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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 277 430 419
Rank change year-on-year
+153 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 373 237 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.05% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.61% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 314 195 209
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £41,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
31505 38606 38660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.02% 88.25% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26687 32605 32637
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 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +59 44 £66,250 -8.62% 6
Canary Wharf - 6 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 5 £85,000 -
Westminster -13 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £70,000 -
Docklands, London +9 1 £70,000 +16.66%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 406 (51.65%) Information Security
2 336 (42.75%) Cybersecurity
3 303 (38.55%) CISSP
4 231 (29.39%) Firewall
5 203 (25.83%) Windows
6 187 (23.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 173 (22.01%) Finance
8 168 (21.37%) Degree
9 158 (20.10%) CISM
10 156 (19.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 155 (19.72%) SIEM
12 154 (19.59%) CEH
12 154 (19.59%) CISA
13 151 (19.21%) CREST Certified
14 133 (16.92%) Linux
15 125 (15.90%) Network Security
16 124 (15.78%) Java
17 120 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
18 116 (14.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 114 (14.50%) Python
20 103 (13.10%) Security Architecture
21 95 (12.09%) Risk Management
22 94 (11.96%) SQL
22 94 (11.96%) Security Operations
23 92 (11.70%) Ethical Hacking
24 91 (11.58%) Data Protection
25 90 (11.45%) Vulnerability Management
26 87 (11.07%) Management Information System
27 86 (10.94%) PCI DSS
28 83 (10.56%) Mobile App

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 25 (3.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.51%) Apache
4 4 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.38%) IIS
5 3 (0.38%) nginx
6 2 (0.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (3.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.02%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 7 (0.89%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.05%) IBM Cloud
2 19 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.65%) PaaS
4 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.15%) IaaS
6 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.64%) Office 365
6 5 (0.64%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.25%) Heroku
7 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.13%) G Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 231 (29.39%) Firewall
2 125 (15.90%) Network Security
3 61 (7.76%) Internet
4 52 (6.62%) TCP/IP
4 52 (6.62%) Wireless
5 50 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 45 (5.73%) LAN
7 43 (5.47%) WAN
8 37 (4.71%) MPLS
9 34 (4.33%) VPN
10 31 (3.94%) VoIP
10 31 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (2.80%) 4G
12 20 (2.54%) VLAN
13 17 (2.16%) HTTP
14 16 (2.04%) Wireless Security
15 14 (1.78%) DNS
16 13 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.65%) IPsec
17 12 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.69%) Oracle Database
2 25 (3.18%) Big Data
3 10 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.89%) MySQL
7 3 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (5.34%) Burp Suite
2 36 (4.58%) Metasploit
2 36 (4.58%) Selenium
3 29 (3.69%) Cucumber
4 27 (3.44%) JUnit
5 21 (2.67%) WebDriver
6 20 (2.54%) AppScan
7 19 (2.42%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.42%) JIRA
8 14 (1.78%) Hudson
9 13 (1.65%) FitNesse
9 13 (1.65%) SoapUI
10 9 (1.15%) Git (software)
11 8 (1.02%) TestNG
12 6 (0.76%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.76%) JMeter
12 6 (0.76%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.76%) NUnit
12 6 (0.76%) Protractor
12 6 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 173 (22.01%) Finance
2 53 (6.74%) Retail
3 47 (5.98%) Banking
4 22 (2.80%) Legal
5 20 (2.54%) Publishing
6 15 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.15%) Law
8 7 (0.89%) Electronics
9 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (25.19%) Analyst
2 184 (23.41%) Security Analyst
3 121 (15.39%) Consultant
4 110 (13.99%) Tester
5 95 (12.09%) Security Consultant
6 90 (11.45%) Penetration Tester
7 68 (8.65%) Security Manager
8 63 (8.02%) Security Engineer
9 56 (7.12%) Architect
9 56 (7.12%) IT Analyst
9 56 (7.12%) IT Security Analyst
10 54 (6.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 48 (6.11%) Security Specialist
12 44 (5.60%) Information Analyst
12 44 (5.60%) Information Security Analyst
13 43 (5.47%) Security Architect
14 37 (4.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 34 (4.33%) Project Analyst
16 32 (4.07%) IT Manager
16 32 (4.07%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.65%) .NET
2 20 (2.54%) Node.js
3 17 (2.16%) SOAP
4 16 (2.04%) HTML
5 14 (1.78%) .NET Framework
6 12 (1.53%) Web Services
7 11 (1.40%) CSS
7 11 (1.40%) ELK Stack
8 10 (1.27%) Middleware
9 6 (0.76%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.76%) React
9 6 (0.76%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.76%) REST
10 5 (0.64%) LAMP
11 4 (0.51%) Backbone.js
11 4 (0.51%) Express
