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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 349 265 378
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +113
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 102 181 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.82% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.10% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 74 128 39
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17670 16495 17517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.82% 74.48% 75.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13894 13425 14881
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 -12 32 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Berkshire -9 30 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Hampshire -62 16 £45,500 +13.75% 2
Kent -7 11 £31,250 -3.84% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £43,750 -
West Sussex -19 4 £44,250 +20.40%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 112 (56.28%) Information Security
2 91 (45.73%) Windows
3 88 (44.22%) Linux
4 62 (31.16%) Firewall
5 60 (30.15%) Degree
6 58 (29.15%) CISSP
7 55 (27.64%) Management Information System
8 54 (27.14%) LAN
9 53 (26.63%) WAN
10 49 (24.62%) Finance
11 48 (24.12%) UNIX
11 48 (24.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 47 (23.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 44 (22.11%) Microsoft
13 44 (22.11%) Security Testing
14 40 (20.10%) PCI DSS
14 40 (20.10%) Intrusion Detection
15 39 (19.60%) ITIL
16 37 (18.59%) E-Commerce
16 37 (18.59%) Ethical Hacking
17 36 (18.09%) CEH
17 36 (18.09%) Security Cleared
18 33 (16.58%) Qualys
19 32 (16.08%) SQL
19 32 (16.08%) CISM
20 31 (15.58%) PRINCE2
20 31 (15.58%) SIEM
21 29 (14.57%) MS Excel
21 29 (14.57%) Network Security
22 26 (13.07%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (14.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (5.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (31.16%) Firewall
2 54 (27.14%) LAN
3 53 (26.63%) WAN
4 40 (20.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (14.57%) Network Security
6 20 (10.05%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.55%) DNS
8 18 (9.05%) Internet
8 18 (9.05%) tcpdump
9 17 (8.54%) Wireshark
10 14 (7.04%) VPN
11 11 (5.53%) SMTP
11 11 (5.53%) FTP
11 11 (5.53%) HTTP
11 11 (5.53%) LDAP
12 8 (4.02%) SAN
13 6 (3.02%) DHCP
14 5 (2.51%) Wireless
15 4 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (2.01%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.52%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.01%) Riak
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.01%) JIRA
2 2 (1.01%) Selenium
2 2 (1.01%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
General
1 49 (24.62%) Finance
2 8 (4.02%) Law
3 7 (3.52%) Legal
4 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.01%) Military
5 2 (1.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (40.20%) Analyst
2 77 (38.69%) Security Analyst
3 46 (23.12%) Information Analyst
3 46 (23.12%) Consultant
3 46 (23.12%) Information Security Analyst
4 31 (15.58%) Security Consultant
5 30 (15.08%) Tester
6 27 (13.57%) Penetration Tester
7 17 (8.54%) IT Consultant
8 16 (8.04%) IT Security Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Penetration Test Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Testing Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Senior Security Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Architect
11 8 (4.02%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Security Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.02%) Junior
13 6 (3.02%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) .NET
2 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.01%) Web Services
2 2 (1.01%) HTML
2 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.50%) XML
3 1 (0.50%) REST
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.02%) PKI
2 6 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.01%) Firmware
4 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.01%) SCADA
4 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.50%) Open Source
5 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.73%) Windows
2 88 (44.22%) Linux
3 48 (24.12%) UNIX
4 12 (6.03%) Solaris
5 7 (3.52%) AIX
6 4 (2.01%) Android
7 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (56.28%) Information Security
2 47 (23.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 44 (22.11%) Security Testing
4 39 (19.60%) ITIL
5 37 (18.59%) E-Commerce
5 37 (18.59%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (15.58%) PRINCE2
6 31 (15.58%) SIEM
7 26 (13.07%) Change Management
8 23 (11.56%) Incident Management
9 22 (11.06%) Computer Forensics
10 18 (9.05%) Network Management
10 18 (9.05%) Risk Analysis
11 16 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (7.04%) Risk Management
13 14 (7.04%) Network Design
13 14 (7.04%) Network Architecture
13 14 (7.04%) Reverse Engineering
13 14 (7.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.08%) SQL
2 18 (9.05%) Java
3 14 (7.04%) C
3 14 (7.04%) Python
4 13 (6.53%) PHP
5 12 (6.03%) C++
5 12 (6.03%) Perl
6 6 (3.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.01%) Ruby
7 4 (2.01%) VB
8 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.01%) C#
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Lua
9 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (30.15%) Degree
2 58 (29.15%) CISSP
3 36 (18.09%) Security Cleared
3 36 (18.09%) CEH
4 32 (16.08%) CISM
5 23 (11.56%) CISA
6 21 (10.55%) PCI QSA
7 18 (9.05%) DV Cleared
8 17 (8.54%) GIAC
9 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared
10 14 (7.04%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (5.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (4.52%) MCSE
13 6 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (2.51%) MCSA
14 5 (2.51%) GCIH
14 5 (2.51%) MCTS
15 4 (2.01%) ISSMP
15 4 (2.01%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (24.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (20.10%) PCI DSS
3 21 (10.55%) COBIT
3 21 (10.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.51%) QA
5 2 (1.01%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (1.01%) BS7799
6 1 (0.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 15 (7.54%) Snort
2 14 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.03%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (5.03%) UAG
5 2 (1.01%) vSphere
5 2 (1.01%) Nmap
6 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Nessus
2 2 (1.01%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.58%) Qualys
3 17 (8.54%) VMware
4 16 (8.04%) Sourcefire
5 15 (7.54%) Cisco
6 13 (6.53%) HP
7 9 (4.52%) LogRhythm
8 8 (4.02%) Dell
9 6 (3.02%) Juniper
9 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.01%) Oracle
11 3 (1.51%) McAfee
12 2 (1.01%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.01%) Splunk
12 2 (1.01%) NETGEAR
12 2 (1.01%) Apple
13 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
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Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum - car allowance, health plan, company pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
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Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
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Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Newbury, Berkshire
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