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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 427 408 428
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 23 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 5
Average salary £47,500 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £22,500 £42,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
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
21426 20413 21847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.09% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16874 16852 18648
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 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(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
Berkshire +3 7 £50,000 +122.22%
Kent - 7 £31,250 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £41,250 -
Hampshire -19 4 £57,500 -11.53%
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey -7 1 - - 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (65.00%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (55.00%) Linux
3 21 (52.50%) Windows
4 19 (47.50%) PCI DSS
5 15 (37.50%) PHP
6 14 (35.00%) CISSP
7 13 (32.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (30.00%) Java
8 12 (30.00%) SQL
9 11 (27.50%) Python
9 11 (27.50%) CEH
9 11 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (27.50%) Ruby
10 9 (22.50%) C
10 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (22.50%) Degree
10 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
11 8 (20.00%) .NET
11 8 (20.00%) MySQL
11 8 (20.00%) IIS
11 8 (20.00%) AIX
11 8 (20.00%) Apache
11 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (20.00%) Snort
11 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (20.00%) Open Source
12 7 (17.50%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (20.00%) IIS
1 8 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) Wireless
1 4 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 21 (52.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) AIX
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (5.00%) Debian
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.00%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
5 6 (15.00%) OWASP
5 6 (15.00%) SIEM
6 5 (12.50%) Information Security
7 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.50%) Online Security
9 2 (5.00%) Test Management
10 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security
10 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (2.50%) Security Management
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) PHP
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) Python
3 11 (27.50%) Ruby
4 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (22.50%) C
5 4 (10.00%) Perl
5 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.00%) VB
6 3 (7.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) CEH
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) GPEN
5 2 (5.00%) OSCP
5 2 (5.00%) OSCE
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) PCI DSS
2 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Snort
2 1 (2.50%) Nmap
2 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
Guildford
OHO Group
Salary: £0 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: car allowance, health plan, company pension and a workload related bonus for qualified individuals.
Posted: 27 days ago