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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 313 339 265
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -74
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 132 105 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.46% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.58% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 113 76 135
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
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 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +15 32 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Berkshire +1 27 £55,000 +100.00% 11
Oxfordshire - 21 £38,250 - 1
West Sussex +15 13 £45,000 +1.69% 1
Hampshire -2 13 £52,500 +15.38% 11
Kent +8 11 £32,500 +4.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £60,000 +37.14% 4
Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £37,500 - 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 125 (49.60%) Information Security
2 90 (35.71%) CISSP
3 88 (34.92%) Firewall
4 87 (34.52%) Windows
5 81 (32.14%) PCI DSS
6 73 (28.97%) Ethical Hacking
7 64 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 59 (23.41%) Cyber Security
8 59 (23.41%) Linux
8 59 (23.41%) LAN
8 59 (23.41%) WAN
9 52 (20.63%) SIEM
10 50 (19.84%) Cisco
11 48 (19.05%) Finance
12 46 (18.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 45 (17.86%) ITIL
13 45 (17.86%) Security Testing
14 44 (17.46%) Security Cleared
15 43 (17.06%) Security Architecture
16 40 (15.87%) Management Information System
16 40 (15.87%) Wireless
17 39 (15.48%) VPN
18 38 (15.08%) Python
18 38 (15.08%) CheckPoint
18 38 (15.08%) Incident Management
19 37 (14.68%) Degree
20 36 (14.29%) Network Security
20 36 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
20 36 (14.29%) Juniper
21 35 (13.89%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.19%) Node.js
3 3 (1.19%) CMS
3 3 (1.19%) Drupal
3 3 (1.19%) WordPress
3 3 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.19%) IIS
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 13 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (5.16%) IaaS
3 11 (4.37%) Office 365
4 6 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.38%) SaaS
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.19%) GitHub
6 3 (1.19%) Basecamp
6 3 (1.19%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) Nimbula
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (34.92%) Firewall
2 59 (23.41%) LAN
2 59 (23.41%) WAN
3 40 (15.87%) Wireless
4 39 (15.48%) VPN
5 36 (14.29%) Network Security
6 30 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 23 (9.13%) Wireless Security
8 22 (8.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (8.73%) SSL
9 16 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (5.56%) Wireshark
10 14 (5.56%) Internet
10 14 (5.56%) MPLS
10 14 (5.56%) OSPF
10 14 (5.56%) BGP
10 14 (5.56%) VLAN
11 12 (4.76%) VPLS
11 12 (4.76%) IP Telephony
11 12 (4.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.19%) JBehave
2 3 (1.19%) Redmine
2 3 (1.19%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.19%) Grunt
2 3 (1.19%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.19%) JMeter
2 3 (1.19%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.19%) JIRA
2 3 (1.19%) Selenium
2 3 (1.19%) Bower
2 3 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.19%) webpack
2 3 (1.19%) gulp
3 1 (0.40%) Yeoman
General
1 48 (19.05%) Finance
2 27 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.57%) Banking
4 8 (3.17%) Marketing
5 5 (1.98%) Retail
5 5 (1.98%) Advertising
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Law
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (26.98%) Analyst
2 52 (20.63%) Security Analyst
3 38 (15.08%) Security Engineer
4 36 (14.29%) Architect
5 34 (13.49%) Security Architect
6 30 (11.90%) Network Engineer
7 29 (11.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 27 (10.71%) Security Manager
9 24 (9.52%) Network Architect
9 24 (9.52%) Tester
10 23 (9.13%) Consultant
11 21 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
12 18 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
12 18 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (6.75%) Senior Network Architect
13 17 (6.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 17 (6.75%) Senior Security Architect
13 17 (6.75%) Senior Architect
13 17 (6.75%) Network Security Architect
13 17 (6.75%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.94%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.38%) HTML
2 6 (2.38%) XML
3 3 (1.19%) DOM
3 3 (1.19%) LAMP
3 3 (1.19%) XML Messaging
3 3 (1.19%) Ajax
3 3 (1.19%) CSS
3 3 (1.19%) SOAP
3 3 (1.19%) Web Services
3 3 (1.19%) JSON
3 3 (1.19%) OAuth
3 3 (1.19%) HTML5
3 3 (1.19%) REST
3 3 (1.19%) D3.js
3 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 35 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 30 (11.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.57%) PKI
6 8 (3.17%) Cryptography
6 8 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.59%) CESG
9 3 (1.19%) DTV
9 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.79%) Blog
10 2 (0.79%) EMV
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.52%) Windows
2 59 (23.41%) Linux
3 23 (9.13%) UNIX
4 14 (5.56%) VxWorks
5 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.19%) Android
7 3 (1.19%) Solaris
8 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.40%) SUSE
9 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (49.60%) Information Security
2 73 (28.97%) Ethical Hacking
3 59 (23.41%) Cyber Security
4 52 (20.63%) SIEM
5 46 (18.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 45 (17.86%) Security Testing
6 45 (17.86%) ITIL
7 43 (17.06%) Security Architecture
8 38 (15.08%) Incident Management
9 34 (13.49%) OWASP
10 24 (9.52%) Network Architecture
11 23 (9.13%) Security Hardening
11 23 (9.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (8.73%) Vulnerability Management
13 20 (7.94%) Malware Analysis
13 20 (7.94%) Data Security
13 20 (7.94%) Security Management
14 18 (7.14%) Business Continuity
14 18 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
15 15 (5.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.08%) Python
2 33 (13.10%) C
3 31 (12.30%) SQL
4 29 (11.51%) Java
5 24 (9.52%) C++
6 19 (7.54%) Ruby
7 18 (7.14%) Perl
8 16 (6.35%) PHP
8 16 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.59%) C#
11 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 90 (35.71%) CISSP
2 44 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 37 (14.68%) Degree
4 36 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (13.49%) CCIE
6 32 (12.70%) CCNP
7 29 (11.51%) CEH
8 28 (11.11%) CISM
9 26 (10.32%) CISA
10 25 (9.92%) DV Cleared
11 17 (6.75%) OSCP
12 16 (6.35%) OSCE
13 15 (5.95%) SSCP
13 15 (5.95%) GIAC
14 14 (5.56%) SC Cleared
15 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (2.78%) GCIH
16 7 (2.78%) CHFI
17 6 (2.38%) GPEN
17 6 (2.38%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (32.14%) PCI DSS
2 64 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.76%) COBIT
4 11 (4.37%) HIPAA
4 11 (4.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (1.98%) SLA
7 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 22 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.78%) Snort
4 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.19%) UAG
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) XenServer
7 1 (0.40%) MDaemon
7 1 (0.40%) vCloud
7 1 (0.40%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 25 (9.92%) Nessus
2 17 (6.75%) FortiGate
3 16 (6.35%) Nmap
4 5 (1.98%) Ansible
5 4 (1.59%) Puppet
5 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.59%) Nagios
5 4 (1.59%) SCCM
6 3 (1.19%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.19%) Icinga
7 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.79%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.79%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (19.84%) Cisco
2 38 (15.08%) CheckPoint
3 36 (14.29%) Juniper
4 31 (12.30%) Microsoft
5 22 (8.73%) HP
6 18 (7.14%) VMware
6 18 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 14 (5.56%) Splunk
8 13 (5.16%) F5
9 9 (3.57%) McAfee
10 6 (2.38%) Symantec
10 6 (2.38%) Citrix
10 6 (2.38%) Sourcefire
10 6 (2.38%) Qualys
11 5 (1.98%) LogLogic
12 4 (1.59%) Google
12 4 (1.59%) Websense
13 3 (1.19%) NetApp
13 3 (1.19%) Facebook
13 3 (1.19%) Twitter
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Hampshire
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Middlesex
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Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
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Reading
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Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
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Surrey
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Salary: £40k-£50k + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Life, Pension
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Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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