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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 547 626 613
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 73 35 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.082% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 63
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £85,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -14.58%
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
37710 42519 46086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 95.63% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 32780 35978 38665
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +52 2 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 135 (79.88%) Penetration Testing
2 97 (57.40%) CREST Certified
3 71 (42.01%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (37.87%) Information Security
5 58 (34.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 55 (32.54%) Wireless
7 50 (29.59%) Security Testing
8 48 (28.40%) Mobile App
9 47 (27.81%) Firewall
10 37 (21.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 37 (21.89%) OSCP
11 34 (20.12%) Burp Suite
12 33 (19.53%) Metasploit
13 32 (18.93%) Windows
14 30 (17.75%) Python
14 30 (17.75%) CISSP
15 27 (15.98%) GPEN
15 27 (15.98%) Linux
15 27 (15.98%) OWASP
16 26 (15.38%) Nessus
16 26 (15.38%) Finance
17 25 (14.79%) CEH
17 25 (14.79%) Reverse Engineering
17 25 (14.79%) Social Engineering
18 23 (13.61%) Ruby
19 22 (13.02%) Degree
19 22 (13.02%) Banking
19 22 (13.02%) GIAC
20 21 (12.43%) Bash Shell
21 20 (11.83%) PowerShell

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 4 (2.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 55 (32.54%) Wireless
2 47 (27.81%) Firewall
3 17 (10.06%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.28%) LAN
4 14 (8.28%) WAN
5 13 (7.69%) Network Security
6 8 (4.73%) Internet
7 4 (2.37%) Wireless Security
8 3 (1.78%) VoIP
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.59%) VPN
Development Applications
1 34 (20.12%) Burp Suite
2 33 (19.53%) Metasploit
3 5 (2.96%) AppScan
3 5 (2.96%) sqlmap
4 3 (1.78%) Paros
General
1 26 (15.38%) Finance
2 22 (13.02%) Banking
3 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.88%) 802.1X
2 12 (7.10%) Web Services
3 7 (4.14%) .NET
4 5 (2.96%) Ajax
4 5 (2.96%) JSON
4 5 (2.96%) SOAP
4 5 (2.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.40%) Mobile App
2 20 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (5.33%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.37%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.78%) CESG
9 2 (1.18%) Blog
9 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.18%) SCADA
10 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.93%) Windows
2 27 (15.98%) Linux
3 7 (4.14%) Unix
4 4 (2.37%) Android
4 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.37%) Kali Linux
5 3 (1.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.59%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (79.88%) Penetration Testing
2 71 (42.01%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (37.87%) Information Security
4 58 (34.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 50 (29.59%) Security Testing
6 37 (21.89%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (15.98%) OWASP
8 25 (14.79%) Reverse Engineering
8 25 (14.79%) Social Engineering
9 18 (10.65%) Malware Analysis
10 17 (10.06%) Risk Management
11 15 (8.88%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.10%) Security Operations
12 12 (7.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (6.51%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (6.51%) SIEM
14 10 (5.92%) Security Management
15 9 (5.33%) Data Security
15 9 (5.33%) Open Source
15 9 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.75%) Python
2 23 (13.61%) Ruby
3 21 (12.43%) Bash Shell
4 20 (11.83%) C++
4 20 (11.83%) PowerShell
5 18 (10.65%) Java
5 18 (10.65%) Perl
6 14 (8.28%) C#
6 14 (8.28%) SQL
7 10 (5.92%) C
8 6 (3.55%) PHP
8 6 (3.55%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.96%) VB
10 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 97 (57.40%) CREST Certified
2 37 (21.89%) OSCP
3 30 (17.75%) CISSP
4 27 (15.98%) GPEN
5 25 (14.79%) CEH
6 22 (13.02%) Degree
6 22 (13.02%) GIAC
7 18 (10.65%) CHECK Team Leader
8 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
8 16 (9.47%) Tigerscheme
9 13 (7.69%) GWAPT
10 10 (5.92%) CCNA
10 10 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (5.92%) SC Cleared
11 9 (5.33%) EC-Council LPT
12 8 (4.73%) CHECK Team Member
13 6 (3.55%) CISM
13 6 (3.55%) CLAS
13 6 (3.55%) OSCE
14 3 (1.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.88%) QA
2 14 (8.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.33%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.59%) COBIT
5 1 (0.59%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 26 (15.38%) Nessus
2 19 (11.24%) Nmap
3 10 (5.92%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.55%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.96%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (10.06%) Cisco
2 16 (9.47%) Fortinet
3 15 (8.88%) Juniper
3 15 (8.88%) Nokia
4 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.96%) HP
6 2 (1.18%) Capita
6 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.59%) IBM
7 1 (0.59%) Qualys
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Imperative People
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago