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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 386 450 452
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 49 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.050% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 43 8 20
Median salary £50,000 £71,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.82% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
17682 19816 21539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.02% 96.60% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14954 16355 16827
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £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 30 August 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 30 August 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 - 30 £50,000 - 6
Hampshire - 10 £70,000 - 3
Surrey +31 7 £52,500 -30.00% 4
Berkshire +2 1 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Penetration Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 66 (83.54%) Penetration Testing
2 46 (58.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 45 (56.96%) Nessus
4 44 (55.70%) Nmap
4 44 (55.70%) Java
4 44 (55.70%) CEH
4 44 (55.70%) OWASP
5 43 (54.43%) Telecoms
6 39 (49.37%) C
6 39 (49.37%) C++
7 38 (48.10%) Python
8 37 (46.84%) CREST Certified
9 36 (45.57%) Security Cleared
10 35 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (44.30%) Windows
11 34 (43.04%) OSCP
12 32 (40.51%) GPEN
13 27 (34.18%) Security Testing
13 27 (34.18%) Linux
13 27 (34.18%) Perl
14 25 (31.65%) Qualys
14 25 (31.65%) OpenVAS
15 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
15 24 (30.38%) GIAC
16 23 (29.11%) Ethical Hacking
17 22 (27.85%) Information Security
17 22 (27.85%) Mobile App
18 20 (25.32%) Bash Shell
18 20 (25.32%) Metasploit
19 18 (22.78%) DV Cleared

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 (5.06%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.72%) Wireless
3 7 (8.86%) Firewall
4 6 (7.59%) Broadband
4 6 (7.59%) LTE
5 4 (5.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Metasploit
2 11 (13.92%) Burp Suite
General
1 43 (54.43%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) HTML
2 11 (13.92%) HTML5
3 10 (12.66%) .NET
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.33%) JSON
5 5 (6.33%) XML
6 4 (5.06%) 802.1X
6 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.06%) RESTful
7 1 (1.27%) Ajax
7 1 (1.27%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Mobile App
2 17 (21.52%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.13%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.86%) Cybercrime
5 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) SCADA
7 1 (1.27%) CESG
7 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.30%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Kali Linux
4 6 (7.59%) VxWorks
5 5 (6.33%) Unix
6 4 (5.06%) Android
6 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.27%) AIX
7 1 (1.27%) HPUX
7 1 (1.27%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (83.54%) Penetration Testing
2 46 (58.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 44 (55.70%) OWASP
4 35 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (34.18%) Security Testing
6 23 (29.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 22 (27.85%) Information Security
8 13 (16.46%) Open Source
9 8 (10.13%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 6 (7.59%) Social Engineering
10 6 (7.59%) Source Code Analysis
10 6 (7.59%) Static Code Analysis
11 4 (5.06%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.06%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
13 2 (2.53%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
13 2 (2.53%) SIEM
13 2 (2.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.70%) Java
2 39 (49.37%) C
2 39 (49.37%) C++
3 38 (48.10%) Python
4 27 (34.18%) Perl
5 20 (25.32%) Bash Shell
6 10 (12.66%) PHP
7 7 (8.86%) C#
7 7 (8.86%) Ruby
8 5 (6.33%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.33%) VB
9 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (55.70%) CEH
2 37 (46.84%) CREST Certified
3 36 (45.57%) Security Cleared
4 34 (43.04%) OSCP
5 32 (40.51%) GPEN
6 24 (30.38%) GIAC
7 18 (22.78%) DV Cleared
8 16 (20.25%) CISM
8 16 (20.25%) CISSP
9 9 (11.39%) Degree
10 6 (7.59%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
11 4 (5.06%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (5.06%) SANS
11 4 (5.06%) Tigerscheme
Systems Management
1 45 (56.96%) Nessus
2 44 (55.70%) Nmap
3 25 (31.65%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.27%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Qualys
2 17 (21.52%) Coverity
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco
3 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
3 4 (5.06%) Juniper
3 4 (5.06%) Nokia
4 2 (2.53%) ION Trading
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) HP
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