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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 322 431 471
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +40
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 369 255 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.94% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 299 184 177
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,150 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,750 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +5.17%
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
35305 39099 41595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.50% 87.89% 87.33%
Number of salaries quoted 30570 32801 34541
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 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +71 56 £65,000 +18.18% 14
Twickenham - 4 £38,432 -
Bromley - 3 £52,500 -
Croydon - 3 £41,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £102,500 -
Isleworth - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 334 (44.01%) Information Security
2 270 (35.57%) Cybersecurity
3 215 (28.33%) Finance
4 211 (27.80%) CISSP
5 198 (26.09%) Firewall
6 176 (23.19%) SIEM
7 175 (23.06%) CREST Certified
7 175 (23.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 172 (22.66%) Python
9 169 (22.27%) Windows
10 157 (20.69%) Degree
11 155 (20.42%) Linux
12 126 (16.60%) Security Cleared
13 124 (16.34%) Network Security
14 117 (15.42%) Management Information System
15 113 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
16 111 (14.62%) Java
16 111 (14.62%) Security Operations
17 109 (14.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 105 (13.83%) CISM
19 104 (13.70%) Risk Management
19 104 (13.70%) Security Testing
20 102 (13.44%) CEH
21 100 (13.18%) Ethical Hacking
22 97 (12.78%) C++
23 96 (12.65%) Unix
24 94 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
24 94 (12.38%) Ruby
25 85 (11.20%) SANS
26 82 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 12 (1.58%) nginx
2 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.26%) Apache
3 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.26%) CMS
3 2 (0.26%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (0.26%) IIS
3 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.19%) PaaS
4 6 (0.79%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.26%) Nimbula
8 1 (0.13%) Heroku
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 198 (26.09%) Firewall
2 124 (16.34%) Network Security
3 80 (10.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 79 (10.41%) Internet
5 60 (7.91%) TCP/IP
6 58 (7.64%) Wireless
7 49 (6.46%) LAN
8 48 (6.32%) VPN
9 47 (6.19%) WAN
10 31 (4.08%) SSL
11 28 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (3.43%) HTTP
13 23 (3.03%) MPLS
14 21 (2.77%) LDAP
15 19 (2.50%) VoIP
16 17 (2.24%) FWSM
17 15 (1.98%) DNS
18 13 (1.71%) BGP
18 13 (1.71%) OSPF
18 13 (1.71%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.16%) Big Data
2 18 (2.37%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.19%) Redis
6 7 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.40%) MySQL
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 48 (6.32%) Metasploit
2 36 (4.74%) Burp Suite
3 34 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.95%) Selenium
5 28 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 26 (3.43%) JUnit
7 25 (3.29%) Git (software)
8 19 (2.50%) JIRA
9 17 (2.24%) WebDriver
10 15 (1.98%) AppScan
10 15 (1.98%) FitNesse
11 14 (1.84%) Hudson
11 14 (1.84%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.58%) LoadRunner
13 11 (1.45%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.45%) TestNG
14 6 (0.79%) gulp
15 3 (0.40%) Paros
16 2 (0.26%) GitLab
16 2 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 215 (28.33%) Finance
2 61 (8.04%) Banking
3 32 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.43%) Retail
5 23 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.84%) Law
7 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.19%) Legal
8 8 (1.05%) Marketing
8 8 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (0.79%) Billing
10 5 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.40%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 161 (21.21%) Tester
2 140 (18.45%) Analyst
3 135 (17.79%) Penetration Tester
4 128 (16.86%) Consultant
4 128 (16.86%) Security Analyst
5 102 (13.44%) Security Consultant
6 79 (10.41%) Security Engineer
7 55 (7.25%) Security Manager
8 49 (6.46%) Senior Analyst
9 48 (6.32%) Security Specialist
10 46 (6.06%) Architect
11 45 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
12 42 (5.53%) Security Architect
13 41 (5.40%) Information Analyst
13 41 (5.40%) Information Security Analyst
14 34 (4.48%) IT Analyst
14 34 (4.48%) IT Security Analyst
15 31 (4.08%) Security Tester
16 28 (3.69%) Network Engineer
16 28 (3.69%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.88%) .NET
2 21 (2.77%) Node.js
3 19 (2.50%) SOAP
3 19 (2.50%) Web Services
4 17 (2.24%) SAML
5 11 (1.45%) JDBC
6 9 (1.19%) Middleware
6 9 (1.19%) Sensu
7 8 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.92%) HTML
8 7 (0.92%) React
9 6 (0.79%) Backbone.js
9 6 (0.79%) CSS
9 6 (0.79%) Express
9 6 (0.79%) MEAN Stack
9 6 (0.79%) Sass
10 5 (0.66%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.66%) Ajax
10 5 (0.66%) JSON
10 5 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.42%) Management Information System
2 81 (10.67%) Mobile App
3 74 (9.75%) Computer Science
4 57 (7.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 52 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (4.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 24 (3.16%) Client/Server
8 23 (3.03%) Blog
9 22 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
10 21 (2.77%) Online Banking
11 17 (2.24%) Internet of Things
12 16 (2.11%) CESG
12 16 (2.11%) Fintech
13 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.71%) Data Centre
14 13 (1.71%) PKI
15 12 (1.58%) SCADA
16 11 (1.45%) BYOD
17 9 (1.19%) Cryptography
17 9 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 169 (22.27%) Windows
2 155 (20.42%) Linux
3 96 (12.65%) Unix
4 24 (3.16%) Android
5 23 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 23 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 20 (2.64%) Kali Linux
7 12 (1.58%) Solaris
8 6 (0.79%) AIX
8 6 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.53%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.26%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (44.01%) Information Security
2 270 (35.57%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (23.19%) SIEM
4 175 (23.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 113 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (14.62%) Security Operations
7 109 (14.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 104 (13.70%) Risk Management
8 104 (13.70%) Security Testing
9 100 (13.18%) Ethical Hacking
10 63 (8.30%) Mentoring
10 63 (8.30%) Risk Assessment
11 62 (8.17%) Project Management
12 59 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
13 53 (6.98%) Malware Analysis
14 51 (6.72%) ITIL
15 48 (6.32%) Open Source
16 46 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (5.67%) Security Architecture
17 43 (5.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (22.66%) Python
2 111 (14.62%) Java
3 97 (12.78%) C++
4 94 (12.38%) Ruby
5 82 (10.80%) PowerShell
6 78 (10.28%) PHP
7 77 (10.14%) C#
8 75 (9.88%) Perl
9 74 (9.75%) SQL
10 46 (6.06%) VB.NET
11 37 (4.87%) C
12 23 (3.03%) Objective-C
13 15 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.98%) Groovy
14 10 (1.32%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.66%) VB
16 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.40%) Scala
18 2 (0.26%) Apple Swift
18 2 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 211 (27.80%) CISSP
2 175 (23.06%) CREST Certified
3 157 (20.69%) Degree
4 126 (16.60%) Security Cleared
5 105 (13.83%) CISM
6 102 (13.44%) CEH
7 94 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
8 85 (11.20%) SANS
9 75 (9.88%) OSCP
10 71 (9.35%) SC Cleared
11 65 (8.56%) GIAC
12 62 (8.17%) CCNA
12 62 (8.17%) CHECK Team Leader
13 49 (6.46%) CISA
14 46 (6.06%) CCNP
15 34 (4.48%) DV Cleared
16 32 (4.22%) SSCP
17 31 (4.08%) GPEN
18 25 (3.29%) CHECK Team Member
19 22 (2.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (6.59%) QA
3 42 (5.53%) COBIT
4 36 (4.74%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.79%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.66%) SLA
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.24%) Docker
3 14 (1.84%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.32%) Varnish
7 8 (1.05%) vCloud
8 6 (0.79%) KVM
9 5 (0.66%) Snort
9 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.53%) vSphere
11 3 (0.40%) Firmware
11 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.26%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (7.38%) Nessus
2 27 (3.56%) Puppet
3 24 (3.16%) Ansible
4 20 (2.64%) HP Fortify
5 16 (2.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 13 (1.71%) Nmap
7 10 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.32%) QRadar
8 9 (1.19%) Grafana
8 9 (1.19%) Kibana
8 9 (1.19%) logstash
8 9 (1.19%) Salt
8 9 (1.19%) Uchiwa
9 8 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.92%) WebInspect
11 6 (0.79%) EnCase
11 6 (0.79%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.40%) SCCM
13 2 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (5.14%) Cisco
2 35 (4.61%) Splunk
3 33 (4.35%) VMware
4 32 (4.22%) CheckPoint
5 27 (3.56%) Juniper
5 27 (3.56%) Palo Alto
6 25 (3.29%) Microsoft
7 16 (2.11%) LogRhythm
8 15 (1.98%) HP
8 15 (1.98%) Intel Security
9 12 (1.58%) F5
9 12 (1.58%) IBM
9 12 (1.58%) Mitel
9 12 (1.58%) Oracle
10 11 (1.45%) AlienVault
10 11 (1.45%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.32%) Google
12 9 (1.19%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.05%) BMC
13 8 (1.05%) Citrix
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Optimum IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Boden
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago