The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 445 421 505
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +84
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 216 174 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.48% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 174 119 98
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,500 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39774 36200 41124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.57% 81.61% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 32981 29880 35586
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +10 48 £60,000 -4.00% 14
Bromley -6 6 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Hounslow - 1 £27,500 -
Clapham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 198 (43.52%) Information Security
2 172 (37.80%) Finance
3 140 (30.77%) CISSP
4 118 (25.93%) Firewall
5 107 (23.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (20.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 87 (19.12%) Risk Management
8 84 (18.46%) Windows
8 84 (18.46%) Degree
9 82 (18.02%) CEH
10 81 (17.80%) Linux
11 80 (17.58%) Network Security
12 69 (15.16%) PCI DSS
13 61 (13.41%) Cyber Security
14 60 (13.19%) Security Testing
15 59 (12.97%) Management Information System
16 58 (12.75%) Security Cleared
17 54 (11.87%) Project Management
18 51 (11.21%) Ethical Hacking
19 50 (10.99%) UNIX
20 48 (10.55%) Security Management
21 45 (9.89%) Python
21 45 (9.89%) Microsoft
22 44 (9.67%) ITIL
22 44 (9.67%) SIEM
23 40 (8.79%) Java
24 39 (8.57%) CISM
25 38 (8.35%) SQL
26 37 (8.13%) Wireless
27 36 (7.91%) Risk Assessment

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (3.52%) Apache
2 10 (2.20%) nginx
3 8 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.54%) uWSGI
5 6 (1.32%) Lync
5 6 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.88%) CloudStack
8 3 (0.66%) Drupal
8 3 (0.66%) WordPress
8 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 31 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.18%) MS Office
3 7 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.42%) SaaS
2 5 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.66%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Heroku
5 2 (0.44%) Office 365
5 2 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 118 (25.93%) Firewall
2 80 (17.58%) Network Security
3 37 (8.13%) Wireless
4 35 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 31 (6.81%) Internet
6 28 (6.15%) VPN
6 28 (6.15%) LAN
7 27 (5.93%) WAN
7 27 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (4.62%) Wireless Security
9 20 (4.40%) DNS
10 18 (3.96%) OSPF
11 16 (3.52%) VoIP
12 15 (3.30%) BGP
13 14 (3.08%) DHCP
14 13 (2.86%) Wireshark
15 12 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (2.20%) VLAN
17 9 (1.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.74%) MySQL
2 10 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.66%) Big Data
5 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (7.69%) Metasploit
2 11 (2.42%) JIRA
3 10 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.98%) AppScan
5 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.32%) Selenium
6 5 (1.10%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.10%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.88%) Subversion
8 2 (0.44%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) GDB
9 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.22%) Capybara
9 1 (0.22%) TestNG
9 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 172 (37.80%) Finance
2 22 (4.84%) Banking
3 20 (4.40%) Legal
4 16 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.86%) Marketing
5 13 (2.86%) Law
6 11 (2.42%) Advertising
7 8 (1.76%) Retail
7 8 (1.76%) Games
8 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) iGaming
10 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (26.37%) Tester
2 111 (24.40%) Penetration Tester
3 88 (19.34%) Consultant
4 87 (19.12%) Analyst
5 82 (18.02%) Security Analyst
6 59 (12.97%) Security Consultant
7 28 (6.15%) Information Analyst
7 28 (6.15%) Information Security Analyst
8 27 (5.93%) IT Security Analyst
9 22 (4.84%) Security Specialist
10 19 (4.18%) Network Engineer
11 18 (3.96%) Security Engineer
11 18 (3.96%) Senior Tester
11 18 (3.96%) Team Leader
11 18 (3.96%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 17 (3.74%) Security Manager
13 14 (3.08%) Security Tester
13 14 (3.08%) Information Specialist
13 14 (3.08%) Information Security Specialist
14 13 (2.86%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.30%) .NET
2 13 (2.86%) Ajax
3 11 (2.42%) Web Services
4 10 (2.20%) XML
4 10 (2.20%) HTML
5 7 (1.54%) jQuery
5 7 (1.54%) Django
5 7 (1.54%) Pylons
5 7 (1.54%) CSS
6 6 (1.32%) JMS
6 6 (1.32%) RESTful
6 6 (1.32%) Spring
6 6 (1.32%) Java SE
6 6 (1.32%) JSON
7 4 (0.88%) Middleware
8 3 (0.66%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.66%) Memcached
9 2 (0.44%) SAML
9 2 (0.44%) WSDL
9 2 (0.44%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.97%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.64%) Cryptography
5 11 (2.42%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.76%) PKI
7 7 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.54%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.10%) AS400
8 5 (1.10%) CESG
9 4 (0.88%) EFT
9 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.88%) CMDB
10 3 (0.66%) Open Source
11 2 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.44%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.44%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 84 (18.46%) Windows
2 81 (17.80%) Linux
3 50 (10.99%) UNIX
4 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.42%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.42%) Solaris
7 10 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.20%) CentOS
7 10 (2.20%) Android
8 7 (1.54%) Debian
9 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.10%) OS/390
11 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.66%) SELinux
12 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.44%) VMS
13 2 (0.44%) SUSE
13 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (43.52%) Information Security
2 94 (20.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 87 (19.12%) Risk Management
4 61 (13.41%) Cyber Security
5 60 (13.19%) Security Testing
6 54 (11.87%) Project Management
7 51 (11.21%) Ethical Hacking
8 48 (10.55%) Security Management
9 44 (9.67%) ITIL
9 44 (9.67%) SIEM
10 36 (7.91%) Risk Assessment
11 31 (6.81%) Vulnerability Management
12 27 (5.93%) Change Management
13 24 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.27%) OWASP
14 23 (5.05%) Business Continuity
15 18 (3.96%) Service Management
15 18 (3.96%) Test Management
16 17 (3.74%) Incident Management
16 17 (3.74%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.89%) Python
2 40 (8.79%) Java
3 38 (8.35%) SQL
4 32 (7.03%) C++
5 30 (6.59%) Ruby
6 24 (5.27%) C
7 23 (5.05%) Perl
8 17 (3.74%) PHP
9 12 (2.64%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.42%) C#
11 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.44%) VB
16 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 140 (30.77%) CISSP
2 84 (18.46%) Degree
3 82 (18.02%) CEH
4 58 (12.75%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.57%) CISM
6 35 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.03%) CISA
9 31 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (5.93%) GIAC
10 27 (5.93%) OSCP
11 25 (5.49%) MCSE
12 24 (5.27%) CCNP
13 21 (4.62%) GPEN
14 20 (4.40%) ISEB
15 16 (3.52%) CCNA
16 14 (3.08%) MCSA
17 11 (2.42%) PCI QSA
17 11 (2.42%) GSEC
18 10 (2.20%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (23.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (15.16%) PCI DSS
3 36 (7.91%) QA
4 13 (2.86%) COBIT
4 13 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (1.76%) BS7799
7 6 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.10%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) WCAG
9 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.64%) Nmap
4 10 (2.20%) XenApp
5 4 (0.88%) KVM
6 3 (0.66%) Varnish
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (5.27%) Nessus
2 8 (1.76%) Ansible
3 7 (1.54%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.54%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (0.88%) Puppet
4 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.88%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.66%) WSUS
6 2 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.44%) OSSEC
6 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.44%) Cacti
6 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.81%) Cisco
3 21 (4.62%) Oracle
4 18 (3.96%) Juniper
4 18 (3.96%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.74%) Citrix
6 15 (3.30%) VMware
7 9 (1.98%) IBM
8 7 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.32%) HP
10 5 (1.10%) LogRhythm
11 4 (0.88%) Sun
11 4 (0.88%) Compaq
11 4 (0.88%) EMC
11 4 (0.88%) Siebel
11 4 (0.88%) SAP
11 4 (0.88%) Acme Packet
11 4 (0.88%) F5
11 4 (0.88%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.66%) Qualys
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus, shares & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Support
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
GE Capital
Posted: 17 days ago
North West London
Santander
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £6000 car allowance, benefits, bonus
Posted: 19 days ago