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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 412 458 516
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +58
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 221 160 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 181 109 102
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,500 £35,150
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
39277 36796 40730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.77% 81.88% 80.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32377 30444 35159
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +3 42 £60,000 -4.00% 16
Bromley - 10 £45,000 - 1
Clapham - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 196 (44.75%) Information Security
2 162 (36.99%) Finance
3 136 (31.05%) CISSP
4 115 (26.26%) Firewall
5 107 (24.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 90 (20.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 88 (20.09%) CEH
7 88 (20.09%) Risk Management
8 80 (18.26%) Windows
9 77 (17.58%) Degree
10 75 (17.12%) Network Security
10 75 (17.12%) Linux
11 69 (15.75%) PCI DSS
12 68 (15.53%) Cyber Security
13 61 (13.93%) Ethical Hacking
14 60 (13.70%) Project Management
15 58 (13.24%) Security Testing
16 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
17 54 (12.33%) Management Information System
18 51 (11.64%) Microsoft
19 48 (10.96%) ITIL
20 47 (10.73%) SIEM
21 43 (9.82%) Security Management
22 42 (9.59%) UNIX
23 39 (8.90%) Python
23 39 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
24 36 (8.22%) Java
24 36 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
24 36 (8.22%) Internet
24 36 (8.22%) Risk Assessment

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (2.51%) Apache
2 10 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (1.37%) Lync
4 6 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.14%) nginx
6 4 (0.91%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.68%) WordPress
7 3 (0.68%) Drupal
8 2 (0.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.23%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) uWSGI
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.34%) MS Office
3 6 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.74%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.97%) SaaS
2 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.91%) Office 365
4 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.68%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.46%) Heroku
5 2 (0.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.23%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 115 (26.26%) Firewall
2 75 (17.12%) Network Security
3 36 (8.22%) Internet
4 34 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 33 (7.53%) Wireless
6 31 (7.08%) LAN
7 30 (6.85%) WAN
8 27 (6.16%) VPN
9 23 (5.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 20 (4.57%) Wireless Security
11 18 (4.11%) DNS
12 14 (3.20%) VoIP
13 13 (2.97%) Intranet
14 12 (2.74%) DHCP
15 11 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (2.28%) OSPF
17 8 (1.83%) Wireshark
18 7 (1.60%) BGP
18 7 (1.60%) SNMP
18 7 (1.60%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.74%) MySQL
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.91%) Big Data
4 4 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (7.76%) Metasploit
2 12 (2.74%) JIRA
3 7 (1.60%) Selenium
3 7 (1.60%) AppScan
4 6 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.91%) Subversion
7 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.46%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) TestNG
9 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Capybara
9 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.23%) GDB
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 162 (36.99%) Finance
2 25 (5.71%) Banking
3 19 (4.34%) Law
3 19 (4.34%) Legal
4 15 (3.42%) Retail
4 15 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.74%) Marketing
5 12 (2.74%) Advertising
6 11 (2.51%) Games
7 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 121 (27.63%) Tester
2 114 (26.03%) Penetration Tester
3 99 (22.60%) Analyst
4 94 (21.46%) Security Analyst
5 78 (17.81%) Consultant
6 55 (12.56%) Security Consultant
7 33 (7.53%) Information Analyst
7 33 (7.53%) Information Security Analyst
8 27 (6.16%) IT Security Analyst
9 26 (5.94%) Security Specialist
10 19 (4.34%) Information Security Specialist
10 19 (4.34%) Information Specialist
10 19 (4.34%) Team Leader
11 17 (3.88%) Security Manager
12 16 (3.65%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 16 (3.65%) Security Tester
12 16 (3.65%) Senior Tester
13 15 (3.42%) Security Engineer
13 15 (3.42%) Network Engineer
14 14 (3.20%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.42%) .NET
2 13 (2.97%) Web Services
3 9 (2.05%) XML
3 9 (2.05%) Ajax
4 8 (1.83%) Spring
4 8 (1.83%) Java SE
4 8 (1.83%) JMS
5 5 (1.14%) Middleware
5 5 (1.14%) JSON
5 5 (1.14%) RESTful
6 3 (0.68%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.68%) Memcached
7 2 (0.46%) OpenID
7 2 (0.46%) REST
7 2 (0.46%) OAuth
7 2 (0.46%) CSS
7 2 (0.46%) HTML
7 2 (0.46%) WSDL
7 2 (0.46%) SAML
8 1 (0.23%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.33%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.74%) Cryptography
5 8 (1.83%) PKI
6 5 (1.14%) CESG
6 5 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (0.91%) CMDB
7 4 (0.91%) EFT
7 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.91%) AS400
8 3 (0.68%) Open Source
9 2 (0.46%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) SCADA
9 2 (0.46%) Clustering
9 2 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.26%) Windows
2 75 (17.12%) Linux
3 42 (9.59%) UNIX
4 16 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.20%) CentOS
7 11 (2.51%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.28%) Debian
9 9 (2.05%) Solaris
9 9 (2.05%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.60%) Android
10 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.91%) OS/390
12 3 (0.68%) SELinux
12 3 (0.68%) VMS
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.46%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (44.75%) Information Security
2 90 (20.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 88 (20.09%) Risk Management
4 68 (15.53%) Cyber Security
5 61 (13.93%) Ethical Hacking
6 60 (13.70%) Project Management
7 58 (13.24%) Security Testing
8 48 (10.96%) ITIL
9 47 (10.73%) SIEM
10 43 (9.82%) Security Management
11 39 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
12 36 (8.22%) Risk Assessment
13 31 (7.08%) Change Management
14 26 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (5.48%) Business Continuity
16 22 (5.02%) OWASP
17 21 (4.79%) Information Assurance
17 21 (4.79%) E-Commerce
18 20 (4.57%) Test Management
19 19 (4.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.90%) Python
2 36 (8.22%) Java
3 31 (7.08%) C++
4 29 (6.62%) SQL
5 24 (5.48%) Ruby
6 21 (4.79%) C
7 19 (4.34%) Perl
8 14 (3.20%) PHP
9 13 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.83%) C#
11 7 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 136 (31.05%) CISSP
2 88 (20.09%) CEH
3 77 (17.58%) Degree
4 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
5 36 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (7.31%) CISM
6 32 (7.31%) SC Cleared
7 31 (7.08%) OSCP
7 31 (7.08%) MCSE
8 28 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (6.39%) GIAC
9 27 (6.16%) CISA
10 22 (5.02%) GPEN
11 19 (4.34%) CCNP
12 18 (4.11%) ISEB
13 15 (3.42%) CCNA
14 13 (2.97%) OSCE
15 12 (2.74%) PCI QSA
15 12 (2.74%) MCSA
16 9 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (24.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (15.75%) PCI DSS
3 26 (5.94%) QA
4 12 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.28%) COBIT
6 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (1.83%) BS7799
8 5 (1.14%) SLA
9 4 (0.91%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.51%) Nmap
4 10 (2.28%) XenApp
5 4 (0.91%) KVM
6 3 (0.68%) Varnish
7 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.79%) Nessus
2 5 (1.14%) CORE IMPACT
2 5 (1.14%) Puppet
3 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.68%) WSUS
3 3 (0.68%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.68%) OSSEC
4 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) logstash
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.79%) Oracle
2 21 (4.79%) Cisco
3 17 (3.88%) Citrix
4 16 (3.65%) VMware
5 13 (2.97%) Juniper
6 9 (2.05%) IBM
7 8 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.60%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.60%) HP
9 5 (1.14%) NetApp
9 5 (1.14%) EMC
9 5 (1.14%) F5
10 4 (0.91%) Acme Packet
10 4 (0.91%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.91%) Sun
10 4 (0.91%) Compaq
11 3 (0.68%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.68%) Tripwire
11 3 (0.68%) CA
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum + comprehensive package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum to 65k + car allowance + min 18% bon
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10k Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Church International
Salary: £40-45k pa + On call + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 14 days ago