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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 544 635 593
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 66 36 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.082% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.086% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 52 29 68
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 £50,250 £46,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £62,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
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
35846 42011 43917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.65% 95.79% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 31060 35769 36543
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +49 1 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 113 (79.58%) Penetration Testing
2 107 (75.35%) CREST Certified
3 58 (40.85%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (40.14%) Information Security
5 55 (38.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 53 (37.32%) Mobile App
7 49 (34.51%) Wireless
8 44 (30.99%) OSCP
9 39 (27.46%) Ethical Hacking
9 39 (27.46%) Security Testing
9 39 (27.46%) Windows
10 37 (26.06%) Burp Suite
11 35 (24.65%) Linux
11 35 (24.65%) Firewall
11 35 (24.65%) CEH
12 33 (23.24%) CISSP
13 29 (20.42%) GPEN
14 27 (19.01%) GIAC
15 26 (18.31%) Python
15 26 (18.31%) Metasploit
15 26 (18.31%) Social Engineering
16 25 (17.61%) Ruby
17 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
18 23 (16.20%) OWASP
18 23 (16.20%) CHECK Team Leader
19 22 (15.49%) Finance
20 21 (14.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 19 (13.38%) Nessus
21 19 (13.38%) Tigerscheme
22 17 (11.97%) CHECK Team Member

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 (2.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (34.51%) Wireless
2 35 (24.65%) Firewall
3 14 (9.86%) Network Security
4 8 (5.63%) LAN
4 8 (5.63%) WAN
5 7 (4.93%) Internet
6 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.41%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.70%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 37 (26.06%) Burp Suite
2 26 (18.31%) Metasploit
3 5 (3.52%) AppScan
4 2 (1.41%) sqlmap
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) .NET
1 9 (6.34%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.23%) Ajax
2 6 (4.23%) JSON
2 6 (4.23%) SOAP
2 6 (4.23%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.41%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.32%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) Blog
5 3 (2.11%) CESG
5 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.46%) Windows
2 35 (24.65%) Linux
3 5 (3.52%) Unix
4 4 (2.82%) AIX
4 4 (2.82%) Solaris
5 1 (0.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (79.58%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (40.85%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (40.14%) Information Security
4 55 (38.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 39 (27.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 39 (27.46%) Security Testing
6 26 (18.31%) Social Engineering
7 23 (16.20%) OWASP
8 21 (14.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 15 (10.56%) Malware Analysis
10 13 (9.15%) Open Source
11 10 (7.04%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (7.04%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.04%) Security Architecture
12 9 (6.34%) Web Development
13 8 (5.63%) Project Management
14 6 (4.23%) OSSTMM
14 6 (4.23%) Security Management
14 6 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (4.23%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.31%) Python
2 25 (17.61%) Ruby
3 17 (11.97%) Java
3 17 (11.97%) Perl
4 16 (11.27%) Bash Shell
4 16 (11.27%) PowerShell
5 15 (10.56%) C++
6 7 (4.93%) C#
6 7 (4.93%) SQL
7 6 (4.23%) VB
8 3 (2.11%) C
8 3 (2.11%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.11%) PHP
8 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (75.35%) CREST Certified
2 44 (30.99%) OSCP
3 35 (24.65%) CEH
4 33 (23.24%) CISSP
5 29 (20.42%) GPEN
6 27 (19.01%) GIAC
7 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
8 23 (16.20%) CHECK Team Leader
9 19 (13.38%) Tigerscheme
10 17 (11.97%) CHECK Team Member
10 17 (11.97%) Degree
11 16 (11.27%) CCNA
11 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (11.27%) GWAPT
12 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
13 14 (9.86%) EC-Council LPT
14 7 (4.93%) CISA
14 7 (4.93%) SANS
15 6 (4.23%) CISM
15 6 (4.23%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) QA
2 9 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) Nessus
2 11 (7.75%) Nmap
3 10 (7.04%) HP Fortify
4 4 (2.82%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (6.34%) Cisco
1 9 (6.34%) Fortinet
1 9 (6.34%) Juniper
1 9 (6.34%) Nokia
2 7 (4.93%) HP
3 6 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.82%) Capita
4 4 (2.82%) IBM
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago