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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 360 321 297
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 78 99 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.47% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.59% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 111
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
16728 16906 16604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.26% 80.53% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13481 13263 13781
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,783
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Berkshire -9 21 £55,000 - 10
Hampshire -33 17 £52,500 +14.13% 7
East Sussex -4 14 £47,500 -
Surrey -13 13 £55,000 +30.95% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 5 £60,000 - 2
West Sussex - 5 £45,000 - 1
Kent +13 4 £55,000 +83.33%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 84 (42.42%) Firewall
1 84 (42.42%) Information Security
2 70 (35.35%) CISSP
3 64 (32.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (29.80%) Linux
5 58 (29.29%) Network Security
6 53 (26.77%) LAN
7 50 (25.25%) WAN
8 48 (24.24%) Windows
9 43 (21.72%) VPN
9 43 (21.72%) Cisco
9 43 (21.72%) Vulnerability Management
10 42 (21.21%) ITIL
11 40 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (20.20%) Security Architecture
11 40 (20.20%) PCI DSS
12 38 (19.19%) TCP/IP
13 37 (18.69%) Degree
14 36 (18.18%) SIEM
15 32 (16.16%) SSL
16 31 (15.66%) CISA
16 31 (15.66%) Management Information System
17 30 (15.15%) Incident Management
17 30 (15.15%) Security Management
18 29 (14.65%) CheckPoint
18 29 (14.65%) Security Testing
19 28 (14.14%) Python
20 27 (13.64%) MPLS
20 27 (13.64%) CISM
20 27 (13.64%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.04%) IIS
2 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.60%) IaaS
2 6 (3.03%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (42.42%) Firewall
2 58 (29.29%) Network Security
3 53 (26.77%) LAN
4 50 (25.25%) WAN
5 43 (21.72%) VPN
6 38 (19.19%) TCP/IP
7 32 (16.16%) SSL
8 27 (13.64%) MPLS
9 24 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (12.12%) Wireless
10 23 (11.62%) VLAN
11 19 (9.60%) VPLS
11 19 (9.60%) IP Telephony
11 19 (9.60%) RIP
11 19 (9.60%) OSPF
11 19 (9.60%) BGP
11 19 (9.60%) EIGRP
11 19 (9.60%) Unified Communications
11 19 (9.60%) HSRP
12 17 (8.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.04%) MySQL
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Selenium
1 5 (2.53%) JIRA
1 5 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (2.53%) LoadRunner
1 5 (2.53%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.02%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 23 (11.62%) Finance
2 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.54%) Advertising
4 6 (3.03%) Marketing
5 5 (2.53%) Law
6 4 (2.02%) Retail
7 3 (1.52%) French Language
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (22.22%) Consultant
2 43 (21.72%) Analyst
3 37 (18.69%) Security Consultant
4 31 (15.66%) Security Analyst
5 26 (13.13%) Network Engineer
6 22 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 19 (9.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (8.08%) Tester
9 13 (6.57%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (5.05%) Architect
11 9 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) IT Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Security Operations Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Information Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.54%) Security Manager
13 7 (3.54%) Information Security Consultant
13 7 (3.54%) Information Security Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) .NET
2 5 (2.53%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.02%) LAMP
4 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.66%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.58%) PKI
2 15 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.04%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.04%) Cryptography
5 7 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.03%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.02%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.52%) Blog
9 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.01%) SCADA
10 1 (0.51%) Online Games
10 1 (0.51%) RMADS
10 1 (0.51%) CESG
10 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.80%) Linux
2 48 (24.24%) Windows
3 16 (8.08%) UNIX
4 5 (2.53%) Solaris
4 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.02%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (42.42%) Information Security
2 43 (21.72%) Vulnerability Management
3 42 (21.21%) ITIL
4 40 (20.20%) Security Architecture
5 36 (18.18%) SIEM
6 30 (15.15%) Incident Management
6 30 (15.15%) Security Management
7 29 (14.65%) Security Testing
8 25 (12.63%) Cyber Security
9 22 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
10 21 (10.61%) Migration
10 21 (10.61%) Risk Management
10 21 (10.61%) Network Architecture
11 20 (10.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (9.60%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (7.58%) OWASP
14 14 (7.07%) PRINCE2
14 14 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (6.57%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.14%) Python
2 17 (8.59%) Perl
3 15 (7.58%) Shell Script
3 15 (7.58%) Java
3 15 (7.58%) C
4 11 (5.56%) Ruby
4 11 (5.56%) PHP
5 8 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.54%) C++
7 6 (3.03%) C#
8 4 (2.02%) SQL
9 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (35.35%) CISSP
2 40 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (18.69%) Degree
4 31 (15.66%) CISA
5 27 (13.64%) CISM
5 27 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 23 (11.62%) CCNP
7 20 (10.10%) CCIE
8 19 (9.60%) CEH
9 16 (8.08%) CCNA
9 16 (8.08%) PCI QSA
9 16 (8.08%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.56%) GIAC
11 10 (5.05%) DV Cleared
12 9 (4.55%) OSCP
13 6 (3.03%) OSCE
13 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (2.02%) CRISC
14 4 (2.02%) VCP4
14 4 (2.02%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (32.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (20.20%) PCI DSS
3 17 (8.59%) COBIT
4 11 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.53%) QA
6 4 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (1.52%) SLA
7 3 (1.52%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.51%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (9.09%) Snort
2 9 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.02%) Salt
2 4 (2.02%) Puppet
2 4 (2.02%) Nessus
3 2 (1.01%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (21.72%) Cisco
2 29 (14.65%) CheckPoint
3 26 (13.13%) Juniper
4 22 (11.11%) HP
5 19 (9.60%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.60%) F5
6 14 (7.07%) VMware
7 11 (5.56%) Sourcefire
8 8 (4.04%) McAfee
9 5 (2.53%) Oracle
9 5 (2.53%) Splunk
10 4 (2.02%) Websense
11 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.01%) GFI Software
11 2 (1.01%) LogLogic
11 2 (1.01%) Coverity
11 2 (1.01%) Symantec
11 2 (1.01%) Apple
11 2 (1.01%) Avaya
11 2 (1.01%) Citrix
Hook, Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum excellent benefits package and bonu
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum circa £60k plus corporate benefits a
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago