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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 392 467 457
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 27 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.056% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.057% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 26 6 11
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £43,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -24.78%
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
15877 20873 21540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.06% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13240 17613 17168
Median salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +47 23 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire +50 1 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Hampshire -3 1 £75,000 -
Penetration Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 69 (89.61%) Penetration Testing
2 64 (83.12%) Nessus
3 63 (81.82%) Nmap
4 60 (77.92%) C
4 60 (77.92%) C++
5 59 (76.62%) Telecoms
6 58 (75.32%) Python
7 57 (74.03%) Java
8 54 (70.13%) Windows
9 48 (62.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 48 (62.34%) Security Cleared
10 43 (55.84%) Cybersecurity
11 38 (49.35%) OpenVAS
11 38 (49.35%) Qualys
11 38 (49.35%) OSCP
12 37 (48.05%) GPEN
12 37 (48.05%) CEH
12 37 (48.05%) Linux
12 37 (48.05%) Perl
13 31 (40.26%) OWASP
14 30 (38.96%) Ethical Hacking
15 29 (37.66%) Bash Shell
16 28 (36.36%) GIAC
17 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
18 26 (33.77%) Metasploit
18 26 (33.77%) CREST Certified
19 22 (28.57%) Open Source
20 21 (27.27%) Coverity
20 21 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
21 19 (24.68%) Finance

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 (2.60%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) TCP/IP
2 15 (19.48%) Broadband
2 15 (19.48%) LTE
3 8 (10.39%) Wireless
4 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 26 (33.77%) Metasploit
2 7 (9.09%) Burp Suite
3 2 (2.60%) JMeter
3 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (76.62%) Telecoms
2 19 (24.68%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.60%) Back Office
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.60%) JSON
3 2 (2.60%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) XML
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
3 12 (15.58%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (70.13%) Windows
2 37 (48.05%) Linux
3 15 (19.48%) VxWorks
4 10 (12.99%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.60%) Unix
6 1 (1.30%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (89.61%) Penetration Testing
2 48 (62.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 43 (55.84%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (40.26%) OWASP
5 30 (38.96%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (28.57%) Open Source
7 18 (23.38%) Source Code Analysis
8 17 (22.08%) Security Testing
9 15 (19.48%) Static Code Analysis
10 13 (16.88%) Information Security
11 9 (11.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 8 (10.39%) Social Engineering
13 4 (5.19%) Reverse Engineering
14 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
15 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
15 2 (2.60%) Digital Marketing
15 2 (2.60%) Performance Testing
15 2 (2.60%) Programme Management
15 2 (2.60%) SIEM
15 2 (2.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (77.92%) C
1 60 (77.92%) C++
2 58 (75.32%) Python
3 57 (74.03%) Java
4 37 (48.05%) Perl
5 29 (37.66%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.79%) Ruby
7 5 (6.49%) C#
7 5 (6.49%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.49%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (62.34%) Security Cleared
2 38 (49.35%) OSCP
3 37 (48.05%) CEH
3 37 (48.05%) GPEN
4 28 (36.36%) GIAC
5 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
6 26 (33.77%) CREST Certified
7 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.19%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (5.19%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (5.19%) SANS
8 4 (5.19%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (3.90%) CISM
9 3 (3.90%) CISSP
9 3 (3.90%) Degree
10 2 (2.60%) ISEB
10 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (1.30%) Cyber Scheme
Systems Management
1 64 (83.12%) Nessus
2 63 (81.82%) Nmap
3 38 (49.35%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.30%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 38 (49.35%) Qualys
2 21 (27.27%) Coverity
3 2 (2.60%) ION Trading
3 2 (2.60%) SAP
Reading
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