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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing Consultant
Rank 875 886 877
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 3 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.007% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 8
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 - -

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 7 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 30 January 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
England -8 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Leeds -1 1 £47,500 -
London -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £47,500 -
North West -12 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 - -

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Security Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Network Security
5 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) Wireless Security
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
8 2 (15.38%) Nessus
8 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (7.69%) Firewall
9 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
9 1 (7.69%) IPsec
9 1 (7.69%) Finance
9 1 (7.69%) Validation
9 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 1 (7.69%) Nmap
9 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
9 1 (7.69%) AppScan
9 1 (7.69%) Network Design
9 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
9 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
9 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
9 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared

Penetration Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless Security
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AppScan
1 1 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
1 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) EJB
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) JMS
1 1 (7.69%) Java RMI
1 1 (7.69%) SAML
1 1 (7.69%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) OWASP
5 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) OSCP
4 1 (7.69%) OSCE
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
2 1 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle