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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / London
Rank 561 578 600
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 29 64 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 59 46
Median salary £68,750 £65,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +26.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £95,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.97%

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
31924 39083 39674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.85% 96.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 27082 33612 33758
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +36 5 £85,000 +38.77% 7
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 73 (79.35%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (73.91%) CREST Certified
3 39 (42.39%) Information Security
4 32 (34.78%) CHECK Team Leader
5 31 (33.70%) Windows
6 29 (31.52%) Security Cleared
7 28 (30.43%) OSCP
7 28 (30.43%) CEH
8 27 (29.35%) Mobile App
8 27 (29.35%) CHECK Team Member
9 26 (28.26%) Linux
10 25 (27.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
12 21 (22.83%) Ethical Hacking
12 21 (22.83%) Wireless
12 21 (22.83%) Java
13 20 (21.74%) Security Testing
14 19 (20.65%) Network Security
15 18 (19.57%) Burp Suite
16 16 (17.39%) Degree
16 16 (17.39%) CISSP
17 15 (16.30%) Reverse Engineering
18 14 (15.22%) GPEN
19 13 (14.13%) Threat Modelling
19 13 (14.13%) Social Engineering
19 13 (14.13%) GIAC
19 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 12 (13.04%) Finance
20 12 (13.04%) .NET

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:

Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.83%) Wireless
2 19 (20.65%) Network Security
3 11 (11.96%) Firewall
4 3 (3.26%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) Wideband
5 1 (1.09%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Burp Suite
2 12 (13.04%) Metasploit
3 4 (4.35%) AppScan
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) .NET
2 6 (6.52%) ELK Stack
3 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.26%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.17%) Ajax
5 2 (2.17%) J2EE
5 2 (2.17%) JNI
5 2 (2.17%) JSON
5 2 (2.17%) SOAP
5 2 (2.17%) Web Services
5 2 (2.17%) XML
6 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.09%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.35%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.35%) Blog
2 4 (4.35%) CESG
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Windows
2 26 (28.26%) Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) AIX
4 4 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) Android
5 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (79.35%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (42.39%) Information Security
3 25 (27.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (22.83%) Ethical Hacking
6 20 (21.74%) Security Testing
7 15 (16.30%) Reverse Engineering
8 13 (14.13%) Social Engineering
8 13 (14.13%) Threat Modelling
8 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (8.70%) Open Source
9 8 (8.70%) OWASP
9 8 (8.70%) SIEM
10 7 (7.61%) Malware Analysis
11 6 (6.52%) Static Code Analysis
12 5 (5.43%) Project Management
12 5 (5.43%) Security Architecture
13 4 (4.35%) Business Development
13 4 (4.35%) Risk Management
13 4 (4.35%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) Java
2 9 (9.78%) C++
2 9 (9.78%) Python
3 8 (8.70%) Ruby
4 7 (7.61%) C#
5 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.52%) PHP
5 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.43%) Objective-C
6 5 (5.43%) SQL
7 4 (4.35%) Perl
7 4 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.26%) C
9 2 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (73.91%) CREST Certified
2 32 (34.78%) CHECK Team Leader
3 29 (31.52%) Security Cleared
4 28 (30.43%) CEH
4 28 (30.43%) OSCP
5 27 (29.35%) CHECK Team Member
6 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
7 16 (17.39%) CISSP
7 16 (17.39%) Degree
8 14 (15.22%) GPEN
9 13 (14.13%) GIAC
10 9 (9.78%) Tigerscheme
11 8 (8.70%) CISA
12 7 (7.61%) CCNA
12 7 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (7.61%) SANS
13 6 (6.52%) EC-Council LPT
13 6 (6.52%) GWAPT
14 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
14 3 (3.26%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Nessus
2 4 (4.35%) HP Fortify
2 4 (4.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) HP
1 4 (4.35%) IBM
2 3 (3.26%) Capita
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco
2 3 (3.26%) Fortinet
2 3 (3.26%) Juniper
2 3 (3.26%) Nokia
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 80,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 15 days ago