The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 420 429 462
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 214 214 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 164 166 109
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36842 39027 36913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 84.25% 83.76% 82.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30720 31956 30862
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in London

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in London

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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 -5 50 £66,250 +20.45% 13
Docklands, London - 5 - -
Sidcup - 2 £52,375 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 172 (41.35%) Information Security
2 107 (25.72%) CISSP
3 94 (22.60%) Firewall
4 85 (20.43%) Finance
5 83 (19.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 79 (18.99%) Network Security
7 72 (17.31%) Windows
8 64 (15.38%) Security Testing
9 62 (14.90%) Risk Management
10 60 (14.42%) Cisco
10 60 (14.42%) Cyber Security
11 58 (13.94%) Linux
12 57 (13.70%) Degree
13 56 (13.46%) Ethical Hacking
14 48 (11.54%) Security Cleared
15 47 (11.30%) Management Information System
16 46 (11.06%) CISM
17 43 (10.34%) Wireless
17 43 (10.34%) OWASP
18 40 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 38 (9.13%) Mobile App
21 36 (8.65%) PCI DSS
21 36 (8.65%) Security Management
21 36 (8.65%) Java
22 35 (8.41%) CEH
23 33 (7.93%) SQL
24 31 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
24 31 (7.45%) MS Excel
25 30 (7.21%) Intrusion Detection

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (6.73%) IIS
2 14 (3.37%) Apache
3 7 (1.68%) Lync
3 7 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (7.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.44%) SaaS
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.60%) Firewall
2 79 (18.99%) Network Security
3 43 (10.34%) Wireless
4 30 (7.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (6.25%) LAN
6 23 (5.53%) TCP/IP
7 22 (5.29%) VPN
7 22 (5.29%) WAN
8 21 (5.05%) DNS
9 19 (4.57%) Internet
10 18 (4.33%) MPLS
10 18 (4.33%) Wireless Security
11 14 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.37%) DHCP
12 13 (3.13%) Wireshark
13 11 (2.64%) VRRP
14 9 (2.16%) VPLS
14 9 (2.16%) VoIP
15 8 (1.92%) OSPF
15 8 (1.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.09%) MySQL
2 11 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.20%) Couchbase
5 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (4.57%) Metasploit
2 16 (3.85%) JIRA
3 8 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 85 (20.43%) Finance
2 24 (5.77%) Banking
3 15 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.13%) Retail
5 11 (2.64%) Games
6 9 (2.16%) Marketing
6 9 (2.16%) Legal
7 7 (1.68%) Advertising
8 5 (1.20%) Law
8 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
10 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (25.96%) Tester
2 106 (25.48%) Penetration Tester
3 69 (16.59%) Consultant
4 50 (12.02%) Security Manager
5 49 (11.78%) Security Consultant
6 34 (8.17%) Analyst
7 32 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 29 (6.97%) Ethical Hacker
9 22 (5.29%) Network Engineer
9 22 (5.29%) Security Engineer
10 19 (4.57%) Security Specialist
11 17 (4.09%) IT Security Manager
12 16 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.13%) Team Leader
13 13 (3.13%) Architect
14 12 (2.88%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (2.88%) Security Tester
14 12 (2.88%) Senior Security Consultant
15 11 (2.64%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 11 (2.64%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.01%) REST
2 23 (5.53%) .NET
3 16 (3.85%) SAML
3 16 (3.85%) OAuth
4 13 (3.13%) Web Services
5 12 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (2.16%) SOAP
7 6 (1.44%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.20%) Middleware
8 5 (1.20%) WCF
8 5 (1.20%) HTML
8 5 (1.20%) CSS
9 3 (0.72%) WSDL
9 3 (0.72%) OpenID
10 1 (0.24%) LAMP
10 1 (0.24%) Java SE
10 1 (0.24%) Java EE
10 1 (0.24%) J2SE
10 1 (0.24%) J2EE
10 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.30%) Management Information System
2 38 (9.13%) Mobile App
3 27 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.85%) Cryptography
6 9 (2.16%) Open Source
7 8 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.44%) PKI
9 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.96%) CESG
9 4 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.48%) SCADA
11 2 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.48%) Replication
12 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.31%) Windows
2 58 (13.94%) Linux
3 27 (6.49%) UNIX
4 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.44%) Solaris
7 5 (1.20%) Debian
7 5 (1.20%) Android
7 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.96%) CentOS
8 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.48%) VMS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (41.35%) Information Security
2 64 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 62 (14.90%) Risk Management
4 60 (14.42%) Cyber Security
5 56 (13.46%) Ethical Hacking
6 43 (10.34%) OWASP
7 40 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 36 (8.65%) Security Management
10 31 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (6.73%) Security Architecture
12 27 (6.49%) ITIL
13 25 (6.01%) Line Management
14 23 (5.53%) SIEM
15 22 (5.29%) Vulnerability Management
16 20 (4.81%) Change Management
16 20 (4.81%) ISMS
17 19 (4.57%) Reverse Engineering
17 19 (4.57%) People Management
18 18 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.65%) Java
2 33 (7.93%) SQL
3 21 (5.05%) C#
4 14 (3.37%) C
5 13 (3.13%) C++
6 7 (1.68%) Python
7 5 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.72%) PHP
10 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) Golang
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 107 (25.72%) CISSP
2 57 (13.70%) Degree
3 48 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 46 (11.06%) CISM
5 35 (8.41%) CEH
6 30 (7.21%) SC Cleared
7 29 (6.97%) OSCP
8 26 (6.25%) CISA
9 24 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (4.33%) CCNP
11 16 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
12 13 (3.13%) PCI QSA
13 12 (2.88%) CCNA
14 11 (2.64%) GIAC
14 11 (2.64%) MCSE
14 11 (2.64%) MCSA
15 9 (2.16%) GCIH
15 9 (2.16%) OSCE
16 8 (1.92%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (19.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.65%) PCI DSS
3 21 (5.05%) QA
4 10 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.16%) SLA
6 6 (1.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.40%) Snort
4 8 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.44%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.44%) DFS Replication
6 6 (1.44%) vSphere
7 5 (1.20%) Xen
8 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.96%) XenServer
8 4 (0.96%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) LXC
9 1 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 24 (5.77%) Nessus
2 17 (4.09%) Nagios
3 16 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.88%) HAProxy
4 12 (2.88%) Puppet
5 8 (1.92%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.68%) CORE IMPACT
6 7 (1.68%) Ansible
7 5 (1.20%) SCCM
8 4 (0.96%) SCOM
8 4 (0.96%) logstash
8 4 (0.96%) Graphite
9 3 (0.72%) Nmap
10 2 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.24%) collectd
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 60 (14.42%) Cisco
2 29 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 26 (6.25%) VMware
4 18 (4.33%) Juniper
5 17 (4.09%) HP
6 13 (3.13%) Citrix
7 11 (2.64%) Websense
8 10 (2.40%) Splunk
8 10 (2.40%) Oracle
8 10 (2.40%) Apple
9 7 (1.68%) McAfee
9 7 (1.68%) Dell
9 7 (1.68%) F5
10 6 (1.44%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (1.20%) Riverbed
12 4 (0.96%) Aruba
12 4 (0.96%) Radware
12 4 (0.96%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.96%) Qualys
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 (up to)
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits schem
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Compnay Car allowance adn 20% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
GE Capital
Salary: £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum + Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago