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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 548 582 580
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 55 47 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 21
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £46,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +37.14%
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
39241 40713 41625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.78% 94.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33105 33367 35450
Average salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 +2 5 £55,000 -12.00% 8
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 116 (92.06%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (46.03%) Information Security
3 47 (37.30%) Ethical Hacking
4 29 (23.02%) Security Testing
5 22 (17.46%) Degree
5 22 (17.46%) CEH
6 20 (15.87%) Metasploit
7 18 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 17 (13.49%) Banking
8 17 (13.49%) Nessus
8 17 (13.49%) OSCP
9 16 (12.70%) OWASP
9 16 (12.70%) Computer Science
10 15 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (10.32%) CISSP
11 13 (10.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (10.32%) Network Security
11 13 (10.32%) Computer Security
12 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
13 10 (7.94%) Mobile App
14 9 (7.14%) Wireless
15 8 (6.35%) Finance
15 8 (6.35%) SQL
15 8 (6.35%) Windows
15 8 (6.35%) Apple iOS
15 8 (6.35%) Android
15 8 (6.35%) ISMS
16 7 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
16 7 (5.56%) OSCE
16 7 (5.56%) Blackberry

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) Network Security
2 9 (7.14%) Wireless
3 2 (1.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.59%) LAN
3 2 (1.59%) WAN
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (15.87%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 17 (13.49%) Banking
2 8 (6.35%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Games
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (0.79%) WSDL
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
1 8 (6.35%) Apple iOS
1 8 (6.35%) Android
2 5 (3.97%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (92.06%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (46.03%) Information Security
3 47 (37.30%) Ethical Hacking
4 29 (23.02%) Security Testing
5 18 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 16 (12.70%) OWASP
7 15 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (10.32%) Computer Security
9 8 (6.35%) ISMS
10 7 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (4.76%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.17%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (3.17%) Security Architecture
12 4 (3.17%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.17%) Project Management
13 3 (2.38%) Test Management
14 2 (1.59%) Validation
14 2 (1.59%) Security Management
15 1 (0.79%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) SQL
2 6 (4.76%) C#
3 4 (3.17%) C
4 3 (2.38%) C++
4 3 (2.38%) Java
5 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Degree
1 22 (17.46%) CEH
2 17 (13.49%) OSCP
3 13 (10.32%) CISSP
4 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.56%) OSCE
6 4 (3.17%) VCP4
7 2 (1.59%) GPEN
7 2 (1.59%) CCNA
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CISA
8 1 (0.79%) CISM
8 1 (0.79%) GIAC
8 1 (0.79%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.79%) MCITP
8 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.97%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) Nmap
2 1 (0.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) Nessus
2 3 (2.38%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (2.38%) Qualys
2 2 (1.59%) McAfee
3 1 (0.79%) Juniper
3 1 (0.79%) Apple
3 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.79%) BT
3 1 (0.79%) Coverity
3 1 (0.79%) Google
3 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
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Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum plus competitive package
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and certification tra
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Salary: competitive
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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City of London
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Salary: competitive
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