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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / South East
Rank 321 304 388
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +84
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 76 152 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.79% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.91% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 55 116 35
Median salary £60,000 £55,375 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.35% +13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
12733 16645 17283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.62% 86.53% 84.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10386 14029 13881
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +14 24 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Kent +11 17 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +40 14 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Hampshire +8 14 £60,000 +47.02% 2
East Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +26 6 £47,500 -32.14%
Surrey -2 6 £45,000 -21.05% 6
M4 Corridor +6 4 - -
West Sussex -2 2 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 124 (49.01%) Cybersecurity
2 113 (44.66%) Security Cleared
3 112 (44.27%) Python
4 106 (41.90%) C
5 98 (38.74%) Telecoms
6 97 (38.34%) Linux
7 96 (37.94%) Information Security
8 79 (31.23%) DV Cleared
9 78 (30.83%) Windows
10 70 (27.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 66 (26.09%) Finance
12 65 (25.69%) Nessus
13 64 (25.30%) Open Source
14 62 (24.51%) C++
14 62 (24.51%) Java
15 61 (24.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 60 (23.72%) Nmap
17 58 (22.92%) Ethical Hacking
18 56 (22.13%) CEH
19 49 (19.37%) CISSP
20 48 (18.97%) PCI DSS
21 47 (18.58%) SIEM
22 46 (18.18%) Unix
23 45 (17.79%) OSCP
24 43 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
25 40 (15.81%) Degree
25 40 (15.81%) CISA
25 40 (15.81%) GitHub
25 40 (15.81%) CREST Certified
26 39 (15.42%) Go

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 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.81%) GitHub
2 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.16%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Office 365
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.44%) Firewall
2 22 (8.70%) Network Security
3 17 (6.72%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.74%) Broadband
4 12 (4.74%) LTE
5 7 (2.77%) Wireless
6 5 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.98%) Junos
6 5 (1.98%) VPN
7 4 (1.58%) HTTP
7 4 (1.58%) SMTP
8 3 (1.19%) SSL
9 2 (0.79%) SS7
10 1 (0.40%) BGP
10 1 (0.40%) Internet
10 1 (0.40%) LAN
10 1 (0.40%) MPLS
10 1 (0.40%) OSPF
10 1 (0.40%) SAN
10 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.40%) MySQL
2 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (13.83%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.37%) JMeter
2 6 (2.37%) Selenium
3 5 (1.98%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.19%) JBehave
4 3 (1.19%) Protractor
4 3 (1.19%) VisualVM
5 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.79%) JIRA
5 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.79%) NUnit
5 2 (0.79%) TestNG
6 1 (0.40%) Ant
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.40%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (38.74%) Telecoms
2 66 (26.09%) Finance
3 19 (7.51%) Legal
4 7 (2.77%) Marketing
5 6 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.98%) Electronics
6 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.19%) Automotive
7 3 (1.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (22.92%) Analyst
2 56 (22.13%) Tester
3 55 (21.74%) Security Analyst
4 47 (18.58%) Penetration Tester
5 38 (15.02%) Developer
6 37 (14.62%) Consultant
7 36 (14.23%) Security Consultant
8 29 (11.46%) Security Tester
9 25 (9.88%) Security Penetration Tester
9 25 (9.88%) Senior Tester
10 22 (8.70%) Security Manager
11 21 (8.30%) IT Consultant
11 21 (8.30%) IT Security Consultant
11 21 (8.30%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 20 (7.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 19 (7.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 18 (7.11%) Senior Developer
15 16 (6.32%) Architect
16 14 (5.53%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (5.53%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.98%) OAuth2
1 5 (1.98%) OpenID
1 5 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (1.98%) SAML
2 4 (1.58%) HTML
2 4 (1.58%) Middleware
2 4 (1.58%) XML
3 3 (1.19%) .NET
3 3 (1.19%) J2EE
3 3 (1.19%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.79%) RESTful
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) CSS3
5 1 (0.40%) HTML5
5 1 (0.40%) JDBC
5 1 (0.40%) LAMP
5 1 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.46%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.32%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (5.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.56%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (3.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.77%) iPad
9 6 (2.37%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.58%) Blog
10 4 (1.58%) CESG
10 4 (1.58%) iSeries
11 3 (1.19%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.19%) Physics
12 2 (0.79%) PMI
12 2 (0.79%) Statistics
13 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (38.34%) Linux
2 78 (30.83%) Windows
3 46 (18.18%) Unix
4 28 (11.07%) VxWorks
5 9 (3.56%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.58%) Solaris
7 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.79%) CentOS
8 2 (0.79%) KNOPPIX
8 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (49.01%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (37.94%) Information Security
3 64 (25.30%) Open Source
4 61 (24.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 58 (22.92%) Ethical Hacking
6 47 (18.58%) SIEM
7 43 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (15.02%) OWASP
9 32 (12.65%) Risk Management
9 32 (12.65%) Source Code Analysis
10 30 (11.86%) Security Management
11 29 (11.46%) IT Audit
12 27 (10.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 26 (10.28%) Information Security Management
13 26 (10.28%) Security Testing
14 23 (9.09%) Security Operations
14 23 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
15 22 (8.70%) Secure Coding
16 20 (7.91%) SDLC
16 20 (7.91%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 112 (44.27%) Python
2 106 (41.90%) C
3 62 (24.51%) C++
3 62 (24.51%) Java
4 39 (15.42%) Go
5 33 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 30 (11.86%) Perl
7 11 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.95%) Ruby
9 9 (3.56%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.98%) SQL
11 4 (1.58%) C#
12 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.19%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) Haskell
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (44.66%) Security Cleared
2 79 (31.23%) DV Cleared
3 56 (22.13%) CEH
4 49 (19.37%) CISSP
5 45 (17.79%) OSCP
6 40 (15.81%) CISA
6 40 (15.81%) CREST Certified
6 40 (15.81%) Degree
7 32 (12.65%) GIAC
8 29 (11.46%) CISM
8 29 (11.46%) SANS
9 25 (9.88%) GPEN
10 23 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 16 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (5.14%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (5.14%) Security+ Certification
13 8 (3.16%) GCFA
14 5 (1.98%) CHECK Team Leader
14 5 (1.98%) ISEB
14 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (27.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (18.97%) PCI DSS
3 16 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (5.93%) COBIT
5 11 (4.35%) SSAE 16
6 7 (2.77%) QA
7 5 (1.98%) HIPAA
8 3 (1.19%) SLA
9 1 (0.40%) GPG13
9 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) Docker
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (25.69%) Nessus
2 60 (23.72%) Nmap
3 27 (10.67%) OpenVAS
4 8 (3.16%) logstash
4 8 (3.16%) WMI
5 5 (1.98%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.98%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.98%) QRadar
6 3 (1.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.79%) Core Impact
7 2 (0.79%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) Puppet
8 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 30 (11.86%) Qualys
2 15 (5.93%) Coverity
3 9 (3.56%) Splunk
4 8 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.16%) Sophos
4 8 (3.16%) VMware
5 6 (2.37%) CheckPoint
5 6 (2.37%) Cisco
5 6 (2.37%) Juniper
6 5 (1.98%) SAP
6 5 (1.98%) Vyatta
7 4 (1.58%) AlienVault
7 4 (1.58%) IBM
8 3 (1.19%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.19%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.19%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.79%) Apple
9 2 (0.79%) HP
9 2 (0.79%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
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