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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 570 604 619
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 75 49 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 65 45 29
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £30,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -4.16%
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
39136 39804 41394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 95.78% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33735 33728 33851
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,001
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
City of London +60 9 £62,500 - 7
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (93.64%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (61.82%) Information Security
3 48 (43.64%) Windows
4 45 (40.91%) CREST Certified
5 43 (39.09%) Security Testing
6 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 30 (27.27%) Linux
7 27 (24.55%) Wireless
8 26 (23.64%) TCP/IP
9 24 (21.82%) Network Security
9 24 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (20.91%) OSCP
10 23 (20.91%) Reverse Engineering
10 23 (20.91%) SQL
11 22 (20.00%) Firewall
11 22 (20.00%) Finance
12 20 (18.18%) Nessus
12 20 (18.18%) Degree
13 19 (17.27%) Metasploit
13 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (16.36%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (15.45%) Banking
15 17 (15.45%) Unix
16 16 (14.55%) Risk Management
16 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
16 16 (14.55%) CHECK Team Member
17 15 (13.64%) Social Engineering
17 15 (13.64%) Management Information System
17 15 (13.64%) Microsoft

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) Wireless
2 26 (23.64%) TCP/IP
3 24 (21.82%) Network Security
4 22 (20.00%) Firewall
5 14 (12.73%) LAN
5 14 (12.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) VoIP
6 2 (1.82%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Metasploit
2 10 (9.09%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.91%) AppScan
3 1 (0.91%) Paros
3 1 (0.91%) sqlmap
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (15.45%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) German Language
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) Web Services
2 8 (7.27%) .NET
3 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 10 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 9 (8.18%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (6.36%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.82%) Blog
8 2 (1.82%) CESG
9 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.91%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.91%) SCADA
9 1 (0.91%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.64%) Windows
2 30 (27.27%) Linux
3 17 (15.45%) Unix
4 12 (10.91%) Solaris
5 11 (10.00%) Android
5 11 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.64%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (93.64%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (61.82%) Information Security
3 43 (39.09%) Security Testing
4 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 24 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (20.91%) Reverse Engineering
7 18 (16.36%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (14.55%) Risk Management
9 15 (13.64%) Social Engineering
10 14 (12.73%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (12.73%) Security Management
10 14 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (11.82%) Security Architecture
12 12 (10.91%) SDLC
13 11 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
13 11 (10.00%) Network Design
13 11 (10.00%) Server Hardening
13 11 (10.00%) Software Audit
13 11 (10.00%) Time Management
14 7 (6.36%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) Java
3 10 (9.09%) Python
4 8 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.36%) C
6 6 (5.45%) C#
6 6 (5.45%) C++
6 6 (5.45%) PHP
7 5 (4.55%) Perl
8 3 (2.73%) Ruby
8 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (40.91%) CREST Certified
2 23 (20.91%) OSCP
3 20 (18.18%) Degree
4 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
5 16 (14.55%) CHECK Team Member
5 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.82%) CHECK Team Leader
7 11 (10.00%) CEH
8 7 (6.36%) GPEN
9 6 (5.45%) CISSP
10 5 (4.55%) GWAPT
11 4 (3.64%) OSCE
12 3 (2.73%) CISA
13 2 (1.82%) CISM
13 2 (1.82%) CLAS
13 2 (1.82%) PCI QSA
13 2 (1.82%) Tigerscheme
14 1 (0.91%) CRISC
14 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 13 (11.82%) QA
3 4 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) Nessus
2 10 (9.09%) Nmap
3 8 (7.27%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.91%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.91%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
2 1 (0.91%) Cisco
2 1 (0.91%) Sony
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago