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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 430 416 426
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 184 201 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 142 157 152
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
35092 36427 36699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.61% 83.77% 82.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29275 29500 30856
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 £80,000 £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 3 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 3 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
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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 36 £67,500 +22.72% 18
Sidcup - 4 £49,500 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 195 (43.33%) Information Security
2 120 (26.67%) CISSP
3 96 (21.33%) Finance
4 92 (20.44%) Firewall
5 88 (19.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 84 (18.67%) Risk Management
7 72 (16.00%) Cisco
7 72 (16.00%) Network Security
8 71 (15.78%) Windows
9 69 (15.33%) Degree
10 68 (15.11%) Cyber Security
10 68 (15.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 65 (14.44%) Linux
12 53 (11.78%) Security Testing
13 51 (11.33%) Management Information System
13 51 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (10.44%) CISM
15 46 (10.22%) Security Management
16 45 (10.00%) PCI DSS
16 45 (10.00%) Security Cleared
17 42 (9.33%) OWASP
18 39 (8.67%) CEH
19 37 (8.22%) Wireless
20 36 (8.00%) Java
20 36 (8.00%) SQL
20 36 (8.00%) Microsoft
20 36 (8.00%) Security Architecture
21 35 (7.78%) UNIX
22 34 (7.56%) LAN
22 34 (7.56%) WAN

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 33 (7.33%) IIS
2 16 (3.56%) Apache
3 13 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.00%) Lync
5 8 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 33 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.33%) Office 365
2 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.67%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 92 (20.44%) Firewall
2 72 (16.00%) Network Security
3 37 (8.22%) Wireless
4 34 (7.56%) LAN
4 34 (7.56%) WAN
5 32 (7.11%) VPN
6 24 (5.33%) TCP/IP
7 23 (5.11%) DNS
8 21 (4.67%) Internet
9 19 (4.22%) MPLS
9 19 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.56%) DHCP
11 13 (2.89%) SAN
11 13 (2.89%) VRRP
12 12 (2.67%) OSPF
12 12 (2.67%) Wireshark
12 12 (2.67%) VoIP
13 11 (2.44%) BGP
13 11 (2.44%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.78%) MySQL
2 14 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.11%) Couchbase
5 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (5.11%) Metasploit
2 16 (3.56%) JIRA
3 6 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.44%) Selenium
5 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 96 (21.33%) Finance
2 29 (6.44%) Banking
3 24 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.22%) Marketing
4 10 (2.22%) Retail
5 9 (2.00%) Advertising
5 9 (2.00%) Games
6 7 (1.56%) Legal
7 5 (1.11%) Law
7 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 118 (26.22%) Tester
2 115 (25.56%) Penetration Tester
3 75 (16.67%) Consultant
4 58 (12.89%) Security Consultant
5 55 (12.22%) Security Manager
6 41 (9.11%) Analyst
7 38 (8.44%) Security Analyst
8 34 (7.56%) Ethical Hacker
9 24 (5.33%) Network Engineer
10 23 (5.11%) Security Engineer
11 22 (4.89%) Architect
12 20 (4.44%) IT Security Manager
13 18 (4.00%) Security Specialist
14 16 (3.56%) Security Architect
14 16 (3.56%) Graduate
15 15 (3.33%) Senior Tester
15 15 (3.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
16 14 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.11%) Team Leader
17 13 (2.89%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.56%) REST
2 21 (4.67%) .NET
3 16 (3.56%) Web Services
4 14 (3.11%) SAML
4 14 (3.11%) OAuth
5 11 (2.44%) SOAP
6 10 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (1.56%) Middleware
8 6 (1.33%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.11%) WCF
9 5 (1.11%) HTML
9 5 (1.11%) CSS
10 4 (0.89%) WSDL
10 4 (0.89%) OpenID
11 3 (0.67%) Java SE
12 2 (0.44%) Spring
12 2 (0.44%) Ajax
12 2 (0.44%) JMS
13 1 (0.22%) J2SE
13 1 (0.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.33%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.22%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.78%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.11%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
7 9 (2.00%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.56%) Open Source
9 5 (1.11%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.11%) Replication
10 4 (0.89%) Clustering
10 4 (0.89%) PKI
10 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.67%) CESG
12 2 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.22%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.78%) Windows
2 65 (14.44%) Linux
3 35 (7.78%) UNIX
4 15 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.78%) Android
6 8 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.56%) Solaris
8 5 (1.11%) Debian
9 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.89%) AIX
9 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.89%) CentOS
10 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (43.33%) Information Security
2 84 (18.67%) Risk Management
3 68 (15.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 68 (15.11%) Cyber Security
4 53 (11.78%) Security Testing
5 51 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (10.22%) Security Management
7 42 (9.33%) OWASP
8 36 (8.00%) Security Architecture
9 34 (7.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 32 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (7.11%) ITIL
11 31 (6.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (6.89%) Line Management
12 30 (6.67%) SIEM
13 24 (5.33%) Project Management
13 24 (5.33%) Change Management
14 22 (4.89%) People Management
15 21 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (4.22%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.00%) Java
1 36 (8.00%) SQL
2 16 (3.56%) C#
3 12 (2.67%) C++
3 12 (2.67%) C
4 10 (2.22%) Python
5 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.89%) Perl
7 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.44%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.22%) Golang
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (26.67%) CISSP
2 69 (15.33%) Degree
3 47 (10.44%) CISM
4 45 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.67%) CEH
6 32 (7.11%) CISA
7 28 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (6.00%) SC Cleared
9 26 (5.78%) OSCP
10 20 (4.44%) PCI QSA
11 18 (4.00%) CCNA
11 18 (4.00%) GIAC
12 17 (3.78%) CCNP
13 13 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (2.67%) MCSE
15 11 (2.44%) GCIH
15 11 (2.44%) GCFA
16 10 (2.22%) MCITP
16 10 (2.22%) VCP4
17 9 (2.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (19.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 24 (5.33%) QA
4 13 (2.89%) SLA
4 13 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (2.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.22%) Snort
3 7 (1.56%) vSphere
3 7 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.56%) Xen
4 6 (1.33%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.33%) DFS Replication
4 6 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.89%) XenServer
5 4 (0.89%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.89%) Nmap
5 4 (0.89%) KVM
6 1 (0.22%) LXC
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (6.22%) Nessus
2 15 (3.33%) Nagios
3 14 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.22%) HAProxy
4 10 (2.22%) Puppet
5 8 (1.78%) CORE IMPACT
6 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.11%) Ansible
8 4 (0.89%) logstash
8 4 (0.89%) Graphite
8 4 (0.89%) WSUS
9 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
10 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.22%) WMI
10 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (16.00%) Cisco
2 36 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.67%) VMware
4 21 (4.67%) Juniper
5 20 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 17 (3.78%) Citrix
6 17 (3.78%) Oracle
7 16 (3.56%) HP
8 11 (2.44%) Websense
9 10 (2.22%) Apple
10 9 (2.00%) Splunk
11 8 (1.78%) IBM
12 7 (1.56%) F5
13 6 (1.33%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.33%) Qualys
13 6 (1.33%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (1.33%) Dell
14 5 (1.11%) McAfee
15 4 (0.89%) NetApp
15 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
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