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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 225 347 358
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 208 120 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 0.57% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 175 89 94
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £38,700 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
15003 17998 18331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.21% 85.44% 83.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12432 14957 14165
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +54 98 £57,500 +43.75% 9
Kent +37 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Hampshire +26 26 £55,000 - 5
Surrey +26 21 £55,000 -21.42% 4
Berkshire +27 16 £57,500 +9.52% 8
West Sussex +18 6 £57,500 +27.77%
East Sussex +13 5 £52,500 +40.00%
M4 Corridor - 3 £95,000 -
Home Counties - 3 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - - 5
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 198 (51.70%) Cybersecurity
2 175 (45.69%) Security Cleared
3 159 (41.51%) Information Security
4 155 (40.47%) C
5 149 (38.90%) Python
6 140 (36.55%) Telecoms
7 132 (34.46%) Linux
8 130 (33.94%) Windows
8 130 (33.94%) CEH
9 126 (32.90%) Nessus
10 120 (31.33%) DV Cleared
11 113 (29.50%) Nmap
12 110 (28.72%) C++
12 110 (28.72%) Java
13 99 (25.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 95 (24.80%) CISSP
15 93 (24.28%) OSCP
16 88 (22.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 83 (21.67%) Ethical Hacking
17 83 (21.67%) CREST Certified
18 82 (21.41%) Finance
19 77 (20.10%) OWASP
20 73 (19.06%) PCI DSS
21 72 (18.80%) Metasploit
22 61 (15.93%) Open Source
23 60 (15.67%) Degree
24 58 (15.14%) SIEM
25 56 (14.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 55 (14.36%) Qualys
26 55 (14.36%) CISM

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 (1.04%) IIS
2 2 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.26%) JBoss
3 1 (0.26%) nginx
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.92%) GitHub
2 5 (1.31%) SaaS
3 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 27 (7.05%) Firewall
2 27 (7.05%) Network Security
3 17 (4.44%) Broadband
4 16 (4.18%) LTE
4 16 (4.18%) VPN
5 13 (3.39%) Wireless
6 12 (3.13%) SSL
7 11 (2.87%) IPsec
8 9 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (2.35%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.35%) WAN
9 8 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (2.09%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.57%) Internet
11 3 (0.78%) SAN
12 2 (0.52%) LDAP
13 1 (0.26%) ADSL
13 1 (0.26%) ISDN
13 1 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 72 (18.80%) Metasploit
2 20 (5.22%) Burp Suite
3 7 (1.83%) JIRA
3 7 (1.83%) Selenium
4 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.52%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.52%) NUnit
5 2 (0.52%) TestNG
6 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 140 (36.55%) Telecoms
2 82 (21.41%) Finance
3 18 (4.70%) Legal
4 13 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.83%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.83%) Back Office
5 7 (1.83%) Electronics
5 7 (1.83%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) Military
6 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (26.11%) Analyst
2 91 (23.76%) Security Analyst
3 86 (22.45%) Tester
4 79 (20.63%) Penetration Tester
5 74 (19.32%) Consultant
6 61 (15.93%) Security Consultant
7 50 (13.05%) Security Manager
8 45 (11.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 44 (11.49%) Security Tester
10 40 (10.44%) Security Penetration Tester
11 38 (9.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 33 (8.62%) Developer
12 33 (8.62%) Information Security Manager
12 33 (8.62%) IT Consultant
12 33 (8.62%) IT Security Consultant
13 27 (7.05%) Information Manager
14 22 (5.74%) Security Engineer
15 21 (5.48%) Product Analyst
16 20 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
16 20 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.92%) HTML
2 11 (2.87%) HTML5
3 10 (2.61%) .NET
4 6 (1.57%) RESTful
5 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.04%) CSS
5 4 (1.04%) JSON
5 4 (1.04%) Node.js
5 4 (1.04%) XML
6 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.26%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.66%) Embedded Systems
2 36 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.05%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.79%) Cybercrime
5 22 (5.74%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (4.96%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (2.09%) Clustering
12 7 (1.83%) SCADA
13 6 (1.57%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.04%) Cryptography
14 4 (1.04%) iPad
14 4 (1.04%) Physics
14 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.78%) PMI
15 3 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 132 (34.46%) Linux
2 130 (33.94%) Windows
3 48 (12.53%) VxWorks
4 46 (12.01%) Unix
5 21 (5.48%) Kali Linux
6 10 (2.61%) Android
7 7 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.57%) CentOS
9 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.52%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (51.70%) Cybersecurity
2 159 (41.51%) Information Security
3 88 (22.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 83 (21.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 77 (20.10%) OWASP
6 61 (15.93%) Open Source
7 58 (15.14%) SIEM
8 56 (14.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 50 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (12.53%) Source Code Analysis
11 47 (12.27%) Security Testing
12 39 (10.18%) Risk Management
13 34 (8.88%) Secure Coding
14 33 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
15 30 (7.83%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 30 (7.83%) System Testing
16 29 (7.57%) Security Management
17 24 (6.27%) Information Security Management
17 24 (6.27%) Security Operations
17 24 (6.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (40.47%) C
2 149 (38.90%) Python
3 110 (28.72%) C++
3 110 (28.72%) Java
4 49 (12.79%) Perl
5 38 (9.92%) Bash Shell
5 38 (9.92%) Go
6 14 (3.66%) C#
7 13 (3.39%) Ruby
8 7 (1.83%) Objective-C
8 7 (1.83%) VB
9 6 (1.57%) PHP
10 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.31%) SQL
11 4 (1.04%) Haskell
11 4 (1.04%) Scala
11 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.52%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 175 (45.69%) Security Cleared
2 130 (33.94%) CEH
3 120 (31.33%) DV Cleared
4 95 (24.80%) CISSP
5 93 (24.28%) OSCP
6 83 (21.67%) CREST Certified
7 60 (15.67%) Degree
8 55 (14.36%) CISM
9 48 (12.53%) GIAC
10 42 (10.97%) SC Cleared
11 40 (10.44%) CISA
12 38 (9.92%) GPEN
13 37 (9.66%) SANS
14 13 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (3.39%) CHECK Team Member
15 11 (2.87%) CHECK Team Leader
16 10 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (2.61%) Security+ Certification
17 9 (2.35%) CCNP
17 9 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (25.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (19.06%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.70%) COBIT
4 12 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.31%) RMADS
6 4 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) QA
7 2 (0.52%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.26%) SDET
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
2 7 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (32.90%) Nessus
2 113 (29.50%) Nmap
3 48 (12.53%) OpenVAS
4 3 (0.78%) Ansible
5 2 (0.52%) Core Impact
5 2 (0.52%) logstash
5 2 (0.52%) WMI
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (14.36%) Qualys
2 34 (8.88%) Coverity
3 16 (4.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.87%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.35%) Cisco
5 9 (2.35%) VMware
6 8 (2.09%) Juniper
7 7 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.83%) SAP
8 3 (0.78%) Splunk
9 2 (0.52%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.52%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.52%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.52%) Sophos
9 2 (0.52%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.26%) Capita
10 1 (0.26%) HP
10 1 (0.26%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy
10 1 (0.26%) SonicWALL
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + car bens etc
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
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Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £66000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
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Newbury
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Salary: competitive
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Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
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Southampton
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
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Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
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Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 13 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 13 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Abingdon
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Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Farnborough
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Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits & Pension
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