The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 611 597 614
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 49 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.041% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.044% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 41 11 22
Average salary £62,500 £70,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +30.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £30,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46874 43055 52359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.73% 93.92% 93.89%
Number of salaries quoted 38720 36351 45400
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Penetration Tester
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 11 £60,000 -4.00%
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 71 (88.75%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (35.00%) CEH
3 27 (33.75%) Java
4 23 (28.75%) Security Testing
5 22 (27.50%) Degree
6 21 (26.25%) CISSP
7 20 (25.00%) Windows
7 20 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (23.75%) Finance
9 17 (21.25%) Information Security
9 17 (21.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 16 (20.00%) Python
10 16 (20.00%) Ruby
11 15 (18.75%) PCI DSS
11 15 (18.75%) Firewall
12 14 (17.50%) Wireless
13 13 (16.25%) Oracle
13 13 (16.25%) Perl
13 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
13 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
14 12 (15.00%) UNIX
15 11 (13.75%) C++
16 10 (12.50%) PHP
16 10 (12.50%) SQL
16 10 (12.50%) .NET
16 10 (12.50%) QA
17 9 (11.25%) Android
17 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
17 9 (11.25%) Network Security
17 9 (11.25%) C#

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) Wireless
3 9 (11.25%) Network Security
4 7 (8.75%) Wireless Security
5 6 (7.50%) Internet
6 4 (5.00%) VoIP
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Metasploit
2 7 (8.75%) AppScan
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) XML
2 5 (6.25%) JSON
2 5 (6.25%) RESTful
3 4 (5.00%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (5.00%) AS400
5 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Social Media
7 1 (1.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) UNIX
3 9 (11.25%) Android
3 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
4 8 (10.00%) Linux
5 4 (5.00%) OS/390
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (88.75%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (28.75%) Security Testing
3 17 (21.25%) Information Security
3 17 (21.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
5 9 (11.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Project Management
8 5 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) Service Management
9 4 (5.00%) Data Security
10 3 (3.75%) OWASP
11 2 (2.50%) Information Assurance
11 2 (2.50%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (2.50%) SIEM
12 1 (1.25%) Database Security
12 1 (1.25%) Business Development
12 1 (1.25%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) Java
2 16 (20.00%) Python
2 16 (20.00%) Ruby
3 13 (16.25%) Perl
4 11 (13.75%) C++
5 10 (12.50%) PHP
5 10 (12.50%) SQL
6 9 (11.25%) C#
7 7 (8.75%) VB
8 6 (7.50%) C
9 4 (5.00%) VB6
10 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) CEH
2 22 (27.50%) Degree
3 21 (26.25%) CISSP
4 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.00%) GPEN
6 7 (8.75%) GWAPT
7 6 (7.50%) OSCP
7 6 (7.50%) CISA
8 4 (5.00%) CISM
8 4 (5.00%) GIAC
8 4 (5.00%) GCIH
8 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) CISMP
8 4 (5.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 10 (12.50%) QA
4 5 (6.25%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Beniftis
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 65k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Sky
Salary: Sky Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago