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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / London
Rank 354 392 477
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +85
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 250 273 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.75% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 216 236 139
Median salary £68,750 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,375
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +6.32%

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
30031 36261 35884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.88% 89.20% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 25178 30972 30101
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 33 £60,000 - 4
Canary Wharf - 13 £60,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £70,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 345 (52.04%) Information Security
2 274 (41.33%) Cybersecurity
3 257 (38.76%) CISSP
4 218 (32.88%) Firewall
5 170 (25.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 169 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 161 (24.28%) CISM
8 154 (23.23%) Windows
9 141 (21.27%) SIEM
10 131 (19.76%) CISA
11 128 (19.31%) Degree
12 115 (17.35%) Network Security
13 112 (16.89%) CEH
13 112 (16.89%) Finance
14 103 (15.54%) Security Architecture
15 102 (15.38%) Java
16 101 (15.23%) Data Protection
17 100 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
18 98 (14.78%) Linux
19 93 (14.03%) Vulnerability Management
20 91 (13.73%) CREST Certified
21 90 (13.57%) Risk Management
22 71 (10.71%) PCI DSS
23 68 (10.26%) Security Testing
24 66 (9.95%) SQL
25 65 (9.80%) ITIL
26 62 (9.35%) Python
26 62 (9.35%) Computer Science
27 61 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 61 (9.20%) Windows Server

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.06%) IIS
6 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.60%) Apache
8 3 (0.45%) nginx
9 2 (0.30%) Tornado
10 1 (0.15%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (4.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.06%) assyst
2 7 (1.06%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 2 (0.30%) Bankmaster
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.71%) PaaS
3 15 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.51%) IaaS
5 10 (1.51%) SaaS
6 9 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.06%) Office 365
8 5 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.75%) Route 53
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.30%) G Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 218 (32.88%) Firewall
2 115 (17.35%) Network Security
3 46 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (4.83%) VPN
5 24 (3.62%) HTTP
5 24 (3.62%) Wireless
6 23 (3.47%) Internet
7 16 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.11%) MPLS
9 14 (2.11%) VLAN
9 14 (2.11%) WAN
9 14 (2.11%) Wireless Security
10 13 (1.96%) IPsec
10 13 (1.96%) LAN
11 12 (1.81%) LDAP
12 11 (1.66%) DNS
13 10 (1.51%) NetScreen
13 10 (1.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.83%) Oracle Database
2 12 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.06%) MySQL
3 7 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.90%) Big Data
5 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.30%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (4.37%) Selenium
2 24 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.47%) Cucumber
4 22 (3.32%) JUnit
5 19 (2.87%) Burp Suite
6 16 (2.41%) WebDriver
7 14 (2.11%) Hudson
8 13 (1.96%) AppScan
8 13 (1.96%) JIRA
9 11 (1.66%) FitNesse
9 11 (1.66%) Metasploit
9 11 (1.66%) SoapUI
10 10 (1.51%) Git (software)
11 7 (1.06%) Paros
11 7 (1.06%) WebScarab
12 6 (0.90%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.90%) JMeter
12 6 (0.90%) TestNG
13 5 (0.75%) Protractor
13 5 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 112 (16.89%) Finance
2 36 (5.43%) Retail
3 32 (4.83%) Banking
4 27 (4.07%) Legal
5 21 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.41%) Publishing
7 10 (1.51%) Military
8 9 (1.36%) Electronics
9 8 (1.21%) Law
10 5 (0.75%) Games
11 4 (0.60%) Marketing
12 2 (0.30%) International Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (26.40%) Analyst
2 161 (24.28%) Security Analyst
3 82 (12.37%) Consultant
4 81 (12.22%) Security Manager
5 72 (10.86%) Tester
6 64 (9.65%) Security Consultant
7 63 (9.50%) Security Engineer
8 57 (8.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 54 (8.14%) Penetration Tester
10 48 (7.24%) Architect
11 40 (6.03%) IT Analyst
11 40 (6.03%) IT Security Analyst
11 40 (6.03%) Security Architect
12 39 (5.88%) Information Analyst
12 39 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
13 35 (5.28%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 33 (4.98%) IT Manager
14 33 (4.98%) IT Security Manager
14 33 (4.98%) Security Specialist
15 28 (4.22%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.43%) .NET
2 31 (4.68%) Web Services
3 20 (3.02%) HTML
4 17 (2.56%) Node.js
5 16 (2.41%) SOAP
6 15 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (1.81%) REST
7 12 (1.81%) SAML
8 10 (1.51%) Regular Expression
9 8 (1.21%) Middleware
9 8 (1.21%) Serverless Framework
10 6 (0.90%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.90%) CSS
11 5 (0.75%) LAMP
12 4 (0.60%) jQuery
12 4 (0.60%) XML
13 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (0.45%) React
14 2 (0.30%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.35%) Computer Science
2 58 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.79%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.02%) Cyber Defence
6 20 (3.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (2.71%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.71%) Fintech
8 16 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.81%) PKI
11 11 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (1.66%) Blog
11 11 (1.66%) Cyber Attack
12 9 (1.36%) CESG
13 8 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.90%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 154 (23.23%) Windows
2 98 (14.78%) Linux
3 61 (9.20%) Windows Server
4 54 (8.14%) Apple iOS
5 43 (6.49%) Unix
6 37 (5.58%) Mac OS X
7 19 (2.87%) Android
8 13 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.21%) AIX
12 6 (0.90%) Solaris
13 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.30%) CentOS
14 2 (0.30%) Debian
15 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (52.04%) Information Security
2 274 (41.33%) Cybersecurity
3 170 (25.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 141 (21.27%) SIEM
5 103 (15.54%) Security Architecture
6 101 (15.23%) Data Protection
7 100 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (14.03%) Vulnerability Management
9 90 (13.57%) Risk Management
10 68 (10.26%) Security Testing
11 65 (9.80%) ITIL
12 61 (9.20%) Data Loss Prevention
12 61 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 59 (8.90%) Ethical Hacking
14 58 (8.75%) Incident Management
15 53 (7.99%) Security Management
16 51 (7.69%) Security Operations
17 50 (7.54%) SABSA
18 44 (6.64%) SOA
19 39 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (15.38%) Java
2 66 (9.95%) SQL
3 62 (9.35%) Python
4 53 (7.99%) C#
5 47 (7.09%) Ruby
6 42 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 39 (5.88%) C
8 32 (4.83%) PHP
9 31 (4.68%) C++
10 29 (4.37%) Bash Shell
11 26 (3.92%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.26%) VB.NET
13 14 (2.11%) Perl
14 13 (1.96%) Scala
15 11 (1.66%) Groovy
16 9 (1.36%) Go
16 9 (1.36%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.75%) VB
18 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 257 (38.76%) CISSP
2 161 (24.28%) CISM
3 131 (19.76%) CISA
4 128 (19.31%) Degree
5 112 (16.89%) CEH
6 91 (13.73%) CREST Certified
7 47 (7.09%) GPEN
8 46 (6.94%) CHECK Team Leader
8 46 (6.94%) Security Cleared
9 36 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (4.52%) OSCP
11 28 (4.22%) CHECK Team Member
11 28 (4.22%) GCFA
12 27 (4.07%) CCNP
12 27 (4.07%) GCED
12 27 (4.07%) GPPA
12 27 (4.07%) GSNA
12 27 (4.07%) GSSP-JAVA
12 27 (4.07%) GWAPT
13 26 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.83%) QA
3 32 (4.83%) SLA
4 15 (2.26%) COBIT
5 6 (0.90%) GDPR
6 4 (0.60%) GPG13
6 4 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.45%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.30%) FISMA
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 53 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.26%) Docker
4 11 (1.66%) Snort
5 10 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (1.51%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.90%) Firmware
8 5 (0.75%) NFS
9 4 (0.60%) vSphere
9 4 (0.60%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) LXC
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (3.92%) Puppet
2 16 (2.41%) Nessus
3 15 (2.26%) Ansible
4 14 (2.11%) CSIRT
5 13 (1.96%) Nmap
6 11 (1.66%) QRadar
7 10 (1.51%) Kibana
7 10 (1.51%) logstash
7 10 (1.51%) Nagios
7 10 (1.51%) RSA enVision
8 8 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (1.06%) EnCase
9 7 (1.06%) FTK
10 6 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.75%) Terraform
12 4 (0.60%) Cacti
12 4 (0.60%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.60%) OpenNMS
13 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (7.84%) Oracle
2 46 (6.94%) Cisco
3 37 (5.58%) VMware
4 35 (5.28%) Apple
5 33 (4.98%) Palo Alto
6 28 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (4.22%) Splunk
7 27 (4.07%) CheckPoint
8 26 (3.92%) ArcSight
9 25 (3.77%) Microsoft
10 24 (3.62%) Qualys
11 19 (2.87%) Sophos
12 17 (2.56%) Juniper
13 15 (2.26%) IBM
13 15 (2.26%) LogRhythm
13 15 (2.26%) SAP
14 13 (1.96%) FireEye
14 13 (1.96%) Fortinet
14 13 (1.96%) Intel Security
15 12 (1.81%) Mitel
South East London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus +Car Allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Generous Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + £6000 car allowance + £7,000 bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum £45k - £65k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: OTE
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum (dep. on skills & experience)
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago