The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / South East
Rank 369 442 458
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 16 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.10% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 6
Median salary £61,250 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.52% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
14223 18666 19927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.68% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11791 16039 16302
Median salary £43,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +53 12 £75,000 +76.47% 1
Oxfordshire +16 2 £60,000 -23.80%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 47 (94.00%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (82.00%) C
2 41 (82.00%) C++
3 38 (76.00%) Nessus
4 37 (74.00%) Nmap
5 36 (72.00%) Python
6 34 (68.00%) Windows
6 34 (68.00%) Java
6 34 (68.00%) Telecoms
7 29 (58.00%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
9 25 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 23 (46.00%) Perl
10 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (44.00%) Linux
12 21 (42.00%) Qualys
12 21 (42.00%) OpenVAS
13 19 (38.00%) Bash Shell
14 18 (36.00%) TCP/IP
15 17 (34.00%) Metasploit
16 16 (32.00%) Security Testing
16 16 (32.00%) Source Code Analysis
17 15 (30.00%) CREST Certified
18 14 (28.00%) DV Cleared
18 14 (28.00%) Open Source
18 14 (28.00%) Finance
19 13 (26.00%) CEH
19 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
19 13 (26.00%) OSCP
20 12 (24.00%) Static Code Analysis

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (24.00%) Broadband
2 12 (24.00%) LTE
3 11 (22.00%) Wireless
4 6 (12.00%) Firewall
5 5 (10.00%) HTTP
5 5 (10.00%) SMTP
6 4 (8.00%) Wireless Security
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Metasploit
2 3 (6.00%) Burp Suite
3 2 (4.00%) JMeter
3 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (28.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (18.00%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (10.00%) iSeries
4 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (68.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Linux
3 12 (24.00%) VxWorks
4 7 (14.00%) Kali Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (94.00%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (58.00%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 16 (32.00%) Security Testing
5 16 (32.00%) Source Code Analysis
6 14 (28.00%) Open Source
7 12 (24.00%) Information Security
7 12 (24.00%) OWASP
7 12 (24.00%) Social Engineering
7 12 (24.00%) Static Code Analysis
8 5 (10.00%) Content Management
8 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) Project Management
8 5 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (6.00%) Business Development
9 3 (6.00%) Presales
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (82.00%) C
1 41 (82.00%) C++
2 36 (72.00%) Python
3 34 (68.00%) Java
4 23 (46.00%) Perl
5 19 (38.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) C#
7 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.00%) VB
8 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) CREST Certified
3 14 (28.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) CEH
4 13 (26.00%) OSCP
5 11 (22.00%) GPEN
6 9 (18.00%) Degree
6 9 (18.00%) GIAC
7 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.00%) Tigerscheme
9 2 (4.00%) ISEB
9 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
9 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (2.00%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (76.00%) Nessus
2 37 (74.00%) Nmap
3 21 (42.00%) OpenVAS
4 1 (2.00%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Qualys
2 9 (18.00%) Coverity
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
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Modis International Ltd
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