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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 402 458 504
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +46
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 241 151 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 199 102 104
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,650
% change year-on-year
- +10.70%
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
38396 36997 41308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.65% 83.57% 81.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31591 30644 35537
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +4 40 £65,000 +4.00% 25
Bromley -1 13 £47,500 -13.63%
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 210 (46.15%) Information Security
2 162 (35.60%) Finance
3 137 (30.11%) CISSP
4 116 (25.49%) Firewall
5 95 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (20.44%) CEH
7 91 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 86 (18.90%) Windows
9 83 (18.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 82 (18.02%) Degree
11 79 (17.36%) Linux
12 75 (16.48%) Network Security
13 69 (15.16%) Cyber Security
14 64 (14.07%) PCI DSS
15 63 (13.85%) Ethical Hacking
16 62 (13.63%) Security Cleared
17 60 (13.19%) Project Management
18 59 (12.97%) Management Information System
19 58 (12.75%) Security Testing
20 55 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
21 52 (11.43%) SIEM
22 51 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (10.77%) ITIL
24 46 (10.11%) UNIX
24 46 (10.11%) Microsoft
24 46 (10.11%) Security Management
25 40 (8.79%) Wireless
26 38 (8.35%) Python
26 38 (8.35%) SC Cleared
27 37 (8.13%) WAN

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (1.98%) Apache
3 8 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.10%) IIS
4 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.88%) nginx
6 3 (0.66%) Lync
7 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (3.96%) MS Office
1 18 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.64%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.86%) SaaS
2 6 (1.32%) Office 365
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Heroku
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.22%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 116 (25.49%) Firewall
2 75 (16.48%) Network Security
3 40 (8.79%) Wireless
4 37 (8.13%) WAN
5 36 (7.91%) LAN
5 36 (7.91%) Internet
6 33 (7.25%) TCP/IP
7 32 (7.03%) VPN
8 22 (4.84%) Wireless Security
9 19 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (3.30%) VoIP
10 15 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.08%) DNS
12 13 (2.86%) Intranet
13 11 (2.42%) DHCP
14 10 (2.20%) OSPF
15 9 (1.98%) SNMP
15 9 (1.98%) Wireshark
16 8 (1.76%) Junos
16 8 (1.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.98%) MySQL
3 6 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.88%) Big Data
5 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.22%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (7.47%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.20%) JIRA
3 7 (1.54%) Selenium
4 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.32%) AppScan
5 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.10%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.88%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) JUnit
7 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) TestNG
8 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.22%) Capybara
8 1 (0.22%) GDB
8 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
General
1 162 (35.60%) Finance
2 27 (5.93%) Banking
3 20 (4.40%) Legal
4 19 (4.18%) Law
5 16 (3.52%) Retail
6 14 (3.08%) Advertising
7 13 (2.86%) Marketing
8 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.98%) Games
10 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Military
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.22%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 125 (27.47%) Tester
2 120 (26.37%) Penetration Tester
3 98 (21.54%) Analyst
4 90 (19.78%) Security Analyst
5 89 (19.56%) Consultant
6 64 (14.07%) Security Consultant
7 30 (6.59%) Information Analyst
7 30 (6.59%) Information Security Analyst
8 26 (5.71%) Security Specialist
9 23 (5.05%) Security Manager
10 22 (4.84%) Architect
11 21 (4.62%) Team Leader
11 21 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) Operations Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) IT Operations Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) Information Security Specialist
12 19 (4.18%) Security Operations Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) Security Tester
12 19 (4.18%) Information Specialist
13 18 (3.96%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.74%) .NET
2 15 (3.30%) Web Services
3 10 (2.20%) Ajax
3 10 (2.20%) Spring
3 10 (2.20%) Java SE
3 10 (2.20%) JMS
4 6 (1.32%) XML
4 6 (1.32%) Middleware
5 3 (0.66%) SAML
5 3 (0.66%) WSDL
5 3 (0.66%) OAuth
5 3 (0.66%) Gherkin
5 3 (0.66%) REST
5 3 (0.66%) OpenID
6 2 (0.44%) RESTful
6 2 (0.44%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) CSS
7 1 (0.22%) HTML
7 1 (0.22%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.97%) Management Information System
2 51 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.64%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.76%) PKI
7 5 (1.10%) CESG
7 5 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.10%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.88%) CMDB
8 4 (0.88%) EFT
8 4 (0.88%) AS400
8 4 (0.88%) Clustering
8 4 (0.88%) Replication
9 3 (0.66%) SCADA
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.44%) Open Source
10 2 (0.44%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.90%) Windows
2 79 (17.36%) Linux
3 46 (10.11%) UNIX
4 19 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.42%) Solaris
6 11 (2.42%) CentOS
7 10 (2.20%) Debian
8 9 (1.98%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.88%) AIX
10 4 (0.88%) OS/390
11 3 (0.66%) VMS
12 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (46.15%) Information Security
2 91 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 83 (18.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 69 (15.16%) Cyber Security
5 63 (13.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 60 (13.19%) Project Management
7 58 (12.75%) Security Testing
8 55 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 52 (11.43%) SIEM
10 49 (10.77%) ITIL
11 46 (10.11%) Security Management
12 35 (7.69%) Change Management
13 33 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (7.03%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (6.15%) Business Continuity
16 27 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (5.93%) Line Management
17 24 (5.27%) Incident Management
18 22 (4.84%) Information Assurance
18 22 (4.84%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.35%) Python
2 35 (7.69%) Java
3 30 (6.59%) C++
4 29 (6.37%) SQL
5 24 (5.27%) Ruby
6 19 (4.18%) C
7 17 (3.74%) Perl
8 12 (2.64%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.42%) PHP
10 8 (1.76%) C#
11 7 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 137 (30.11%) CISSP
2 93 (20.44%) CEH
3 82 (18.02%) Degree
4 62 (13.63%) Security Cleared
5 38 (8.35%) SC Cleared
6 36 (7.91%) CISA
7 35 (7.69%) CISM
7 35 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (7.03%) OSCP
9 30 (6.59%) GIAC
10 29 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (6.37%) MCSE
11 22 (4.84%) GPEN
12 18 (3.96%) CCNP
13 17 (3.74%) CCNA
14 16 (3.52%) ISEB
15 13 (2.86%) PCI QSA
15 13 (2.86%) OSCE
16 9 (1.98%) MCSA
16 9 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (14.07%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.84%) QA
4 13 (2.86%) COBIT
5 12 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (1.76%) BS7799
8 6 (1.32%) SLA
9 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.22%) WCAG
10 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (3.08%) Nmap
2 12 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.76%) XenApp
4 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) KVM
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.18%) Nessus
2 7 (1.54%) WSUS
3 6 (1.32%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (1.32%) Puppet
4 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (0.66%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.22%) WMI
6 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.22%) logstash
6 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 46 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.59%) Cisco
3 26 (5.71%) Oracle
4 17 (3.74%) Citrix
4 17 (3.74%) Juniper
5 15 (3.30%) IBM
6 14 (3.08%) VMware
7 8 (1.76%) F5
7 8 (1.76%) HP
7 8 (1.76%) EMC
8 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.54%) NetApp
8 7 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.32%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.32%) Q1 Labs
9 6 (1.32%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.32%) Qualys
9 6 (1.32%) CA
10 4 (0.88%) Sun
10 4 (0.88%) Compaq
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £120000 Per Annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K to 65K + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + great benefits + possible bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Uxbridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + 7K On Call + Package
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago