The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 420 429 522
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +93
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 217 172 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.48% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 177 116 96
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39302 36068 41200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.59% 81.58% 79.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32636 29824 35689
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Penetration Testing
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 +17 51 £55,000 - 9
Bromley -11 5 £43,750 -5.40% 1
Croydon - 1 £32,500 -
Hounslow - 1 £27,500 -
Clapham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 195 (43.72%) Information Security
2 165 (37.00%) Finance
3 137 (30.72%) CISSP
4 115 (25.78%) Firewall
5 104 (23.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (21.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 83 (18.61%) Risk Management
7 83 (18.61%) Windows
8 82 (18.39%) Degree
9 81 (18.16%) Linux
10 80 (17.94%) CEH
11 78 (17.49%) Network Security
12 66 (14.80%) PCI DSS
13 60 (13.45%) Security Testing
14 58 (13.00%) Cyber Security
15 57 (12.78%) Security Cleared
15 57 (12.78%) Management Information System
16 54 (12.11%) Project Management
17 49 (10.99%) UNIX
18 48 (10.76%) Ethical Hacking
19 46 (10.31%) Python
19 46 (10.31%) Security Management
20 44 (9.87%) Microsoft
20 44 (9.87%) SIEM
21 43 (9.64%) ITIL
22 39 (8.74%) Java
22 39 (8.74%) SQL
22 39 (8.74%) CISM
23 36 (8.07%) Wireless
23 36 (8.07%) QA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 19 (4.26%) Apache
2 11 (2.47%) nginx
3 9 (2.02%) uWSGI
4 8 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.35%) Lync
6 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.90%) Drupal
7 4 (0.90%) WordPress
7 4 (0.90%) CloudStack
8 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.26%) MS Office
3 7 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.24%) SaaS
2 6 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.90%) CloudFront
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Heroku
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 115 (25.78%) Firewall
2 78 (17.49%) Network Security
3 36 (8.07%) Wireless
4 34 (7.62%) TCP/IP
5 30 (6.73%) Internet
6 27 (6.05%) LAN
7 26 (5.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (5.83%) VPN
7 26 (5.83%) WAN
8 21 (4.71%) DNS
9 20 (4.48%) Wireless Security
10 17 (3.81%) OSPF
11 15 (3.36%) VoIP
12 14 (3.14%) DHCP
12 14 (3.14%) BGP
13 13 (2.91%) Wireshark
14 12 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (2.24%) VLAN
17 9 (2.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.48%) MySQL
2 12 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (7.62%) Metasploit
2 11 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.47%) JIRA
3 9 (2.02%) AppScan
4 6 (1.35%) Selenium
4 6 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.12%) WebDriver
5 5 (1.12%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.90%) Subversion
7 2 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) GDB
8 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.22%) TestNG
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) Capybara
General
1 165 (37.00%) Finance
2 21 (4.71%) Banking
3 20 (4.48%) Legal
4 16 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.69%) Law
5 12 (2.69%) Marketing
6 10 (2.24%) Advertising
7 8 (1.79%) Games
8 7 (1.57%) Retail
9 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 118 (26.46%) Tester
2 108 (24.22%) Penetration Tester
3 85 (19.06%) Analyst
4 83 (18.61%) Consultant
5 80 (17.94%) Security Analyst
6 54 (12.11%) Security Consultant
7 27 (6.05%) IT Security Analyst
8 26 (5.83%) Information Analyst
8 26 (5.83%) Information Security Analyst
9 21 (4.71%) Security Specialist
10 18 (4.04%) Senior Tester
10 18 (4.04%) Team Leader
10 18 (4.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 17 (3.81%) Security Engineer
11 17 (3.81%) Network Engineer
12 15 (3.36%) Security Manager
13 14 (3.14%) Lead Tester
13 14 (3.14%) Security Tester
14 13 (2.91%) Information Specialist
14 13 (2.91%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.14%) .NET
2 13 (2.91%) Ajax
3 12 (2.69%) HTML
4 10 (2.24%) XML
5 9 (2.02%) Pylons
5 9 (2.02%) jQuery
5 9 (2.02%) Django
5 9 (2.02%) Web Services
6 8 (1.79%) CSS
7 6 (1.35%) JSON
7 6 (1.35%) RESTful
8 4 (0.90%) JMS
8 4 (0.90%) Spring
8 4 (0.90%) Java SE
8 4 (0.90%) Memcached
9 3 (0.67%) Middleware
10 2 (0.45%) SAML
10 2 (0.45%) WSDL
10 2 (0.45%) OAuth
10 2 (0.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.78%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.69%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.69%) Cryptography
4 11 (2.47%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.02%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.79%) PKI
7 5 (1.12%) AS400
7 5 (1.12%) CESG
7 5 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.90%) EFT
8 4 (0.90%) CMDB
9 3 (0.67%) Open Source
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.45%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 83 (18.61%) Windows
2 81 (18.16%) Linux
3 49 (10.99%) UNIX
4 18 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.47%) Solaris
6 11 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.24%) Android
7 10 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.02%) CentOS
9 6 (1.35%) Debian
10 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.12%) OS/390
11 4 (0.90%) SELinux
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.45%) SUSE
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (43.72%) Information Security
2 94 (21.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 83 (18.61%) Risk Management
4 60 (13.45%) Security Testing
5 58 (13.00%) Cyber Security
6 54 (12.11%) Project Management
7 48 (10.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 46 (10.31%) Security Management
9 44 (9.87%) SIEM
10 43 (9.64%) ITIL
11 35 (7.85%) Risk Assessment
12 31 (6.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (5.83%) Change Management
14 24 (5.38%) OWASP
15 22 (4.93%) Business Continuity
15 22 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.04%) Service Management
17 17 (3.81%) Test Management
17 17 (3.81%) Incident Management
17 17 (3.81%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.31%) Python
2 39 (8.74%) Java
2 39 (8.74%) SQL
3 32 (7.17%) C++
4 31 (6.95%) Ruby
5 25 (5.61%) C
5 25 (5.61%) Perl
6 18 (4.04%) PHP
7 12 (2.69%) C#
8 11 (2.47%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.24%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.57%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.67%) VB
14 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 137 (30.72%) CISSP
2 82 (18.39%) Degree
3 80 (17.94%) CEH
4 57 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.74%) CISM
6 35 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (7.40%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.17%) CISA
9 30 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (6.05%) OSCP
11 26 (5.83%) GIAC
12 24 (5.38%) MCSE
12 24 (5.38%) CCNP
13 20 (4.48%) ISEB
13 20 (4.48%) GPEN
14 16 (3.59%) CCNA
15 14 (3.14%) MCSA
16 11 (2.47%) GSEC
17 10 (2.24%) GCIH
17 10 (2.24%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (23.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (14.80%) PCI DSS
3 36 (8.07%) QA
4 13 (2.91%) COBIT
4 13 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (1.79%) BS7799
7 6 (1.35%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.90%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.69%) Nmap
4 10 (2.24%) XenApp
5 4 (0.90%) KVM
5 4 (0.90%) Varnish
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.45%) Snort
6 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (5.16%) Nessus
2 10 (2.24%) Ansible
3 9 (2.02%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.57%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (0.90%) WebInspect
5 4 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.67%) Puppet
6 3 (0.67%) WSUS
7 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.45%) Cacti
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.22%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 44 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.50%) Cisco
3 19 (4.26%) Oracle
4 17 (3.81%) CheckPoint
4 17 (3.81%) Citrix
4 17 (3.81%) Juniper
5 15 (3.36%) VMware
6 9 (2.02%) IBM
7 8 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.12%) HP
8 5 (1.12%) LogRhythm
9 4 (0.90%) Compaq
9 4 (0.90%) Sun
9 4 (0.90%) Siebel
9 4 (0.90%) SAP
9 4 (0.90%) LANDesk
9 4 (0.90%) F5
9 4 (0.90%) Splunk
9 4 (0.90%) Acme Packet
10 3 (0.67%) ArcSight
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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City of London
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City of London
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City of London
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Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
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City, London
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Salary: 35K to 50K
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Bromley
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
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London
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London
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + dep on experience
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West London
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North West London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £6000 car allowance, benefits, bonus
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