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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 396 462 449
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 37 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.052% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.054% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 12
Median salary £45,000 £53,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.88% -17.69%
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
17793 20422 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.10% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15163 16650 18011
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Surrey - 19 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £47,500 - 2
Hampshire +11 4 £72,500 +31.81% 2
Berkshire +3 2 £70,000 +30.84% 2
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 28 June 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 51 (80.95%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (55.56%) CREST Certified
3 33 (52.38%) OWASP
4 29 (46.03%) CEH
5 28 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (42.86%) Security Testing
7 26 (41.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 26 (41.27%) Nessus
8 24 (38.10%) Mobile App
9 23 (36.51%) Nmap
9 23 (36.51%) Java
10 20 (31.75%) OSCP
11 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
11 19 (30.16%) Telecoms
12 16 (25.40%) C
12 16 (25.40%) C++
12 16 (25.40%) Python
13 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
13 15 (23.81%) CISSP
13 15 (23.81%) Information Security
13 15 (23.81%) Metasploit
13 15 (23.81%) GPEN
14 14 (22.22%) Bash Shell
14 14 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
14 14 (22.22%) CISM
14 14 (22.22%) Windows
15 13 (20.63%) Perl
15 13 (20.63%) Linux
16 12 (19.05%) Wireless
16 12 (19.05%) Burp Suite

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 2 (3.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 12 (19.05%) Wireless
3 8 (12.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.17%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) Broadband
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.59%) HTTP
5 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) LTE
5 1 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Metasploit
2 12 (19.05%) Burp Suite
General
1 19 (30.16%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) HTML
2 9 (14.29%) HTML5
3 8 (12.70%) .NET
4 7 (11.11%) 802.1X
5 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.76%) JSON
6 3 (4.76%) XML
7 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.17%) RESTful
8 1 (1.59%) Ajax
8 1 (1.59%) REST
8 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Cybercrime
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.17%) SCADA
6 1 (1.59%) CESG
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Kali Linux
4 3 (4.76%) Unix
5 2 (3.17%) Android
5 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (80.95%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (52.38%) OWASP
3 28 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 26 (41.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (23.81%) Information Security
7 14 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (9.52%) Time Management
9 4 (6.35%) Open Source
10 3 (4.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.17%) Social Engineering
12 1 (1.59%) ERP
12 1 (1.59%) Reverse Engineering
12 1 (1.59%) SIEM
12 1 (1.59%) Source Code Analysis
12 1 (1.59%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Java
2 16 (25.40%) C
2 16 (25.40%) C++
2 16 (25.40%) Python
3 14 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 13 (20.63%) Perl
5 9 (14.29%) PHP
6 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.35%) C#
7 4 (6.35%) Ruby
8 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (55.56%) CREST Certified
2 29 (46.03%) CEH
3 20 (31.75%) OSCP
4 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) CISSP
5 15 (23.81%) GPEN
6 14 (22.22%) CISM
7 11 (17.46%) GIAC
8 9 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
10 7 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (11.11%) Degree
11 5 (7.94%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.59%) CEPT
13 1 (1.59%) CPTE
13 1 (1.59%) ECSA
13 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 26 (41.27%) Nessus
2 23 (36.51%) Nmap
3 11 (17.46%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.59%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Qualys
2 9 (14.29%) Coverity
3 8 (12.70%) Cisco
3 8 (12.70%) Fortinet
4 7 (11.11%) Juniper
4 7 (11.11%) Nokia
5 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.59%) HP
South East
Imperative People
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £27000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 8 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago