The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 565 625 595
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 37 39 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.094% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 66
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
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
33772 41577 43192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.90% 96.23% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 28751 35402 36683
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

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 11 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 6 £85,000 +25.92% 8
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 89 (82.41%) Penetration Testing
2 87 (80.56%) CREST Certified
3 44 (40.74%) Information Security
4 37 (34.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 37 (34.26%) Windows
4 37 (34.26%) Mobile App
4 37 (34.26%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (33.33%) CEH
6 35 (32.41%) Wireless
7 34 (31.48%) OSCP
8 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
8 32 (29.63%) Linux
9 31 (28.70%) Ethical Hacking
10 28 (25.93%) CHECK Team Leader
11 26 (24.07%) CISSP
12 25 (23.15%) Burp Suite
13 23 (21.30%) CHECK Team Member
14 21 (19.44%) GPEN
14 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
14 21 (19.44%) Java
15 20 (18.52%) Social Engineering
16 19 (17.59%) Metasploit
16 19 (17.59%) Security Testing
16 19 (17.59%) Network Security
16 19 (17.59%) GIAC
17 18 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 17 (15.74%) Degree
18 17 (15.74%) Firewall
19 13 (12.04%) Finance
19 13 (12.04%) .NET

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 35 (32.41%) Wireless
2 19 (17.59%) Network Security
3 17 (15.74%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) Wideband
5 1 (0.93%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 25 (23.15%) Burp Suite
2 19 (17.59%) Metasploit
3 4 (3.70%) AppScan
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) ELK Stack
3 5 (4.63%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.85%) Ajax
5 2 (1.85%) J2EE
5 2 (1.85%) JNI
5 2 (1.85%) JSON
5 2 (1.85%) SOAP
5 2 (1.85%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Blog
2 5 (4.63%) CESG
3 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.85%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.26%) Windows
2 32 (29.63%) Linux
3 9 (8.33%) Unix
4 4 (3.70%) AIX
4 4 (3.70%) Solaris
5 2 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (82.41%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (40.74%) Information Security
3 37 (34.26%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (34.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 31 (28.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (18.52%) Social Engineering
6 19 (17.59%) Security Testing
7 18 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
8 12 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
9 10 (9.26%) OWASP
10 8 (7.41%) Open Source
10 8 (7.41%) Project Management
11 7 (6.48%) SIEM
12 6 (5.56%) Static Code Analysis
13 5 (4.63%) Security Architecture
13 5 (4.63%) Web Development
14 4 (3.70%) Business Development
14 4 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.44%) Java
2 13 (12.04%) Python
3 12 (11.11%) C++
3 12 (11.11%) Ruby
4 8 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.48%) C#
6 6 (5.56%) PHP
6 6 (5.56%) SQL
7 5 (4.63%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.63%) Perl
8 4 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.78%) C
10 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (80.56%) CREST Certified
2 36 (33.33%) CEH
3 34 (31.48%) OSCP
4 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 28 (25.93%) CHECK Team Leader
6 26 (24.07%) CISSP
7 23 (21.30%) CHECK Team Member
8 21 (19.44%) GPEN
8 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
9 19 (17.59%) GIAC
10 17 (15.74%) Degree
11 13 (12.04%) CCNA
11 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (11.11%) Tigerscheme
13 11 (10.19%) EC-Council LPT
13 11 (10.19%) GWAPT
14 8 (7.41%) CISA
14 8 (7.41%) SANS
15 4 (3.70%) CISM
16 3 (2.78%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Nessus
2 6 (5.56%) Nmap
3 4 (3.70%) HP Fortify
4 3 (2.78%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (4.63%) Cisco
1 5 (4.63%) Fortinet
1 5 (4.63%) Juniper
1 5 (4.63%) Nokia
2 4 (3.70%) Capita
2 4 (3.70%) HP
2 4 (3.70%) IBM
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago