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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 312 368 292
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -76
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 135 88 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.38% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.48% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 123 64 114
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
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
17569 18419 16955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.77% 80.19% 76.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14075 14646 13887
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 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +6 34 £53,750 +4.87% 6
Berkshire +5 32 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Hampshire +5 18 £53,750 -10.41%
Oxfordshire - 16 £37,500 -
West Sussex +10 9 £45,000 +1.69% 1
Kent +6 9 £32,500 -38.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £60,000 +33.33% 2
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 102 (44.16%) Information Security
2 91 (39.39%) CISSP
3 84 (36.36%) Firewall
4 76 (32.90%) Windows
5 73 (31.60%) PCI DSS
6 64 (27.71%) Ethical Hacking
7 60 (25.97%) Linux
8 58 (25.11%) LAN
8 58 (25.11%) WAN
9 55 (23.81%) Cyber Security
10 54 (23.38%) Cisco
11 52 (22.51%) SIEM
11 52 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 46 (19.91%) Security Architecture
13 44 (19.05%) ITIL
14 42 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 41 (17.75%) Management Information System
15 41 (17.75%) Finance
15 41 (17.75%) Security Testing
16 40 (17.32%) Wireless
16 40 (17.32%) CheckPoint
17 38 (16.45%) Incident Management
17 38 (16.45%) Cisco Certification
17 38 (16.45%) Degree
18 37 (16.02%) Juniper
19 36 (15.58%) CCIE
19 36 (15.58%) VPN
19 36 (15.58%) Network Security
20 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
20 35 (15.15%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.30%) Node.js
3 3 (1.30%) CMS
3 3 (1.30%) Drupal
3 3 (1.30%) WordPress
3 3 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.87%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 11 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (6.06%) IaaS
3 8 (3.46%) Office 365
4 6 (2.60%) SaaS
5 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.30%) GitHub
6 3 (1.30%) Basecamp
6 3 (1.30%) Trello
7 1 (0.43%) Nimbula
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (36.36%) Firewall
2 58 (25.11%) LAN
2 58 (25.11%) WAN
3 40 (17.32%) Wireless
4 36 (15.58%) VPN
4 36 (15.58%) Network Security
5 27 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 22 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (9.52%) SSL
6 22 (9.52%) Wireless Security
7 17 (7.36%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (6.49%) MPLS
8 15 (6.49%) OSPF
8 15 (6.49%) BGP
8 15 (6.49%) VLAN
9 14 (6.06%) Wireshark
10 13 (5.63%) IP Telephony
10 13 (5.63%) Unified Communications
10 13 (5.63%) HSRP
10 13 (5.63%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
1 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.30%) JBehave
2 3 (1.30%) Redmine
2 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.30%) Grunt
2 3 (1.30%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.30%) JMeter
2 3 (1.30%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.30%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) Selenium
2 3 (1.30%) Bower
2 3 (1.30%) webpack
2 3 (1.30%) gulp
3 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.43%) Yeoman
General
1 41 (17.75%) Finance
2 23 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.03%) Advertising
4 6 (2.60%) Marketing
5 5 (2.16%) Banking
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Military
6 3 (1.30%) Automotive
6 3 (1.30%) Law
6 3 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (25.54%) Analyst
2 41 (17.75%) Security Analyst
3 39 (16.88%) Security Engineer
4 32 (13.85%) Architect
5 31 (13.42%) Network Engineer
6 30 (12.99%) Senior Network Engineer
6 30 (12.99%) Security Architect
7 23 (9.96%) Security Manager
8 21 (9.09%) Network Architect
8 21 (9.09%) Tester
9 20 (8.66%) Consultant
10 19 (8.23%) Senior Security Engineer
11 18 (7.79%) Penetration Tester
11 18 (7.79%) Network Security Engineer
12 17 (7.36%) Senior Network Architect
12 17 (7.36%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 17 (7.36%) Senior Security Architect
12 17 (7.36%) Senior Architect
12 17 (7.36%) Network Security Architect
13 14 (6.06%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.60%) HTML
1 6 (2.60%) LAMP
1 6 (2.60%) XML
2 3 (1.30%) DOM
2 3 (1.30%) JSON
2 3 (1.30%) OAuth
2 3 (1.30%) HTML5
2 3 (1.30%) REST
2 3 (1.30%) D3.js
2 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (1.30%) XML Messaging
2 3 (1.30%) Ajax
2 3 (1.30%) CSS
2 3 (1.30%) SOAP
2 3 (1.30%) Web Services
3 2 (0.87%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.75%) Management Information System
2 35 (15.15%) Data Centre
3 31 (13.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.90%) PKI
7 7 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.60%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.60%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.73%) CESG
10 3 (1.30%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.87%) Blog
12 1 (0.43%) iPhone
12 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.43%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) CCTV
12 1 (0.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.90%) Windows
2 60 (25.97%) Linux
3 21 (9.09%) UNIX
4 8 (3.46%) VxWorks
5 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Solaris
8 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) SUSE
9 1 (0.43%) Debian
9 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (44.16%) Information Security
2 64 (27.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 55 (23.81%) Cyber Security
4 52 (22.51%) SIEM
5 46 (19.91%) Security Architecture
6 44 (19.05%) ITIL
7 42 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 41 (17.75%) Security Testing
9 38 (16.45%) Incident Management
10 27 (11.69%) OWASP
11 25 (10.82%) Vulnerability Management
12 23 (9.96%) Malware Analysis
12 23 (9.96%) Security Hardening
12 23 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
14 21 (9.09%) Network Architecture
15 17 (7.36%) Security Management
15 17 (7.36%) Business Continuity
16 16 (6.93%) Data Security
16 16 (6.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.72%) Python
2 30 (12.99%) SQL
3 25 (10.82%) C
4 24 (10.39%) Java
5 20 (8.66%) Perl
6 19 (8.23%) Bash Shell
7 18 (7.79%) Ruby
7 18 (7.79%) PHP
7 18 (7.79%) C++
8 8 (3.46%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.73%) C#
11 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.30%) Lua
Qualifications
1 91 (39.39%) CISSP
2 38 (16.45%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (16.45%) Degree
3 36 (15.58%) CCIE
4 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 33 (14.29%) CCNP
6 29 (12.55%) CISM
7 27 (11.69%) CEH
8 26 (11.26%) CISA
9 21 (9.09%) DV Cleared
10 15 (6.49%) OSCP
10 15 (6.49%) SSCP
10 15 (6.49%) GIAC
11 14 (6.06%) OSCE
12 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (4.33%) SC Cleared
14 9 (3.90%) GCIH
15 8 (3.46%) CHFI
15 8 (3.46%) GCIA
15 8 (3.46%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (31.60%) PCI DSS
2 52 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (6.06%) COBIT
4 12 (5.19%) HIPAA
5 8 (3.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.03%) Snort
4 4 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.30%) UAG
6 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.87%) XenApp
6 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) MDaemon
7 1 (0.43%) vCloud
7 1 (0.43%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 18 (7.79%) Nessus
2 17 (7.36%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.33%) Nmap
4 7 (3.03%) Puppet
4 7 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.16%) Ansible
6 4 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.73%) SCCM
7 3 (1.30%) Nagios
7 3 (1.30%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.30%) Salt
8 2 (0.87%) Icinga
8 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.87%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.87%) Zenoss
8 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (23.38%) Cisco
2 40 (17.32%) CheckPoint
3 37 (16.02%) Juniper
4 29 (12.55%) Microsoft
5 23 (9.96%) HP
6 18 (7.79%) Fortinet
7 17 (7.36%) VMware
8 14 (6.06%) F5
9 13 (5.63%) Splunk
10 11 (4.76%) McAfee
11 8 (3.46%) Sourcefire
12 6 (2.60%) Citrix
13 5 (2.16%) Symantec
14 4 (1.73%) Google
14 4 (1.73%) LogLogic
15 3 (1.30%) Facebook
15 3 (1.30%) Twitter
15 3 (1.30%) Sitecore
15 3 (1.30%) Qualys
15 3 (1.30%) Websense
South East
2Source Talent
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £42000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 + 6K Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
SecQuest Information Security Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum + bonus + 29 days + share ops scheme
Posted: 18 days ago