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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 264 350 378
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +28
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 177 123 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.69% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 135 112 70
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 £36,500 £35,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
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
15690 17941 19266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.47% 85.31% 83.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13192 14374 15372
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median 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 £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Surrey +47 49 £55,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +17 45 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Berkshire +10 29 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Kent +31 21 £45,000 +38.46%
Hampshire +4 14 £62,500 +19.04% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £36,500 -39.16% 2
West Sussex -5 6 £35,000 -22.22%
East Sussex +2 3 £58,000 +54.66% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £92,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 142 (43.43%) Information Security
2 131 (40.06%) Cybersecurity
3 106 (32.42%) Security Cleared
4 102 (31.19%) CISSP
5 91 (27.83%) Windows
6 87 (26.61%) Nessus
7 82 (25.08%) Telecoms
8 80 (24.46%) CREST Certified
9 79 (24.16%) CEH
10 74 (22.63%) C
11 73 (22.32%) Java
12 70 (21.41%) C++
12 70 (21.41%) Python
12 70 (21.41%) Nmap
12 70 (21.41%) DV Cleared
13 69 (21.10%) Finance
14 67 (20.49%) Linux
15 66 (20.18%) OWASP
16 65 (19.88%) PCI DSS
16 65 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 63 (19.27%) Ethical Hacking
18 60 (18.35%) OSCP
19 59 (18.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 58 (17.74%) CISM
20 58 (17.74%) Metasploit
21 51 (15.60%) Degree
21 51 (15.60%) Risk Management
22 50 (15.29%) Security Testing
23 41 (12.54%) Internal Audit
24 40 (12.23%) Threat Management

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 2 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.31%) Apache
2 1 (0.31%) JBoss
2 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.98%) Office 365
2 12 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.01%) Firewall
2 32 (9.79%) Network Security
3 22 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.50%) VPN
5 16 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.67%) IPsec
6 12 (3.67%) SSL
7 11 (3.36%) WAN
8 10 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (3.06%) Ethernet
9 9 (2.75%) Broadband
9 9 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (2.45%) IP Telephony
11 7 (2.14%) Wireless
12 5 (1.53%) LTE
13 4 (1.22%) HTTP
13 4 (1.22%) Internet
13 4 (1.22%) SAN
14 3 (0.92%) SMTP
15 2 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (17.74%) Metasploit
2 20 (6.12%) Burp Suite
3 13 (3.98%) JIRA
3 13 (3.98%) Selenium
4 7 (2.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (1.53%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.53%) NUnit
5 5 (1.53%) TestNG
6 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (25.08%) Telecoms
2 69 (21.10%) Finance
3 13 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.75%) Electronics
5 7 (2.14%) Marketing
6 5 (1.53%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.22%) Banking
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Military
8 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (29.05%) Analyst
2 80 (24.46%) Security Analyst
3 66 (20.18%) Tester
4 55 (16.82%) Consultant
5 51 (15.60%) Penetration Tester
6 50 (15.29%) Security Manager
7 44 (13.46%) Security Consultant
8 37 (11.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 25 (7.65%) Information Analyst
9 25 (7.65%) Information Security Analyst
9 25 (7.65%) Information Security Manager
10 24 (7.34%) Security Engineer
10 24 (7.34%) Security Tester
11 23 (7.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 21 (6.42%) Information Manager
13 19 (5.81%) IT Manager
13 19 (5.81%) IT Security Manager
14 15 (4.59%) Security Penetration Tester
14 15 (4.59%) Team Leader
15 14 (4.28%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.89%) .NET
1 16 (4.89%) HTML
2 9 (2.75%) CSS
2 9 (2.75%) HTML5
3 8 (2.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.14%) Node.js
5 3 (0.92%) Middleware
6 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.61%) jQuery
6 2 (0.61%) JSON
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
6 2 (0.61%) XML
7 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.93%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 28 (8.56%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.28%) Cybercrime
6 11 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.75%) Clustering
7 9 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.75%) SCADA
8 8 (2.45%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.14%) AS400
9 7 (2.14%) CESG
9 7 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.14%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.83%) Cyber Attack
11 5 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (1.53%) PMI
12 4 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (27.83%) Windows
2 67 (20.49%) Linux
3 35 (10.70%) VxWorks
4 21 (6.42%) Kali Linux
5 9 (2.75%) Android
6 6 (1.83%) Unix
7 3 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (43.43%) Information Security
2 131 (40.06%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (20.18%) OWASP
4 63 (19.27%) Ethical Hacking
5 59 (18.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 51 (15.60%) Risk Management
7 50 (15.29%) Security Testing
8 41 (12.54%) Internal Audit
9 40 (12.23%) Threat Management
10 37 (11.31%) SIEM
11 36 (11.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 32 (9.79%) Source Code Analysis
13 30 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (7.03%) Security Operations
17 22 (6.73%) Mentoring
17 22 (6.73%) Secure Coding
17 22 (6.73%) Security Management
18 18 (5.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.63%) C
2 73 (22.32%) Java
3 70 (21.41%) C++
3 70 (21.41%) Python
4 20 (6.12%) Perl
5 17 (5.20%) C#
6 14 (4.28%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.75%) PHP
7 9 (2.75%) SQL
8 7 (2.14%) Scala
9 5 (1.53%) Ruby
10 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.92%) VB
11 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.31%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 106 (32.42%) Security Cleared
2 102 (31.19%) CISSP
3 80 (24.46%) CREST Certified
4 79 (24.16%) CEH
5 70 (21.41%) DV Cleared
6 60 (18.35%) OSCP
7 58 (17.74%) CISM
8 51 (15.60%) Degree
9 36 (11.01%) GIAC
10 35 (10.70%) SC Cleared
11 22 (6.73%) CHECK Team Leader
11 22 (6.73%) CHECK Team Member
12 17 (5.20%) CISA
12 17 (5.20%) SANS
13 16 (4.89%) GPEN
14 10 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (2.75%) CCNP
15 9 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.53%) MCP
16 5 (1.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 65 (19.88%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.06%) ISO27002
3 9 (2.75%) QA
4 8 (2.45%) COBIT
5 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.92%) RMADS
7 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.45%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) Firmware
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.31%) UAG
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 87 (26.61%) Nessus
2 70 (21.41%) Nmap
3 25 (7.65%) OpenVAS
4 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.31%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 29 (8.87%) Qualys
2 23 (7.03%) Coverity
3 22 (6.73%) VMware
4 16 (4.89%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.28%) Cisco
6 12 (3.67%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.14%) IBM
7 7 (2.14%) Juniper
7 7 (2.14%) SAP
8 2 (0.61%) HP
8 2 (0.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.31%) BT
9 1 (0.31%) Dell
9 1 (0.31%) F5
9 1 (0.31%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.31%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.31%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.31%) Remedy
9 1 (0.31%) Splunk
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum See Job Spec
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
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