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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 314 435 468
Rank change year-on-year
+121 +33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 401 246 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.95% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.63% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 308 177 189
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
37485 38962 42576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.14% 87.14% 86.49%
Number of salaries quoted 32257 32517 35043
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 6 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 6 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 +54 50 £60,000 -7.69% 9
Bromley - 13 £58,500 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £102,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 (49.85%) Information Security
2 192 (29.18%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (26.75%) Firewall
4 170 (25.84%) Windows
5 166 (25.23%) Finance
6 162 (24.62%) CISSP
7 158 (24.01%) Linux
8 153 (23.25%) SIEM
9 149 (22.64%) CREST Certified
10 144 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 136 (20.67%) Degree
12 134 (20.36%) Network Security
13 129 (19.60%) Python
14 112 (17.02%) Security Cleared
15 111 (16.87%) Security Testing
16 107 (16.26%) Unix
17 102 (15.50%) Management Information System
18 96 (14.59%) Java
19 95 (14.44%) Risk Management
20 93 (14.13%) Ethical Hacking
21 89 (13.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 86 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 85 (12.92%) CISM
24 84 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
25 77 (11.70%) CEH
26 76 (11.55%) TCP/IP
27 75 (11.40%) C++
27 75 (11.40%) Ruby
28 74 (11.25%) Perl
29 73 (11.09%) SANS

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 (1.82%) Apache Pig
2 11 (1.67%) nginx
3 9 (1.37%) Node.js
4 5 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.46%) Apache
5 3 (0.46%) IIS
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.30%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 13 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.91%) MS Office
4 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.06%) PaaS
4 6 (0.91%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.76%) SaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.30%) Route 53
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 176 (26.75%) Firewall
2 134 (20.36%) Network Security
3 76 (11.55%) TCP/IP
4 60 (9.12%) Wireless
5 56 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 55 (8.36%) Internet
7 48 (7.29%) VPN
8 38 (5.78%) LAN
8 38 (5.78%) WAN
9 25 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (3.50%) SSL
11 19 (2.89%) HTTP
12 18 (2.74%) DNS
13 17 (2.58%) LDAP
14 14 (2.13%) BGP
14 14 (2.13%) FWSM
14 14 (2.13%) Wireshark
15 13 (1.98%) OSPF
16 12 (1.82%) TACACS
17 11 (1.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.13%) Big Data
2 12 (1.82%) Apache Hive
2 12 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 11 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.22%) Redis
4 8 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 30 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.50%) Burp Suite
4 21 (3.19%) Cucumber
5 20 (3.04%) Git (software)
5 20 (3.04%) Selenium
6 19 (2.89%) JUnit
7 15 (2.28%) Hudson
8 14 (2.13%) FitNesse
9 13 (1.98%) SoapUI
9 13 (1.98%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.52%) JIRA
11 8 (1.22%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.06%) AppScan
13 6 (0.91%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.91%) TestNG
14 4 (0.61%) GitLab
14 4 (0.61%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.46%) Paros
16 2 (0.30%) WATIR
General
1 166 (25.23%) Finance
2 46 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 43 (6.53%) Banking
4 24 (3.65%) Law
5 19 (2.89%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.43%) Legal
7 9 (1.37%) Marketing
8 7 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.91%) Billing
9 6 (0.91%) Publishing
10 5 (0.76%) Retail
11 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 171 (25.99%) Tester
2 152 (23.10%) Penetration Tester
3 118 (17.93%) Analyst
4 105 (15.96%) Security Analyst
5 94 (14.29%) Consultant
6 88 (13.37%) Security Engineer
7 73 (11.09%) Security Consultant
8 49 (7.45%) Architect
8 49 (7.45%) Security Architect
9 48 (7.29%) Information Analyst
9 48 (7.29%) Information Security Analyst
10 42 (6.38%) Security Manager
10 42 (6.38%) Security Tester
11 41 (6.23%) Security Penetration Tester
12 38 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
13 36 (5.47%) Senior Security Analyst
14 32 (4.86%) Security Specialist
15 27 (4.10%) Network Engineer
16 24 (3.65%) IT Manager
16 24 (3.65%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.36%) .NET
2 29 (4.41%) Web Services
3 18 (2.74%) SOAP
4 14 (2.13%) SAML
5 12 (1.82%) Java EE
6 10 (1.52%) HTML
7 8 (1.22%) Sensu
7 8 (1.22%) STL
8 7 (1.06%) CSS
9 6 (0.91%) JDBC
9 6 (0.91%) Middleware
10 5 (0.76%) Ajax
10 5 (0.76%) JSON
10 5 (0.76%) XML
11 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.30%) Django
12 2 (0.30%) HTML5
12 2 (0.30%) jQuery
12 2 (0.30%) LAMP
12 2 (0.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.50%) Management Information System
2 72 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 65 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.84%) Mobile App
5 33 (5.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
7 25 (3.80%) Client/Server
7 25 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (2.74%) Cryptography
9 17 (2.58%) Cybercrime
9 17 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.13%) Blog
10 14 (2.13%) Fintech
10 14 (2.13%) Internet of Things
10 14 (2.13%) PKI
11 13 (1.98%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.98%) CESG
12 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 170 (25.84%) Windows
2 158 (24.01%) Linux
3 107 (16.26%) Unix
4 48 (7.29%) Android
5 44 (6.69%) Apple iOS
6 20 (3.04%) Solaris
7 17 (2.58%) Kali Linux
8 16 (2.43%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.06%) FreeBSD
11 7 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.61%) VMS
13 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.30%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
15 1 (0.15%) HPUX
15 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (49.85%) Information Security
2 192 (29.18%) Cybersecurity
3 153 (23.25%) SIEM
4 144 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 111 (16.87%) Security Testing
6 95 (14.44%) Risk Management
7 93 (14.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 89 (13.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 84 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (10.94%) Security Architecture
11 70 (10.64%) Reverse Engineering
12 68 (10.33%) Security Operations
13 67 (10.18%) ITIL
14 66 (10.03%) Vulnerability Management
15 59 (8.97%) Risk Assessment
16 58 (8.81%) SDLC
17 52 (7.90%) Security Management
18 40 (6.08%) Open Source
19 39 (5.93%) Project Management
19 39 (5.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 129 (19.60%) Python
2 96 (14.59%) Java
3 75 (11.40%) C++
3 75 (11.40%) Ruby
4 74 (11.25%) Perl
5 69 (10.49%) C#
6 65 (9.88%) PHP
6 65 (9.88%) SQL
7 56 (8.51%) PowerShell
8 46 (6.99%) C
9 34 (5.17%) VB.NET
10 23 (3.50%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.13%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.98%) Groovy
13 10 (1.52%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.76%) VB
15 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.15%) AWK
16 1 (0.15%) Korn
16 1 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 162 (24.62%) CISSP
2 149 (22.64%) CREST Certified
3 136 (20.67%) Degree
4 112 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 85 (12.92%) CISM
6 77 (11.70%) CEH
7 73 (11.09%) SANS
8 71 (10.79%) Cisco Certification
9 68 (10.33%) SC Cleared
10 66 (10.03%) OSCP
11 60 (9.12%) GIAC
12 59 (8.97%) CCNA
13 44 (6.69%) CHECK Team Leader
14 41 (6.23%) CCNP
15 37 (5.62%) SSCP
16 27 (4.10%) CHECK Team Member
16 27 (4.10%) CISA
17 26 (3.95%) GPEN
18 25 (3.80%) DV Cleared
19 15 (2.28%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 46 (6.99%) QA
4 41 (6.23%) COBIT
5 16 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.76%) SLA
8 3 (0.46%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.15%) GPG13
10 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.15%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (2.74%) Docker
2 13 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.52%) Snort
5 7 (1.06%) Varnish
6 6 (0.91%) vCloud
7 5 (0.76%) KVM
8 3 (0.46%) Firmware
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.46%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (9.73%) Nessus
2 25 (3.80%) Puppet
3 23 (3.50%) Ansible
4 18 (2.74%) Nmap
5 11 (1.67%) EnCase
5 11 (1.67%) HP Fortify
6 10 (1.52%) QRadar
7 9 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.22%) Grafana
8 8 (1.22%) Kibana
8 8 (1.22%) logstash
8 8 (1.22%) Salt
8 8 (1.22%) Uchiwa
9 6 (0.91%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
10 2 (0.30%) Mesos
10 2 (0.30%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.15%) FTK
11 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (5.62%) Cisco
1 37 (5.62%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.56%) CheckPoint
3 29 (4.41%) Splunk
4 28 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 25 (3.80%) VMware
6 22 (3.34%) Juniper
7 15 (2.28%) Intel Security
8 12 (1.82%) ArcSight
9 10 (1.52%) AlienVault
9 10 (1.52%) LogRhythm
10 9 (1.37%) F5
11 8 (1.22%) Citrix
11 8 (1.22%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.06%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.06%) Intel
12 7 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.06%) WorldPay
13 6 (0.91%) HP
14 5 (0.76%) Qualys
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonuses & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £78000 per annum + Benifts
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
London
Beecher Madden
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £90 - £120 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus Excellent Package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% on Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Croydon, Greater London
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £38,000 - £44,000 per Annum (DOE)
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago