The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 427 406 424
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 20 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.15% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 15
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
23021 21689 23440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.64% 94.95% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18373 17978 20301
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Penetration Tester
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -8 14 £65,000 +30.00%
Berkshire +3 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Surrey -11 1 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
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England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 46 (88.46%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 25 (48.08%) CEH
4 24 (46.15%) PCI DSS
5 23 (44.23%) Finance
6 22 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Change Management
9 13 (25.00%) Security Management
10 12 (23.08%) ITIL
10 12 (23.08%) COBIT
10 12 (23.08%) COSO
11 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 9 (17.31%) Linux
11 9 (17.31%) Web Services
12 7 (13.46%) CHFI
12 7 (13.46%) QA
13 6 (11.54%) OWASP
13 6 (11.54%) Low Latency
13 6 (11.54%) WebInspect
13 6 (11.54%) Java
13 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 6 (11.54%) HP
13 6 (11.54%) PRINCE
14 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
14 5 (9.62%) CISSP
14 5 (9.62%) UNIX
14 5 (9.62%) PHP
15 4 (7.69%) VB
15 4 (7.69%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (5.77%) Apache
1 3 (5.77%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) Wireless
1 2 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) PKI
1 4 (7.69%) Open Source
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 22 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Change Management
6 13 (25.00%) Security Management
7 12 (23.08%) ITIL
8 6 (11.54%) OWASP
8 6 (11.54%) Low Latency
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (3.85%) Information Security
9 2 (3.85%) Validation
9 2 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
10 1 (1.92%) Database Security
10 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security
10 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) PHP
3 4 (7.69%) VB
3 4 (7.69%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) C++
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VB6
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) CEH
2 7 (13.46%) CHFI
3 5 (9.62%) CISSP
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) OSCP
7 1 (1.92%) OSCE
7 1 (1.92%) OSWP
7 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) GPEN
7 1 (1.92%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (46.15%) PCI DSS
2 12 (23.08%) COBIT
2 12 (23.08%) COSO
3 7 (13.46%) QA
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Snort
2 2 (3.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) WebInspect
2 2 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) HP
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago