The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 356 294 320
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 95 149 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.66% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.87% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72 109 97
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +16.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18366 17040 18222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.24% 75.99% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14545 13781 15591
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Penetration Testing
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +43 49 £45,000 -4.25% 1
Hampshire -35 23 £45,500 +1.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £60,000 +14.28%
Berkshire -16 8 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -21 4 £65,000 +52.94%
West Sussex -3 1 £35,000 -33.33%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 71 (34.98%) Information Security
2 62 (30.54%) Linux
3 59 (29.06%) Finance
4 51 (25.12%) Degree
5 50 (24.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 48 (23.65%) Ethical Hacking
6 48 (23.65%) Windows
7 44 (21.67%) Security Testing
8 40 (19.70%) CEH
8 40 (19.70%) Java
9 38 (18.72%) LAN
9 38 (18.72%) Firewall
10 37 (18.23%) WAN
10 37 (18.23%) Perl
10 37 (18.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 36 (17.73%) Management Information System
12 34 (16.75%) Microsoft
13 32 (15.76%) TCP/IP
14 31 (15.27%) Security Cleared
15 30 (14.78%) PCI DSS
15 30 (14.78%) C++
16 29 (14.29%) ITIL
17 28 (13.79%) UNIX
18 27 (13.30%) MS Excel
19 26 (12.81%) Change Management
19 26 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
20 25 (12.32%) Computer Science
20 25 (12.32%) QA
21 24 (11.82%) Python
21 24 (11.82%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 5 (2.46%) IIS
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.72%) LAN
1 38 (18.72%) Firewall
2 37 (18.23%) WAN
2 37 (18.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 32 (15.76%) TCP/IP
4 21 (10.34%) Internet
5 20 (9.85%) DNS
6 19 (9.36%) Wireshark
7 18 (8.87%) Network Security
8 15 (7.39%) tcpdump
9 10 (4.93%) LDAP
9 10 (4.93%) SMTP
9 10 (4.93%) FTP
9 10 (4.93%) HTTP
10 9 (4.43%) DHCP
11 6 (2.96%) VPN
11 6 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.46%) SSL
12 5 (2.46%) SAN
13 4 (1.97%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (7.88%) NoSQL
1 16 (7.88%) Riak
2 14 (6.90%) MySQL
3 8 (3.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Metasploit
2 5 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.99%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (29.06%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.39%) Legal
4 9 (4.43%) Law
5 5 (2.46%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.48%) Military
7 2 (0.99%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (30.05%) Tester
2 60 (29.56%) Analyst
3 50 (24.63%) Security Analyst
4 44 (21.67%) Penetration Tester
5 27 (13.30%) Information Security Analyst
5 27 (13.30%) Information Analyst
6 25 (12.32%) Consultant
7 17 (8.37%) Architect
8 16 (7.88%) Ethical Hacker
8 16 (7.88%) QA Tester
8 16 (7.88%) QA Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Principal Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.93%) Security Manager
12 9 (4.43%) Penetration Test Consultant
12 9 (4.43%) Testing Consultant
13 8 (3.94%) Senior Architect
13 8 (3.94%) Java Architect
13 8 (3.94%) Senior Java Architect
13 8 (3.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.37%) Web Services
2 13 (6.40%) SOAP
2 13 (6.40%) REST
3 12 (5.91%) .NET
4 8 (3.94%) JPA
4 8 (3.94%) HTML
4 8 (3.94%) JAX-WS
4 8 (3.94%) JTA
4 8 (3.94%) Hibernate
5 7 (3.45%) XML
6 6 (2.96%) CSS
7 4 (1.97%) CSS3
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.99%) J2EE
9 2 (0.99%) Flash
9 2 (0.99%) Ajax
9 2 (0.99%) Java EE
9 2 (0.99%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.49%) jQuery
10 1 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.73%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.32%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.93%) PKI
5 8 (3.94%) RIA
6 5 (2.46%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.48%) SCADA
7 3 (1.48%) Open Source
8 2 (0.99%) Firmware
8 2 (0.99%) Statistics
8 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) CESG
9 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.49%) New Media
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.54%) Linux
2 48 (23.65%) Windows
3 28 (13.79%) UNIX
4 10 (4.93%) Solaris
5 4 (1.97%) Android
5 4 (1.97%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.98%) Information Security
2 50 (24.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 48 (23.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 44 (21.67%) Security Testing
5 29 (14.29%) ITIL
6 26 (12.81%) Change Management
6 26 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (10.84%) Security Management
8 21 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.85%) SIEM
9 20 (9.85%) Computer Forensics
9 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (9.36%) Business Continuity
10 19 (9.36%) Network Management
11 18 (8.87%) Workflow
11 18 (8.87%) Risk Management
12 17 (8.37%) Manual Testing
12 17 (8.37%) OWASP
13 16 (7.88%) User Stories
13 16 (7.88%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.70%) Java
2 37 (18.23%) Perl
3 30 (14.78%) C++
4 24 (11.82%) Python
5 14 (6.90%) SQL
6 10 (4.93%) C
7 9 (4.43%) VB
8 6 (2.96%) PHP
8 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.46%) C#
9 5 (2.46%) VBScript
10 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.99%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.49%) Lua
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (25.12%) Degree
2 40 (19.70%) CEH
3 31 (15.27%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.82%) CISSP
5 16 (7.88%) CISM
6 14 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.40%) GIAC
8 11 (5.42%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (3.45%) CHFI
11 6 (2.96%) MCSE
11 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.46%) CISMP
13 4 (1.97%) MCSA
13 4 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.97%) CCIE
13 4 (1.97%) MCTS
13 4 (1.97%) GCIH
14 3 (1.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.78%) PCI DSS
2 25 (12.32%) QA
3 17 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (6.90%) COBIT
5 12 (5.91%) COSO
6 4 (1.97%) SLA
7 2 (0.99%) BS7799
8 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.49%) BS25999
System Software
1 12 (5.91%) Snort
2 9 (4.43%) UAG
2 9 (4.43%) Forefront TMG
3 8 (3.94%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
4 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.99%) Nmap
5 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.45%) WebInspect
2 6 (2.96%) Nessus
3 2 (0.99%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.49%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.87%) Cisco
2 18 (8.87%) HP
3 17 (8.37%) Oracle
3 17 (8.37%) Qualys
4 15 (7.39%) Sourcefire
4 15 (7.39%) VMware
5 12 (5.91%) JBoss
6 9 (4.43%) Juniper
7 7 (3.45%) Dell
8 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.97%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.97%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.97%) Apple
10 3 (1.48%) Splunk
11 2 (0.99%) NETGEAR
11 2 (0.99%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.99%) Trend Micro
11 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.99%) McAfee
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