The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 221 215 225
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.020% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +9.52%
Penetration Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4689 4619 5204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.13% 95.49% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3841 3702 4472
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the Surrey region.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Surrey

Penetration Tester
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared