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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 387 448 457
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +9
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 253 215 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 183 165 104
Average salary £55,000 £56,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.65% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £75,000 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +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
36924 40808 36557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.00% 83.87% 83.07%
Number of salaries quoted 30899 33851 30418
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 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +38 56 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Greenwich - 1 £45,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £22,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 200 (46.30%) Information Security
2 109 (25.23%) Firewall
2 109 (25.23%) CISSP
3 98 (22.69%) Finance
4 83 (19.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (17.36%) Network Security
6 72 (16.67%) Windows
7 68 (15.74%) Security Testing
7 68 (15.74%) Security Cleared
8 67 (15.51%) Degree
9 66 (15.28%) Management Information System
10 61 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 60 (13.89%) CISM
12 56 (12.96%) Wireless
13 53 (12.27%) Cyber Security
14 51 (11.81%) Java
15 48 (11.11%) Linux
16 46 (10.65%) Mobile App
16 46 (10.65%) ITIL
17 45 (10.42%) Cisco
17 45 (10.42%) Risk Management
18 44 (10.19%) CEH
19 43 (9.95%) SC Cleared
20 42 (9.72%) Ethical Hacking
20 42 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
21 40 (9.26%) SQL
21 40 (9.26%) SIEM
22 39 (9.03%) OWASP
23 38 (8.80%) Reverse Engineering
23 38 (8.80%) Banking

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (4.86%) IIS
2 12 (2.78%) Apache
3 9 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.16%) Lync
5 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.08%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (25.23%) Firewall
2 75 (17.36%) Network Security
3 56 (12.96%) Wireless
4 42 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (6.94%) LAN
6 28 (6.48%) Wireless Security
7 21 (4.86%) Internet
8 20 (4.63%) VPN
8 20 (4.63%) WAN
9 19 (4.40%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.70%) DNS
11 12 (2.78%) MPLS
12 11 (2.55%) DHCP
12 11 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.55%) Wireshark
12 11 (2.55%) VLAN
13 8 (1.85%) VRRP
13 8 (1.85%) SSL
14 7 (1.62%) VoIP
14 7 (1.62%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.55%) MySQL
2 10 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.39%) Couchbase
5 5 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.78%) JIRA
1 12 (2.78%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.46%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.46%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) TestNG
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 98 (22.69%) Finance
2 38 (8.80%) Banking
3 14 (3.24%) Retail
4 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.85%) Legal
6 7 (1.62%) Back Office
7 6 (1.39%) Marketing
7 6 (1.39%) Games
8 3 (0.69%) Advertising
8 3 (0.69%) Law
8 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 96 (22.22%) Tester
2 94 (21.76%) Penetration Tester
3 79 (18.29%) Consultant
4 56 (12.96%) Analyst
5 49 (11.34%) Security Consultant
6 48 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 48 (11.11%) Security Manager
7 21 (4.86%) Team Leader
8 18 (4.17%) Security Engineer
9 17 (3.94%) Network Engineer
10 16 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
10 16 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
10 16 (3.70%) Information Analyst
10 16 (3.70%) Security Specialist
10 16 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
11 15 (3.47%) Penetration Test Consultant
11 15 (3.47%) Testing Consultant
12 14 (3.24%) Security Tester
12 14 (3.24%) Test Manager
13 13 (3.01%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.41%) .NET
2 18 (4.17%) REST
3 12 (2.78%) Web Services
4 11 (2.55%) SAML
4 11 (2.55%) OAuth
5 9 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (1.85%) HTML
7 7 (1.62%) CSS
7 7 (1.62%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.39%) WCF
8 6 (1.39%) SOAP
9 5 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.69%) Middleware
11 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.28%) Management Information System
2 46 (10.65%) Mobile App
3 31 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.71%) Computer Science
5 25 (5.79%) Cryptography
6 15 (3.47%) Open Source
7 11 (2.55%) CESG
7 11 (2.55%) PKI
8 9 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.85%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.39%) BYOD
11 5 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.93%) Blog
12 4 (0.93%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.93%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.67%) Windows
2 48 (11.11%) Linux
3 19 (4.40%) UNIX
4 8 (1.85%) VMS
5 7 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.39%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.16%) Solaris
7 5 (1.16%) Android
8 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (46.30%) Information Security
2 68 (15.74%) Security Testing
3 61 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 53 (12.27%) Cyber Security
5 46 (10.65%) ITIL
6 45 (10.42%) Risk Management
7 42 (9.72%) Ethical Hacking
8 40 (9.26%) SIEM
9 39 (9.03%) OWASP
10 38 (8.80%) Reverse Engineering
11 36 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (8.10%) Security Management
13 33 (7.64%) Risk Assessment
14 32 (7.41%) Project Management
14 32 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
15 29 (6.71%) Kalman Filter
16 27 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
17 24 (5.56%) Data Security
17 24 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.81%) Java
2 40 (9.26%) SQL
3 34 (7.87%) C#
4 23 (5.32%) C
5 19 (4.40%) C++
6 15 (3.47%) PHP
7 10 (2.31%) Python
8 7 (1.62%) Ruby
9 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.93%) Perl
12 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 109 (25.23%) CISSP
2 68 (15.74%) Security Cleared
3 67 (15.51%) Degree
4 60 (13.89%) CISM
5 44 (10.19%) CEH
6 43 (9.95%) SC Cleared
7 30 (6.94%) OSCP
7 30 (6.94%) CISA
8 21 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.94%) Security+ Certification
10 16 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.70%) CCNP
11 15 (3.47%) GPEN
12 11 (2.55%) MCSA
12 11 (2.55%) ISEB
12 11 (2.55%) CRISC
13 10 (2.31%) GIAC
14 9 (2.08%) GCIH
14 9 (2.08%) OSCE
15 8 (1.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (19.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.71%) PCI DSS
3 27 (6.25%) QA
4 11 (2.55%) COBIT
5 9 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.62%) SLA
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) COSO
System Software
1 21 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.39%) Snort
4 5 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.69%) vSphere
7 2 (0.46%) KVM
7 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.23%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 15 (3.47%) Nessus
2 11 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.31%) Nagios
4 9 (2.08%) HAProxy
5 8 (1.85%) Puppet
5 8 (1.85%) SCCM
6 7 (1.62%) SCOM
7 5 (1.16%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.16%) CORE IMPACT
7 5 (1.16%) Ansible
8 4 (0.93%) logstash
8 4 (0.93%) Nmap
9 3 (0.69%) ZENworks
9 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.23%) Graphite
11 1 (0.23%) WSUS
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 45 (10.42%) Cisco
2 27 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.09%) CheckPoint
4 17 (3.94%) Juniper
5 14 (3.24%) HP
5 14 (3.24%) VMware
6 10 (2.31%) Aruba
6 10 (2.31%) Splunk
7 9 (2.08%) Apple
8 8 (1.85%) Oracle
9 7 (1.62%) Dell
9 7 (1.62%) Citrix
9 7 (1.62%) Qualys
10 6 (1.39%) F5
10 6 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (1.39%) Websense
11 5 (1.16%) McAfee
11 5 (1.16%) Riverbed
12 4 (0.93%) Trustwave
13 3 (0.69%) WorldPay
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