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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 602 608 600
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 44 55 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.11% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 10
Average salary £56,250 £56,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £27,500 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £90,000
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
41712 46782 41955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.33% 93.66% 93.67%
Number of salaries quoted 35364 39322 35269
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +36 10 £50,000 +81.81% 6
Paddington - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 93 (87.74%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (40.57%) Information Security
3 27 (25.47%) Security Testing
4 23 (21.70%) OWASP
5 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
5 22 (20.75%) OSCP
6 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
7 15 (14.15%) Ethical Hacking
7 15 (14.15%) CEH
8 14 (13.21%) Finance
9 13 (12.26%) Network Security
10 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
10 12 (11.32%) Wireless
11 11 (10.38%) Banking
11 11 (10.38%) Windows
11 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
12 10 (9.43%) ISMS
12 10 (9.43%) Java
12 10 (9.43%) CISSP
12 10 (9.43%) Nessus
13 9 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (8.49%) Degree
13 9 (8.49%) .NET
13 9 (8.49%) Metasploit
14 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
14 8 (7.55%) OSCE
14 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
14 8 (7.55%) PHP
14 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (4.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) Network Security
2 12 (11.32%) Wireless
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.89%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.94%) VoIP
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.89%) JSP
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 2 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Android
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (87.74%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (40.57%) Information Security
3 27 (25.47%) Security Testing
4 23 (21.70%) OWASP
5 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
6 15 (14.15%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (9.43%) ISMS
8 9 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.66%) SDLC
11 5 (4.72%) Reverse Engineering
12 4 (3.77%) Test Management
12 4 (3.77%) Project Management
13 3 (2.83%) Risk Management
13 3 (2.83%) Computer Security
13 3 (2.83%) Mentoring
14 2 (1.89%) Social Engineering
14 2 (1.89%) Security Architecture
14 2 (1.89%) Security Management
15 1 (0.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) Java
2 8 (7.55%) PHP
3 7 (6.60%) SQL
4 6 (5.66%) C
5 4 (3.77%) C#
6 2 (1.89%) C++
6 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
1 22 (20.75%) OSCP
2 15 (14.15%) CEH
3 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.43%) CISSP
5 9 (8.49%) Degree
6 8 (7.55%) OSCE
7 4 (3.77%) GPEN
8 1 (0.94%) CCNA
8 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CISM
8 1 (0.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Nessus
2 4 (3.77%) Nmap
2 4 (3.77%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (1.89%) McAfee
1 2 (1.89%) Qualys
2 1 (0.94%) Acunetix
2 1 (0.94%) Intel
2 1 (0.94%) Citrix
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