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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 586 564 601
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 45 76 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.16% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 38 70 8
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -11.11%
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
41405 43906 41833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.16% 93.53% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35392 36667 35123
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +23 7 £48,750 +77.27% 3
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 77 (83.70%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (40.22%) Information Security
3 25 (27.17%) Cyber Security
4 21 (22.83%) OSCP
5 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
6 18 (19.57%) Security Testing
7 17 (18.48%) Windows
8 16 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 16 (17.39%) OWASP
9 15 (16.30%) Wireless
10 14 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (15.22%) CEH
11 13 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (14.13%) Linux
12 12 (13.04%) Java
12 12 (13.04%) SQL
13 10 (10.87%) Nessus
14 9 (9.78%) PHP
14 9 (9.78%) .NET
14 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
15 8 (8.70%) C
15 8 (8.70%) Finance
15 8 (8.70%) Network Security
15 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
16 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
16 7 (7.61%) Information Assurance
16 7 (7.61%) Degree
16 7 (7.61%) Banking
16 7 (7.61%) Firewall
17 6 (6.52%) CISSP

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Wireless
2 8 (8.70%) Network Security
3 7 (7.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.09%) VoIP
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
4 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) German Language
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) .NET
1 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.17%) JSP
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Blog
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 13 (14.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) UNIX
4 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (83.70%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (40.22%) Information Security
3 25 (27.17%) Cyber Security
4 18 (19.57%) Security Testing
5 16 (17.39%) OWASP
6 14 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (7.61%) Information Assurance
8 6 (6.52%) SDLC
9 4 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (3.26%) ISMS
10 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.26%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (2.17%) SIEM
11 2 (2.17%) Web Application Development
11 2 (2.17%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.17%) Scrum
11 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.17%) Project Management
11 2 (2.17%) Security Management
11 2 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) Java
1 12 (13.04%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) PHP
3 8 (8.70%) C
4 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
6 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) OSCP
2 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 14 (15.22%) CEH
5 7 (7.61%) Degree
6 6 (6.52%) PCI QSA
6 6 (6.52%) CISSP
6 6 (6.52%) OSCE
7 4 (4.35%) GPEN
8 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) CISA
9 1 (1.09%) CISM
9 1 (1.09%) GIAC
9 1 (1.09%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Nessus
2 6 (6.52%) Nmap
3 5 (5.43%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (2.17%) F5
2 1 (1.09%) Intel
2 1 (1.09%) Citrix
2 1 (1.09%) Acunetix
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