The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 558 613 640
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 78 45 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 33 48
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
38177 42950 47461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.67% 95.70% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33215 36341 39768
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

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 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 2 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 144 (83.24%) Penetration Testing
2 90 (52.02%) CREST Certified
3 75 (43.35%) Information Security
4 63 (36.42%) Security Testing
4 63 (36.42%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (34.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 55 (31.79%) Wireless
7 48 (27.75%) Firewall
8 41 (23.70%) Mobile App
9 40 (23.12%) Windows
10 37 (21.39%) Ethical Hacking
11 32 (18.50%) Metasploit
11 32 (18.50%) Python
11 32 (18.50%) Finance
12 31 (17.92%) Reverse Engineering
12 31 (17.92%) OSCP
13 29 (16.76%) Burp Suite
14 28 (16.18%) Nessus
14 28 (16.18%) Linux
15 27 (15.61%) TCP/IP
15 27 (15.61%) Banking
15 27 (15.61%) Degree
16 26 (15.03%) Social Engineering
17 25 (14.45%) OWASP
18 23 (13.29%) CISSP
19 22 (12.72%) Management Information System
19 22 (12.72%) Network Security
19 22 (12.72%) CEH
19 22 (12.72%) Ruby
19 22 (12.72%) Analytical Skills

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (2.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 55 (31.79%) Wireless
2 48 (27.75%) Firewall
3 27 (15.61%) TCP/IP
4 22 (12.72%) Network Security
5 18 (10.40%) LAN
5 18 (10.40%) WAN
6 7 (4.05%) Internet
7 5 (2.89%) Wireless Security
8 3 (1.73%) VoIP
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.58%) VPN
Development Applications
1 32 (18.50%) Metasploit
2 29 (16.76%) Burp Suite
3 6 (3.47%) sqlmap
4 5 (2.89%) AppScan
5 3 (1.73%) Paros
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 27 (15.61%) Banking
3 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Back Office
4 1 (0.58%) Publishing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.83%) Web Services
2 13 (7.51%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.62%) .NET
4 5 (2.89%) Ajax
4 5 (2.89%) JSON
4 5 (2.89%) SOAP
4 5 (2.89%) XML
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.70%) Mobile App
2 22 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.72%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.51%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (6.36%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.20%) Blackberry
5 9 (5.20%) Virtual Team
6 8 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Blog
8 2 (1.16%) CESG
8 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.16%) SCADA
9 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.12%) Windows
2 28 (16.18%) Linux
3 13 (7.51%) Unix
4 9 (5.20%) Android
4 9 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.47%) Solaris
6 5 (2.89%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.58%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (83.24%) Penetration Testing
2 75 (43.35%) Information Security
3 63 (36.42%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (36.42%) Security Testing
4 60 (34.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (21.39%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (17.92%) Reverse Engineering
7 26 (15.03%) Social Engineering
8 25 (14.45%) OWASP
9 21 (12.14%) Risk Management
9 21 (12.14%) Security Architecture
10 18 (10.40%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (9.25%) Malware Analysis
11 16 (9.25%) Security Management
12 14 (8.09%) Security Operations
13 13 (7.51%) SIEM
14 11 (6.36%) Data Security
14 11 (6.36%) Time Management
15 10 (5.78%) SDLC
15 10 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.50%) Python
2 22 (12.72%) Ruby
3 20 (11.56%) C++
4 19 (10.98%) Bash Shell
4 19 (10.98%) Java
4 19 (10.98%) Perl
5 18 (10.40%) PowerShell
6 16 (9.25%) C#
6 16 (9.25%) SQL
7 11 (6.36%) C
8 8 (4.62%) PHP
9 7 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.89%) VB
11 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (52.02%) CREST Certified
2 31 (17.92%) OSCP
3 27 (15.61%) Degree
4 23 (13.29%) CISSP
5 22 (12.72%) CEH
6 21 (12.14%) CHECK Team Leader
7 19 (10.98%) GPEN
8 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
9 16 (9.25%) GIAC
10 14 (8.09%) Tigerscheme
11 13 (7.51%) SC Cleared
12 9 (5.20%) CHECK Team Member
12 9 (5.20%) GWAPT
13 7 (4.05%) OSCE
14 5 (2.89%) CCNA
14 5 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (2.89%) CISM
14 5 (2.89%) EC-Council LPT
15 4 (2.31%) CISA
15 4 (2.31%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.98%) QA
2 17 (9.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (4.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 28 (16.18%) Nessus
2 18 (10.40%) Nmap
3 10 (5.78%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.89%) WebInspect
5 4 (2.31%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 15 (8.67%) Cisco
2 14 (8.09%) Fortinet
2 14 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.51%) Juniper
3 13 (7.51%) Nokia
4 5 (2.89%) HP
5 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Capita
6 1 (0.58%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) Qualys
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