The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 431 433 430
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 12 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 0.10% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.11% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 4
Average salary £53,500 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.69% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
20215 21812 21135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16514 17701 17512
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 3 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 9 £53,500 - 2
Surrey +10 2 £75,000 +36.36%
Hampshire -13 1 £55,000 -15.38%
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 18 (78.26%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (60.87%) OSCP
3 13 (56.52%) OSCE
4 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
4 11 (47.83%) Security Architecture
4 11 (47.83%) Information Security
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) CISSP
5 10 (43.48%) OWASP
6 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) CEH
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
9 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
9 3 (13.04%) SaaS
9 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
9 3 (13.04%) C
9 3 (13.04%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) Python
10 2 (8.70%) Statistics
10 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
10 2 (8.70%) Physics
10 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
10 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless Security
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.70%) Physics
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) Security Architecture
3 10 (43.48%) OWASP
4 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
5 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) C
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) OSCP
2 13 (56.52%) OSCE
3 11 (47.83%) CISSP
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) CEH
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
1 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 9 days ago
South East
SecQuest Information Security Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago