The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing Consultant
Rank 901 862 897
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 3 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary - £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Penetration Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant within the UK.

Penetration Test Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
England -21 3 £50,000 -9.09%
London -9 2 £50,000 -9.09%
South East -21 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Penetration Test Consultant 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 Test Consultant in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (90.32%) Security Testing
3 19 (61.29%) Network Security
4 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Information Security
6 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Wireless Security
7 8 (25.81%) Degree
7 8 (25.81%) Wireless
7 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
8 6 (19.35%) Business Development
9 4 (12.90%) Nessus
10 3 (9.68%) OWASP
10 3 (9.68%) Metasploit
10 3 (9.68%) CORE IMPACT
11 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
11 1 (3.23%) SQL
11 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (3.23%) Nmap
11 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
11 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared

Penetration Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Penetration Test Consultant 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 Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) Network Security
2 8 (25.81%) Wireless Security
2 8 (25.81%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Metasploit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (90.32%) Security Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Information Security
4 6 (19.35%) Business Development
5 3 (9.68%) OWASP
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Nessus
2 3 (9.68%) CORE IMPACT