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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 391 440 450
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 253 218 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.53% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 170 170 105
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
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
37658 41412 36900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.43% 84.77% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 31632 34412 30712
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 6 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 6 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 +27 45 £55,000 - 12
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Greenwich - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 243 (50.73%) Information Security
2 131 (27.35%) CISSP
3 121 (25.26%) Finance
3 121 (25.26%) Firewall
4 100 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (17.75%) Degree
6 84 (17.54%) Windows
7 80 (16.70%) CISM
7 80 (16.70%) Network Security
8 79 (16.49%) Management Information System
9 77 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 71 (14.82%) Security Cleared
11 66 (13.78%) Security Testing
12 61 (12.73%) Java
12 61 (12.73%) Cyber Security
13 59 (12.32%) SIEM
14 54 (11.27%) ITIL
14 54 (11.27%) Banking
15 53 (11.06%) CEH
15 53 (11.06%) Wireless
15 53 (11.06%) Linux
16 52 (10.86%) CISA
17 50 (10.44%) Mobile App
18 49 (10.23%) Reverse Engineering
19 47 (9.81%) SC Cleared
20 46 (9.60%) OWASP
20 46 (9.60%) Computer Science
21 45 (9.39%) Risk Management
21 45 (9.39%) C#
21 45 (9.39%) Project Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 16 (3.34%) IIS
2 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.67%) Apache
4 6 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.51%) MS Office
3 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.25%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (25.26%) Firewall
2 80 (16.70%) Network Security
3 53 (11.06%) Wireless
4 44 (9.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (5.85%) Wireless Security
6 21 (4.38%) Internet
7 20 (4.18%) LAN
8 18 (3.76%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.13%) VLAN
10 13 (2.71%) DNS
11 12 (2.51%) VPN
12 10 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.88%) SAN
14 8 (1.67%) WAN
14 8 (1.67%) TACACS
15 7 (1.46%) DHCP
15 7 (1.46%) SSL
16 6 (1.25%) LDAP
16 6 (1.25%) Wireshark
16 6 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.25%) MySQL
4 5 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.04%) Big Data
5 4 (0.84%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.09%) JIRA
1 10 (2.09%) Metasploit
1 10 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.04%) Subversion
4 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.21%) JMeter
6 1 (0.21%) WATIR
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.21%) Appium
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) TestNG
General
1 121 (25.26%) Finance
2 54 (11.27%) Banking
3 21 (4.38%) Retail
4 13 (2.71%) Marketing
5 12 (2.51%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.51%) Legal
6 7 (1.46%) Back Office
6 7 (1.46%) Games
7 6 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.04%) Private Banking
9 4 (0.84%) Law
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (20.25%) Consultant
2 95 (19.83%) Tester
3 94 (19.62%) Penetration Tester
4 73 (15.24%) Analyst
5 66 (13.78%) Security Consultant
6 63 (13.15%) Security Analyst
7 53 (11.06%) Security Manager
8 30 (6.26%) Team Leader
9 19 (3.97%) Senior Tester
9 19 (3.97%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 18 (3.76%) Information Security Analyst
10 18 (3.76%) Information Analyst
11 17 (3.55%) Security Specialist
12 16 (3.34%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.34%) Senior Consultant
12 16 (3.34%) Operations Team Leader
13 15 (3.13%) Security Operations Analyst
13 15 (3.13%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 15 (3.13%) Testing Consultant
13 15 (3.13%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.35%) .NET
2 14 (2.92%) REST
3 11 (2.30%) Web Services
4 8 (1.67%) SAML
4 8 (1.67%) HTML
4 8 (1.67%) OAuth
5 7 (1.46%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.25%) CSS
7 5 (1.04%) SOAP
7 5 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.84%) WCF
9 3 (0.63%) COM
9 3 (0.63%) Middleware
10 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.21%) Ajax
10 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 50 (10.44%) Mobile App
3 46 (9.60%) Computer Science
4 39 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (6.26%) Cryptography
6 24 (5.01%) PKI
7 15 (3.13%) CESG
8 14 (2.92%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.51%) Blog
10 10 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.67%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.04%) Social Media
13 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.04%) BYOD
14 4 (0.84%) Cybercrime
14 4 (0.84%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 84 (17.54%) Windows
2 53 (11.06%) Linux
3 26 (5.43%) UNIX
4 9 (1.88%) VMS
5 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 6 (1.25%) Android
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (50.73%) Information Security
2 77 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 66 (13.78%) Security Testing
4 61 (12.73%) Cyber Security
5 59 (12.32%) SIEM
6 54 (11.27%) ITIL
7 49 (10.23%) Reverse Engineering
8 46 (9.60%) OWASP
9 45 (9.39%) Project Management
9 45 (9.39%) Risk Management
10 42 (8.77%) Ethical Hacking
11 41 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
12 40 (8.35%) Kalman Filter
13 37 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (7.52%) Data Security
15 35 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (7.10%) Security Management
17 33 (6.89%) Malware Analysis
18 32 (6.68%) Vulnerability Management
19 29 (6.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.73%) Java
2 45 (9.39%) C#
3 44 (9.19%) SQL
4 42 (8.77%) C
5 33 (6.89%) C++
6 30 (6.26%) PHP
7 16 (3.34%) VB.NET
8 12 (2.51%) Python
8 12 (2.51%) Ruby
9 9 (1.88%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.04%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.84%) Perl
13 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 131 (27.35%) CISSP
2 85 (17.75%) Degree
3 80 (16.70%) CISM
4 71 (14.82%) Security Cleared
5 53 (11.06%) CEH
6 52 (10.86%) CISA
7 47 (9.81%) SC Cleared
8 32 (6.68%) OSCP
9 16 (3.34%) GPEN
9 16 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.92%) Security+ Certification
11 13 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.71%) CRISC
12 11 (2.30%) ISEB
13 10 (2.09%) GIAC
14 9 (1.88%) GCIH
14 9 (1.88%) OSCE
15 8 (1.67%) PCI QSA
15 8 (1.67%) CCNA
16 7 (1.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (9.19%) PCI DSS
3 32 (6.68%) QA
4 11 (2.30%) COBIT
5 9 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.63%) SLA
7 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) COSO
System Software
1 28 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.25%) vSphere
4 5 (1.04%) KVM
5 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.42%) Snort
7 1 (0.21%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (3.13%) Nessus
2 9 (1.88%) SCCM
2 9 (1.88%) Puppet
3 7 (1.46%) SCOM
4 6 (1.25%) Nagios
4 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.04%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.04%) WSUS
5 5 (1.04%) CORE IMPACT
6 4 (0.84%) Nmap
6 4 (0.84%) Ansible
7 3 (0.63%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.42%) logstash
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 34 (7.10%) Cisco
2 33 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.18%) CheckPoint
4 14 (2.92%) F5
4 14 (2.92%) Splunk
5 13 (2.71%) Juniper
6 12 (2.51%) VMware
7 11 (2.30%) HP
8 10 (2.09%) Aruba
8 10 (2.09%) Trustwave
9 9 (1.88%) Oracle
10 8 (1.67%) Citrix
11 7 (1.46%) McAfee
11 7 (1.46%) Qualys
12 6 (1.25%) Apple
13 5 (1.04%) Dell
13 5 (1.04%) Riverbed
14 4 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (0.84%) Fortinet
14 4 (0.84%) SAP
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HP Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ThreePeople
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus/Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Met Police
Salary: From £36,479 to £41,716 per annum Depending on Skills and Experience
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Met Police
Salary: From £36,479 to £41,716 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago