The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 311 336 257
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -79
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 128 113 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.51% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.63% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 105 89 135
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £74,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17300 17913 16494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.13% 80.88% 78.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14284 13861 13444
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South East region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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 +7 34 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Oxfordshire +22 23 £39,000 -22.00%
Berkshire +4 23 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Hampshire +3 15 £57,500 +29.21% 2
West Sussex +3 13 £45,000 +34.32%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Kent -11 6 £42,000 +34.40% 1
Sussex - 6 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Middlesex - 2 £66,250 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 122 (50.00%) Information Security
2 89 (36.48%) Windows
3 85 (34.84%) Ethical Hacking
4 82 (33.61%) CISSP
5 80 (32.79%) Firewall
6 68 (27.87%) PCI DSS
7 66 (27.05%) Cyber Security
8 55 (22.54%) Linux
9 52 (21.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 51 (20.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 50 (20.49%) Finance
12 49 (20.08%) Management Information System
13 48 (19.67%) WAN
14 46 (18.85%) LAN
15 44 (18.03%) Security Cleared
15 44 (18.03%) Security Testing
15 44 (18.03%) SIEM
16 42 (17.21%) Cisco
16 42 (17.21%) Wireless
17 40 (16.39%) Python
17 40 (16.39%) Security Architecture
18 39 (15.98%) VPN
19 37 (15.16%) Degree
20 36 (14.75%) C
21 33 (13.52%) ITIL
21 33 (13.52%) CheckPoint
22 32 (13.11%) Nessus
22 32 (13.11%) Network Security
22 32 (13.11%) DV Cleared
23 31 (12.70%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.23%) Node.js
3 3 (1.23%) CMS
3 3 (1.23%) Drupal
3 3 (1.23%) WordPress
3 3 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 13 (5.33%) MS Office
1 13 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.61%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (4.51%) Office 365
3 9 (3.69%) IaaS
4 6 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.23%) Trello
6 3 (1.23%) GitHub
6 3 (1.23%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 80 (32.79%) Firewall
2 48 (19.67%) WAN
3 46 (18.85%) LAN
4 42 (17.21%) Wireless
5 39 (15.98%) VPN
6 32 (13.11%) Network Security
7 23 (9.43%) Wireless Security
8 22 (9.02%) TCP/IP
9 20 (8.20%) Internet
10 19 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (7.38%) SSL
12 14 (5.74%) Wireshark
13 11 (4.51%) Broadband
14 10 (4.10%) OSPF
14 10 (4.10%) BGP
14 10 (4.10%) VLAN
15 9 (3.69%) VoIP
15 9 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (3.28%) Unified Communications
16 8 (3.28%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (9.84%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.23%) JBehave
2 3 (1.23%) Redmine
2 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.23%) Grunt
2 3 (1.23%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.23%) JMeter
2 3 (1.23%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.23%) Bower
2 3 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.23%) webpack
2 3 (1.23%) gulp
2 3 (1.23%) JIRA
2 3 (1.23%) Selenium
3 2 (0.82%) AppScan
3 2 (0.82%) Paros
4 1 (0.41%) Yeoman
General
1 50 (20.49%) Finance
2 29 (11.89%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.92%) Banking
4 8 (3.28%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Electronics
5 3 (1.23%) Automotive
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Military
6 2 (0.82%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (30.33%) Analyst
2 54 (22.13%) Security Analyst
3 34 (13.93%) Security Engineer
4 32 (13.11%) Security Architect
4 32 (13.11%) Architect
5 28 (11.48%) Security Manager
6 26 (10.66%) Network Engineer
7 25 (10.25%) Senior Network Engineer
8 24 (9.84%) Consultant
8 24 (9.84%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 23 (9.43%) Tester
10 22 (9.02%) Network Architect
11 20 (8.20%) Penetration Tester
12 18 (7.38%) Senior Security Engineer
13 17 (6.97%) Senior Network Architect
13 17 (6.97%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 17 (6.97%) Senior Security Architect
13 17 (6.97%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (6.97%) Senior Architect
13 17 (6.97%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.46%) HTML
2 6 (2.46%) XML
3 3 (1.23%) DOM
3 3 (1.23%) LAMP
3 3 (1.23%) XML Messaging
3 3 (1.23%) Ajax
3 3 (1.23%) JSON
3 3 (1.23%) OAuth
3 3 (1.23%) HTML5
3 3 (1.23%) REST
3 3 (1.23%) D3.js
3 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.23%) CSS
3 3 (1.23%) SOAP
3 3 (1.23%) Web Services
4 2 (0.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.08%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (9.84%) Data Centre
4 23 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.10%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.87%) DTV
7 6 (2.46%) EMV
7 6 (2.46%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (2.46%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.23%) CESG
9 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.23%) PKI
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.82%) Robotics
10 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 89 (36.48%) Windows
2 55 (22.54%) Linux
3 21 (8.61%) VxWorks
4 19 (7.79%) UNIX
5 8 (3.28%) Android
6 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.87%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.41%) SUSE
9 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (50.00%) Information Security
2 85 (34.84%) Ethical Hacking
3 66 (27.05%) Cyber Security
4 51 (20.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 44 (18.03%) Security Testing
5 44 (18.03%) SIEM
6 40 (16.39%) Security Architecture
7 33 (13.52%) ITIL
8 29 (11.89%) OWASP
9 27 (11.07%) Incident Management
10 24 (9.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 23 (9.43%) Security Hardening
12 21 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (8.20%) Network Architecture
14 19 (7.79%) Malware Analysis
15 18 (7.38%) Data Security
16 17 (6.97%) Security Management
17 16 (6.56%) Reverse Engineering
18 15 (6.15%) Business Continuity
19 14 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.39%) Python
2 36 (14.75%) C
3 31 (12.70%) Java
3 31 (12.70%) SQL
4 27 (11.07%) C++
5 17 (6.97%) Ruby
6 14 (5.74%) Perl
6 14 (5.74%) PHP
7 12 (4.92%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.46%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.23%) Lua
9 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 82 (33.61%) CISSP
2 44 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 37 (15.16%) Degree
4 32 (13.11%) DV Cleared
5 29 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (11.48%) CCIE
7 26 (10.66%) CISM
8 25 (10.25%) CCNP
9 20 (8.20%) CEH
10 19 (7.79%) GIAC
11 17 (6.97%) SSCP
12 16 (6.56%) CISA
13 14 (5.74%) OSCP
14 13 (5.33%) OSCE
14 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
16 10 (4.10%) GCIH
17 8 (3.28%) GCIA
18 7 (2.87%) CHFI
18 7 (2.87%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (27.87%) PCI DSS
2 52 (21.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (3.69%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.46%) COBIT
6 3 (1.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 17 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.05%) Snort
4 3 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.82%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.41%) MDaemon
6 1 (0.41%) vCloud
6 1 (0.41%) pfSense
6 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (13.11%) Nessus
2 24 (9.84%) Nmap
3 17 (6.97%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.05%) Ansible
5 4 (1.64%) Puppet
5 4 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.64%) Nagios
6 3 (1.23%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.23%) Icinga
7 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.82%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.82%) SCCM
7 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.82%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.82%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (17.21%) Cisco
2 33 (13.52%) CheckPoint
3 31 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.89%) Juniper
5 18 (7.38%) Fortinet
6 15 (6.15%) HP
7 13 (5.33%) VMware
8 11 (4.51%) Splunk
9 9 (3.69%) F5
10 8 (3.28%) Qualys
10 8 (3.28%) Symantec
10 8 (3.28%) McAfee
11 6 (2.46%) Websense
11 6 (2.46%) Hyperion
11 6 (2.46%) Citrix
12 5 (2.05%) LogLogic
13 4 (1.64%) Sourcefire
13 4 (1.64%) Google
13 4 (1.64%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.23%) Facebook
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £90K plus Bonus and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: £40k-£50k + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Farnborough
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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