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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / London
Rank 341 411 452
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +41
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 258 240 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 215 215 156
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,050 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £83,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
29403 35775 35553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.07% 88.49% 86.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24814 30568 29979
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 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 +53 44 £62,500 - 15
Canary Wharf - 12 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 4 £70,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 £70,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 370 (53.08%) Information Security
2 274 (39.31%) Cybersecurity
3 269 (38.59%) CISSP
4 205 (29.41%) Firewall
5 176 (25.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 169 (24.25%) Windows
7 159 (22.81%) CISM
8 157 (22.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 152 (21.81%) CISA
10 142 (20.37%) SIEM
11 141 (20.23%) Degree
12 132 (18.94%) CEH
13 123 (17.65%) Finance
14 119 (17.07%) Network Security
15 118 (16.93%) CREST Certified
16 107 (15.35%) Java
17 106 (15.21%) Security Architecture
18 102 (14.63%) Linux
19 99 (14.20%) Data Protection
20 88 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
21 87 (12.48%) Risk Management
22 85 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
23 76 (10.90%) PCI DSS
24 73 (10.47%) Security Testing
24 73 (10.47%) SQL
25 72 (10.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 71 (10.19%) Computer Science
27 68 (9.76%) Python
28 66 (9.47%) Oracle
29 64 (9.18%) Ethical Hacking

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 29 (4.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.86%) IIS
4 6 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.57%) Apache
6 3 (0.43%) nginx
7 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (0.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (4.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 7 (1.00%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
2 18 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.01%) PaaS
4 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.43%) IaaS
6 9 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.86%) Office 365
7 6 (0.86%) SaaS
8 4 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.57%) Route 53
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 205 (29.41%) Firewall
2 119 (17.07%) Network Security
3 43 (6.17%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.45%) Wireless
5 37 (5.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 31 (4.45%) Internet
7 30 (4.30%) VPN
8 29 (4.16%) LAN
8 29 (4.16%) MPLS
8 29 (4.16%) WAN
9 26 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (3.30%) VoIP
11 18 (2.58%) HTTP
12 17 (2.44%) 4G
13 16 (2.30%) VLAN
13 16 (2.30%) Wireless Security
14 15 (2.15%) DNS
15 14 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.87%) IPsec
17 8 (1.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.73%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.58%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.86%) MySQL
5 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.72%) Big Data
6 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (4.30%) Burp Suite
2 28 (4.02%) Selenium
3 21 (3.01%) Cucumber
4 20 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.87%) JUnit
4 20 (2.87%) Metasploit
5 16 (2.30%) JIRA
5 16 (2.30%) WebDriver
6 14 (2.01%) AppScan
7 12 (1.72%) Hudson
8 9 (1.29%) FitNesse
8 9 (1.29%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.86%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.86%) JMeter
10 6 (0.86%) TestNG
11 5 (0.72%) NUnit
11 5 (0.72%) Protractor
11 5 (0.72%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.57%) WebScarab
General
1 123 (17.65%) Finance
2 50 (7.17%) Retail
3 33 (4.73%) Banking
4 28 (4.02%) Legal
5 18 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.44%) Publishing
7 9 (1.29%) Law
8 6 (0.86%) Electronics
9 4 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 191 (27.40%) Analyst
2 177 (25.39%) Security Analyst
3 88 (12.63%) Consultant
3 88 (12.63%) Tester
4 72 (10.33%) Penetration Tester
5 70 (10.04%) Security Manager
6 66 (9.47%) Security Consultant
7 61 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 60 (8.61%) Security Engineer
9 57 (8.18%) Architect
10 51 (7.32%) IT Analyst
10 51 (7.32%) IT Security Analyst
11 46 (6.60%) Security Architect
12 44 (6.31%) Information Analyst
12 44 (6.31%) Information Security Analyst
13 34 (4.88%) Project Analyst
13 34 (4.88%) Security Specialist
14 33 (4.73%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 31 (4.45%) IT Manager
15 31 (4.45%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.03%) .NET
2 21 (3.01%) Web Services
3 16 (2.30%) Node.js
4 13 (1.87%) ELK Stack
4 13 (1.87%) HTML
4 13 (1.87%) SOAP
5 9 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.29%) CSS
6 7 (1.00%) Middleware
6 7 (1.00%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.00%) REST
7 6 (0.86%) LAMP
8 5 (0.72%) SAML
9 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.57%) jQuery
9 4 (0.57%) React
10 3 (0.43%) Backbone.js
10 3 (0.43%) Express
10 3 (0.43%) MEAN Stack
10 3 (0.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.19%) Computer Science
2 63 (9.04%) Management Information System
3 48 (6.89%) Mobile App
4 37 (5.31%) Data Protection Act
5 35 (5.02%) Cryptography
6 27 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 23 (3.30%) Cyber Defence
8 21 (3.01%) Data Centre
8 21 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
9 19 (2.73%) Fintech
10 16 (2.30%) Blog
11 15 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.72%) PKI
14 10 (1.43%) CESG
15 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.29%) Cyber Attack
15 9 (1.29%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.29%) Statistics
16 7 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 169 (24.25%) Windows
2 102 (14.63%) Linux
3 56 (8.03%) Unix
4 53 (7.60%) Windows Server
5 45 (6.46%) Apple iOS
6 32 (4.59%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.44%) Android
8 12 (1.72%) AIX
9 10 (1.43%) Solaris
10 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.57%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.29%) CentOS
15 2 (0.29%) Debian
16 1 (0.14%) KNOPPIX
16 1 (0.14%) SUSE
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (53.08%) Information Security
2 274 (39.31%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (25.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 142 (20.37%) SIEM
5 106 (15.21%) Security Architecture
6 99 (14.20%) Data Protection
7 88 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (12.48%) Risk Management
9 85 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
10 73 (10.47%) Security Testing
11 72 (10.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 64 (9.18%) Ethical Hacking
13 63 (9.04%) Incident Management
14 59 (8.46%) ITIL
15 56 (8.03%) Security Operations
16 54 (7.75%) Security Management
17 53 (7.60%) Data Loss Prevention
18 48 (6.89%) SABSA
19 44 (6.31%) Open Source
20 43 (6.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.35%) Java
2 73 (10.47%) SQL
3 68 (9.76%) Python
4 48 (6.89%) C
5 46 (6.60%) C#
6 45 (6.46%) Ruby
7 41 (5.88%) C++
8 38 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 38 (5.45%) PHP
9 25 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.44%) VB.NET
11 18 (2.58%) Scala
12 15 (2.15%) Perl
13 10 (1.43%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.29%) Groovy
15 6 (0.86%) Go
16 4 (0.57%) VB
17 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 269 (38.59%) CISSP
2 159 (22.81%) CISM
3 152 (21.81%) CISA
4 141 (20.23%) Degree
5 132 (18.94%) CEH
6 118 (16.93%) CREST Certified
7 54 (7.75%) Security Cleared
8 49 (7.03%) GPEN
8 49 (7.03%) OSCP
9 48 (6.89%) CHECK Team Leader
10 38 (5.45%) CHECK Team Member
10 38 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (5.02%) GWAPT
12 33 (4.73%) SC Cleared
13 30 (4.30%) GCFA
14 29 (4.16%) GCED
14 29 (4.16%) GPPA
14 29 (4.16%) GSNA
14 29 (4.16%) GSSP-JAVA
15 27 (3.87%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (22.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (10.90%) PCI DSS
3 41 (5.88%) SLA
4 32 (4.59%) QA
5 20 (2.87%) COBIT
6 4 (0.57%) GPG13
6 4 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.29%) GDPR
8 1 (0.14%) FISMA
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 44 (6.31%) Active Directory
1 44 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
2 23 (3.30%) VMware ESX
3 11 (1.58%) Docker
4 9 (1.29%) Snort
5 6 (0.86%) Firmware
5 6 (0.86%) NFS
6 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.57%) vSphere
8 3 (0.43%) Xen
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) LXC
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (3.01%) Nessus
2 20 (2.87%) Puppet
3 17 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
4 14 (2.01%) Nmap
5 13 (1.87%) CSIRT
6 11 (1.58%) Ansible
7 9 (1.29%) Nagios
8 8 (1.15%) HP Fortify
8 8 (1.15%) QRadar
9 7 (1.00%) Kibana
9 7 (1.00%) logstash
9 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.00%) RSA enVision
10 6 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.72%) Cacti
11 5 (0.72%) OpenNMS
12 4 (0.57%) Terraform
13 3 (0.43%) EnCase
13 3 (0.43%) FTK
13 3 (0.43%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 66 (9.47%) Oracle
2 51 (7.32%) VMware
3 38 (5.45%) Cisco
4 30 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (4.02%) Apple
6 25 (3.59%) Palo Alto
7 24 (3.44%) Mitel
8 21 (3.01%) CheckPoint
8 21 (3.01%) Microsoft
8 21 (3.01%) Qualys
8 21 (3.01%) Splunk
9 20 (2.87%) ArcSight
10 17 (2.44%) BMC
11 16 (2.30%) HP
11 16 (2.30%) SAP
11 16 (2.30%) Sophos
12 15 (2.15%) IBM
12 15 (2.15%) Juniper
13 14 (2.01%) Citrix
13 14 (2.01%) LogRhythm
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and person
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: Yesterday
London
KnownFour
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 80,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Uncapped OTE
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Sega Europe
Salary: Salary + competitive bonus + benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago