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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / South East
Rank 387 436 455
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 10 19 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.067% 0.099% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.10% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 6
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +54.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £58,750 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-17.02% +4.44%

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
14390 18609 19794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.76% 96.74% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11930 15826 16062
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +50 6 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Oxfordshire +25 2 £60,000 -23.80%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Penetration Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (90.38%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (84.62%) C
2 44 (84.62%) C++
3 43 (82.69%) Nessus
4 41 (78.85%) Nmap
5 39 (75.00%) Python
6 38 (73.08%) Telecoms
7 37 (71.15%) Windows
7 37 (71.15%) Java
8 29 (55.77%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
9 28 (53.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 25 (48.08%) Perl
12 24 (46.15%) Linux
12 24 (46.15%) OpenVAS
12 24 (46.15%) Qualys
13 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
14 20 (38.46%) OSCP
15 18 (34.62%) GPEN
15 18 (34.62%) Metasploit
16 17 (32.69%) CREST Certified
16 17 (32.69%) Finance
16 17 (32.69%) CEH
16 17 (32.69%) TCP/IP
17 16 (30.77%) Source Code Analysis
17 16 (30.77%) Open Source
18 15 (28.85%) OWASP
18 15 (28.85%) DV Cleared
19 14 (26.92%) GIAC

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 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.08%) Broadband
2 12 (23.08%) LTE
3 8 (15.38%) Wireless
4 6 (11.54%) Firewall
5 4 (7.69%) HTTP
5 4 (7.69%) SMTP
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Metasploit
2 4 (7.69%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
3 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 17 (32.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.69%) iSeries
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) VxWorks
4 8 (15.38%) Kali Linux
5 4 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (1.92%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (55.77%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (53.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 26 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (30.77%) Open Source
5 16 (30.77%) Source Code Analysis
6 15 (28.85%) OWASP
7 13 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Static Code Analysis
9 10 (19.23%) Information Security
10 9 (17.31%) Social Engineering
11 4 (7.69%) Content Management
11 4 (7.69%) CRM
11 4 (7.69%) Cyber Intelligence
11 4 (7.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (7.69%) Project Management
11 4 (7.69%) SDLC
12 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (84.62%) C
1 44 (84.62%) C++
2 39 (75.00%) Python
3 37 (71.15%) Java
4 25 (48.08%) Perl
5 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby
7 3 (5.77%) C#
7 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.77%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 20 (38.46%) OSCP
3 18 (34.62%) GPEN
4 17 (32.69%) CEH
4 17 (32.69%) CREST Certified
5 15 (28.85%) DV Cleared
6 14 (26.92%) GIAC
7 5 (9.62%) Degree
8 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (3.85%) ISEB
9 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
9 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (3.85%) SANS
9 2 (3.85%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (1.92%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (82.69%) Nessus
2 41 (78.85%) Nmap
3 24 (46.15%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.92%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Qualys
2 12 (23.08%) Coverity
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
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