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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 568 595 594
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 62 26 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.058% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.062% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 59 22 24
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £64,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,050 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +60.00%
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
41068 41891 44489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.90% 93.97% 94.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35022 34487 38469
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £78,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +10 3 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 124 (93.23%) Penetration Testing
2 60 (45.11%) Information Security
3 57 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
4 44 (33.08%) CEH
5 23 (17.29%) CISSP
5 23 (17.29%) Finance
5 23 (17.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (17.29%) Degree
6 22 (16.54%) Security Testing
6 22 (16.54%) Metasploit
7 20 (15.04%) Banking
8 18 (13.53%) Linux
8 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (12.03%) PCI DSS
9 16 (12.03%) OSCP
10 15 (11.28%) Computer Science
10 15 (11.28%) Cyber Security
11 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 13 (9.77%) Python
12 13 (9.77%) Ruby
13 12 (9.02%) Windows
13 12 (9.02%) Project Management
14 11 (8.27%) Nessus
14 11 (8.27%) OSCE
15 10 (7.52%) Computer Security
15 10 (7.52%) Vulnerability Management
16 9 (6.77%) C++
17 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
17 8 (6.02%) Wireless
17 8 (6.02%) GPEN

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) Wireless
2 6 (4.51%) Network Security
2 6 (4.51%) Firewall
3 4 (3.01%) LAN
3 4 (3.01%) WAN
3 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
2 20 (15.04%) Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Retail
3 7 (5.26%) Games
4 2 (1.50%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.75%) XML
2 1 (0.75%) WSDL
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) JSON
2 1 (0.75%) RESTful
2 1 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.76%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.53%) Linux
2 12 (9.02%) Windows
3 7 (5.26%) CentOS
3 7 (5.26%) Debian
3 7 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 6 (4.51%) Android
4 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.76%) Solaris
6 3 (2.26%) UNIX
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (93.23%) Penetration Testing
2 60 (45.11%) Information Security
3 57 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (17.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (16.54%) Security Testing
6 15 (11.28%) Cyber Security
7 12 (9.02%) Project Management
8 10 (7.52%) Computer Security
8 10 (7.52%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (5.26%) Test Management
9 7 (5.26%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.76%) Security Architecture
11 4 (3.01%) OWASP
11 4 (3.01%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (2.26%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (1.50%) Security Management
13 2 (1.50%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (1.50%) Validation
13 2 (1.50%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.77%) Python
1 13 (9.77%) Ruby
2 9 (6.77%) C++
3 7 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.26%) SQL
4 5 (3.76%) Perl
5 4 (3.01%) C
6 3 (2.26%) C#
6 3 (2.26%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (33.08%) CEH
2 23 (17.29%) Degree
2 23 (17.29%) CISSP
3 16 (12.03%) OSCP
4 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.27%) OSCE
6 8 (6.02%) GPEN
7 7 (5.26%) CISA
8 6 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.51%) CCNA
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.76%) MCITP
10 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.50%) GIAC
12 1 (0.75%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (12.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.75%) Juniper
2 1 (0.75%) Apple
2 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
2 1 (0.75%) BT
2 1 (0.75%) Google
2 1 (0.75%) Fortinet
2 1 (0.75%) Qualys
2 1 (0.75%) Coverity
2 1 (0.75%) Cisco
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + (DOE)
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago