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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 599 599 597
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 37 67 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.14% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.15% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 29 65 13
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
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 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +23 9 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 89 (86.41%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (41.75%) Information Security
3 25 (24.27%) Security Testing
3 25 (24.27%) OSCP
4 24 (23.30%) OWASP
5 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
6 20 (19.42%) Cyber Security
6 20 (19.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (16.50%) CEH
8 16 (15.53%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (13.59%) Finance
9 14 (13.59%) Wireless
10 13 (12.62%) Windows
10 13 (12.62%) SC Cleared
11 12 (11.65%) Network Security
12 11 (10.68%) Mobile App
12 11 (10.68%) CISSP
12 11 (10.68%) SQL
12 11 (10.68%) Java
13 10 (9.71%) Banking
13 10 (9.71%) OSCE
14 9 (8.74%) .NET
15 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
15 8 (7.77%) PHP
15 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (7.77%) Nessus
15 8 (7.77%) ISMS
15 8 (7.77%) PCI DSS
16 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
16 7 (6.80%) Retail

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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%) Wireless
2 12 (11.65%) Network Security
3 6 (5.83%) 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 5 (4.85%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.97%) JMeter
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) 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 11 (10.68%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.97%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) Windows
2 7 (6.80%) Linux
3 2 (1.94%) Android
3 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) UNIX
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (86.41%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (41.75%) Information Security
3 25 (24.27%) Security Testing
4 24 (23.30%) OWASP
5 20 (19.42%) Cyber Security
6 16 (15.53%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (7.77%) ISMS
8 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.85%) SDLC
9 5 (4.85%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (3.88%) Information Assurance
10 4 (3.88%) Project Management
10 4 (3.88%) Test Management
11 3 (2.91%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.91%) Mentoring
12 2 (1.94%) Social Engineering
12 2 (1.94%) Web Application Development
12 2 (1.94%) Security Architecture
12 2 (1.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) Java
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) PHP
3 7 (6.80%) C
4 4 (3.88%) C#
5 3 (2.91%) C++
6 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) OSCP
2 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
3 17 (16.50%) CEH
4 13 (12.62%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.68%) CISSP
6 10 (9.71%) OSCE
7 7 (6.80%) Degree
8 5 (4.85%) GPEN
9 3 (2.91%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.97%) CISM
10 1 (0.97%) GIAC
10 1 (0.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.77%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) Nessus
2 4 (3.88%) Nmap
3 3 (2.91%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (1.94%) McAfee
1 2 (1.94%) Qualys
1 2 (1.94%) F5
2 1 (0.97%) Acunetix
2 1 (0.97%) Intel
2 1 (0.97%) Citrix
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