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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / London
Rank 556 568 596
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 18 84 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 67 45
Median salary £64,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £58,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-19.14% +2.17%

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
31902 39561 40162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 96.15% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26996 34116 33932
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 £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 3 - - 2
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 53 (82.81%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (65.63%) CREST Certified
3 29 (45.31%) CHECK Team Leader
4 25 (39.06%) Information Security
5 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
6 21 (32.81%) CHECK Team Member
7 18 (28.13%) Windows
8 17 (26.56%) CEH
8 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
8 17 (26.56%) Security Testing
9 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (23.44%) OSCP
10 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 15 (23.44%) Linux
11 14 (21.88%) Java
12 13 (20.31%) Network Security
12 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
13 12 (18.75%) Degree
13 12 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (17.19%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (17.19%) Wireless
15 10 (15.63%) Threat Modelling
16 8 (12.50%) Finance
16 8 (12.50%) CISSP
17 7 (10.94%) Burp Suite
17 7 (10.94%) SIEM
17 7 (10.94%) Metasploit
17 7 (10.94%) .NET
17 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 6 (9.38%) Firewall

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 13 (20.31%) Network Security
2 11 (17.19%) Wireless
3 6 (9.38%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.56%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Burp Suite
1 7 (10.94%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.13%) AppScan
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.13%) Ajax
3 2 (3.13%) J2EE
3 2 (3.13%) JNI
3 2 (3.13%) JSON
3 2 (3.13%) SOAP
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.25%) CESG
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Blog
4 1 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (82.81%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (39.06%) Information Security
3 17 (26.56%) Security Testing
4 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (17.19%) Reverse Engineering
8 10 (15.63%) Threat Modelling
9 7 (10.94%) SIEM
10 6 (9.38%) OWASP
11 5 (7.81%) Open Source
11 5 (7.81%) Secure Coding
11 5 (7.81%) Social Engineering
11 5 (7.81%) Static Code Analysis
12 4 (6.25%) Security Architecture
12 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 3 (4.69%) Identity Access Management
13 3 (4.69%) Project Management
13 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
14 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Java
2 6 (9.38%) Python
3 5 (7.81%) C#
3 5 (7.81%) C++
3 5 (7.81%) Ruby
4 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.25%) PHP
4 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) Objective-C
5 3 (4.69%) Perl
5 3 (4.69%) SQL
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) VB
6 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (65.63%) CREST Certified
2 29 (45.31%) CHECK Team Leader
3 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
4 21 (32.81%) CHECK Team Member
5 17 (26.56%) CEH
5 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
6 15 (23.44%) OSCP
7 12 (18.75%) Degree
8 8 (12.50%) CISSP
9 5 (7.81%) CISA
10 4 (6.25%) GIAC
10 4 (6.25%) GPEN
10 4 (6.25%) SANS
11 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
11 3 (4.69%) Tigerscheme
12 2 (3.13%) CISM
12 2 (3.13%) OSCE
13 1 (1.56%) CIMA
13 1 (1.56%) CLAS
13 1 (1.56%) CPTE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Nessus
2 2 (3.13%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco
1 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
1 2 (3.13%) HP
1 2 (3.13%) IBM
1 2 (3.13%) Juniper
1 2 (3.13%) Nokia
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago