The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 561 590 626
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 73 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.036% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.038% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 66 10 19
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,250 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +12.19%
Penetration Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43006 41638 46964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.37% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 35024 40689
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in London

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in London

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
City of London +10 5 £55,000 -29.03% 7
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 123 (97.62%) Penetration Testing
2 59 (46.83%) CEH
3 57 (45.24%) Information Security
4 40 (31.75%) Ethical Hacking
5 36 (28.57%) CISSP
6 33 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (25.40%) PCI DSS
8 31 (24.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 31 (24.60%) Finance
9 23 (18.25%) Python
9 23 (18.25%) Linux
10 22 (17.46%) Ruby
10 22 (17.46%) Metasploit
11 20 (15.87%) Security Cleared
12 18 (14.29%) Cyber Security
12 18 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 18 (14.29%) Project Management
13 17 (13.49%) Wireless
13 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
13 17 (13.49%) Degree
14 15 (11.90%) OSCP
14 15 (11.90%) Banking
15 14 (11.11%) Firewall
15 14 (11.11%) Windows
15 14 (11.11%) C++
16 13 (10.32%) CISA
16 13 (10.32%) OSCE
17 12 (9.52%) GPEN
18 11 (8.73%) Network Security
19 10 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.17%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.49%) Wireless
2 14 (11.11%) Firewall
3 11 (8.73%) Network Security
4 9 (7.14%) Wireless Security
5 5 (3.97%) Internet
6 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.17%) LAN
6 4 (3.17%) VoIP
6 4 (3.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.79%) HTTP
7 1 (0.79%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Metasploit
2 6 (4.76%) AppScan
3 1 (0.79%) GDB
General
1 31 (24.60%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Banking
3 8 (6.35%) Retail
3 8 (6.35%) Games
4 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) JSON
2 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) AS400
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Solaris
3 9 (7.14%) Debian
4 8 (6.35%) Ubuntu
4 8 (6.35%) CentOS
5 7 (5.56%) UNIX
6 4 (3.17%) OS/390
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (97.62%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (45.24%) Information Security
3 40 (31.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 31 (24.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (14.29%) Project Management
5 18 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
7 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
7 10 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (6.35%) Test Management
9 7 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (5.56%) OWASP
10 6 (4.76%) Information Assurance
11 5 (3.97%) Coaching
12 4 (3.17%) Data Privacy
12 4 (3.17%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.17%) ITIL
12 4 (3.17%) Change Management
12 4 (3.17%) Data Security
12 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) Python
2 22 (17.46%) Ruby
3 14 (11.11%) C++
4 9 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.35%) SQL
6 5 (3.97%) Perl
7 4 (3.17%) C
8 2 (1.59%) Java
9 1 (0.79%) C#
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (46.83%) CEH
2 36 (28.57%) CISSP
3 20 (15.87%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.49%) Degree
5 15 (11.90%) OSCP
6 13 (10.32%) OSCE
6 13 (10.32%) CISA
7 12 (9.52%) GPEN
8 6 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.76%) CCNA
9 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.97%) CISM
9 5 (3.97%) MCITP
10 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.17%) GWAPT
10 4 (3.17%) GCIH
10 4 (3.17%) CISMP
11 2 (1.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (25.40%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.17%) COBIT
4 3 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Nessus
2 2 (1.59%) WebInspect
2 2 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) F5
3 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Uxbridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London Arena
OHO Group
Salary: £0 - £55 per annum, Benefits: Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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