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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 333 246 371
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +125
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 109 183 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.86% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.13% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83 136 53
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 £31,250 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,250 £59,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
17719 16206 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.53% 76.26% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13707 13145 14666
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Berkshire -10 35 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey -11 31 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire -69 28 £44,500 +5.95% 3
Kent -1 10 £31,250 -3.84%
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Oxfordshire -2 2 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex -20 1 £33,500 -8.84%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 105 (51.22%) Information Security
2 93 (45.37%) Windows
2 93 (45.37%) Linux
3 71 (34.63%) CISSP
4 62 (30.24%) Firewall
5 60 (29.27%) Degree
6 58 (28.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 57 (27.80%) Finance
8 52 (25.37%) Management Information System
9 50 (24.39%) ITIL
10 48 (23.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 47 (22.93%) LAN
11 47 (22.93%) WAN
12 46 (22.44%) UNIX
12 46 (22.44%) PCI DSS
13 41 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 38 (18.54%) E-Commerce
15 36 (17.56%) CISM
15 36 (17.56%) PRINCE2
15 36 (17.56%) Security Testing
16 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
16 34 (16.59%) SQL
17 33 (16.10%) Network Security
18 32 (15.61%) Qualys
18 32 (15.61%) Ethical Hacking
18 32 (15.61%) CEH
18 32 (15.61%) Kalman Filter
19 31 (15.12%) Intrusion Detection
19 31 (15.12%) CISA
20 28 (13.66%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (1.95%) IIS
2 2 (0.98%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.83%) MS Office
3 13 (6.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.41%) SaaS
2 6 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (30.24%) Firewall
2 47 (22.93%) LAN
2 47 (22.93%) WAN
3 33 (16.10%) Network Security
4 31 (15.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (8.29%) Internet
6 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
6 16 (7.80%) VPN
6 16 (7.80%) DNS
7 15 (7.32%) tcpdump
8 14 (6.83%) Wireshark
9 12 (5.85%) HTTP
10 8 (3.90%) LDAP
10 8 (3.90%) FTP
10 8 (3.90%) SMTP
10 8 (3.90%) SAN
10 8 (3.90%) Wireless
11 6 (2.93%) SSL
12 4 (1.95%) IPv6
12 4 (1.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.37%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.41%) LoadRunner
2 6 (2.93%) JIRA
2 6 (2.93%) Selenium
2 6 (2.93%) Cucumber
2 6 (2.93%) Selenium IDE
2 6 (2.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 57 (27.80%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Legal
3 7 (3.41%) Law
4 5 (2.44%) Military
5 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.49%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (38.05%) Analyst
2 73 (35.61%) Security Analyst
3 53 (25.85%) Consultant
4 42 (20.49%) Information Analyst
4 42 (20.49%) Information Security Analyst
5 38 (18.54%) Security Consultant
6 27 (13.17%) Tester
7 26 (12.68%) Penetration Tester
8 20 (9.76%) IT Consultant
9 19 (9.27%) IT Security Consultant
10 13 (6.34%) Senior Consultant
11 12 (5.85%) Senior Security Consultant
12 10 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
12 10 (4.88%) Penetration Test Consultant
12 10 (4.88%) Testing Consultant
13 9 (4.39%) Head of Security
13 9 (4.39%) Architect
14 7 (3.41%) Technical Architect
14 7 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (2.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.85%) .NET
2 6 (2.93%) Web Services
2 6 (2.93%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.46%) HTML
4 2 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) WSDL
5 1 (0.49%) JSON
5 1 (0.49%) KML
5 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.41%) PKI
2 7 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.95%) SCADA
4 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.98%) e-Health
5 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.49%) Open Source
6 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (45.37%) Windows
1 93 (45.37%) Linux
2 46 (22.44%) UNIX
3 10 (4.88%) Solaris
4 7 (3.41%) AIX
5 3 (1.46%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) CentOS
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.98%) Debian
6 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (51.22%) Information Security
2 50 (24.39%) ITIL
3 48 (23.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 38 (18.54%) E-Commerce
5 36 (17.56%) PRINCE2
5 36 (17.56%) Security Testing
6 32 (15.61%) Ethical Hacking
6 32 (15.61%) Kalman Filter
7 28 (13.66%) SIEM
8 27 (13.17%) Incident Management
9 25 (12.20%) Change Management
10 23 (11.22%) Risk Analysis
11 19 (9.27%) Network Architecture
12 18 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (8.78%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (8.29%) Computer Forensics
14 15 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (7.32%) Security Management
15 14 (6.83%) Database Security
16 13 (6.34%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.59%) SQL
2 16 (7.80%) C
2 16 (7.80%) Java
2 16 (7.80%) Python
2 16 (7.80%) PHP
3 12 (5.85%) Perl
4 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
4 9 (4.39%) Ruby
5 7 (3.41%) C++
6 4 (1.95%) VB
7 3 (1.46%) C#
7 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (34.63%) CISSP
2 60 (29.27%) Degree
3 36 (17.56%) CISM
4 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
5 32 (15.61%) CEH
6 31 (15.12%) CISA
7 26 (12.68%) PCI QSA
8 20 (9.76%) SC Cleared
9 18 (8.78%) GIAC
10 17 (8.29%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (8.29%) DV Cleared
11 11 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (4.39%) MCSE
14 8 (3.90%) ISEB
15 7 (3.41%) CCNA
16 5 (2.44%) MCSA
16 5 (2.44%) GCIH
16 5 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (28.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (22.44%) PCI DSS
3 26 (12.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 26 (12.68%) COBIT
4 5 (2.44%) QA
5 2 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.98%) BS7799
5 2 (0.98%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (7.80%) Active Directory
1 16 (7.80%) Snort
2 12 (5.85%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.88%) Forefront TMG
3 10 (4.88%) UAG
4 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 2 (0.98%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Nmap
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.93%) Nessus
2 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.61%) Qualys
3 14 (6.83%) VMware
4 13 (6.34%) HP
4 13 (6.34%) Sourcefire
5 11 (5.37%) Cisco
6 8 (3.90%) LogRhythm
7 6 (2.93%) SolarWinds
7 6 (2.93%) Dell
8 5 (2.44%) McAfee
9 4 (1.95%) Juniper
10 3 (1.46%) IBM
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle
10 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.98%) Tufin
11 2 (0.98%) Lumension
11 2 (0.98%) AlgoSec
11 2 (0.98%) Citrix
11 2 (0.98%) CA
11 2 (0.98%) NetApp
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
Posted: 3 days ago