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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 407 434 484
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +50
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 239 231 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.56% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 176 181 94
Average salary £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
37718 41209 38006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 84.72% 83.70% 82.89%
Number of salaries quoted 31453 33760 31705
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 +23 58 £65,000 +30.00% 12
Docklands, London - 5 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 185 (43.74%) Information Security
2 119 (28.13%) CISSP
3 107 (25.30%) Firewall
4 94 (22.22%) Finance
5 84 (19.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 81 (19.15%) Network Security
7 75 (17.73%) Windows
8 68 (16.08%) Security Testing
9 63 (14.89%) Degree
10 60 (14.18%) Security Cleared
10 60 (14.18%) Risk Management
11 59 (13.95%) Management Information System
12 57 (13.48%) CISM
12 57 (13.48%) Linux
13 55 (13.00%) Cisco
14 52 (12.29%) Wireless
14 52 (12.29%) Cyber Security
15 49 (11.58%) Ethical Hacking
16 47 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 44 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (10.17%) Security Management
18 43 (10.17%) Mobile App
19 42 (9.93%) Java
20 41 (9.69%) ITIL
21 40 (9.46%) CEH
21 40 (9.46%) OWASP
22 39 (9.22%) SC Cleared
23 36 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
24 35 (8.27%) SQL
25 34 (8.04%) Agile Software Development

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (6.15%) IIS
2 14 (3.31%) Apache
3 6 (1.42%) Lync
4 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 107 (25.30%) Firewall
2 81 (19.15%) Network Security
3 52 (12.29%) Wireless
4 36 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (7.57%) LAN
6 25 (5.91%) Wireless Security
7 24 (5.67%) WAN
8 22 (5.20%) TCP/IP
8 22 (5.20%) VPN
9 21 (4.96%) Internet
10 19 (4.49%) DNS
11 17 (4.02%) MPLS
12 13 (3.07%) Wireshark
13 12 (2.84%) DHCP
14 11 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.36%) VRRP
15 10 (2.36%) VLAN
16 8 (1.89%) VPLS
16 8 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.31%) MySQL
2 10 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.42%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.42%) Couchbase
4 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (3.55%) Metasploit
2 13 (3.07%) JIRA
3 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 94 (22.22%) Finance
2 32 (7.57%) Banking
3 14 (3.31%) Retail
4 13 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.36%) Legal
6 9 (2.13%) Marketing
7 7 (1.65%) Games
8 5 (1.18%) Advertising
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (23.88%) Tester
2 99 (23.40%) Penetration Tester
3 69 (16.31%) Consultant
4 57 (13.48%) Security Manager
5 44 (10.40%) Analyst
5 44 (10.40%) Security Consultant
6 39 (9.22%) Security Analyst
7 22 (5.20%) Security Engineer
8 21 (4.96%) Security Specialist
8 21 (4.96%) Network Engineer
9 20 (4.73%) IT Security Manager
10 19 (4.49%) Team Leader
11 17 (4.02%) Ethical Hacker
12 14 (3.31%) Security Tester
13 13 (3.07%) Testing Consultant
13 13 (3.07%) Security Operations Analyst
13 13 (3.07%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 13 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.07%) Operations Analyst
14 11 (2.60%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.62%) .NET
2 23 (5.44%) REST
3 15 (3.55%) SAML
3 15 (3.55%) OAuth
4 13 (3.07%) Web Services
5 10 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (1.89%) SOAP
7 7 (1.65%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.42%) CSS
8 6 (1.42%) HTML
8 6 (1.42%) WCF
9 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.71%) Middleware
11 1 (0.24%) LAMP
11 1 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.24%) Java SE
11 1 (0.24%) Java EE
11 1 (0.24%) OpenID
11 1 (0.24%) J2EE
11 1 (0.24%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 43 (10.17%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 22 (5.20%) Cryptography
6 13 (3.07%) Open Source
7 8 (1.89%) PKI
8 6 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (1.42%) BYOD
8 6 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.18%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.18%) CESG
10 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.47%) Replication
11 2 (0.47%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.73%) Windows
2 57 (13.48%) Linux
3 26 (6.15%) UNIX
4 7 (1.65%) VMS
5 6 (1.42%) Solaris
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.18%) Android
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Debian
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (43.74%) Information Security
2 68 (16.08%) Security Testing
3 60 (14.18%) Risk Management
4 52 (12.29%) Cyber Security
5 49 (11.58%) Ethical Hacking
6 47 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 44 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (10.17%) Security Management
9 41 (9.69%) ITIL
10 40 (9.46%) OWASP
11 34 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (7.57%) SIEM
13 28 (6.62%) Reverse Engineering
14 27 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (6.38%) Line Management
15 26 (6.15%) Security Architecture
15 26 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
16 24 (5.67%) Project Management
17 22 (5.20%) Kalman Filter
18 19 (4.49%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.93%) Java
2 35 (8.27%) SQL
3 26 (6.15%) C#
4 18 (4.26%) C
5 15 (3.55%) C++
6 9 (2.13%) PHP
7 8 (1.89%) Python
8 6 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.95%) Ruby
9 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.71%) Perl
10 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 119 (28.13%) CISSP
2 63 (14.89%) Degree
3 60 (14.18%) Security Cleared
4 57 (13.48%) CISM
5 40 (9.46%) CEH
6 39 (9.22%) SC Cleared
7 31 (7.33%) CISA
8 30 (7.09%) OSCP
9 25 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (4.73%) CCNP
11 18 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (3.78%) Security+ Certification
13 13 (3.07%) MCSA
14 12 (2.84%) GPEN
14 12 (2.84%) CRISC
15 11 (2.60%) MCSE
15 11 (2.60%) GIAC
15 11 (2.60%) CCNA
16 10 (2.36%) OSCE
17 9 (2.13%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (19.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (7.57%) PCI DSS
3 21 (4.96%) QA
4 11 (2.60%) COBIT
5 9 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.65%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) COSO
System Software
1 17 (4.02%) Active Directory
1 17 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.36%) Snort
3 7 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.71%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.71%) vSphere
5 3 (0.71%) Xen
5 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) XenServer
6 2 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) LXC
7 1 (0.24%) iptables
7 1 (0.24%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 21 (4.96%) Nessus
2 13 (3.07%) Nagios
2 13 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.36%) HAProxy
4 9 (2.13%) Puppet
5 6 (1.42%) Ansible
5 6 (1.42%) ZABBIX
5 6 (1.42%) SCCM
6 5 (1.18%) SCOM
6 5 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.95%) Nmap
7 4 (0.95%) logstash
8 2 (0.47%) Graphite
8 2 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (13.00%) Cisco
2 31 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.67%) CheckPoint
4 20 (4.73%) VMware
5 19 (4.49%) Juniper
6 14 (3.31%) HP
7 11 (2.60%) Splunk
8 10 (2.36%) Apple
9 9 (2.13%) Oracle
9 9 (2.13%) Websense
10 8 (1.89%) Aruba
10 8 (1.89%) Citrix
11 7 (1.65%) Dell
12 6 (1.42%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (1.18%) McAfee
13 5 (1.18%) Qualys
13 5 (1.18%) Riverbed
14 4 (0.95%) Blue Coat
14 4 (0.95%) F5
15 3 (0.71%) WorldPay
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £90k plus package
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Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + benefits
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Central London / West End
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