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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 271 350 360
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 135 128 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.68% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 113 95 91
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
13883 18751 18538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.94% 86.08% 83.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11447 15709 14643
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +60 71 £66,250 +65.62% 2
Kent +10 20 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Hampshire +9 18 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Berkshire +51 13 £61,250 -12.50% 5
Surrey -2 11 £55,000 - 4
West Sussex +25 4 £70,000 +12.00%
Buckinghamshire +20 2 £63,750 +10.86% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £95,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 183 (54.14%) Cybersecurity
2 161 (47.63%) Security Cleared
3 152 (44.97%) Python
4 148 (43.79%) C
5 135 (39.94%) Telecoms
6 132 (39.05%) Information Security
7 129 (38.17%) Linux
8 110 (32.54%) Windows
9 108 (31.95%) Nessus
9 108 (31.95%) DV Cleared
10 101 (29.88%) Nmap
11 99 (29.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 98 (28.99%) CEH
13 95 (28.11%) C++
14 93 (27.51%) Java
15 87 (25.74%) Finance
16 80 (23.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 78 (23.08%) CISSP
18 76 (22.49%) Open Source
19 74 (21.89%) Ethical Hacking
20 73 (21.60%) OSCP
21 66 (19.53%) OWASP
22 64 (18.93%) CREST Certified
22 64 (18.93%) PCI DSS
23 59 (17.46%) SIEM
24 58 (17.16%) Metasploit
25 54 (15.98%) Degree
26 53 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
26 53 (15.68%) Unix
27 52 (15.38%) Qualys

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 (1.18%) IIS
2 3 (0.89%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) nginx
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.91%) GitHub
2 6 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.48%) SaaS
3 5 (1.48%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.76%) Firewall
2 28 (8.28%) Network Security
3 21 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.73%) Broadband
4 16 (4.73%) LTE
5 11 (3.25%) Wireless
6 6 (1.78%) VPN
7 5 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.48%) Junos
8 4 (1.18%) SSL
9 3 (0.89%) Internet
10 2 (0.59%) IPsec
11 1 (0.30%) BGP
11 1 (0.30%) HTTP
11 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.30%) LDAP
11 1 (0.30%) MPLS
11 1 (0.30%) OSPF
11 1 (0.30%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) Big Data
1 1 (0.30%) MySQL
1 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (17.16%) Metasploit
2 14 (4.14%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.89%) Selenium
4 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.59%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) JMeter
4 2 (0.59%) NUnit
4 2 (0.59%) TestNG
5 1 (0.30%) Ant
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 135 (39.94%) Telecoms
2 87 (25.74%) Finance
3 22 (6.51%) Legal
4 11 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.07%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.07%) Back Office
5 7 (2.07%) Marketing
6 6 (1.78%) Electronics
7 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.18%) Military
8 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (23.37%) Analyst
2 76 (22.49%) Security Analyst
3 74 (21.89%) Tester
4 68 (20.12%) Penetration Tester
5 61 (18.05%) Consultant
6 56 (16.57%) Security Consultant
7 43 (12.72%) Security Manager
8 42 (12.43%) Developer
9 38 (11.24%) Security Tester
10 35 (10.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 34 (10.06%) Security Penetration Tester
12 29 (8.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 29 (8.58%) IT Consultant
12 29 (8.58%) IT Security Consultant
13 26 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
14 24 (7.10%) Information Manager
15 23 (6.80%) Senior Tester
16 22 (6.51%) Senior Penetration Tester
17 21 (6.21%) Product Analyst
17 21 (6.21%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.48%) .NET
1 5 (1.48%) OAuth2
1 5 (1.48%) OpenID
1 5 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (1.48%) SAML
2 4 (1.18%) RESTful
3 3 (0.89%) HTML
3 3 (0.89%) HTML5
4 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.59%) JSON
4 2 (0.59%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.95%) Management Information System
2 31 (9.17%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.10%) Cybercrime
4 24 (7.10%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (4.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (2.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.07%) iPad
10 6 (1.78%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.78%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.48%) Physics
12 4 (1.18%) SCADA
13 3 (0.89%) PMI
14 2 (0.59%) Statistics
15 1 (0.30%) PKI
15 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 129 (38.17%) Linux
2 110 (32.54%) Windows
3 53 (15.68%) Unix
4 40 (11.83%) VxWorks
5 17 (5.03%) Kali Linux
6 7 (2.07%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.78%) CentOS
8 3 (0.89%) Android
8 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.59%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (54.14%) Cybersecurity
2 132 (39.05%) Information Security
3 80 (23.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 76 (22.49%) Open Source
5 74 (21.89%) Ethical Hacking
6 66 (19.53%) OWASP
7 59 (17.46%) SIEM
8 53 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (12.72%) Source Code Analysis
10 39 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 36 (10.65%) Risk Management
12 34 (10.06%) Security Management
13 32 (9.47%) Security Testing
14 29 (8.58%) Vulnerability Management
15 28 (8.28%) IT Audit
16 27 (7.99%) Secure Coding
17 26 (7.69%) Information Security Management
17 26 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (7.40%) Malware Detection/Protection
19 22 (6.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 152 (44.97%) Python
2 148 (43.79%) C
3 95 (28.11%) C++
4 93 (27.51%) Java
5 50 (14.79%) Perl
6 46 (13.61%) Go
7 43 (12.72%) Bash Shell
8 17 (5.03%) Ruby
9 10 (2.96%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.66%) C#
11 7 (2.07%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.07%) VB
12 6 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.18%) Haskell
13 4 (1.18%) SQL
14 2 (0.59%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.59%) PHP
14 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (47.63%) Security Cleared
2 108 (31.95%) DV Cleared
3 98 (28.99%) CEH
4 78 (23.08%) CISSP
5 73 (21.60%) OSCP
6 64 (18.93%) CREST Certified
7 54 (15.98%) Degree
8 49 (14.50%) CISA
9 48 (14.20%) GIAC
10 47 (13.91%) CISM
11 41 (12.13%) GPEN
12 35 (10.36%) SANS
13 32 (9.47%) SC Cleared
14 17 (5.03%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (4.73%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (4.73%) Security+ Certification
16 7 (2.07%) GCIA
17 6 (1.78%) CHECK Team Member
18 5 (1.48%) CHECK Team Leader
18 5 (1.48%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (29.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (18.93%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.80%) COBIT
4 16 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.37%) SSAE 16
6 5 (1.48%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.18%) RMADS
8 3 (0.89%) QA
9 2 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 108 (31.95%) Nessus
2 101 (29.88%) Nmap
3 45 (13.31%) OpenVAS
4 5 (1.48%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.48%) HAProxy
4 5 (1.48%) logstash
4 5 (1.48%) QRadar
4 5 (1.48%) WMI
5 3 (0.89%) Ansible
6 2 (0.59%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (15.38%) Qualys
2 28 (8.28%) Coverity
3 7 (2.07%) CheckPoint
3 7 (2.07%) Juniper
4 6 (1.78%) Cisco
4 6 (1.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.78%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.78%) SAP
5 5 (1.48%) Sophos
5 5 (1.48%) Splunk
5 5 (1.48%) Vyatta
6 4 (1.18%) AlienVault
7 3 (0.89%) ArcSight
7 3 (0.89%) Intel Security
7 3 (0.89%) LogRhythm
7 3 (0.89%) VMware
8 2 (0.59%) HP
8 2 (0.59%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.59%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
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