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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 244 343 367
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 200 118 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 164 95 84
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
15674 17565 18631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.00% 85.63% 83.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13125 14366 14407
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 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 +44 76 £50,000 +30.71% 8
Hampshire +21 36 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Kent +35 30 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Surrey +18 21 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +1 19 £57,500 +9.52% 12
East Sussex +8 8 £55,250 +47.33% 1
West Sussex -9 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Home Counties - 3 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - - 12
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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.

1 170 (47.09%) Cybersecurity
2 148 (41.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (41.00%) Information Security
3 118 (32.69%) C
4 116 (32.13%) CEH
5 114 (31.58%) Nessus
6 111 (30.75%) Windows
6 111 (30.75%) Python
7 106 (29.36%) Linux
8 105 (29.09%) Telecoms
9 100 (27.70%) DV Cleared
10 97 (26.87%) Java
11 95 (26.32%) Nmap
12 93 (25.76%) C++
13 91 (25.21%) CISSP
14 86 (23.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 86 (23.82%) CREST Certified
15 83 (22.99%) OSCP
16 80 (22.16%) Finance
17 74 (20.50%) Ethical Hacking
18 73 (20.22%) OWASP
19 72 (19.94%) Metasploit
20 70 (19.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 65 (18.01%) PCI DSS
22 54 (14.96%) CISM
22 54 (14.96%) Degree
22 54 (14.96%) SIEM
23 53 (14.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 52 (14.40%) Security Testing
25 44 (12.19%) 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 4 (1.11%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) Apache
2 1 (0.28%) JBoss
2 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.54%) GitHub
2 5 (1.39%) SaaS
3 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.86%) Network Security
2 29 (8.03%) Firewall
3 28 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 17 (4.71%) VPN
5 12 (3.32%) IPsec
5 12 (3.32%) SSL
5 12 (3.32%) Wireless
6 11 (3.05%) Broadband
7 10 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (2.77%) Ethernet
7 10 (2.77%) LTE
7 10 (2.77%) WAN
8 9 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (2.22%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.66%) Internet
11 5 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.83%) SAN
13 2 (0.55%) HSRP
13 2 (0.55%) HTTP
13 2 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (19.94%) Metasploit
2 25 (6.93%) Burp Suite
3 13 (3.60%) JIRA
3 13 (3.60%) Selenium
4 7 (1.94%) WebDriver
5 5 (1.39%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.39%) NUnit
5 5 (1.39%) TestNG
6 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (29.09%) Telecoms
2 80 (22.16%) Finance
3 14 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.32%) Legal
5 8 (2.22%) Electronics
6 7 (1.94%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.94%) Back Office
6 7 (1.94%) Marketing
7 4 (1.11%) Military
7 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (26.87%) Analyst
2 81 (22.44%) Security Analyst
3 76 (21.05%) Tester
4 69 (19.11%) Consultant
5 66 (18.28%) Penetration Tester
6 56 (15.51%) Security Consultant
7 50 (13.85%) Security Manager
8 41 (11.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 36 (9.97%) Information Security Manager
10 32 (8.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 32 (8.86%) Security Tester
11 30 (8.31%) Information Manager
12 28 (7.76%) IT Consultant
12 28 (7.76%) IT Security Consultant
12 28 (7.76%) Security Engineer
12 28 (7.76%) Security Penetration Tester
13 18 (4.99%) Team Leader
14 17 (4.71%) Test Team Leader
15 16 (4.43%) Information Analyst
15 16 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.99%) HTML
2 14 (3.88%) .NET
3 11 (3.05%) HTML5
4 7 (1.94%) CSS
4 7 (1.94%) Node.js
5 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.66%) RESTful
6 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.11%) JSON
6 4 (1.11%) XML
7 2 (0.55%) Middleware
8 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.14%) Embedded Systems
2 33 (9.14%) Mobile App
3 31 (8.59%) Cybercrime
4 20 (5.54%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.77%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.49%) Clustering
9 8 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (2.22%) SCADA
10 7 (1.94%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.66%) PMI
11 6 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.39%) Physics
13 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
15 2 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
15 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
15 2 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 111 (30.75%) Windows
2 106 (29.36%) Linux
3 42 (11.63%) VxWorks
4 28 (7.76%) Unix
5 26 (7.20%) Kali Linux
6 10 (2.77%) Android
7 6 (1.66%) CentOS
7 6 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.55%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (47.09%) Cybersecurity
2 148 (41.00%) Information Security
3 74 (20.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 73 (20.22%) OWASP
5 70 (19.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 54 (14.96%) SIEM
7 53 (14.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 52 (14.40%) Security Testing
9 41 (11.36%) Source Code Analysis
10 39 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (9.97%) Risk Management
12 35 (9.70%) Vulnerability Management
13 34 (9.42%) Open Source
14 29 (8.03%) Secure Coding
15 26 (7.20%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 26 (7.20%) System Testing
16 23 (6.37%) Security Management
16 23 (6.37%) Security Operations
17 22 (6.09%) Mentoring
18 20 (5.54%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.69%) C
2 111 (30.75%) Python
3 97 (26.87%) Java
4 93 (25.76%) C++
5 39 (10.80%) Perl
6 27 (7.48%) Bash Shell
7 20 (5.54%) Go
8 13 (3.60%) C#
9 12 (3.32%) Ruby
10 10 (2.77%) PHP
10 10 (2.77%) SQL
11 7 (1.94%) Scala
12 6 (1.66%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.66%) VB
13 5 (1.39%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.11%) Haskell
14 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 148 (41.00%) Security Cleared
2 116 (32.13%) CEH
3 100 (27.70%) DV Cleared
4 91 (25.21%) CISSP
5 86 (23.82%) CREST Certified
6 83 (22.99%) OSCP
7 54 (14.96%) CISM
7 54 (14.96%) Degree
8 43 (11.91%) SC Cleared
9 42 (11.63%) GIAC
10 31 (8.59%) CISA
10 31 (8.59%) GPEN
11 30 (8.31%) SANS
12 19 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
13 18 (4.99%) CHECK Team Leader
14 10 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (2.77%) Security+ Certification
15 9 (2.49%) CCNP
15 9 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (23.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (18.01%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.71%) COBIT
4 8 (2.22%) QA
5 6 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.39%) RMADS
7 4 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
1 8 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) UAG
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 114 (31.58%) Nessus
2 95 (26.32%) Nmap
3 37 (10.25%) OpenVAS
4 2 (0.55%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (12.19%) Qualys
2 29 (8.03%) Coverity
3 16 (4.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.32%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.77%) Cisco
5 10 (2.77%) VMware
6 8 (2.22%) Juniper
7 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.94%) SAP
8 2 (0.55%) Fortinet
8 2 (0.55%) HP
8 2 (0.55%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.55%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.28%) Capita
9 1 (0.28%) Dell
9 1 (0.28%) F5
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
9 1 (0.28%) Remedy
9 1 (0.28%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.28%) Splunk
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Salary: Attractive
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Reading
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + car bens etc
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Surrey
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + car bens etc
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Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: Bonus And Benfits
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Reading
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Folkestone
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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aap3
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Portsmouth
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Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Banbury
aap3
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Reading
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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Surrey
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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Reading
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Bicester
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Reading
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