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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 570 613 601
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 63 47 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.096% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 8
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £75,000 £77,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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
41630 45918 42856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.59% 93.82% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 35113 38026 36260
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,982 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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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 +37 13 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 97 (91.51%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (40.57%) Information Security
3 30 (28.30%) Security Testing
4 24 (22.64%) Ethical Hacking
5 21 (19.81%) OSCP
6 20 (18.87%) OWASP
7 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
8 18 (16.98%) CEH
9 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
10 14 (13.21%) Network Security
10 14 (13.21%) Nessus
10 14 (13.21%) Windows
11 13 (12.26%) Metasploit
12 12 (11.32%) Finance
13 11 (10.38%) Wireless
13 11 (10.38%) Banking
13 11 (10.38%) CISSP
13 11 (10.38%) Degree
14 10 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (9.43%) ISMS
14 10 (9.43%) Mobile App
15 9 (8.49%) OSCE
15 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
15 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
16 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
16 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (6.60%) Linux
17 7 (6.60%) Java
17 7 (6.60%) .NET

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (4.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) Network Security
2 11 (10.38%) Wireless
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.89%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.94%) VoIP
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) .NET
2 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.89%) HTML
3 2 (1.89%) JSP
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.72%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (91.51%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (40.57%) Information Security
3 30 (28.30%) Security Testing
4 24 (22.64%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (18.87%) OWASP
6 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
7 10 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (9.43%) ISMS
8 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.60%) Computer Security
10 5 (4.72%) Security Architecture
11 4 (3.77%) Test Management
11 4 (3.77%) Security Management
11 4 (3.77%) Project Management
12 3 (2.83%) Risk Management
12 3 (2.83%) Reverse Engineering
13 2 (1.89%) Mentoring
13 2 (1.89%) Social Engineering
14 1 (0.94%) Computer Forensics
14 1 (0.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) Java
2 6 (5.66%) PHP
2 6 (5.66%) SQL
3 4 (3.77%) C
3 4 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) OSCP
2 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.98%) CEH
4 11 (10.38%) CISSP
4 11 (10.38%) Degree
5 9 (8.49%) OSCE
5 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) GPEN
7 1 (0.94%) CCNA
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.94%) GIAC
7 1 (0.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Nessus
2 4 (3.77%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (3.77%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (1.89%) Qualys
1 2 (1.89%) McAfee
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco
2 1 (0.94%) Intel
2 1 (0.94%) Citrix
2 1 (0.94%) Juniper
2 1 (0.94%) Apple
2 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
2 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
2 1 (0.94%) Google
2 1 (0.94%) Acunetix
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures - London & S.E(Permanent and Contract)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and training offered
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago