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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 432 461 410
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 16 6 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.083% 0.029% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.030% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 11
Average salary £57,500 £32,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
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
18584 20269 19415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.08% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15911 16523 15406
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Surrey - 6 £57,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £78,750 -
Berkshire +1 3 £65,000 +100.00% 8
M4 Corridor - 2 £75,000 -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (92.31%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (80.77%) CREST Certified
3 14 (53.85%) Nessus
4 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (38.46%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) C
8 9 (34.62%) Java
8 9 (34.62%) Python
8 9 (34.62%) Nmap
8 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
8 9 (34.62%) CHECK Team Leader
9 8 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (30.77%) OpenVAS
9 8 (30.77%) Coverity
9 8 (30.77%) OWASP
9 8 (30.77%) OSCP
9 8 (30.77%) Qualys
9 8 (30.77%) Information Security
9 8 (30.77%) Perl
9 8 (30.77%) C++
10 7 (26.92%) CEH
10 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) GPEN
11 6 (23.08%) Tigerscheme
11 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
11 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (23.08%) GIAC

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
2 3 (11.54%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.85%) AppScan
3 1 (3.85%) Paros
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Kali Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (30.77%) Information Security
5 8 (30.77%) OWASP
6 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 2 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) Presales
9 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
9 1 (3.85%) Security Management
9 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) Threat Management
9 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
1 9 (34.62%) C
1 9 (34.62%) Java
1 9 (34.62%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) C++
2 8 (30.77%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) CREST Certified
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) CHECK Team Leader
4 8 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
4 8 (30.77%) OSCP
5 7 (26.92%) CEH
5 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) GIAC
6 6 (23.08%) GPEN
6 6 (23.08%) Tigerscheme
7 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) CISMP
8 1 (3.85%) CISSP
8 1 (3.85%) Degree
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Nessus
2 9 (34.62%) Nmap
3 8 (30.77%) OpenVAS
4 1 (3.85%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (3.85%) HP Fortify
4 1 (3.85%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Coverity
1 8 (30.77%) Qualys
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.85%) Juniper
2 1 (3.85%) Nokia
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