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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 545 623 596
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 73 37 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.085% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.089% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 55 31 71
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
37500 41450 44407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 95.57% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 32592 35224 37002
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 £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +52 1 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 129 (78.18%) Penetration Testing
2 117 (70.91%) CREST Certified
3 72 (43.64%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (38.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 63 (38.18%) Information Security
5 58 (35.15%) Mobile App
6 56 (33.94%) Wireless
7 47 (28.48%) Security Testing
8 45 (27.27%) OSCP
9 42 (25.45%) Burp Suite
9 42 (25.45%) Ethical Hacking
9 42 (25.45%) Firewall
10 38 (23.03%) CISSP
11 36 (21.82%) CEH
12 35 (21.21%) Metasploit
13 33 (20.00%) Windows
13 33 (20.00%) GPEN
14 31 (18.79%) GIAC
15 30 (18.18%) Linux
16 28 (16.97%) Python
16 28 (16.97%) OWASP
16 28 (16.97%) Social Engineering
17 26 (15.76%) Ruby
17 26 (15.76%) Nessus
18 25 (15.15%) CHECK Team Leader
19 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
20 22 (13.33%) Bash Shell
21 21 (12.73%) PowerShell
21 21 (12.73%) Finance
21 21 (12.73%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 3 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 56 (33.94%) Wireless
2 42 (25.45%) Firewall
3 14 (8.48%) Network Security
4 8 (4.85%) LAN
4 8 (4.85%) WAN
5 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (1.21%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
8 1 (0.61%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 42 (25.45%) Burp Suite
2 35 (21.21%) Metasploit
3 6 (3.64%) AppScan
4 4 (2.42%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.61%) Paros
General
1 21 (12.73%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.45%) .NET
3 6 (3.64%) Web Services
4 5 (3.03%) Ajax
4 5 (3.03%) JSON
4 5 (3.03%) SOAP
4 5 (3.03%) XML
5 3 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.61%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 58 (35.15%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.64%) Blog
4 3 (1.82%) CESG
4 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.21%) SCADA
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.00%) Windows
2 30 (18.18%) Linux
3 5 (3.03%) Unix
4 3 (1.82%) AIX
4 3 (1.82%) Solaris
5 2 (1.21%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (78.18%) Penetration Testing
2 72 (43.64%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (38.18%) Information Security
3 63 (38.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 47 (28.48%) Security Testing
5 42 (25.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 28 (16.97%) OWASP
6 28 (16.97%) Social Engineering
7 21 (12.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 17 (10.30%) Malware Analysis
9 15 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (8.48%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.27%) Open Source
11 12 (7.27%) Project Management
12 9 (5.45%) Security Architecture
12 9 (5.45%) Web Development
13 7 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (3.03%) Information Assurance
14 5 (3.03%) OSSTMM
14 5 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) Python
2 26 (15.76%) Ruby
3 22 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 21 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 20 (12.12%) C++
5 20 (12.12%) Java
6 18 (10.91%) Perl
7 11 (6.67%) C#
8 9 (5.45%) SQL
9 5 (3.03%) C
9 5 (3.03%) VB
10 4 (2.42%) PHP
10 4 (2.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (70.91%) CREST Certified
2 45 (27.27%) OSCP
3 38 (23.03%) CISSP
4 36 (21.82%) CEH
5 33 (20.00%) GPEN
6 31 (18.79%) GIAC
7 25 (15.15%) CHECK Team Leader
8 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
9 20 (12.12%) Tigerscheme
10 19 (11.52%) Degree
11 16 (9.70%) CCNA
11 16 (9.70%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (9.70%) GWAPT
12 15 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
12 15 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 14 (8.48%) EC-Council LPT
14 7 (4.24%) CISA
14 7 (4.24%) CISM
15 6 (3.64%) CLAS
16 5 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) QA
2 10 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 26 (15.76%) Nessus
2 18 (10.91%) Nmap
3 11 (6.67%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.64%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Cisco
1 15 (9.09%) Fortinet
1 15 (9.09%) Juniper
1 15 (9.09%) Nokia
2 8 (4.85%) HP
3 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.42%) Capita
4 4 (2.42%) IBM
5 1 (0.61%) Qualys
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 18 days ago