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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 371 455 454
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 49 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.057% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.059% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 49 9 16
Median salary £50,000 £70,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £52,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
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
16822 20432 21243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.98% 96.57% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14105 17127 16576
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +32 36 £50,000 - 4
Hampshire - 7 £70,000 - 3
Surrey +19 4 £47,500 -36.66% 1
Berkshire +30 1 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Penetration Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 78 (89.66%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (65.52%) Telecoms
3 56 (64.37%) Nessus
4 55 (63.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 55 (63.22%) Nmap
4 55 (63.22%) Java
5 54 (62.07%) C
5 54 (62.07%) C++
6 53 (60.92%) Python
7 49 (56.32%) Windows
8 47 (54.02%) CEH
9 44 (50.57%) Security Cleared
10 42 (48.28%) OWASP
11 40 (45.98%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (42.53%) OSCP
13 36 (41.38%) Linux
14 35 (40.23%) GPEN
15 34 (39.08%) Perl
16 33 (37.93%) CREST Certified
16 33 (37.93%) OpenVAS
16 33 (37.93%) Qualys
17 30 (34.48%) Security Testing
17 30 (34.48%) TCP/IP
18 29 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
19 26 (29.89%) GIAC
19 26 (29.89%) DV Cleared
20 23 (26.44%) Metasploit
20 23 (26.44%) Information Security
21 22 (25.29%) Bash Shell
22 20 (22.99%) Open Source

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 4 (4.60%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.79%) Broadband
2 12 (13.79%) LTE
3 11 (12.64%) Wireless
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
6 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.15%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 23 (26.44%) Metasploit
2 8 (9.20%) Burp Suite
General
1 57 (65.52%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.09%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) HTML
2 11 (12.64%) HTML5
3 7 (8.05%) .NET
4 5 (5.75%) JSON
4 5 (5.75%) XML
5 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (4.60%) RESTful
6 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.15%) Ajax
7 1 (1.15%) REST
7 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (20.69%) Mobile App
3 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.34%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.75%) Cybercrime
5 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) SCADA
7 1 (1.15%) CESG
7 1 (1.15%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Windows
2 36 (41.38%) Linux
3 12 (13.79%) VxWorks
4 8 (9.20%) Kali Linux
5 5 (5.75%) Unix
6 4 (4.60%) Android
6 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.15%) AIX
7 1 (1.15%) HPUX
7 1 (1.15%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (89.66%) Penetration Testing
2 55 (63.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 42 (48.28%) OWASP
4 40 (45.98%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (34.48%) Security Testing
6 29 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 23 (26.44%) Information Security
8 20 (22.99%) Open Source
9 12 (13.79%) Source Code Analysis
9 12 (13.79%) Static Code Analysis
10 9 (10.34%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 7 (8.05%) Social Engineering
12 4 (4.60%) Data Protection
12 4 (4.60%) Reverse Engineering
12 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
13 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
14 2 (2.30%) Digital Marketing
14 2 (2.30%) Programme Management
14 2 (2.30%) SIEM
14 2 (2.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.22%) Java
2 54 (62.07%) C
2 54 (62.07%) C++
3 53 (60.92%) Python
4 34 (39.08%) Perl
5 22 (25.29%) Bash Shell
6 8 (9.20%) C#
6 8 (9.20%) Ruby
7 7 (8.05%) PHP
8 6 (6.90%) Objective-C
8 6 (6.90%) VB
9 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (54.02%) CEH
2 44 (50.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (42.53%) OSCP
4 35 (40.23%) GPEN
5 33 (37.93%) CREST Certified
6 26 (29.89%) DV Cleared
6 26 (29.89%) GIAC
7 16 (18.39%) CISM
7 16 (18.39%) CISSP
8 9 (10.34%) Degree
9 6 (6.90%) CHECK Team Member
9 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.60%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (4.60%) SANS
10 4 (4.60%) Tigerscheme
Systems Management
1 56 (64.37%) Nessus
2 55 (63.22%) Nmap
3 33 (37.93%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.15%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 33 (37.93%) Qualys
2 19 (21.84%) Coverity
3 2 (2.30%) ION Trading
3 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) HP
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 9 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 18 days ago