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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 578 574 590
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 40 39 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.091% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.097% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 24
Average salary £47,500 £62,500 £65,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% -4.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £35,925
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +60.00%
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
38247 40284 42737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.87% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32524 32996 36775
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 £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
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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 0 2 £62,500 - 5
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 109 (92.37%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (47.46%) Information Security
3 51 (43.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 29 (24.58%) CEH
5 23 (19.49%) Degree
5 23 (19.49%) Security Testing
6 19 (16.10%) Metasploit
7 17 (14.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 17 (14.41%) Banking
8 16 (13.56%) Computer Science
9 15 (12.71%) Nessus
10 14 (11.86%) OSCP
10 14 (11.86%) Cyber Security
11 13 (11.02%) Computer Security
11 13 (11.02%) CISSP
12 11 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (8.47%) Linux
14 9 (7.63%) Finance
15 8 (6.78%) Windows
15 8 (6.78%) Project Management
15 8 (6.78%) Network Security
15 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
15 8 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 7 (5.93%) OSCE
16 7 (5.93%) Apple iOS
16 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
16 7 (5.93%) Android
16 7 (5.93%) PCI DSS
17 6 (5.08%) Wireless
17 6 (5.08%) Risk Management

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) Network Security
2 6 (5.08%) Wireless
3 4 (3.39%) Firewall
3 4 (3.39%) LAN
3 4 (3.39%) WAN
3 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (16.10%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (14.41%) Banking
2 9 (7.63%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Games
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) JSON
1 1 (0.85%) RESTful
1 1 (0.85%) REST
1 1 (0.85%) XML
1 1 (0.85%) WSDL
1 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Linux
2 8 (6.78%) Windows
3 7 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.93%) Android
4 3 (2.54%) CentOS
4 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.54%) Solaris
4 3 (2.54%) Debian
5 2 (1.69%) UNIX
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (92.37%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (47.46%) Information Security
3 51 (43.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (19.49%) Security Testing
5 17 (14.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (11.86%) Cyber Security
7 13 (11.02%) Computer Security
8 8 (6.78%) Project Management
8 8 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (5.08%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.08%) OWASP
10 4 (3.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (3.39%) ISMS
10 4 (3.39%) Security Architecture
11 3 (2.54%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.54%) Test Management
12 2 (1.69%) Validation
12 2 (1.69%) Security Management
13 1 (0.85%) Manual Testing
13 1 (0.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) Python
1 6 (5.08%) Ruby
2 5 (4.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) C++
3 4 (3.39%) C
4 3 (2.54%) Java
4 3 (2.54%) Perl
4 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) CEH
2 23 (19.49%) Degree
3 14 (11.86%) OSCP
4 13 (11.02%) CISSP
5 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.93%) OSCE
7 4 (3.39%) GPEN
8 3 (2.54%) MCITP
8 3 (2.54%) CCNA
8 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.54%) CISA
9 2 (1.69%) GIAC
10 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) Nessus
2 1 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.85%) Qualys
2 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
2 1 (0.85%) Google
2 1 (0.85%) Coverity
2 1 (0.85%) Cisco
2 1 (0.85%) Juniper
2 1 (0.85%) Apple
2 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
2 1 (0.85%) BT
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