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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 409 449 460
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 31 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.073% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.075% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 11
Median salary £42,500 £53,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.81% -18.46%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
17624 20064 22070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.79% 97.07% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14938 16188 17853
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 21 £42,500 - 2
Berkshire +7 6 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
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 26 May 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 42 (79.25%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (60.38%) CREST Certified
3 26 (49.06%) OWASP
3 26 (49.06%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (47.17%) Security Testing
5 21 (39.62%) Mobile App
6 19 (35.85%) CEH
7 18 (33.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (33.96%) Nessus
7 18 (33.96%) Java
8 15 (28.30%) Nmap
9 13 (24.53%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
9 13 (24.53%) CISSP
9 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
10 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
10 12 (22.64%) CISM
11 11 (20.75%) Information Security
11 11 (20.75%) Perl
11 11 (20.75%) Windows
11 11 (20.75%) Metasploit
11 11 (20.75%) OSCP
12 10 (18.87%) Burp Suite
12 10 (18.87%) CHECK Team Member
12 10 (18.87%) C
12 10 (18.87%) C++
12 10 (18.87%) Python
12 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
12 10 (18.87%) Wireless
13 9 (16.98%) PHP

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 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.87%) Wireless
3 8 (15.09%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.89%) HTTP
5 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Metasploit
2 10 (18.87%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
1 8 (15.09%) HTML
2 7 (13.21%) 802.1X
2 7 (13.21%) HTML5
3 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.66%) JSON
4 3 (5.66%) XML
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.77%) RESTful
6 1 (1.89%) Ajax
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Cybercrime
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.77%) SCADA
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Kali Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (1.89%) HPUX
5 1 (1.89%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (49.06%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (49.06%) OWASP
3 25 (47.17%) Security Testing
4 18 (33.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (24.53%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (20.75%) Information Security
7 6 (11.32%) Time Management
8 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.89%) Open Source
9 1 (1.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) Java
2 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
3 11 (20.75%) Perl
4 10 (18.87%) C
4 10 (18.87%) C++
4 10 (18.87%) Python
5 9 (16.98%) PHP
6 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.66%) C#
7 3 (5.66%) Ruby
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) CREST Certified
2 19 (35.85%) CEH
3 13 (24.53%) CISSP
4 12 (22.64%) CISM
4 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.75%) OSCP
6 10 (18.87%) CHECK Team Member
7 8 (15.09%) CHECK Team Leader
8 7 (13.21%) Degree
9 6 (11.32%) GPEN
9 6 (11.32%) Tigerscheme
10 5 (9.43%) GIAC
11 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
12 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.89%) CEPT
13 1 (1.89%) CPTE
13 1 (1.89%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Nessus
2 15 (28.30%) Nmap
3 7 (13.21%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.89%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco
1 8 (15.09%) Fortinet
2 7 (13.21%) Coverity
2 7 (13.21%) Juniper
2 7 (13.21%) Nokia
2 7 (13.21%) Qualys
3 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.89%) HP
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