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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 436 399 435
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 10 33 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.15% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.16% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 7
Average salary £65,000 £65,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +73.33%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £57,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
- +54.36%
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
20998 20896 20988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.16% 94.81% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16760 17048 18116
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +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 £62,500
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
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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 +11 3 £100,000 +344.44% 1
Surrey - 2 £62,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £65,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £65,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £65,000 -
Kent - 1 £65,000 -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 25 (75.76%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 11 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Linux
4 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) CISSP
4 10 (30.30%) Degree
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (27.27%) CEH
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) AIX
6 7 (21.21%) PHP
6 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
7 6 (18.18%) OWASP
7 6 (18.18%) SIEM
7 6 (18.18%) LogRhythm
7 6 (18.18%) Information Security
7 6 (18.18%) Ruby
8 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (15.15%) C
8 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (15.15%) OSCP
9 4 (12.12%) Python
9 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
9 4 (12.12%) Retail
10 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.09%) OSCE

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) SCADA
1 2 (6.06%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) Debian
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (18.18%) OWASP
3 6 (18.18%) SIEM
3 6 (18.18%) Information Security
4 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Test Management
6 2 (6.06%) Online Security
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Cyber Security
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) PHP
3 6 (18.18%) Ruby
4 5 (15.15%) C
5 4 (12.12%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) CISSP
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) CEH
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) OSCP
5 3 (9.09%) OSCE
6 1 (3.03%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) LogRhythm
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
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