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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 338 260 378
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +118
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 105 186 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.84% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.13% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 76 133 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 £54,500
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
17604 16444 17516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.75% 74.57% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13807 13374 14874
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 29 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 29 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 -15 33 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Berkshire -11 31 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Hampshire -61 17 £45,500 +13.75% 3
Kent -12 11 £31,250 -3.84% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £43,750 -
West Sussex -20 4 £44,250 +20.40%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 113 (56.50%) Information Security
2 92 (46.00%) Windows
3 88 (44.00%) Linux
4 63 (31.50%) Firewall
5 60 (30.00%) CISSP
5 60 (30.00%) Degree
6 55 (27.50%) Management Information System
7 53 (26.50%) LAN
8 52 (26.00%) WAN
9 50 (25.00%) Finance
10 49 (24.50%) UNIX
10 49 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 48 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 45 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 43 (21.50%) Security Testing
14 41 (20.50%) PCI DSS
15 40 (20.00%) ITIL
16 39 (19.50%) Intrusion Detection
17 38 (19.00%) E-Commerce
18 36 (18.00%) Ethical Hacking
18 36 (18.00%) CEH
19 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
20 34 (17.00%) Qualys
20 34 (17.00%) CISM
21 33 (16.50%) SQL
22 32 (16.00%) PRINCE2
23 30 (15.00%) MS Excel
23 30 (15.00%) SIEM
24 29 (14.50%) Network Security
25 27 (13.50%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 30 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.50%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (31.50%) Firewall
2 53 (26.50%) LAN
3 52 (26.00%) WAN
4 39 (19.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (14.50%) Network Security
6 19 (9.50%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.00%) DNS
8 17 (8.50%) Internet
8 17 (8.50%) tcpdump
9 16 (8.00%) Wireshark
10 14 (7.00%) VPN
11 10 (5.00%) SMTP
11 10 (5.00%) FTP
11 10 (5.00%) HTTP
11 10 (5.00%) LDAP
12 8 (4.00%) SAN
13 6 (3.00%) DHCP
14 5 (2.50%) Wireless
15 4 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (2.00%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.50%) Riak
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.50%) JIRA
2 3 (1.50%) Selenium
2 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.50%) Selenium IDE
2 3 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.00%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Law
3 7 (3.50%) Legal
4 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.00%) Military
5 2 (1.00%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) 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 (40.00%) Analyst
2 78 (39.00%) Security Analyst
3 47 (23.50%) Information Analyst
3 47 (23.50%) Consultant
3 47 (23.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 32 (16.00%) Security Consultant
5 29 (14.50%) Tester
6 27 (13.50%) Penetration Tester
7 17 (8.50%) IT Consultant
8 16 (8.00%) IT Security Consultant
9 11 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
10 10 (5.00%) Senior Security Consultant
10 10 (5.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
10 10 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
11 9 (4.50%) Architect
12 8 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Security Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Technical Architect
14 6 (3.00%) Junior
14 6 (3.00%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (1.50%) Web Services
2 3 (1.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.00%) HTML
3 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.50%) CSS
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.00%) PKI
3 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.00%) SCADA
5 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.50%) Open Source
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 92 (46.00%) Windows
2 88 (44.00%) Linux
3 49 (24.50%) UNIX
4 11 (5.50%) Solaris
5 7 (3.50%) AIX
6 4 (2.00%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (56.50%) Information Security
2 48 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 43 (21.50%) Security Testing
4 40 (20.00%) ITIL
5 38 (19.00%) E-Commerce
6 36 (18.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 32 (16.00%) PRINCE2
8 30 (15.00%) SIEM
9 27 (13.50%) Change Management
10 22 (11.00%) Incident Management
11 21 (10.50%) Computer Forensics
12 19 (9.50%) Risk Analysis
13 18 (9.00%) Network Management
14 16 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (7.50%) Network Architecture
16 14 (7.00%) Reverse Engineering
16 14 (7.00%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (7.00%) Risk Management
16 14 (7.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.50%) SQL
2 17 (8.50%) Java
3 14 (7.00%) C
3 14 (7.00%) PHP
3 14 (7.00%) Python
4 11 (5.50%) C++
4 11 (5.50%) Perl
5 6 (3.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.00%) Ruby
6 4 (2.00%) VB
7 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.00%) C#
8 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Lua
8 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (30.00%) CISSP
1 60 (30.00%) Degree
2 36 (18.00%) CEH
3 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 34 (17.00%) CISM
5 24 (12.00%) CISA
6 22 (11.00%) PCI QSA
7 18 (9.00%) DV Cleared
8 17 (8.50%) GIAC
9 16 (8.00%) SC Cleared
10 14 (7.00%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (4.50%) MCSE
13 6 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (2.50%) ISEB
14 5 (2.50%) MCSA
14 5 (2.50%) GCIH
14 5 (2.50%) MCTS
15 4 (2.00%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (20.50%) PCI DSS
3 22 (11.00%) COBIT
3 22 (11.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.50%) QA
5 2 (1.00%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.00%) SLA
5 2 (1.00%) BS7799
6 1 (0.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (7.00%) Snort
1 14 (7.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (5.00%) UAG
5 2 (1.00%) vSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Nmap
6 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) Nessus
2 2 (1.00%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.00%) Qualys
3 17 (8.50%) VMware
4 15 (7.50%) Sourcefire
4 15 (7.50%) Cisco
5 13 (6.50%) HP
6 9 (4.50%) LogRhythm
7 8 (4.00%) Dell
8 6 (3.00%) Juniper
8 6 (3.00%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle
10 3 (1.50%) McAfee
11 2 (1.00%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.00%) NETGEAR
11 2 (1.00%) Apple
11 2 (1.00%) Splunk
12 1 (0.50%) AlgoSec
12 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.50%) Tufin
South East
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum 15% benefits/cash package + £5k bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum - car allowance, health plan, company pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 7 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 7 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Accenture
Salary: From £39,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago