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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 425 472 406
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -66
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 216 151 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 176 119 179
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +29.41%
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
36338 37283 38695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.08% 83.63% 82.11%
Number of salaries quoted 30719 30330 33012
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 December 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 24 December 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 +31 47 £72,500 +29.46% 5
Sidcup - 8 £50,688 -
Uxbridge - 6 £60,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £50,000 -
Bromley - 1 £42,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 205 (43.99%) Information Security
2 138 (29.61%) CISSP
3 127 (27.25%) Finance
4 119 (25.54%) Firewall
5 97 (20.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 90 (19.31%) Windows
7 89 (19.10%) Linux
7 89 (19.10%) Risk Management
8 84 (18.03%) Ethical Hacking
9 76 (16.31%) Network Security
10 72 (15.45%) Cisco
11 71 (15.24%) CEH
12 66 (14.16%) Cyber Security
13 64 (13.73%) Degree
14 57 (12.23%) PCI DSS
15 56 (12.02%) Microsoft
15 56 (12.02%) Security Management
16 54 (11.59%) ITIL
16 54 (11.59%) Management Information System
17 53 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
18 47 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 45 (9.66%) Security Architecture
19 45 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (9.44%) WAN
20 44 (9.44%) TCP/IP
20 44 (9.44%) Security Testing
21 43 (9.23%) LAN
21 43 (9.23%) Security Cleared
22 42 (9.01%) UNIX
23 40 (8.58%) Project Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (4.94%) IIS
2 14 (3.00%) Apache
2 14 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.93%) Lync
5 8 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.07%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.64%) nginx
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.00%) MS Office
3 8 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.93%) SaaS
2 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Heroku
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 119 (25.54%) Firewall
2 76 (16.31%) Network Security
3 44 (9.44%) WAN
3 44 (9.44%) TCP/IP
4 43 (9.23%) LAN
5 38 (8.15%) VPN
6 34 (7.30%) Internet
7 30 (6.44%) Wireless
8 25 (5.36%) DNS
9 20 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (3.86%) DHCP
11 17 (3.65%) MPLS
12 15 (3.22%) OSPF
12 15 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (3.00%) BGP
13 14 (3.00%) VoIP
13 14 (3.00%) SAN
14 13 (2.79%) VRRP
15 12 (2.58%) Intranet
16 11 (2.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.65%) MySQL
2 11 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.86%) Big Data
5 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (5.79%) Metasploit
2 16 (3.43%) JIRA
3 5 (1.07%) Selenium
3 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.86%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.64%) Subversion
6 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 127 (27.25%) Finance
2 33 (7.08%) Banking
3 24 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.08%) Law
5 17 (3.65%) Retail
6 15 (3.22%) Advertising
7 13 (2.79%) Games
8 9 (1.93%) Legal
9 8 (1.72%) Marketing
10 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (27.47%) Tester
2 124 (26.61%) Penetration Tester
3 86 (18.45%) Consultant
4 74 (15.88%) Security Consultant
5 64 (13.73%) Analyst
6 61 (13.09%) Security Analyst
7 45 (9.66%) Security Manager
8 37 (7.94%) Ethical Hacker
9 28 (6.01%) Architect
10 26 (5.58%) Network Engineer
11 25 (5.36%) Information Analyst
11 25 (5.36%) Information Security Analyst
11 25 (5.36%) IT Security Manager
12 23 (4.94%) Security Specialist
13 21 (4.51%) Security Architect
13 21 (4.51%) Security Engineer
14 18 (3.86%) Information Security Specialist
14 18 (3.86%) Information Specialist
15 17 (3.65%) Security Tester
16 16 (3.43%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.86%) .NET
1 18 (3.86%) Web Services
2 17 (3.65%) REST
3 10 (2.15%) OAuth
3 10 (2.15%) SAML
3 10 (2.15%) Middleware
4 9 (1.93%) Java SE
5 8 (1.72%) Spring
5 8 (1.72%) Ajax
5 8 (1.72%) JMS
6 7 (1.50%) SOAP
6 7 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.07%) OpenID
7 5 (1.07%) WSDL
8 3 (0.64%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.43%) RESTful
9 2 (0.43%) XML
9 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.43%) LAMP
9 2 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 45 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.22%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.15%) Performance Metrics
5 10 (2.15%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.50%) Open Source
7 7 (1.50%) Replication
8 6 (1.29%) Clustering
8 6 (1.29%) PKI
9 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.86%) SCADA
10 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.64%) CESG
12 2 (0.43%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 90 (19.31%) Windows
2 89 (19.10%) Linux
3 42 (9.01%) UNIX
4 23 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.00%) CentOS
6 13 (2.79%) Debian
7 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.36%) Solaris
9 8 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.29%) Android
10 6 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.29%) AIX
11 3 (0.64%) VMS
12 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (43.99%) Information Security
2 89 (19.10%) Risk Management
3 84 (18.03%) Ethical Hacking
4 66 (14.16%) Cyber Security
5 56 (12.02%) Security Management
6 54 (11.59%) ITIL
7 53 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (9.66%) Security Architecture
10 44 (9.44%) Security Testing
11 40 (8.58%) Project Management
12 39 (8.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 35 (7.51%) SIEM
14 32 (6.87%) Change Management
15 30 (6.44%) Line Management
16 27 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (5.15%) Risk Assessment
18 23 (4.94%) Business Continuity
19 22 (4.72%) ISMS
20 21 (4.51%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.65%) Java
1 31 (6.65%) SQL
2 24 (5.15%) Python
3 16 (3.43%) C++
4 14 (3.00%) Ruby
4 14 (3.00%) C
5 10 (2.15%) Perl
6 9 (1.93%) C#
6 9 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.07%) PHP
9 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 138 (29.61%) CISSP
2 71 (15.24%) CEH
3 64 (13.73%) Degree
4 43 (9.23%) Security Cleared
5 40 (8.58%) CISA
6 37 (7.94%) CISM
7 34 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (6.65%) GIAC
9 28 (6.01%) MCSE
10 27 (5.79%) SC Cleared
11 26 (5.58%) OSCP
12 22 (4.72%) PCI QSA
12 22 (4.72%) CCNA
13 17 (3.65%) CCNP
14 15 (3.22%) MCITP
15 12 (2.58%) MCSA
15 12 (2.58%) OSCE
16 10 (2.15%) GPEN
17 9 (1.93%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (20.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (12.23%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.72%) QA
4 15 (3.22%) SLA
5 11 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (2.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.72%) Nmap
3 7 (1.50%) Xen
3 7 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.50%) Snort
4 6 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.29%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.29%) vSphere
5 5 (1.07%) DFS Replication
5 5 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.07%) XenApp
5 5 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.86%) XenServer
6 4 (0.86%) KVM
7 1 (0.21%) LXC
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (5.79%) Nessus
2 14 (3.00%) Puppet
3 12 (2.58%) Nagios
3 12 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.72%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.50%) WSUS
5 7 (1.50%) HAProxy
6 5 (1.07%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.86%) Ansible
7 4 (0.86%) Graphite
8 3 (0.64%) logstash
8 3 (0.64%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.21%) SCOM
10 1 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (15.45%) Cisco
2 56 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.73%) VMware
4 26 (5.58%) Juniper
5 24 (5.15%) Oracle
6 20 (4.29%) Citrix
6 20 (4.29%) CheckPoint
7 13 (2.79%) IBM
7 13 (2.79%) HP
8 11 (2.36%) F5
9 10 (2.15%) EMC
9 10 (2.15%) Websense
10 9 (1.93%) NetApp
11 8 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.50%) Splunk
12 7 (1.50%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.50%) Qualys
13 6 (1.29%) AppDynamics
13 6 (1.29%) Q1 Labs
13 6 (1.29%) LANDesk
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: £60000 per annum
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London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension (or cash), bonus, £5k benefi
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
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City of London
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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London
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City of London
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London
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Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
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