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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 334 372 298
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -74
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 113 93 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.49% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 92 70 101
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
17290 18921 17393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.42% 80.01% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13604 15066 14100
Average salary £47,250 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -6 31 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Berkshire +18 29 £53,500 +46.57% 14
Hampshire +11 27 £55,000 +19.56% 3
East Sussex - 10 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £52,500 -12.50% 4
West Sussex +1 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Kent - 3 £55,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 2 £38,250 -41.15% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 86 (45.50%) Firewall
2 74 (39.15%) CISSP
3 72 (38.10%) LAN
3 72 (38.10%) Information Security
4 68 (35.98%) WAN
5 61 (32.28%) Linux
6 56 (29.63%) Cisco
7 55 (29.10%) Windows
7 55 (29.10%) ITIL
8 51 (26.98%) Network Security
9 47 (24.87%) Security Architecture
9 47 (24.87%) VPN
10 46 (24.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 43 (22.75%) Ethical Hacking
12 41 (21.69%) Wireless
13 40 (21.16%) CheckPoint
13 40 (21.16%) Degree
13 40 (21.16%) Vulnerability Management
14 38 (20.11%) PCI DSS
14 38 (20.11%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (19.58%) Juniper
16 36 (19.05%) TCP/IP
17 35 (18.52%) CCIE
17 35 (18.52%) Security Testing
17 35 (18.52%) Cyber Security
18 34 (17.99%) SIEM
18 34 (17.99%) CCNP
18 34 (17.99%) CISA
19 32 (16.93%) Management Information System
20 31 (16.40%) CISM

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.70%) IaaS
2 11 (5.82%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (45.50%) Firewall
2 72 (38.10%) LAN
3 68 (35.98%) WAN
4 51 (26.98%) Network Security
5 47 (24.87%) VPN
6 41 (21.69%) Wireless
7 36 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 27 (14.29%) MPLS
8 27 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (14.29%) VLAN
9 26 (13.76%) SSL
10 25 (13.23%) OSPF
10 25 (13.23%) BGP
11 23 (12.17%) EIGRP
11 23 (12.17%) IP Telephony
11 23 (12.17%) RIP
11 23 (12.17%) VPLS
11 23 (12.17%) Unified Communications
11 23 (12.17%) HSRP
12 18 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.59%) JBehave
2 3 (1.59%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.59%) JMeter
2 3 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (14.81%) Finance
2 17 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.70%) Advertising
3 7 (3.70%) Marketing
4 6 (3.17%) Retail
4 6 (3.17%) Law
5 4 (2.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Automotive
6 3 (1.59%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (16.93%) Analyst
1 32 (16.93%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.40%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (15.87%) Consultant
4 27 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 27 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 21 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 18 (9.52%) Tester
7 15 (7.94%) Architect
8 14 (7.41%) Security Manager
9 13 (6.88%) Security Architect
9 13 (6.88%) Penetration Tester
10 11 (5.82%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (5.29%) Network Architect
12 9 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
12 9 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
13 8 (4.23%) Senior Security Architect
13 8 (4.23%) Senior Network Architect
13 8 (4.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 8 (4.23%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.12%) LAMP
2 3 (1.59%) XML Messaging
2 3 (1.59%) HTML
2 3 (1.59%) .NET
2 3 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.93%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.82%) PKI
4 7 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 7 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.65%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.59%) Blog
6 3 (1.59%) CESG
7 2 (1.06%) SCADA
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) CCTV
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.28%) Linux
2 55 (29.10%) Windows
3 12 (6.35%) UNIX
4 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.59%) Solaris
5 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (38.10%) Information Security
2 55 (29.10%) ITIL
3 47 (24.87%) Security Architecture
4 43 (22.75%) Ethical Hacking
5 40 (21.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 35 (18.52%) Cyber Security
6 35 (18.52%) Security Testing
7 34 (17.99%) SIEM
8 29 (15.34%) Incident Management
9 25 (13.23%) Network Architecture
10 23 (12.17%) Migration
10 23 (12.17%) WAN Optimisation
11 21 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
12 20 (10.58%) OWASP
13 19 (10.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 19 (10.05%) Malware Analysis
14 18 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (8.47%) PRINCE2
16 14 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.76%) SQL
2 21 (11.11%) Python
3 17 (8.99%) Perl
3 17 (8.99%) Bash Shell
4 16 (8.47%) Java
5 15 (7.94%) C
5 15 (7.94%) PHP
6 11 (5.82%) Ruby
7 9 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.76%) C++
8 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (39.15%) CISSP
2 40 (21.16%) Degree
3 38 (20.11%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (18.52%) CCIE
5 34 (17.99%) CCNP
5 34 (17.99%) CISA
6 31 (16.40%) CISM
7 26 (13.76%) CEH
8 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
9 13 (6.88%) DV Cleared
9 13 (6.88%) OSCP
10 12 (6.35%) OSCE
11 11 (5.82%) PCI QSA
11 11 (5.82%) SC Cleared
12 10 (5.29%) GIAC
13 6 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.17%) ISEB
14 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (2.12%) CITP
15 4 (2.12%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (24.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (20.11%) PCI DSS
3 18 (9.52%) COBIT
4 12 (6.35%) HIPAA
5 11 (5.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.65%) SLA
8 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.53%) FISMA
System Software
1 12 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.76%) Snort
3 8 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.59%) UAG
4 3 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.12%) Salt
2 4 (2.12%) Nessus
2 4 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.12%) Puppet
3 3 (1.59%) SCCM
4 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.53%) Nagios
5 1 (0.53%) Nmap
5 1 (0.53%) Icinga
Vendors
1 56 (29.63%) Cisco
2 40 (21.16%) CheckPoint
3 37 (19.58%) Juniper
4 27 (14.29%) HP
5 23 (12.17%) F5
6 21 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.99%) VMware
8 11 (5.82%) Sourcefire
9 9 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.76%) Splunk
10 6 (3.17%) McAfee
11 5 (2.65%) Symantec
11 5 (2.65%) Citrix
12 3 (1.59%) Websense
13 2 (1.06%) NetApp
13 2 (1.06%) Oracle
13 2 (1.06%) Tripwire
13 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.06%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.06%) SonicWALL
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £60k plus corporate benefits and bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
NTA Monitor Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago