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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 398 438 445
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 257 225 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 187 183 118
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £35,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £77,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
37934 41167 37203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.43% 84.69% 84.00%
Number of salaries quoted 31806 34196 30717
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +18 52 £53,750 -2.27% 16
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Greenwich - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 271 (54.42%) Information Security
2 144 (28.92%) Firewall
2 144 (28.92%) CISSP
3 137 (27.51%) Finance
4 111 (22.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 94 (18.88%) CISM
6 93 (18.67%) Management Information System
7 90 (18.07%) Windows
8 84 (16.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 84 (16.87%) Network Security
9 81 (16.27%) Degree
10 76 (15.26%) SIEM
11 72 (14.46%) Security Cleared
12 69 (13.86%) Security Testing
13 63 (12.65%) Cyber Security
14 62 (12.45%) Linux
15 59 (11.85%) Wireless
16 58 (11.65%) Banking
16 58 (11.65%) Java
17 57 (11.45%) CEH
17 57 (11.45%) CISA
18 56 (11.24%) ITIL
18 56 (11.24%) Reverse Engineering
19 55 (11.04%) Risk Assessment
20 54 (10.84%) Kalman Filter
21 52 (10.44%) PCI DSS
22 51 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (10.24%) Mobile App
23 50 (10.04%) OWASP
24 49 (9.84%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 13 (2.61%) IIS
2 10 (2.01%) Apache
3 9 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.41%) MS Office
3 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.20%) SaaS
3 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 144 (28.92%) Firewall
2 84 (16.87%) Network Security
3 59 (11.85%) Wireless
4 45 (9.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (5.62%) Internet
6 27 (5.42%) Wireless Security
7 22 (4.42%) LAN
8 19 (3.82%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.61%) VPN
10 15 (3.01%) VLAN
11 14 (2.81%) DNS
12 10 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.61%) SAN
13 8 (1.61%) WAN
13 8 (1.61%) DHCP
13 8 (1.61%) TACACS
14 6 (1.20%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.20%) LDAP
14 6 (1.20%) SSL
14 6 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.61%) MySQL
1 8 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.00%) Big Data
4 4 (0.80%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.81%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.41%) JIRA
4 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.00%) Subversion
6 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.40%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) WATIR
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.20%) Appium
8 1 (0.20%) TestNG
8 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 137 (27.51%) Finance
2 58 (11.65%) Banking
3 19 (3.82%) Retail
4 17 (3.41%) Marketing
5 15 (3.01%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.21%) Legal
7 8 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.41%) Back Office
8 7 (1.41%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.20%) Games
10 5 (1.00%) Advertising
11 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.80%) Law
11 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (19.48%) Analyst
2 94 (18.88%) Consultant
3 89 (17.87%) Tester
4 88 (17.67%) Penetration Tester
5 84 (16.87%) Security Analyst
6 62 (12.45%) Security Consultant
7 51 (10.24%) Security Manager
8 35 (7.03%) Team Leader
9 21 (4.22%) Operations Analyst
9 21 (4.22%) Security Operations Analyst
10 19 (3.82%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 19 (3.82%) Information Security Analyst
10 19 (3.82%) Information Analyst
10 19 (3.82%) Senior Tester
11 18 (3.61%) Security Specialist
11 18 (3.61%) Security Engineer
11 18 (3.61%) Operations Team Leader
12 17 (3.41%) Administrator
13 15 (3.01%) IT Security Manager
14 14 (2.81%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.43%) .NET
2 13 (2.61%) REST
3 11 (2.21%) HTML
4 9 (1.81%) Web Services
5 7 (1.41%) SAML
5 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.41%) OAuth
6 6 (1.20%) CSS
7 5 (1.00%) SOAP
8 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.80%) WCF
9 3 (0.60%) COM
10 2 (0.40%) Middleware
10 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 93 (18.67%) Management Information System
2 51 (10.24%) Mobile App
2 51 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.03%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.82%) Cryptography
5 28 (5.62%) PKI
6 15 (3.01%) CESG
7 14 (2.81%) Blog
8 12 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.81%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.00%) BYOD
12 5 (1.00%) Social Media
13 4 (0.80%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.80%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.07%) Windows
2 62 (12.45%) Linux
3 30 (6.02%) UNIX
4 9 (1.81%) VMS
5 6 (1.20%) Android
5 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.00%) Debian
7 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (54.42%) Information Security
2 84 (16.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 76 (15.26%) SIEM
4 69 (13.86%) Security Testing
5 63 (12.65%) Cyber Security
6 56 (11.24%) Reverse Engineering
6 56 (11.24%) ITIL
7 55 (11.04%) Risk Assessment
8 54 (10.84%) Kalman Filter
9 50 (10.04%) OWASP
10 47 (9.44%) Project Management
11 45 (9.04%) Data Security
12 44 (8.84%) Risk Management
12 44 (8.84%) Malware Analysis
13 43 (8.63%) Ethical Hacking
14 37 (7.43%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (6.43%) Security Management
17 28 (5.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.65%) Java
2 49 (9.84%) SQL
3 44 (8.84%) C
3 44 (8.84%) C#
4 34 (6.83%) C++
5 32 (6.43%) PHP
6 16 (3.21%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.41%) Python
7 12 (2.41%) Ruby
8 10 (2.01%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.00%) Perl
12 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (28.92%) CISSP
2 94 (18.88%) CISM
3 81 (16.27%) Degree
4 72 (14.46%) Security Cleared
5 57 (11.45%) CISA
5 57 (11.45%) CEH
6 49 (9.84%) SC Cleared
7 38 (7.63%) OSCP
8 16 (3.21%) GPEN
8 16 (3.21%) Security+ Certification
8 16 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.81%) CRISC
10 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.21%) GIAC
12 10 (2.01%) ISEB
12 10 (2.01%) GCIH
12 10 (2.01%) OSCE
13 8 (1.61%) PCI QSA
13 8 (1.61%) CISMP
13 8 (1.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (22.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (10.44%) PCI DSS
3 31 (6.22%) QA
4 11 (2.21%) COBIT
5 10 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) COSO
System Software
1 39 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) vSphere
3 5 (1.00%) KVM
3 5 (1.00%) iptables
4 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (4.62%) Nessus
2 9 (1.81%) SCCM
3 8 (1.61%) Puppet
4 7 (1.41%) SCOM
5 6 (1.20%) CORE IMPACT
6 5 (1.00%) WSUS
7 4 (0.80%) Nmap
8 3 (0.60%) Nagios
8 3 (0.60%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.60%) Ansible
9 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.40%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.20%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.83%) Cisco
3 18 (3.61%) CheckPoint
3 18 (3.61%) F5
4 13 (2.61%) Splunk
5 11 (2.21%) VMware
5 11 (2.21%) Juniper
6 10 (2.01%) Aruba
6 10 (2.01%) Trustwave
7 9 (1.81%) Qualys
7 9 (1.81%) Oracle
7 9 (1.81%) HP
8 8 (1.61%) McAfee
9 7 (1.41%) Citrix
10 5 (1.00%) SAP
10 5 (1.00%) Dell
10 5 (1.00%) Riverbed
11 4 (0.80%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (0.80%) LogLogic
11 4 (0.80%) Apple
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