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

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 321 420 514
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +94
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 378 266 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.94% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.68% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 292 177 160
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
35882 39346 44061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 89.66% 87.77% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31072 33028 36522
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 June 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 June 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 +69 59 £60,000 +9.09% 14
Bromley - 6 £52,500 -
Croydon - 2 £38,000 -
Twickenham - 2 £38,432 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £102,500 -
Isleworth - 1 £45,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 333 (46.12%) Information Security
2 248 (34.35%) Cybersecurity
3 192 (26.59%) Finance
4 191 (26.45%) Firewall
5 184 (25.48%) CISSP
6 176 (24.38%) SIEM
7 168 (23.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 164 (22.71%) CREST Certified
9 152 (21.05%) Windows
10 151 (20.91%) Python
11 150 (20.78%) Degree
12 145 (20.08%) Linux
13 128 (17.73%) Network Security
14 120 (16.62%) Security Cleared
15 112 (15.51%) Management Information System
16 109 (15.10%) Security Testing
17 105 (14.54%) Ethical Hacking
18 103 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
19 102 (14.13%) Java
20 98 (13.57%) Unix
20 98 (13.57%) Risk Management
21 97 (13.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 96 (13.30%) CISM
22 96 (13.30%) CEH
23 91 (12.60%) Security Operations
24 90 (12.47%) Ruby
25 84 (11.63%) C++
25 84 (11.63%) SANS
26 81 (11.22%) Perl
27 80 (11.08%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (1.80%) nginx
2 5 (0.69%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.28%) Apache
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.28%) CMS
4 2 (0.28%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (0.28%) IIS
4 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Confluence
5 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.14%) uWSGI
Applications
1 12 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.97%) PaaS
4 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.28%) Nimbula
8 1 (0.14%) Heroku
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (26.45%) Firewall
2 128 (17.73%) Network Security
3 74 (10.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 67 (9.28%) TCP/IP
5 63 (8.73%) Internet
6 61 (8.45%) Wireless
7 52 (7.20%) VPN
8 40 (5.54%) LAN
9 39 (5.40%) WAN
10 29 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (3.88%) SSL
12 24 (3.32%) HTTP
13 20 (2.77%) LDAP
14 18 (2.49%) DNS
14 18 (2.49%) FWSM
15 13 (1.80%) BGP
15 13 (1.80%) OSPF
16 12 (1.66%) TACACS
16 12 (1.66%) Wireshark
17 11 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.49%) MongoDB
2 14 (1.94%) Big Data
3 12 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.25%) Redis
6 7 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.55%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.42%) MySQL
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 50 (6.93%) Metasploit
2 34 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.88%) Cucumber
3 28 (3.88%) Selenium
4 27 (3.74%) Burp Suite
5 25 (3.46%) Git (software)
5 25 (3.46%) JUnit
6 18 (2.49%) JIRA
7 16 (2.22%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.08%) FitNesse
8 15 (2.08%) Hudson
9 14 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 12 (1.66%) LoadRunner
11 10 (1.39%) AppScan
11 10 (1.39%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.39%) TestNG
12 6 (0.83%) gulp
13 3 (0.42%) GitLab
13 3 (0.42%) Paros
14 2 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 192 (26.59%) Finance
2 53 (7.34%) Banking
3 41 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.05%) Financial Institution
4 22 (3.05%) Law
5 13 (1.80%) Legal
6 11 (1.52%) Retail
7 9 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.25%) Marketing
8 6 (0.83%) Billing
9 5 (0.69%) Publishing
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
10 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.42%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 171 (23.68%) Tester
2 146 (20.22%) Penetration Tester
3 135 (18.70%) Analyst
4 121 (16.76%) Security Analyst
5 112 (15.51%) Consultant
6 90 (12.47%) Security Consultant
7 86 (11.91%) Security Engineer
8 53 (7.34%) Architect
8 53 (7.34%) Security Manager
9 51 (7.06%) Security Architect
10 47 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
11 45 (6.23%) Information Analyst
11 45 (6.23%) Information Security Analyst
12 43 (5.96%) Senior Security Analyst
13 42 (5.82%) Security Specialist
14 35 (4.85%) Security Tester
15 32 (4.43%) Security Penetration Tester
16 30 (4.16%) IT Analyst
16 30 (4.16%) IT Security Analyst
17 29 (4.02%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.86%) .NET
2 24 (3.32%) Web Services
3 19 (2.63%) SOAP
4 18 (2.49%) Node.js
5 17 (2.35%) SAML
