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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 281 347 381
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +34
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 163 117 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.67% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 118 99 76
Median salary £52,500 £53,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.86% +13.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £35,000 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
15599 17563 19146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.67% 84.97% 83.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13043 13946 15341
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +37 58 £55,000 - 8
Oxfordshire +20 29 £60,000 +56.86% 2
Berkshire +9 24 £51,250 -4.20% 5
Kent +25 23 £52,500 +61.53% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 10 £36,500 -33.63% 3
West Sussex - 10 £35,000 -
Hampshire -6 8 £47,500 -13.63% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £92,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 137 (43.35%) Information Security
2 115 (36.39%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (29.75%) CISSP
4 91 (28.80%) Security Cleared
5 85 (26.90%) Windows
6 73 (23.10%) Nessus
7 69 (21.84%) CREST Certified
8 68 (21.52%) Telecoms
8 68 (21.52%) Finance
9 67 (21.20%) PCI DSS
10 65 (20.57%) DV Cleared
10 65 (20.57%) Java
11 61 (19.30%) C
11 61 (19.30%) Risk Management
11 61 (19.30%) CEH
12 60 (18.99%) Ethical Hacking
13 59 (18.67%) C++
13 59 (18.67%) Python
13 59 (18.67%) Nmap
14 58 (18.35%) OWASP
15 54 (17.09%) Linux
16 52 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 50 (15.82%) CISM
19 46 (14.56%) Metasploit
19 46 (14.56%) OSCP
20 44 (13.92%) Security Testing
20 44 (13.92%) Degree
21 42 (13.29%) Management Information System
22 41 (12.97%) Threat Management

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 7 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (0.32%) Apache
2 1 (0.32%) JBoss
2 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.11%) Office 365
2 12 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.71%) Firewall
2 32 (10.13%) Network Security
3 22 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (5.70%) VPN
5 15 (4.75%) WAN
6 11 (3.48%) IPsec
6 11 (3.48%) SSL
7 10 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (3.16%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.85%) Broadband
9 8 (2.53%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.58%) Internet
10 5 (1.58%) LAN
11 4 (1.27%) SAN
12 3 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.95%) HTTP
12 3 (0.95%) SMTP
13 2 (0.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 46 (14.56%) Metasploit
2 13 (4.11%) Burp Suite
2 13 (4.11%) JIRA
2 13 (4.11%) Selenium
3 7 (2.22%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.58%) HP UFT
4 5 (1.58%) NUnit
4 5 (1.58%) TestNG
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (21.52%) Finance
1 68 (21.52%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.16%) Electronics
3 8 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.22%) Marketing
5 4 (1.27%) Banking
5 4 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (28.80%) Analyst
2 76 (24.05%) Security Analyst
3 60 (18.99%) Tester
4 51 (16.14%) Consultant
5 49 (15.51%) Security Manager
6 44 (13.92%) Security Consultant
7 42 (13.29%) Penetration Tester
8 35 (11.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 28 (8.86%) Security Engineer
10 25 (7.91%) Information Analyst
10 25 (7.91%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (7.59%) Security Tester
12 22 (6.96%) IT Manager
12 22 (6.96%) IT Security Manager
13 18 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 17 (5.38%) Information Security Manager
15 15 (4.75%) Information Security Consultant
16 14 (4.43%) Information Manager
17 12 (3.80%) Security Penetration Tester
17 12 (3.80%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.01%) .NET
2 14 (4.43%) HTML
3 9 (2.85%) CSS
4 8 (2.53%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.22%) HTML5
6 3 (0.95%) Middleware
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) jQuery
7 2 (0.63%) JSON
7 2 (0.63%) RESTful
7 2 (0.63%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.29%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.91%) Embedded Systems
3 24 (7.59%) Mobile App
4 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.85%) Clustering
7 8 (2.53%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.22%) AS400
8 7 (2.22%) CESG
8 7 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.22%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.22%) SCADA
9 6 (1.90%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.58%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.58%) PMI
11 3 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.95%) Physics
11 3 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (26.90%) Windows
2 54 (17.09%) Linux
3 31 (9.81%) VxWorks
4 14 (4.43%) Kali Linux
5 8 (2.53%) Android
6 7 (2.22%) Unix
7 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) Solaris
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (43.35%) Information Security
2 115 (36.39%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (19.30%) Risk Management
4 60 (18.99%) Ethical Hacking
5 58 (18.35%) OWASP
6 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 44 (13.92%) Security Testing
8 41 (12.97%) Internal Audit
8 41 (12.97%) Threat Management
9 32 (10.13%) SIEM
10 26 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (8.23%) Source Code Analysis
11 25 (7.91%) Security Management
11 25 (7.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 22 (6.96%) Mentoring
12 22 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (6.96%) Vulnerability Management
13 21 (6.65%) Security Operations
14 20 (6.33%) Incident Management
15 19 (6.01%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 65 (20.57%) Java
2 61 (19.30%) C
3 59 (18.67%) C++
3 59 (18.67%) Python
4 17 (5.38%) C#
5 13 (4.11%) Perl
6 10 (3.16%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.85%) PHP
7 9 (2.85%) SQL
8 7 (2.22%) Scala
9 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.63%) Ruby
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 94 (29.75%) CISSP
2 91 (28.80%) Security Cleared
3 69 (21.84%) CREST Certified
4 65 (20.57%) DV Cleared
5 61 (19.30%) CEH
6 50 (15.82%) CISM
7 46 (14.56%) OSCP
8 44 (13.92%) Degree
9 31 (9.81%) GIAC
10 27 (8.54%) SC Cleared
11 23 (7.28%) CHECK Team Leader
12 21 (6.65%) CHECK Team Member
13 11 (3.48%) CISA
13 11 (3.48%) SANS
14 9 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.53%) CCNP
16 6 (1.90%) GPEN
16 6 (1.90%) Tigerscheme
17 5 (1.58%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (21.20%) PCI DSS
2 52 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.48%) ISO27002
4 9 (2.85%) QA
5 4 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.32%) RMADS
6 1 (0.32%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.90%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 73 (23.10%) Nessus
2 59 (18.67%) Nmap
3 23 (7.28%) OpenVAS
4 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 25 (7.91%) Coverity
1 25 (7.91%) Qualys
2 24 (7.59%) VMware
3 17 (5.38%) Cisco
4 16 (5.06%) Microsoft
5 15 (4.75%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.22%) IBM
6 7 (2.22%) Juniper
6 7 (2.22%) SAP
7 3 (0.95%) Forcepoint
7 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.32%) Avaya
9 1 (0.32%) BT
9 1 (0.32%) Capita
9 1 (0.32%) Dell
9 1 (0.32%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.32%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.32%) Remedy
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 30,000 to 50,000 + OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £60,000 - £84,000
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Kent
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Folkestone
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
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Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
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Aylesbury
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Newbury
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
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Reading
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
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Oxfordshire
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Tonbridge
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