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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 321 380 335
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -45
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 145 77 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.45% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 110 38 65
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £40,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,650
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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
16550 17228 16685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.51% 84.11% 83.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13997 13887 13098
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +43 47 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Oxfordshire +29 37 £48,750 +44.44%
Berkshire +3 21 £77,500 +40.90% 9
Kent +23 17 £53,250 +1.42% 2
Hampshire +11 16 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £70,000 +16.66% 1
West Sussex -1 2 £70,000 +55.55%
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (51.56%) Information Security
2 105 (41.02%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (29.69%) CISSP
3 76 (29.69%) Windows
3 76 (29.69%) Ethical Hacking
3 76 (29.69%) Security Cleared
4 73 (28.52%) Finance
5 69 (26.95%) Nessus
6 65 (25.39%) Nmap
6 65 (25.39%) Python
7 64 (25.00%) C++
8 63 (24.61%) C
9 62 (24.22%) DV Cleared
10 60 (23.44%) Telecoms
11 58 (22.66%) Java
11 58 (22.66%) PCI DSS
12 55 (21.48%) Risk Management
13 54 (21.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 50 (19.53%) Management Information System
15 47 (18.36%) CREST Certified
16 41 (16.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 41 (16.02%) Degree
17 39 (15.23%) Metasploit
18 37 (14.45%) Firewall
19 35 (13.67%) VxWorks
20 34 (13.28%) SIEM
21 32 (12.50%) Network Security
22 30 (11.72%) CEH
22 30 (11.72%) CISM
23 28 (10.94%) GIAC

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.45%) Firewall
2 32 (12.50%) Network Security
3 23 (8.98%) Broadband
3 23 (8.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (6.25%) Internet
4 16 (6.25%) WAN
5 13 (5.08%) LAN
5 13 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 13 (5.08%) Wireless
6 11 (4.30%) VPN
7 7 (2.73%) NFC
7 7 (2.73%) VoIP
8 4 (1.56%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.17%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.39%) DNS
10 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.39%) SMTP
10 1 (0.39%) SSH
10 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (15.23%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.39%) Paros
2 1 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 73 (28.52%) Finance
2 60 (23.44%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.25%) Banking
4 11 (4.30%) Electronics
5 4 (1.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (35.94%) Analyst
2 82 (32.03%) Security Analyst
3 63 (24.61%) Consultant
4 58 (22.66%) Security Consultant
5 48 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 36 (14.06%) Tester
7 34 (13.28%) Security Manager
8 23 (8.98%) Penetration Tester
9 22 (8.59%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (8.20%) Information Security Consultant
11 19 (7.42%) Security Penetration Tester
11 19 (7.42%) Security Tester
12 18 (7.03%) Information Analyst
12 18 (7.03%) Information Security Analyst
13 17 (6.64%) IT Manager
14 16 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
15 15 (5.86%) Graduate
16 13 (5.08%) Principal Consultant
16 13 (5.08%) Security Engineer
16 13 (5.08%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.69%) .NET
2 3 (1.17%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.78%) CSS
3 2 (0.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.53%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.64%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (3.91%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (3.52%) Robotics
7 8 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.73%) Contactless
8 7 (2.73%) Cryptography
8 7 (2.73%) DTV
8 7 (2.73%) EMV
8 7 (2.73%) Mobile Banking
8 7 (2.73%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (2.34%) AS400
9 6 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (2.34%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.95%) CESG
11 4 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.56%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.69%) Windows
2 35 (13.67%) VxWorks
3 28 (10.94%) Linux
4 11 (4.30%) Android
5 8 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.95%) Unix
7 3 (1.17%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.39%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (51.56%) Information Security
2 105 (41.02%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (29.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 55 (21.48%) Risk Management
5 54 (21.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (13.28%) SIEM
7 28 (10.94%) OWASP
8 26 (10.16%) Security Management
8 26 (10.16%) Security Operations
8 26 (10.16%) Threat Management
9 22 (8.59%) Security Testing
9 22 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.20%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.81%) Business Continuity
12 16 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (5.86%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (5.86%) Security Architecture
14 14 (5.47%) ITIL
14 14 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (5.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.39%) Python
2 64 (25.00%) C++
3 63 (24.61%) C
4 58 (22.66%) Java
5 19 (7.42%) C#
6 10 (3.91%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.91%) Perl
7 3 (1.17%) SQL
8 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (29.69%) CISSP
1 76 (29.69%) Security Cleared
2 62 (24.22%) DV Cleared
3 47 (18.36%) CREST Certified
4 41 (16.02%) Degree
5 30 (11.72%) CEH
5 30 (11.72%) CISM
6 28 (10.94%) GIAC
7 19 (7.42%) OSCP
8 16 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
9 13 (5.08%) GCIH
10 12 (4.69%) GCIA
11 11 (4.30%) CISA
12 9 (3.52%) SANS
13 8 (3.13%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.73%) CHECK Team Member
15 6 (2.34%) GPEN
15 6 (2.34%) SSCP
15 6 (2.34%) Tigerscheme
16 4 (1.56%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (22.66%) PCI DSS
2 41 (16.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.69%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.39%) SAS 70
System Software
1 7 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (26.95%) Nessus
2 65 (25.39%) Nmap
3 22 (8.59%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.39%) EnCase
4 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (10.55%) Coverity
2 26 (10.16%) Qualys
3 11 (4.30%) VMware
4 10 (3.91%) Cisco
5 8 (3.13%) Websense
6 7 (2.73%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.73%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.34%) IBM
8 5 (1.95%) BT
8 5 (1.95%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.56%) Symantec
10 3 (1.17%) Avaya
11 2 (0.78%) SAP
12 1 (0.39%) Huawei
12 1 (0.39%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.39%) McAfee
12 1 (0.39%) Splunk
Surrey
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Up to £60K + Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
BT
Posted: 24 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago