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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 391 490 488
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 251 146 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.39% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 203 98 120
Average salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
37801 37914 39018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.40% 83.49% 81.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31439 31626 33215
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 October 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 42 £65,000 +1.96% 17
Bromley +6 12 £47,500 -13.63%
Sidcup - 4 £50,688 - 1
Uxbridge -2 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 217 (45.59%) Information Security
2 150 (31.51%) Finance
3 127 (26.68%) CISSP
4 113 (23.74%) Firewall
5 103 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 88 (18.49%) Risk Management
7 85 (17.86%) CEH
8 82 (17.23%) Cyber Security
9 80 (16.81%) Windows
10 79 (16.60%) Ethical Hacking
11 76 (15.97%) Linux
12 75 (15.76%) Network Security
12 75 (15.76%) PCI DSS
13 74 (15.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 73 (15.34%) Degree
15 60 (12.61%) Management Information System
16 58 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
17 55 (11.55%) Security Cleared
18 52 (10.92%) Project Management
19 50 (10.50%) Cisco
20 48 (10.08%) ITIL
21 46 (9.66%) Microsoft
22 44 (9.24%) Security Testing
23 42 (8.82%) UNIX
24 41 (8.61%) Security Management
24 41 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
25 40 (8.40%) Metasploit
26 39 (8.19%) SIEM
26 39 (8.19%) WAN
27 38 (7.98%) LAN

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.52%) IIS
3 10 (2.10%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (1.89%) Apache
5 8 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.05%) Lync
7 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.63%) nginx
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.36%) MS Office
3 8 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.52%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.10%) SaaS
2 9 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.89%) Office 365
3 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.42%) Heroku
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.42%) IaaS
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.21%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 113 (23.74%) Firewall
2 75 (15.76%) Network Security
3 39 (8.19%) WAN
4 38 (7.98%) LAN
4 38 (7.98%) Internet
5 37 (7.77%) VPN
6 34 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 34 (7.14%) Wireless
7 23 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (3.36%) VoIP
9 15 (3.15%) DNS
10 14 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (2.94%) OSPF
11 13 (2.73%) Intranet
11 13 (2.73%) SAN
11 13 (2.73%) DHCP
12 12 (2.52%) Wireless Security
13 11 (2.31%) SNMP
14 10 (2.10%) BGP
14 10 (2.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.10%) MySQL
1 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.84%) Big Data
3 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (8.40%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.10%) JIRA
3 7 (1.47%) Selenium
4 6 (1.26%) WebDriver
5 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.63%) Subversion
7 2 (0.42%) AppScan
7 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.21%) GDB
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.21%) TestNG
General
1 150 (31.51%) Finance
2 33 (6.93%) Banking
3 21 (4.41%) Law
4 18 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.57%) Retail
6 15 (3.15%) Advertising
7 13 (2.73%) Games
8 11 (2.31%) Legal
9 9 (1.89%) Marketing
10 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.21%) iGaming
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 142 (29.83%) Tester
2 138 (28.99%) Penetration Tester
3 95 (19.96%) Consultant
4 78 (16.39%) Analyst
5 75 (15.76%) Security Consultant
6 72 (15.13%) Security Analyst
7 28 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 28 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
7 28 (5.88%) Security Manager
8 25 (5.25%) Ethical Hacker
9 24 (5.04%) Architect
10 22 (4.62%) Security Specialist
11 20 (4.20%) Security Engineer
11 20 (4.20%) Team Leader
11 20 (4.20%) Senior Tester
11 20 (4.20%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 19 (3.99%) Security Operations Analyst
12 19 (3.99%) Information Specialist
12 19 (3.99%) Information Security Specialist
12 19 (3.99%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.99%) .NET
2 18 (3.78%) Web Services
3 10 (2.10%) JMS
3 10 (2.10%) Spring
3 10 (2.10%) Ajax
3 10 (2.10%) Java SE
4 9 (1.89%) Middleware
4 9 (1.89%) REST
