoted 80962 82147 77980
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram 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 4 September 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 +2 10 £77,500 +16.98% 2
North West -5 3 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
South East - 2 £66,250 - 2
South West - 1 £75,000 -
Senior Penetration Tester
UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 28 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (58.33%) Information Security
3 15 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Java
5 11 (30.56%) .NET
6 10 (27.78%) PHP
6 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) C
7 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
9 6 (16.67%) Cyber Security
9 6 (16.67%) Banking
9 6 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (13.89%) Wireless
11 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
11 4 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (8.33%) OSCP
12 3 (8.33%) CEH
12 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (8.33%) Degree
12 3 (8.33%) Nessus
12 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.33%) Validation
12 3 (8.33%) JSP
12 3 (8.33%) C++
12 3 (8.33%) HTML
12 3 (8.33%) JavaScript

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Wireless
2 2 (5.56%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (5.56%) AppScan
2 2 (5.56%) Paros
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) JSP
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.78%) SCADA
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (58.33%) Information Security
3 15 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 6 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 4 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.56%) OWASP
8 2 (5.56%) Line Management
8 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.56%) Security Management
8 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.78%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) PHP
3 9 (25.00%) C
4 3 (8.33%) C++
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) CEH
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) OSCP
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) CISMP
4 2 (5.56%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (5.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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