The first table below looks at the demand for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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 Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 418 427 428
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 25 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.073% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.076% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 7
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £22,500 £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.97%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21473 20949 22153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.84% 95.00% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17169 17278 18929
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the South East region.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Kent - 7 £31,250 - 2
Hampshire -2 5 £65,000 -
Berkshire +3 4 £47,500 +111.11% 1
Surrey -9 1 - - 2
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 27 (65.85%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (53.66%) Windows
3 21 (51.22%) Linux
4 17 (41.46%) PCI DSS
5 15 (36.59%) PHP
5 15 (36.59%) CISSP
5 15 (36.59%) Ethical Hacking
6 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 12 (29.27%) Java
7 12 (29.27%) Python
7 12 (29.27%) CEH
7 12 (29.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 11 (26.83%) Ruby
8 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Open Source
9 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
9 9 (21.95%) .NET
10 8 (19.51%) MySQL
10 8 (19.51%) IIS
10 8 (19.51%) AIX
10 8 (19.51%) C
10 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.51%) Apache
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
10 8 (19.51%) Snort
10 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (17.07%) Degree
12 6 (14.63%) OWASP

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.51%) IIS
1 8 (19.51%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
1 4 (9.76%) Network Security
2 3 (7.32%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) AIX
3 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.20%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (36.59%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (29.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
5 6 (14.63%) OWASP
5 6 (14.63%) SIEM
6 5 (12.20%) Information Security
7 4 (9.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.32%) Online Security
9 2 (4.88%) Security Management
10 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) PHP
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) Java
3 12 (29.27%) Python
4 11 (26.83%) Ruby
5 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
6 8 (19.51%) C
7 4 (9.76%) VB
8 3 (7.32%) C++
8 3 (7.32%) Perl
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) CISSP
2 12 (29.27%) CEH
3 7 (17.07%) Degree
4 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) GPEN
6 1 (2.44%) OSCP
6 1 (2.44%) OSCE
6 1 (2.44%) OSWP
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) PCI DSS
2 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Snort
2 2 (4.88%) Nmap
3 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
1 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
2 6 (14.63%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
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