5 5 (1.05%) WSDL
5 5 (1.05%) SAML
5 5 (1.05%) OAuth
5 5 (1.05%) OpenID
6 4 (0.84%) SOAP
7 3 (0.63%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.42%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.42%) RESTful
8 2 (0.42%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) XACML
9 1 (0.21%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.61%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.56%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.73%) Cryptography
6 9 (1.89%) PKI
6 9 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.26%) Replication
7 6 (1.26%) Clustering
7 6 (1.26%) Open Source
7 6 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.84%) CESG
9 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.63%) SCADA
10 3 (0.63%) CMDB
11 2 (0.42%) Online Games
11 2 (0.42%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.81%) Windows
2 76 (15.97%) Linux
3 42 (8.82%) UNIX
4 21 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.73%) CentOS
6 12 (2.52%) Debian
7 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.89%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.68%) Solaris
10 7 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.26%) AIX
11 6 (1.26%) Android
11 6 (1.26%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.63%) VMS
13 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (45.59%) Information Security
2 88 (18.49%) Risk Management
3 82 (17.23%) Cyber Security
4 79 (16.60%) Ethical Hacking
5 74 (15.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 58 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 52 (10.92%) Project Management
8 48 (10.08%) ITIL
9 44 (9.24%) Security Testing
10 41 (8.61%) Security Management
11 39 (8.19%) SIEM
12 35 (7.35%) Security Architecture
13 31 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (6.51%) Change Management
14 30 (6.30%) Risk Assessment
15 29 (6.09%) OWASP
16 26 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (5.04%) Business Continuity
18 23 (4.83%) E-Commerce
18 23 (4.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.98%) Python
2 34 (7.14%) Java
3 31 (6.51%) C++
4 26 (5.46%) SQL
5 23 (4.83%) Ruby
6 21 (4.41%) C
7 15 (3.15%) Perl
8 11 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.10%) PHP
10 9 (1.89%) C#
11 7 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 127 (26.68%) CISSP
2 85 (17.86%) CEH
3 73 (15.34%) Degree
4 55 (11.55%) Security Cleared
5 38 (7.98%) CISA
6 34 (7.14%) CISM
7 33 (6.93%) SC Cleared
8 32 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (5.88%) OSCP
11 27 (5.67%) GIAC
12 26 (5.46%) MCSE
13 25 (5.25%) PCI QSA
14 20 (4.20%) CCNA
15 17 (3.57%) GPEN
16 15 (3.15%) CCNP
17 10 (2.10%) OSCE
18 8 (1.68%) ISEB
18 8 (1.68%) GCIH
18 8 (1.68%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (15.76%) PCI DSS
3 26 (5.46%) QA
4 12 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (2.31%) COBIT
5 11 (2.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.84%) BS7799
6 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.73%) Nmap
3 8 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.05%) XenApp
6 4 (0.84%) Xen
6 4 (0.84%) vSphere
7 3 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.42%) KVM
8 2 (0.42%) XenServer
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (5.25%) Nessus
2 9 (1.89%) CORE IMPACT
2 9 (1.89%) Puppet
3 7 (1.47%) WSUS
4 5 (1.05%) ZABBIX
4 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.84%) Nagios
6 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.63%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.42%) Ansible
8 1 (0.21%) logstash
8 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (10.50%) Cisco
2 46 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.25%) Oracle
4 23 (4.83%) Juniper
4 23 (4.83%) VMware
5 19 (3.99%) Citrix
6 13 (2.73%) IBM
6 13 (2.73%) F5
7 10 (2.10%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.10%) EMC
8 9 (1.89%) HP
8 9 (1.89%) NetApp
8 9 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.26%) CA
9 6 (1.26%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.26%) Qualys
9 6 (1.26%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.26%) Q1 Labs
10 4 (0.84%) McAfee
11 3 (0.63%) WSO2
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K to 65K + Car + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 56K + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £95,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + TBC
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent training opportunities and
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £10000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Church International
Salary: £55k pa + Private Health, Group Pension & Share Incentive
Posted: 2 days ago