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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 366 427 481
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +54
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 287 218 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 231 179 103
Average salary £58,000 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
37857 39249 37070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.76% 84.57% 84.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31945 32349 30721
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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 +29 44 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £70,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 301 (55.74%) Information Security
2 169 (31.30%) Firewall
2 169 (31.30%) Finance
3 156 (28.89%) CISSP
4 114 (21.11%) Windows
5 111 (20.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 102 (18.89%) Network Security
7 100 (18.52%) SIEM
8 98 (18.15%) Management Information System
9 97 (17.96%) CISM
10 85 (15.74%) Cyber Security
11 83 (15.37%) Linux
12 82 (15.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 76 (14.07%) Reverse Engineering
14 74 (13.70%) Banking
14 74 (13.70%) Risk Assessment
15 73 (13.52%) Degree
16 71 (13.15%) Security Cleared
17 70 (12.96%) Kalman Filter
18 62 (11.48%) CEH
18 62 (11.48%) ITIL
18 62 (11.48%) Java
19 61 (11.30%) CISA
19 61 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
20 60 (11.11%) Security Testing
21 57 (10.56%) Ethical Hacking
22 56 (10.37%) C
23 55 (10.19%) Malware Analysis
24 53 (9.81%) Wireless
24 53 (9.81%) Data Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (1.85%) Apache
1 10 (1.85%) Apache Pig
2 8 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.11%) IIS
4 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.41%) MS Office
3 9 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 169 (31.30%) Firewall
2 102 (18.89%) Network Security
3 53 (9.81%) Wireless
4 43 (7.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 41 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 31 (5.74%) Internet
7 22 (4.07%) Wireless Security
8 20 (3.70%) VPN
9 19 (3.52%) LAN
9 19 (3.52%) VLAN
10 18 (3.33%) DNS
11 11 (2.04%) DHCP
12 10 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.48%) SAN
13 8 (1.48%) TACACS
14 6 (1.11%) Junos
14 6 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (1.11%) WAN
14 6 (1.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.78%) Big Data
2 10 (1.85%) MySQL
2 10 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 10 (1.85%) Apache Hive
3 8 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.37%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.67%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.30%) JIRA
4 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.93%) Subversion
6 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.37%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.37%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.19%) JMeter
8 1 (0.19%) WATIR
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.19%) Appium
8 1 (0.19%) TestNG
8 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 169 (31.30%) Finance
2 74 (13.70%) Banking
3 17 (3.15%) Marketing
4 16 (2.96%) Retail
4 16 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 16 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.96%) Legal
5 9 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.30%) Private Banking
6 7 (1.30%) Back Office
7 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.93%) Advertising
7 5 (0.93%) Law
8 4 (0.74%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
9 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 127 (23.52%) Analyst
2 116 (21.48%) Consultant
3 107 (19.81%) Security Analyst
4 86 (15.93%) Security Consultant
5 79 (14.63%) Tester
6 78 (14.44%) Penetration Tester
7 51 (9.44%) Team Leader
8 38 (7.04%) Security Manager
9 26 (4.81%) Security Operations Analyst
9 26 (4.81%) Operations Analyst
10 25 (4.63%) Information Analyst
10 25 (4.63%) Senior Consultant
10 25 (4.63%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (4.44%) Senior Security Consultant
11 24 (4.44%) Operations Team Leader
12 21 (3.89%) Information Security Consultant
13 19 (3.52%) Senior Tester
13 19 (3.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
14 18 (3.33%) Administrator
15 17 (3.15%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.30%) .NET
2 10 (1.85%) STL
2 10 (1.85%) HTML
3 9 (1.67%) Web Services
3 9 (1.67%) Java EE
3 9 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.67%) REST
4 5 (0.93%) SAML
4 5 (0.93%) OAuth
5 4 (0.74%) CSS
6 3 (0.56%) SOAP
6 3 (0.56%) COM
7 2 (0.37%) Middleware
7 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.37%) WCF
7 2 (0.37%) WSH
7 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 98 (18.15%) Management Information System
2 61 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.15%) Computer Science
4 43 (7.96%) Mobile App
5 29 (5.37%) PKI
6 27 (5.00%) Cryptography
7 14 (2.59%) CESG
7 14 (2.59%) Blog
8 13 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.22%) Cybercrime
10 11 (2.04%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.93%) Social Media
12 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) BYOD
13 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.74%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 114 (21.11%) Windows
2 83 (15.37%) Linux
3 43 (7.96%) UNIX
4 15 (2.78%) Android
5 12 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.85%) VMS
7 6 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.11%) Debian
7 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (55.74%) Information Security
2 100 (18.52%) SIEM
3 85 (15.74%) Cyber Security
4 82 (15.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 76 (14.07%) Reverse Engineering
6 74 (13.70%) Risk Assessment
7 70 (12.96%) Kalman Filter
8 62 (11.48%) ITIL
9 60 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 57 (10.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 55 (10.19%) Malware Analysis
12 53 (9.81%) Vulnerability Management
12 53 (9.81%) Data Security
13 51 (9.44%) Project Management
14 44 (8.15%) Security Architecture
15 36 (6.67%) Security Management
16 35 (6.48%) OWASP
17 33 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (6.11%) Risk Management
18 32 (5.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.48%) Java
2 56 (10.37%) C
3 52 (9.63%) C#
4 47 (8.70%) SQL
5 40 (7.41%) C++
6 33 (6.11%) PHP
7 26 (4.81%) Python
8 20 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.70%) Perl
9 16 (2.96%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.96%) Objective-C
10 15 (2.78%) Ruby
11 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.85%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (28.89%) CISSP
2 97 (17.96%) CISM
3 73 (13.52%) Degree
4 71 (13.15%) Security Cleared
5 62 (11.48%) CEH
6 61 (11.30%) CISA
7 45 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 41 (7.59%) OSCP
9 29 (5.37%) GIAC
10 27 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (3.89%) Security+ Certification
13 17 (3.15%) MCSE
14 16 (2.96%) SSCP
14 16 (2.96%) GCIH
14 16 (2.96%) CRISC
15 15 (2.78%) CCNA
16 14 (2.59%) DV Cleared
16 14 (2.59%) PCI QSA
17 13 (2.41%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (20.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (9.63%) PCI DSS
3 25 (4.63%) QA
4 9 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.67%) COBIT
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) COSO
System Software
1 50 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.11%) iptables
4 5 (0.93%) KVM
4 5 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.37%) Snort
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 30 (5.56%) Nessus
2 9 (1.67%) SCCM
3 8 (1.48%) CORE IMPACT
3 8 (1.48%) Puppet
4 7 (1.30%) SCOM
5 6 (1.11%) Nmap
5 6 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (0.93%) WSUS
7 3 (0.56%) Nagios
7 3 (0.56%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.56%) Ansible
8 2 (0.37%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 45 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.67%) Cisco
3 20 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 20 (3.70%) F5
4 18 (3.33%) Splunk
5 17 (3.15%) VMware
6 16 (2.96%) McAfee
7 13 (2.41%) Qualys
8 11 (2.04%) Juniper
9 10 (1.85%) Trustwave
10 9 (1.67%) Aruba
11 8 (1.48%) LogLogic
12 7 (1.30%) HP
13 6 (1.11%) SAP
14 5 (0.93%) Citrix
15 4 (0.74%) Oracle
15 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
16 3 (0.56%) Symantec
16 3 (0.56%) Cyber-Ark
16 3 (0.56%) Blue Coat
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