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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 581 568 602
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 68 23 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.052% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.055% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 65 13 24
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +48.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £89,000 £52,900
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44975 41466 48833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.36% 93.48% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37771 34706 42499
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 12 £27,500 -64.51% 9
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 111 (96.52%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (46.09%) CEH
3 42 (36.52%) Information Security
4 36 (31.30%) CISSP
5 35 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (28.70%) PCI DSS
7 30 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 30 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 29 (25.22%) Finance
9 23 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 21 (18.26%) Metasploit
11 20 (17.39%) Wireless
11 20 (17.39%) Python
11 20 (17.39%) Linux
12 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
12 19 (16.52%) Ruby
13 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
14 16 (13.91%) Windows
15 15 (13.04%) C++
15 15 (13.04%) Degree
16 14 (12.17%) Cyber Security
17 13 (11.30%) Network Security
17 13 (11.30%) Firewall
18 12 (10.43%) Project Management
18 12 (10.43%) CISA
19 11 (9.57%) UNIX
19 11 (9.57%) Wireless Security
19 11 (9.57%) GPEN
19 11 (9.57%) OSCP
19 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) Wireless
2 13 (11.30%) Network Security
2 13 (11.30%) Firewall
3 11 (9.57%) Wireless Security
4 6 (5.22%) Internet
5 5 (4.35%) VoIP
6 2 (1.74%) HTTP
7 1 (0.87%) Multicast
7 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (18.26%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.83%) AppScan
3 1 (0.87%) GDB
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
3 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Games
4 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) JSON
1 5 (4.35%) RESTful
1 5 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (1.74%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
3 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (4.35%) AS400
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.87%) STB
5 1 (0.87%) Social Media
5 1 (0.87%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Linux
2 16 (13.91%) Windows
3 11 (9.57%) UNIX
4 7 (6.09%) Solaris
5 6 (5.22%) Debian
6 5 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.35%) Android
6 5 (4.35%) CentOS
6 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.35%) OS/390
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (96.52%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (36.52%) Information Security
3 30 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 14 (12.17%) Cyber Security
6 12 (10.43%) Project Management
7 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (6.09%) Manual Testing
8 7 (6.09%) OWASP
9 6 (5.22%) Information Assurance
9 6 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.35%) Test Management
10 5 (4.35%) Data Security
10 5 (4.35%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.35%) ITIL
11 4 (3.48%) Service Management
11 4 (3.48%) Change Management
11 4 (3.48%) Data Privacy
11 4 (3.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) Python
2 19 (16.52%) Ruby
3 15 (13.04%) C++
4 10 (8.70%) SQL
5 9 (7.83%) Java
6 7 (6.09%) C
7 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.35%) Perl
9 2 (1.74%) C#
9 2 (1.74%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (46.09%) CEH
2 36 (31.30%) CISSP
3 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.04%) Degree
5 12 (10.43%) CISA
6 11 (9.57%) GPEN
6 11 (9.57%) OSCP
7 10 (8.70%) OSCE
8 6 (5.22%) CISM
8 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.35%) CISMP
9 5 (4.35%) GWAPT
9 5 (4.35%) GCIH
10 3 (2.61%) CCNA
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.74%) GIAC
11 2 (1.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (28.70%) PCI DSS
3 9 (7.83%) QA
4 5 (4.35%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) WebInspect
2 3 (2.61%) Nessus
3 2 (1.74%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.87%) F5
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 27 days ago