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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 327 365 329
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -36
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 120 97 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.51% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 102 75 85
Average salary £53,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £39,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
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
17189 18850 17154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.50% 80.23% 76.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13652 15081 13987
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 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 28 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 +19 34 £55,000 +7.31% 2
Berkshire +24 30 £53,500 +94.54% 11
Hampshire +13 24 £52,500 +11.70% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £55,000 -8.33% 5
East Sussex - 8 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +16 7 £38,250 -41.15% 1
Kent +14 6 £31,250 -58.33% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 87 (43.50%) Firewall
2 81 (40.50%) CISSP
3 75 (37.50%) Information Security
4 71 (35.50%) LAN
5 67 (33.50%) WAN
6 63 (31.50%) Windows
7 62 (31.00%) Linux
8 55 (27.50%) Cisco
9 53 (26.50%) Ethical Hacking
10 52 (26.00%) ITIL
11 46 (23.00%) PCI DSS
11 46 (23.00%) Security Architecture
12 45 (22.50%) VPN
12 45 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 44 (22.00%) Wireless
13 44 (22.00%) Network Security
14 43 (21.50%) Cyber Security
14 43 (21.50%) CheckPoint
15 41 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
15 41 (20.50%) SIEM
15 41 (20.50%) Data Centre
16 40 (20.00%) Security Testing
16 40 (20.00%) Juniper
17 37 (18.50%) CCIE
18 36 (18.00%) CCNP
18 36 (18.00%) Degree
19 35 (17.50%) Management Information System
20 34 (17.00%) Incident Management
20 34 (17.00%) Vulnerability Management
21 33 (16.50%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 8 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.50%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.50%) IaaS
2 17 (8.50%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.00%) SaaS
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 87 (43.50%) Firewall
2 71 (35.50%) LAN
3 67 (33.50%) WAN
4 45 (22.50%) VPN
5 44 (22.00%) Wireless
5 44 (22.00%) Network Security
6 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 24 (12.00%) MPLS
7 24 (12.00%) SSL
7 24 (12.00%) VLAN
7 24 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (11.00%) OSPF
8 22 (11.00%) BGP
9 20 (10.00%) IP Telephony
9 20 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 20 (10.00%) RIP
9 20 (10.00%) VPLS
9 20 (10.00%) HSRP
9 20 (10.00%) Unified Communications
10 19 (9.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.50%) Selenium
2 3 (1.50%) JBehave
2 3 (1.50%) JMeter
2 3 (1.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.50%) Yeoman
General
1 30 (15.00%) Finance
2 21 (10.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.50%) Marketing
3 7 (3.50%) Advertising
4 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Law
6 3 (1.50%) Military
6 3 (1.50%) Automotive
6 3 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (22.50%) Analyst
2 34 (17.00%) Network Engineer
3 33 (16.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (16.00%) Security Engineer
4 32 (16.00%) Consultant
5 27 (13.50%) Security Analyst
6 24 (12.00%) Security Consultant
7 20 (10.00%) Architect
8 19 (9.50%) Tester
9 18 (9.00%) Security Architect
10 16 (8.00%) Penetration Tester
11 15 (7.50%) Network Architect
11 15 (7.50%) Senior Security Engineer
12 14 (7.00%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (7.00%) Security Manager
13 13 (6.50%) Network Security Architect
13 13 (6.50%) Senior Architect
13 13 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (6.50%) Senior Network Architect
13 13 (6.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.00%) LAMP
2 3 (1.50%) XML Messaging
2 3 (1.50%) HTML
2 3 (1.50%) XML
3 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.50%) Data Centre
2 35 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 27 (13.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.50%) PKI
6 8 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.00%) Cryptography
7 6 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.00%) CESG
9 3 (1.50%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.50%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.00%) SCADA
10 2 (1.00%) Blog
11 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) iPhone
11 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.50%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.50%) Windows
2 62 (31.00%) Linux
3 14 (7.00%) UNIX
4 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.50%) Solaris
6 2 (1.00%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.50%) Information Security
2 53 (26.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 52 (26.00%) ITIL
4 46 (23.00%) Security Architecture
5 43 (21.50%) Cyber Security
6 41 (20.50%) SIEM
7 40 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 34 (17.00%) Incident Management
8 34 (17.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (13.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 24 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
11 23 (11.50%) Reverse Engineering
11 23 (11.50%) Migration
12 22 (11.00%) Network Architecture
13 21 (10.50%) OWASP
13 21 (10.50%) DDoS Mitigation
13 21 (10.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
15 18 (9.00%) Security Hardening
16 16 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.00%) SQL
2 22 (11.00%) Python
3 18 (9.00%) Java
3 18 (9.00%) Perl
4 17 (8.50%) Bash Shell
5 16 (8.00%) PHP
6 15 (7.50%) C
7 12 (6.00%) Ruby
8 11 (5.50%) C++
9 9 (4.50%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 81 (40.50%) CISSP
2 41 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (18.50%) CCIE
4 36 (18.00%) CCNP
4 36 (18.00%) Degree
5 33 (16.50%) CISA
6 29 (14.50%) CISM
7 27 (13.50%) Security Cleared
8 24 (12.00%) CEH
9 15 (7.50%) GIAC
10 14 (7.00%) OSCP
10 14 (7.00%) DV Cleared
11 13 (6.50%) OSCE
12 11 (5.50%) SSCP
13 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared
13 9 (4.50%) GCIH
14 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (4.00%) GCIA
14 8 (4.00%) PCI QSA
15 6 (3.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.00%) PCI DSS
2 45 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (9.00%) COBIT
4 12 (6.00%) HIPAA
5 9 (4.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.50%) SLA
8 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.00%) Snort
4 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.50%) UAG
6 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.00%) XenApp
7 1 (0.50%) vCloud
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.00%) Nessus
3 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.00%) Puppet
3 4 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.00%) SCCM
3 4 (2.00%) Salt
4 3 (1.50%) Nmap
5 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.50%) Icinga
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (27.50%) Cisco
2 43 (21.50%) CheckPoint
3 40 (20.00%) Juniper
4 25 (12.50%) HP
5 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
6 21 (10.50%) F5
7 19 (9.50%) VMware
8 14 (7.00%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.50%) Splunk
9 9 (4.50%) Sourcefire
10 7 (3.50%) McAfee
11 5 (2.50%) Citrix
11 5 (2.50%) Symantec
12 3 (1.50%) Websense
12 3 (1.50%) NetApp
13 2 (1.00%) Oracle
13 2 (1.00%) Tripwire
13 2 (1.00%) Coverity
13 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.00%) LANDesk
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + PMI + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Thatcham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 22 days ago
Rochester, Kent
NTA Monitor Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago