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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 436 458 405
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -53
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 182 159 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 142 124 182
Average salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
34564 35451 36987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.30% 83.91% 82.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29092 28666 31376
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +15 39 £71,250 +27.23% 13
Sidcup - 4 £49,500 -
Uxbridge - 4 £60,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 186 (43.16%) Information Security
2 111 (25.75%) CISSP
3 97 (22.51%) Finance
4 96 (22.27%) Firewall
5 80 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 77 (17.87%) Risk Management
7 75 (17.40%) Windows
8 72 (16.71%) Ethical Hacking
9 71 (16.47%) Linux
10 70 (16.24%) Cisco
11 65 (15.08%) Network Security
12 63 (14.62%) Degree
13 61 (14.15%) Cyber Security
14 47 (10.90%) PCI DSS
15 46 (10.67%) CEH
16 45 (10.44%) Management Information System
16 45 (10.44%) Security Testing
17 44 (10.21%) Security Management
17 44 (10.21%) Microsoft
18 43 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
19 39 (9.05%) ITIL
19 39 (9.05%) Security Architecture
20 38 (8.82%) UNIX
20 38 (8.82%) WAN
21 37 (8.58%) LAN
22 35 (8.12%) CISM
23 34 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 34 (7.89%) SIEM
24 33 (7.66%) Analytical Skills

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (6.96%) IIS
2 17 (3.94%) Apache
3 15 (3.48%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.09%) Lync
6 6 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 32 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.32%) MS Office
3 8 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.86%) Office 365
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (22.27%) Firewall
2 65 (15.08%) Network Security
3 38 (8.82%) WAN
4 37 (8.58%) LAN
5 32 (7.42%) TCP/IP
6 31 (7.19%) VPN
7 28 (6.50%) Wireless
8 24 (5.57%) Internet
9 22 (5.10%) DNS
10 17 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (3.94%) MPLS
10 17 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.48%) DHCP
11 15 (3.48%) SAN
12 13 (3.02%) OSPF
12 13 (3.02%) VRRP
13 12 (2.78%) NAS
13 12 (2.78%) BGP
13 12 (2.78%) VoIP
14 11 (2.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.18%) MySQL
2 15 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.16%) Couchbase
5 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.46%) Big Data
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (5.34%) Metasploit
2 17 (3.94%) JIRA
3 6 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.70%) Selenium
6 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.46%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.46%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
General
1 97 (22.51%) Finance
2 31 (7.19%) Banking
3 27 (6.26%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.25%) Retail
5 10 (2.32%) Advertising
5 10 (2.32%) Law
6 9 (2.09%) Games
7 8 (1.86%) Marketing
8 7 (1.62%) Legal
9 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 115 (26.68%) Tester
2 111 (25.75%) Penetration Tester
3 71 (16.47%) Consultant
4 59 (13.69%) Security Consultant
5 52 (12.06%) Analyst
6 49 (11.37%) Security Analyst
7 42 (9.74%) Security Manager
8 37 (8.58%) Ethical Hacker
9 25 (5.80%) Architect
10 21 (4.87%) Security Engineer
10 21 (4.87%) Network Engineer
11 19 (4.41%) IT Security Manager
12 18 (4.18%) Security Specialist
13 17 (3.94%) Security Architect
13 17 (3.94%) Graduate
14 15 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (3.48%) Team Leader
14 15 (3.48%) Information Analyst
15 14 (3.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 14 (3.25%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.10%) REST
2 19 (4.41%) .NET
3 18 (4.18%) Web Services
4 11 (2.55%) SOAP
4 11 (2.55%) SAML
4 11 (2.55%) OAuth
5 10 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (1.86%) Middleware
7 6 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.16%) HTML
8 5 (1.16%) CSS
8 5 (1.16%) Java SE
8 5 (1.16%) WCF
9 4 (0.93%) OpenID
9 4 (0.93%) Ajax
9 4 (0.93%) WSDL
9 4 (0.93%) JMS
9 4 (0.93%) Spring
10 2 (0.46%) LAMP
11 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.44%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.73%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.25%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.32%) Performance Metrics
7 9 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.62%) Replication
8 7 (1.62%) Open Source
9 6 (1.39%) Clustering
10 5 (1.16%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.70%) CESG
12 3 (0.70%) PKI
12 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.46%) SCADA
14 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.40%) Windows
2 71 (16.47%) Linux
3 38 (8.82%) UNIX
4 19 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.86%) Solaris
8 7 (1.62%) Debian
8 7 (1.62%) Android
8 7 (1.62%) CentOS
8 7 (1.62%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.39%) AIX
10 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (43.16%) Information Security
2 77 (17.87%) Risk Management
3 72 (16.71%) Ethical Hacking
4 61 (14.15%) Cyber Security
5 45 (10.44%) Security Testing
6 44 (10.21%) Security Management
7 43 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 39 (9.05%) ITIL
8 39 (9.05%) Security Architecture
9 34 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (7.89%) SIEM
10 32 (7.42%) Project Management
11 30 (6.96%) Change Management
12 29 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (5.80%) OWASP
13 25 (5.80%) Line Management
14 20 (4.64%) Incident Management
14 20 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
15 19 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.66%) Java
1 33 (7.66%) SQL
2 14 (3.25%) C#
2 14 (3.25%) Python
3 11 (2.55%) C
4 10 (2.32%) C++
5 7 (1.62%) Ruby
6 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.39%) Perl
7 5 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.23%) Golang
Qualifications
1 111 (25.75%) CISSP
2 63 (14.62%) Degree
3 46 (10.67%) CEH
4 35 (8.12%) CISM
5 33 (7.66%) Security Cleared
6 32 (7.42%) CISA
7 26 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (5.10%) GIAC
9 21 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (4.87%) PCI QSA
9 21 (4.87%) SC Cleared
10 20 (4.64%) OSCP
11 18 (4.18%) MCSE
12 17 (3.94%) CCNA
13 16 (3.71%) CCNP
14 12 (2.78%) MCITP
15 9 (2.09%) GCIH
15 9 (2.09%) GCFA
15 9 (2.09%) MCSA
15 9 (2.09%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (10.90%) PCI DSS
3 21 (4.87%) QA
4 13 (3.02%) SLA
5 12 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (2.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.32%) Snort
3 7 (1.62%) Xen
3 7 (1.62%) vSphere
3 7 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.39%) DFS Replication
4 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.93%) KVM
5 4 (0.93%) XenServer
6 3 (0.70%) Nmap
7 2 (0.46%) XenApp
8 1 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (6.03%) Nessus
2 15 (3.48%) Nagios
3 14 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.78%) Puppet
5 10 (2.32%) HAProxy
6 7 (1.62%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.39%) CORE IMPACT
8 5 (1.16%) Ansible
9 4 (0.93%) logstash
9 4 (0.93%) Graphite
9 4 (0.93%) WSUS
10 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.23%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.23%) SCOM
11 1 (0.23%) WMI
11 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.23%) collectd
Vendors
1 70 (16.24%) Cisco
2 44 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.66%) VMware
4 25 (5.80%) Juniper
5 19 (4.41%) CheckPoint
5 19 (4.41%) Oracle
6 18 (4.18%) Citrix
7 14 (3.25%) HP
8 11 (2.55%) IBM
8 11 (2.55%) Websense
8 11 (2.55%) F5
9 9 (2.09%) Splunk
10 8 (1.86%) EMC
10 8 (1.86%) Apple
11 7 (1.62%) NetApp
11 7 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.39%) ArcSight
12 6 (1.39%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (1.16%) Dell
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TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Evermore Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum (Neg.) + package
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified Compretitive Salary offered
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harris Global
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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