6 10 (1.39%) HTML
6 10 (1.39%) JDBC
7 9 (1.25%) Sensu
8 8 (1.11%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.97%) React
10 6 (0.83%) Backbone.js
10 6 (0.83%) CSS
10 6 (0.83%) Express
10 6 (0.83%) MEAN Stack
10 6 (0.83%) Middleware
10 6 (0.83%) Sass
11 5 (0.69%) Ajax
11 5 (0.69%) JSON
11 5 (0.69%) REST
11 5 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (15.51%) Management Information System
2 69 (9.56%) Computer Science
3 65 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (8.31%) Mobile App
5 40 (5.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 39 (5.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 28 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
8 26 (3.60%) Client/Server
9 18 (2.49%) Blog
9 18 (2.49%) Internet of Things
10 15 (2.08%) CESG
10 15 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.08%) Fintech
11 14 (1.94%) Cryptography
11 14 (1.94%) PKI
12 12 (1.66%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.66%) SCADA
13 10 (1.39%) Cybercrime
14 9 (1.25%) BYOD
14 9 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 152 (21.05%) Windows
2 145 (20.08%) Linux
3 98 (13.57%) Unix
4 33 (4.57%) Android
5 31 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.77%) Kali Linux
7 15 (2.08%) Solaris
8 11 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.52%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.83%) FreeBSD
10 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.55%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.42%) VMS
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (46.12%) Information Security
2 248 (34.35%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (24.38%) SIEM
4 168 (23.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 109 (15.10%) Security Testing
6 105 (14.54%) Ethical Hacking
7 103 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (13.57%) Risk Management
9 97 (13.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 91 (12.60%) Security Operations
11 65 (9.00%) ITIL
12 64 (8.86%) Vulnerability Management
13 63 (8.73%) Security Architecture
14 62 (8.59%) Risk Assessment
15 56 (7.76%) Reverse Engineering
16 52 (7.20%) SDLC
17 51 (7.06%) Project Management
18 48 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 45 (6.23%) Security Management
20 42 (5.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.91%) Python
2 102 (14.13%) Java
3 90 (12.47%) Ruby
4 84 (11.63%) C++
5 81 (11.22%) Perl
6 73 (10.11%) C#
7 70 (9.70%) PHP
8 68 (9.42%) PowerShell
9 66 (9.14%) SQL
10 38 (5.26%) C
10 38 (5.26%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.49%) Objective-C
13 15 (2.08%) Groovy
14 13 (1.80%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.69%) VB
16 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.28%) Apple Swift
17 2 (0.28%) Scala
18 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 184 (25.48%) CISSP
2 164 (22.71%) CREST Certified
3 150 (20.78%) Degree
4 120 (16.62%) Security Cleared
5 96 (13.30%) CEH
5 96 (13.30%) CISM
6 84 (11.63%) SANS
7 80 (11.08%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (9.42%) SC Cleared
9 62 (8.59%) GIAC
9 62 (8.59%) OSCP
10 60 (8.31%) CCNA
10 60 (8.31%) CHECK Team Leader
11 46 (6.37%) CCNP
12 38 (5.26%) CISA
13 36 (4.99%) SSCP
14 31 (4.29%) DV Cleared
15 28 (3.88%) CHECK Team Member
16 24 (3.32%) GPEN
17 22 (3.05%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (6.65%) QA
3 45 (6.23%) COBIT
4 39 (5.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.55%) SLA
8 3 (0.42%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.14%) GPG13
9 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (2.35%) Docker
2 14 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.39%) Snort
4 10 (1.39%) Varnish
5 8 (1.11%) vCloud
6 5 (0.69%) KVM
6 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.42%) Firmware
7 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.42%) vSphere
8 2 (0.28%) Xen
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (8.86%) Nessus
2 24 (3.32%) Puppet
3 23 (3.19%) Ansible
4 18 (2.49%) Nmap
5 16 (2.22%) HP Fortify
6 15 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (1.39%) EnCase
7 10 (1.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.39%) QRadar
8 9 (1.25%) Grafana
8 9 (1.25%) Kibana
8 9 (1.25%) logstash
8 9 (1.25%) Salt
8 9 (1.25%) Uchiwa
9 7 (0.97%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.55%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.42%) SCCM
12 2 (0.28%) Mesos
12 2 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (5.40%) Cisco
2 35 (4.85%) Splunk
3 33 (4.57%) CheckPoint
4 31 (4.29%) Palo Alto
5 28 (3.88%) Juniper
5 28 (3.88%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.19%) VMware
7 15 (2.08%) Intel Security
8 13 (1.80%) LogRhythm
9 12 (1.66%) ArcSight
10 11 (1.52%) F5
10 11 (1.52%) HP
11 10 (1.39%) AlienVault
11 10 (1.39%) Google
12 9 (1.25%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.11%) Citrix
14 7 (0.97%) Fortinet
14 7 (0.97%) IBM
14 7 (0.97%) Intel
14 7 (0.97%) WorldPay
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £78,000 Consultant/Senior/Principal
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% on Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago