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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / South East
Rank 327 301 380
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +79
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 72 152 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.80% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.92% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 50 117 47
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
12763 16538 17761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.93% 87.24% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10388 14020 14340
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +32 20 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Oxfordshire -6 16 £61,250 +6.52% 2
Hampshire +22 14 £60,000 +53.38% 2
Kent +4 11 £60,000 +14.28%
East Sussex - 8 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +21 7 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Surrey 0 7 £45,000 -18.18% 2
M4 Corridor 0 5 £40,000 -46.66%
West Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 111 (46.25%) Information Security
2 99 (41.25%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (37.92%) Python
4 90 (37.50%) Windows
5 84 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 78 (32.50%) C
7 77 (32.08%) Telecoms
8 76 (31.67%) Finance
9 72 (30.00%) Linux
10 62 (25.83%) Nessus
10 62 (25.83%) SIEM
11 59 (24.58%) PCI DSS
11 59 (24.58%) DV Cleared
12 57 (23.75%) Risk Management
13 55 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 53 (22.08%) Ethical Hacking
14 53 (22.08%) GIAC
14 53 (22.08%) Firewall
15 52 (21.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 51 (21.25%) Java
16 51 (21.25%) Security Operations
17 49 (20.42%) Vulnerability Management
18 48 (20.00%) C++
19 47 (19.58%) Open Source
20 46 (19.17%) Nmap
21 43 (17.92%) CISSP
22 39 (16.25%) Degree
23 38 (15.83%) Technical Architecture
24 37 (15.42%) OWASP
25 36 (15.00%) Qualys

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (1.25%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.25%) GitHub
2 18 (7.50%) SaaS
3 10 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.33%) Sumo Logic
5 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.83%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (22.08%) Firewall
2 31 (12.92%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.33%) Network Security
4 19 (7.92%) SSL
5 13 (5.42%) DNS
5 13 (5.42%) LAN
5 13 (5.42%) MPLS
5 13 (5.42%) WAN
6 12 (5.00%) ADSL
6 12 (5.00%) DHCP
6 12 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 12 (5.00%) HSRP
6 12 (5.00%) ICMP
6 12 (5.00%) IPsec
6 12 (5.00%) ISDN
6 12 (5.00%) PSTN
6 12 (5.00%) SNMP
6 12 (5.00%) X.25
7 10 (4.17%) Broadband
7 10 (4.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.83%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.50%) JMeter
2 6 (2.50%) Selenium
3 3 (1.25%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.25%) JBehave
3 3 (1.25%) Protractor
3 3 (1.25%) VisualVM
4 2 (0.83%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.83%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.83%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.83%) NUnit
4 2 (0.83%) TestNG
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.42%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 77 (32.08%) Telecoms
2 76 (31.67%) Finance
3 14 (5.83%) Legal
4 5 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.08%) Marketing
5 3 (1.25%) Automotive
5 3 (1.25%) Electronics
5 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (21.25%) Tester
2 46 (19.17%) Analyst
3 42 (17.50%) Penetration Tester
4 41 (17.08%) Security Analyst
5 35 (14.58%) Consultant
6 34 (14.17%) Security Consultant
7 29 (12.08%) Developer
8 26 (10.83%) Security Tester
9 25 (10.42%) Senior Tester
10 22 (9.17%) Security Penetration Tester
11 21 (8.75%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 19 (7.92%) Administrator
13 18 (7.50%) Security Manager
14 16 (6.67%) Architect
14 16 (6.67%) IT Analyst
15 15 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 15 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 15 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
16 14 (5.83%) Senior Developer
17 13 (5.42%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.33%) HTML
3 5 (2.08%) Middleware
3 5 (2.08%) OAuth2
3 5 (2.08%) OpenID
3 5 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (2.08%) SAML
4 4 (1.67%) .NET
4 4 (1.67%) Ajax
4 4 (1.67%) XML
5 3 (1.25%) J2EE
5 3 (1.25%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) CSS3
6 1 (0.42%) HTML5
6 1 (0.42%) JDBC
6 1 (0.42%) LAMP
6 1 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.17%) Management Information System
2 33 (13.75%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.08%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (5.83%) Driving Licence
6 13 (5.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (4.58%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 9 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (2.50%) iPad
12 5 (2.08%) CESG
12 5 (2.08%) iSeries
12 5 (2.08%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.67%) Blog
14 2 (0.83%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.83%) PMI
14 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 90 (37.50%) Windows
2 72 (30.00%) Linux
3 35 (14.58%) Unix
4 23 (9.58%) VxWorks
5 19 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.50%) Kali Linux
9 5 (2.08%) Solaris
10 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.42%) KNOPPIX
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (46.25%) Information Security
2 99 (41.25%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (25.83%) SIEM
4 57 (23.75%) Risk Management
5 53 (22.08%) Ethical Hacking
6 52 (21.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 51 (21.25%) Security Operations
8 49 (20.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 47 (19.58%) Open Source
10 38 (15.83%) Technical Architecture
11 37 (15.42%) OWASP
12 31 (12.92%) ITIL
13 30 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
14 29 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (12.08%) Information Assurance
14 29 (12.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 27 (11.25%) Security Testing
15 27 (11.25%) Source Code Analysis
16 26 (10.83%) Change Management
17 25 (10.42%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.92%) Python
2 78 (32.50%) C
3 51 (21.25%) Java
4 48 (20.00%) C++
5 32 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 26 (10.83%) Go
6 26 (10.83%) Perl
7 17 (7.08%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.00%) Ruby
9 9 (3.75%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.92%) SQL
11 4 (1.67%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (24.58%) DV Cleared
3 53 (22.08%) GIAC
4 43 (17.92%) CISSP
5 39 (16.25%) Degree
6 35 (14.58%) CISA
7 33 (13.75%) CEH
8 31 (12.92%) CREST Certified
8 31 (12.92%) OSCP
9 30 (12.50%) CISM
10 27 (11.25%) GCIH
11 20 (8.33%) SANS
12 18 (7.50%) GPEN
12 18 (7.50%) SC Cleared
13 14 (5.83%) CompTIA Security+
13 14 (5.83%) MCSA
13 14 (5.83%) MCSE
13 14 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (5.83%) Security+ Certification
14 11 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (24.58%) PCI DSS
2 55 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (6.67%) COBIT
4 12 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (4.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (4.58%) SSAE 16
6 7 (2.92%) QA
7 5 (2.08%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.67%) PMO
9 3 (1.25%) SLA
10 2 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.42%) GPG13
11 1 (0.42%) ISO27002
System Software
1 23 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.00%) Firmware
4 5 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.25%) Docker
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (25.83%) Nessus
2 46 (19.17%) Nmap
3 20 (8.33%) OpenVAS
4 14 (5.83%) WSUS
5 8 (3.33%) logstash
5 8 (3.33%) WMI
6 5 (2.08%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.08%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.08%) QRadar
7 2 (0.83%) Puppet
8 1 (0.42%) Ansible
8 1 (0.42%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (15.00%) Qualys
2 24 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.58%) VMware
4 19 (7.92%) Cisco
5 14 (5.83%) TOWER Software
6 10 (4.17%) Coverity
6 10 (4.17%) Splunk
7 8 (3.33%) Sophos
8 6 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.50%) F5
8 6 (2.50%) Juniper
9 5 (2.08%) Vyatta
10 4 (1.67%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.67%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.25%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.25%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.25%) IBM
11 3 (1.25%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.25%) SAP
12 2 (0.83%) LogRhythm
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