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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 395 471 482
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 263 184 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 231 143 135
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
35920 35617 37447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 87.84% 85.70% 86.54%
Number of salaries quoted 30668 29923 30305
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +47 31 £52,500 -19.23% 12
Harrow - 3 - -
Wimbledon +1 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Twickenham - 1 £35,000 -
Westminster - 1 £32,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 303 (57.28%) Information Security
2 203 (38.37%) Firewall
3 162 (30.62%) Windows
4 151 (28.54%) Linux
5 150 (28.36%) CISSP
6 148 (27.98%) Cybersecurity
7 135 (25.52%) Finance
8 134 (25.33%) SIEM
9 126 (23.82%) Network Security
10 103 (19.47%) Reverse Engineering
11 102 (19.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 97 (18.34%) Unix
12 97 (18.34%) TCP/IP
13 94 (17.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 93 (17.58%) Management Information System
15 89 (16.82%) Degree
16 88 (16.64%) ITIL
17 87 (16.45%) Ethical Hacking
18 84 (15.88%) Security Operations
19 83 (15.69%) CREST Certified
20 81 (15.31%) Security Cleared
21 79 (14.93%) SANS
22 75 (14.18%) Java
23 73 (13.80%) Risk Assessment
24 72 (13.61%) Python
25 71 (13.42%) C#
26 70 (13.23%) Security Testing
27 68 (12.85%) Android
27 68 (12.85%) Security Architecture
27 68 (12.85%) CISM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (6.81%) Apache Pig
2 10 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.70%) IIS
4 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.95%) Apache
6 3 (0.57%) nginx
6 3 (0.57%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 17 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Office
3 6 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.27%) SaaS
3 10 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 203 (38.37%) Firewall
2 126 (23.82%) Network Security
3 97 (18.34%) TCP/IP
4 44 (8.32%) Wireless
5 43 (8.13%) Internet
5 43 (8.13%) VPN
6 39 (7.37%) WAN
7 38 (7.18%) LAN
8 32 (6.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 24 (4.54%) DNS
10 13 (2.46%) SSL
11 12 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (2.27%) tcpdump
11 12 (2.27%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.70%) DHCP
12 9 (1.70%) VLAN
13 8 (1.51%) FTP
14 7 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.18%) Big Data
2 36 (6.81%) Apache Hive
2 36 (6.81%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.13%) GIS
5 4 (0.76%) MySQL
5 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (6.24%) Metasploit
2 12 (2.27%) Burp Suite
2 12 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 10 (1.89%) Hudson
4 10 (1.89%) JUnit
4 10 (1.89%) Selenium
5 8 (1.51%) FitNesse
5 8 (1.51%) SoapUI
5 8 (1.51%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.13%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.95%) JIRA
8 3 (0.57%) AppScan
8 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.57%) GitLab
8 3 (0.57%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.38%) Paros
9 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.38%) Subversion
9 2 (0.38%) TestNG
General
1 135 (25.52%) Finance
2 64 (12.10%) Telecoms
3 44 (8.32%) Banking
4 22 (4.16%) Legal
5 19 (3.59%) Law
6 8 (1.51%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.51%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Advertising
7 4 (0.76%) Local Government
8 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.57%) Publishing
8 3 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 2 (0.38%) Games
9 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (22.12%) Analyst
2 113 (21.36%) Tester
3 107 (20.23%) Security Analyst
4 103 (19.47%) Penetration Tester
5 77 (14.56%) Consultant
6 62 (11.72%) Security Consultant
7 52 (9.83%) Security Engineer
8 42 (7.94%) Information Analyst
8 42 (7.94%) Information Security Analyst
9 36 (6.81%) Security Manager
10 30 (5.67%) Security Penetration Tester
10 30 (5.67%) Security Specialist
10 30 (5.67%) Security Tester
11 28 (5.29%) Architect
11 28 (5.29%) Security Architect
12 22 (4.16%) Information Security Manager
12 22 (4.16%) Software Engineer
13 20 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (3.78%) Senior Security Analyst
13 20 (3.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.62%) Java EE
2 32 (6.05%) STL
3 31 (5.86%) .NET
4 21 (3.97%) Web Services
5 11 (2.08%) HTML
6 8 (1.51%) SOAP
7 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.13%) CSS
9 5 (0.95%) Middleware
10 3 (0.57%) Celery
10 3 (0.57%) Django
10 3 (0.57%) Ember.js
10 3 (0.57%) REST
11 2 (0.38%) JDBC
11 2 (0.38%) WSH
12 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.19%) CGI
12 1 (0.19%) J2EE
12 1 (0.19%) LAMP
12 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (17.58%) Management Information System
2 68 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 44 (8.32%) Security Operations Centre
5 32 (6.05%) Cybercrime
6 27 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 23 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (3.97%) Cryptography
8 21 (3.97%) Mobile App
9 16 (3.02%) Mainframe
10 15 (2.84%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.84%) PKI
11 14 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (2.08%) Blackberry
12 11 (2.08%) Blog
13 8 (1.51%) CESG
14 7 (1.32%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.32%) Fintech
14 7 (1.32%) Internet of Things
14 7 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 162 (30.62%) Windows
2 151 (28.54%) Linux
3 97 (18.34%) Unix
4 68 (12.85%) Android
5 61 (11.53%) Apple iOS
6 33 (6.24%) Windows Server
7 23 (4.35%) Solaris
8 15 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.51%) FreeBSD
10 8 (1.51%) VMS
10 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.13%) CentOS
12 6 (1.13%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.76%) AIX
14 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) HPUX
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (57.28%) Information Security
2 148 (27.98%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (25.33%) SIEM
4 103 (19.47%) Reverse Engineering
5 102 (19.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 88 (16.64%) ITIL
7 87 (16.45%) Ethical Hacking
8 84 (15.88%) Security Operations
9 73 (13.80%) Risk Assessment
10 70 (13.23%) Security Testing
11 68 (12.85%) Security Architecture
12 67 (12.67%) Security Management
12 67 (12.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 65 (12.29%) Risk Management
14 61 (11.53%) Vulnerability Management
15 50 (9.45%) Kalman Filter
16 49 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (8.51%) SDLC
18 39 (7.37%) Software Engineering
19 36 (6.81%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (14.18%) Java
2 72 (13.61%) Python
3 71 (13.42%) C#
4 66 (12.48%) C++
4 66 (12.48%) SQL
5 57 (10.78%) C
6 50 (9.45%) Perl
7 40 (7.56%) PowerShell
8 36 (6.81%) Ruby
9 35 (6.62%) PHP
10 33 (6.24%) Objective-C
11 22 (4.16%) Bash Shell
12 19 (3.59%) JavaScript
13 17 (3.21%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.51%) Groovy
15 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.38%) AWK
16 2 (0.38%) sed
17 1 (0.19%) COBOL
17 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (28.36%) CISSP
2 89 (16.82%) Degree
3 83 (15.69%) CREST Certified
4 81 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 79 (14.93%) SANS
6 68 (12.85%) CISM
7 63 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (11.15%) GIAC
9 55 (10.40%) CCNA
10 49 (9.26%) CEH
11 46 (8.70%) SSCP
12 44 (8.32%) MCSE
12 44 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (7.75%) OSCP
13 41 (7.75%) SC Cleared
14 40 (7.56%) CISA
15 39 (7.37%) Linux+ Certification
16 25 (4.73%) CHECK Team Leader
17 23 (4.35%) CHECK Team Member
18 21 (3.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (17.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (9.83%) PCI DSS
3 35 (6.62%) COBIT
3 35 (6.62%) QA
4 13 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (1.32%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.13%) SLA
7 5 (0.95%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.19%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.19%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (7.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.70%) Snort
4 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.57%) Docker
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (9.64%) Nessus
2 17 (3.21%) Nmap
3 9 (1.70%) EnCase
4 8 (1.51%) CORE IMPACT
5 7 (1.32%) Zenoss
6 6 (1.13%) QRadar
7 5 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (0.95%) Puppet
8 3 (0.57%) Ansible
9 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 53 (10.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.86%) Cisco
3 29 (5.48%) VMware
4 28 (5.29%) CheckPoint
4 28 (5.29%) Palo Alto
5 22 (4.16%) Splunk
6 20 (3.78%) Intel Security
7 13 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.89%) LogRhythm
9 9 (1.70%) Forcepoint
10 8 (1.51%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.51%) Qualys
11 7 (1.32%) Juniper
11 7 (1.32%) LogLogic
11 7 (1.32%) Veeam
12 6 (1.13%) AlienVault
12 6 (1.13%) IBM
13 5 (0.95%) WorldPay
14 4 (0.76%) F5
14 4 (0.76%) Rackspace
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Annapurna HR
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + 20% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum + Financial Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Up to £60K + Package + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum To £80K base + Bonus + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £34,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Shares, bonus, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
PRS For Music
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Mi5
Posted: 8 days ago