11 4 (0.51%) jQuery
11 4 (0.51%) MEAN Stack
11 4 (0.51%) Sass
12 3 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.07%) Management Information System
2 83 (10.56%) Mobile App
3 80 (10.18%) Computer Science
4 49 (6.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (4.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (4.33%) Data Protection Act
7 30 (3.82%) Cryptography
8 26 (3.31%) Blog
9 25 (3.18%) Online Banking
10 20 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 19 (2.42%) Fintech
12 18 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.65%) PKI
15 12 (1.53%) CESG
15 12 (1.53%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.53%) Statistics
16 10 (1.27%) Private Cloud
17 8 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (1.02%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 203 (25.83%) Windows
2 133 (16.92%) Linux
3 70 (8.91%) Unix
4 53 (6.74%) Mac OS X
5 47 (5.98%) Apple iOS
6 41 (5.22%) Windows Server
7 21 (2.67%) Android
8 17 (2.16%) AIX
9 13 (1.65%) Solaris
10 8 (1.02%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.25%) Debian
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) KNOPPIX
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (51.65%) Information Security
2 336 (42.75%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (23.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 155 (19.72%) SIEM
5 120 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (14.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 103 (13.10%) Security Architecture
8 95 (12.09%) Risk Management
9 94 (11.96%) Security Operations
10 92 (11.70%) Ethical Hacking
11 91 (11.58%) Data Protection
12 90 (11.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 73 (9.29%) Security Testing
14 62 (7.89%) Incident Management
14 62 (7.89%) Open Source
15 61 (7.76%) Data Loss Prevention
16 59 (7.51%) Security Management
17 53 (6.74%) ITIL
18 50 (6.36%) Business Continuity
19 48 (6.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (15.78%) Java
2 114 (14.50%) Python
3 94 (11.96%) SQL
4 68 (8.65%) C++
5 67 (8.52%) Ruby
6 61 (7.76%) C#
6 61 (7.76%) PHP
7 50 (6.36%) C
8 44 (5.60%) PowerShell
9 39 (4.96%) JavaScript
10 38 (4.83%) VB.NET
11 22 (2.80%) Perl
12 20 (2.54%) Scala
13 19 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.42%) Objective-C
14 14 (1.78%) Groovy
15 6 (0.76%) Go
16 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.25%) Tcl
17 2 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 303 (38.55%) CISSP
2 168 (21.37%) Degree
3 158 (20.10%) CISM
4 154 (19.59%) CEH
4 154 (19.59%) CISA
5 151 (19.21%) CREST Certified
6 76 (9.67%) Security Cleared
7 64 (8.14%) OSCP
8 62 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (6.87%) CHECK Team Leader
10 53 (6.74%) GPEN
11 42 (5.34%) SC Cleared
12 39 (4.96%) SANS
13 37 (4.71%) GIAC
13 37 (4.71%) GWAPT
14 36 (4.58%) CHECK Team Member
15 30 (3.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 29 (3.69%) CCSP
17 26 (3.31%) GCFA
18 25 (3.18%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (19.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (10.94%) PCI DSS
3 43 (5.47%) QA
4 42 (5.34%) SLA
5 29 (3.69%) COBIT
6 5 (0.64%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.51%) GPG13
7 4 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
3 31 (3.94%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.02%) Snort
5 5 (0.64%) Docker
5 5 (0.64%) Firmware
5 5 (0.64%) NFS
6 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.25%) Xen
8 1 (0.13%) iptables
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (3.56%) Nessus
2 22 (2.80%) BMC PATROL
3 14 (1.78%) HP Fortify
3 14 (1.78%) Puppet
4 12 (1.53%) Nmap
5 8 (1.02%) Ansible
5 8 (1.02%) Nagios
6 7 (0.89%) QRadar
7 6 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.76%) Kibana
7 6 (0.76%) logstash
7 6 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.76%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.64%) Cacti
8 5 (0.64%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.51%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.51%) WSUS
10 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 69 (8.78%) Oracle
2 56 (7.12%) VMware
3 35 (4.45%) Cisco
4 31 (3.94%) Mitel
5 27 (3.44%) Apple
6 26 (3.31%) Palo Alto
6 26 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.80%) BMC
8 21 (2.67%) IBM
8 21 (2.67%) Microsoft
9 20 (2.54%) CheckPoint
9 20 (2.54%) HP
10 19 (2.42%) LogRhythm
11 17 (2.16%) Juniper
11 17 (2.16%) Splunk
12 16 (2.04%) Sophos
13 15 (1.91%) Qualys
14 14 (1.78%) Citrix
15 13 (1.65%) ArcSight
15 13 (1.65%) F5
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and person
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus +Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
MI5
Salary: From £52,651 to £52,651 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Annual bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + Car Allowance +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London
Acumin Consulting
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 8 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + commission + package
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Salary: Up to £90k DOE plus package
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £64,000 to £70,000 per annum Negot (plus v strong benefits)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Encore
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
West London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago