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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 577 622 586
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 50 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.078% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.083% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 10
Average salary £54,250 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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
41030 45957 40997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.48% 93.83% 93.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34695 38483 34477
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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
City of London +50 11 £50,000 +37.93% 5
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 92 (89.32%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (38.83%) Information Security
3 29 (28.16%) Security Testing
4 22 (21.36%) OSCP
5 21 (20.39%) OWASP
6 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
7 19 (18.45%) Ethical Hacking
8 17 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (15.53%) Cyber Security
9 16 (15.53%) CEH
10 14 (13.59%) Network Security
11 13 (12.62%) Finance
11 13 (12.62%) Windows
12 11 (10.68%) CISSP
12 11 (10.68%) Wireless
12 11 (10.68%) Nessus
13 10 (9.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (9.71%) Banking
13 10 (9.71%) Metasploit
13 10 (9.71%) ISMS
13 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
13 10 (9.71%) Mobile App
14 9 (8.74%) Degree
14 9 (8.74%) OSCE
15 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (7.77%) Java
15 8 (7.77%) .NET
15 8 (7.77%) PCI DSS
16 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET
16 7 (6.80%) PHP

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (4.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) Network Security
2 11 (10.68%) Wireless
3 3 (2.91%) Firewall
4 2 (1.94%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.97%) VoIP
5 1 (0.97%) VPN
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.97%) JMeter
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Games
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
2 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.94%) JSP
3 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.94%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) Windows
2 6 (5.83%) Linux
3 4 (3.88%) Android
3 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (89.32%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (38.83%) Information Security
3 29 (28.16%) Security Testing
4 21 (20.39%) OWASP
5 19 (18.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 16 (15.53%) Cyber Security
7 10 (9.71%) ISMS
7 10 (9.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.85%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.88%) Computer Security
10 4 (3.88%) Test Management
10 4 (3.88%) Project Management
10 4 (3.88%) Security Management
11 3 (2.91%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.91%) Reverse Engineering
11 3 (2.91%) SDLC
12 2 (1.94%) Social Engineering
12 2 (1.94%) Mentoring
13 1 (0.97%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.77%) Java
2 7 (6.80%) PHP
3 5 (4.85%) SQL
4 4 (3.88%) C
4 4 (3.88%) C#
5 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) OSCP
2 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
3 16 (15.53%) CEH
4 11 (10.68%) CISSP
5 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.74%) Degree
6 9 (8.74%) OSCE
7 3 (2.91%) GPEN
8 1 (0.97%) CCNA
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.97%) CISM
8 1 (0.97%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.77%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) Nessus
2 4 (3.88%) Nmap
2 4 (3.88%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (1.94%) McAfee
1 2 (1.94%) Qualys
2 1 (0.97%) Acunetix
2 1 (0.97%) Google
2 1 (0.97%) Intel
2 1 (0.97%) Citrix
2 1 (0.97%) Apple
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40 - 70k plus competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago