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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 402 460 440
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 46 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.052% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.054% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 33 9 18
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
Penetration Tester
England

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
17915 20287 21795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.17% 96.82% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15256 16595 17383
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 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
Oxfordshire - 23 £50,000 - 8
Surrey +36 15 £42,500 -43.33% 2
Hampshire - 6 £72,500 - 4
Kent - 1 £37,500 -
Penetration Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 60 (82.19%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (57.53%) OWASP
3 38 (52.05%) CEH
4 37 (50.68%) CREST Certified
5 36 (49.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 36 (49.32%) Nessus
6 35 (47.95%) Java
7 34 (46.58%) Nmap
8 31 (42.47%) Telecoms
9 30 (41.10%) Cybersecurity
10 29 (39.73%) Security Testing
10 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
11 27 (36.99%) OSCP
11 27 (36.99%) C
11 27 (36.99%) C++
12 26 (35.62%) Python
13 25 (34.25%) Windows
13 25 (34.25%) Mobile App
14 24 (32.88%) GPEN
15 21 (28.77%) Linux
16 20 (27.40%) TCP/IP
17 19 (26.03%) Perl
17 19 (26.03%) Information Security
18 18 (24.66%) Ethical Hacking
18 18 (24.66%) GIAC
18 18 (24.66%) OpenVAS
18 18 (24.66%) Metasploit
18 18 (24.66%) Qualys
19 17 (23.29%) Bash Shell
20 16 (21.92%) CISSP

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 4 (5.48%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.18%) Wireless
3 9 (12.33%) Firewall
4 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 3 (4.11%) Broadband
5 3 (4.11%) LTE
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.37%) LAN
6 1 (1.37%) VPN
6 1 (1.37%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Metasploit
2 12 (16.44%) Burp Suite
General
1 31 (42.47%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) HTML
2 11 (15.07%) HTML5
3 10 (13.70%) .NET
4 7 (9.59%) 802.1X
5 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.85%) JSON
6 5 (6.85%) XML
7 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.48%) RESTful
8 1 (1.37%) Ajax
8 1 (1.37%) REST
8 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) Mobile App
2 13 (17.81%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.22%) Cybercrime
5 6 (8.22%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) SCADA
7 1 (1.37%) CESG
7 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Kali Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Unix
4 4 (5.48%) Android
4 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.11%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.37%) AIX
6 1 (1.37%) HPUX
6 1 (1.37%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (82.19%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (57.53%) OWASP
3 36 (49.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (41.10%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (39.73%) Security Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Information Security
7 18 (24.66%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (9.59%) Open Source
9 6 (8.22%) Time Management
10 5 (6.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
11 4 (5.48%) Social Engineering
12 3 (4.11%) Source Code Analysis
12 3 (4.11%) Static Code Analysis
13 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
13 2 (2.74%) Reverse Engineering
13 2 (2.74%) SIEM
14 1 (1.37%) Digital Marketing
14 1 (1.37%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) C
2 27 (36.99%) C++
3 26 (35.62%) Python
4 19 (26.03%) Perl
5 17 (23.29%) Bash Shell
6 11 (15.07%) PHP
7 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.85%) C#
8 5 (6.85%) Ruby
9 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
10 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
10 3 (4.11%) VB
11 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (52.05%) CEH
2 37 (50.68%) CREST Certified
3 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
4 27 (36.99%) OSCP
5 24 (32.88%) GPEN
6 18 (24.66%) GIAC
7 16 (21.92%) CISM
7 16 (21.92%) CISSP
8 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
9 9 (12.33%) Degree
10 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.85%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (4.11%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (2.74%) SANS
13 2 (2.74%) Tigerscheme
14 1 (1.37%) CEPT
14 1 (1.37%) CPTE
14 1 (1.37%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 36 (49.32%) Nessus
2 34 (46.58%) Nmap
3 18 (24.66%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.37%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Qualys
2 13 (17.81%) Coverity
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco
3 8 (10.96%) Fortinet
4 7 (9.59%) Juniper
4 7 (9.59%) Nokia
5 2 (2.74%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
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Oxfordshire
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