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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 314 436 502
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +66
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 393 251 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.66% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 299 181 165
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
36685 37966 42516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.45% 87.44% 86.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31675 31790 35310
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 £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +40 53 £60,000 - 11
Bromley - 11 £58,750 -
Croydon - 1 £41,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £102,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 328 (48.59%) Information Security
2 205 (30.37%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (26.07%) Finance
4 175 (25.93%) Firewall
5 169 (25.04%) CISSP
6 162 (24.00%) SIEM
7 156 (23.11%) Windows
8 153 (22.67%) CREST Certified
9 145 (21.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 144 (21.33%) Linux
11 143 (21.19%) Degree
12 139 (20.59%) Python
13 135 (20.00%) Network Security
14 117 (17.33%) Security Cleared
15 116 (17.19%) Security Testing
16 109 (16.15%) Management Information System
17 105 (15.56%) Unix
18 100 (14.81%) Java
19 98 (14.52%) Risk Management
20 94 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
21 93 (13.78%) Ethical Hacking
22 92 (13.63%) CISM
22 92 (13.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 86 (12.74%) CEH
24 83 (12.30%) Ruby
25 82 (12.15%) C++
26 81 (12.00%) Perl
27 78 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 75 (11.11%) C#
28 75 (11.11%) Security Operations

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 12 (1.78%) nginx
2 11 (1.63%) Node.js
3 6 (0.89%) Apache Pig
4 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.30%) Apache
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.30%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.15%) uWSGI
Applications
1 14 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.74%) MS Office
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.04%) PaaS
4 6 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.30%) Nimbula
7 2 (0.30%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 175 (25.93%) Firewall
2 135 (20.00%) Network Security
3 71 (10.52%) TCP/IP
4 68 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 58 (8.59%) Internet
5 58 (8.59%) Wireless
6 50 (7.41%) VPN
7 40 (5.93%) LAN
7 40 (5.93%) WAN
8 28 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (3.70%) SSL
10 23 (3.41%) HTTP
11 19 (2.81%) DNS
11 19 (2.81%) LDAP
12 17 (2.52%) FWSM
13 13 (1.93%) BGP
13 13 (1.93%) OSPF
13 13 (1.93%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.78%) TACACS
15 11 (1.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.93%) MongoDB
2 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.33%) Redis
3 9 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.19%) Big Data
5 6 (0.89%) Apache Hive
5 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.30%) MySQL
7 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.15%) QlikView
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (6.96%) Metasploit
2 34 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.56%) Cucumber
4 23 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.41%) Selenium
5 22 (3.26%) Burp Suite
5 22 (3.26%) JUnit
6 15 (2.22%) FitNesse
6 15 (2.22%) Hudson
7 14 (2.07%) SoapUI
7 14 (2.07%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.93%) JIRA
9 10 (1.48%) AppScan
9 10 (1.48%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.19%) TestNG
11 3 (0.44%) GitLab
11 3 (0.44%) Paros
11 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.30%) WATIR
General
1 176 (26.07%) Finance
2 47 (6.96%) Banking
3 43 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.41%) Law
5 20 (2.96%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.37%) Legal
7 9 (1.33%) Marketing
8 8 (1.19%) Retail
9 7 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.89%) Billing
10 6 (0.89%) Publishing
11 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.30%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (25.48%) Tester
2 150 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
3 124 (18.37%) Analyst
4 113 (16.74%) Security Analyst
5 97 (14.37%) Consultant
6 86 (12.74%) Security Engineer
7 78 (11.56%) Security Consultant
8 54 (8.00%) Architect
9 52 (7.70%) Security Architect
10 50 (7.41%) Information Analyst
10 50 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
11 47 (6.96%) Security Manager
12 44 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
13 41 (6.07%) Senior Security Analyst
14 35 (5.19%) Security Tester
15 34 (5.04%) Security Penetration Tester
15 34 (5.04%) Security Specialist
16 28 (4.15%) Network Engineer
17 26 (3.85%) IT Analyst
17 26 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.04%) .NET
2 29 (4.30%) Web Services
3 19 (2.81%) SOAP
4 16 (2.37%) SAML
5 10 (1.48%) HTML
6 9 (1.33%) Sensu
7 8 (1.19%) JDBC
8 7 (1.04%) CSS
9 6 (0.89%) Java EE
9 6 (0.89%) Middleware
10 5 (0.74%) Ajax
10 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.74%) JSON
10 5 (0.74%) XML
11 3 (0.44%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.44%) HTML5
11 3 (0.44%) jQuery
12 2 (0.30%) Backbone.js
12 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.15%) Management Information System
2 73 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 66 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (6.96%) Mobile App
5 35 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 29 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
7 28 (4.15%) Security Operations Centre
8 26 (3.85%) Client/Server
9 18 (2.67%) Cryptography
9 18 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.52%) Blog
10 17 (2.52%) CESG
10 17 (2.52%) Internet of Things
11 15 (2.22%) Fintech
11 15 (2.22%) PKI
12 12 (1.78%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.78%) Cybercrime
12 12 (1.78%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (1.19%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 156 (23.11%) Windows
2 144 (21.33%) Linux
3 105 (15.56%) Unix
4 42 (6.22%) Android
5 38 (5.63%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.96%) Solaris
7 17 (2.52%) Kali Linux
8 14 (2.07%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.04%) FreeBSD
10 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.44%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Mesosphere
12 2 (0.30%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (48.59%) Information Security
2 205 (30.37%) Cybersecurity
3 162 (24.00%) SIEM
4 145 (21.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 116 (17.19%) Security Testing
6 98 (14.52%) Risk Management
7 94 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (13.78%) Ethical Hacking
9 92 (13.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 75 (11.11%) Security Operations
11 71 (10.52%) Security Architecture
12 69 (10.22%) Reverse Engineering
13 67 (9.93%) ITIL
14 65 (9.63%) Vulnerability Management
15 60 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
16 56 (8.30%) SDLC
17 50 (7.41%) Security Management
18 47 (6.96%) Project Management
19 40 (5.93%) Waterfall
20 39 (5.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 139 (20.59%) Python
2 100 (14.81%) Java
3 83 (12.30%) Ruby
4 82 (12.15%) C++
5 81 (12.00%) Perl
6 75 (11.11%) C#
7 68 (10.07%) PHP
8 67 (9.93%) SQL
9 60 (8.89%) PowerShell
10 42 (6.22%) C
11 37 (5.48%) VB.NET
12 22 (3.26%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.07%) Groovy
14 12 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.33%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.74%) VB
17 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.15%) Korn
18 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 169 (25.04%) CISSP
2 153 (22.67%) CREST Certified
3 143 (21.19%) Degree
4 117 (17.33%) Security Cleared
5 92 (13.63%) CISM
6 86 (12.74%) CEH
7 74 (10.96%) SANS
8 72 (10.67%) SC Cleared
9 68 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (9.19%) OSCP
11 60 (8.89%) GIAC
12 56 (8.30%) CCNA
13 53 (7.85%) CHECK Team Leader
14 42 (6.22%) CCNP
15 34 (5.04%) SSCP
16 32 (4.74%) CISA
17 28 (4.15%) CHECK Team Member
18 26 (3.85%) DV Cleared
19 22 (3.26%) GPEN
20 19 (2.81%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (7.70%) QA
3 42 (6.22%) COBIT
4 41 (6.07%) PCI DSS
5 15 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (0.89%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.59%) SLA
8 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.30%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.15%) GPG13
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (2.81%) Docker
2 14 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.63%) Snort
5 9 (1.33%) Varnish
6 8 (1.19%) vCloud
7 5 (0.74%) KVM
8 3 (0.44%) Firmware
8 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.30%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (9.48%) Nessus
2 26 (3.85%) Puppet
3 23 (3.41%) Ansible
4 17 (2.52%) Nmap
5 15 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (2.07%) HP Fortify
7 11 (1.63%) EnCase
8 10 (1.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.48%) QRadar
9 9 (1.33%) Grafana
9 9 (1.33%) Kibana
9 9 (1.33%) logstash
9 9 (1.33%) Salt
9 9 (1.33%) Uchiwa
10 7 (1.04%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.44%) SCCM
12 2 (0.30%) Mesos
12 2 (0.30%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (5.93%) Cisco
2 34 (5.04%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.89%) CheckPoint
3 33 (4.89%) Splunk
4 29 (4.30%) Palo Alto
5 27 (4.00%) Juniper
6 25 (3.70%) VMware
7 15 (2.22%) Intel Security
8 12 (1.78%) ArcSight
9 11 (1.63%) F5
10 10 (1.48%) AlienVault
10 10 (1.48%) HP
10 10 (1.48%) LogRhythm
11 9 (1.33%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.19%) Citrix
13 7 (1.04%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.04%) IBM
13 7 (1.04%) Intel
13 7 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.04%) WorldPay
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 78000 per year
Posted: 38 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Boden
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum package + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% on Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 78000 per year
Posted: 45 minutes ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £40000.00 - £48500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 14 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
NPL
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
Dixons Carphone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago