The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Penetration Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing Consultant
Rank 865 948 967
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 12 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 4
Median salary £97,500 £70,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+39.28% +43.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,538 £64,000 £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,673 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +40.00%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Penetration Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Penetration Test Consultant in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Penetration Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +75 12 £97,500 +39.28% 3
London +78 7 £97,500 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £61,346 -
City of London - 2 - -
South East +57 1 £80,000 +14.28%
West Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £80,000 -
Leeds - 1 £61,346 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £61,346 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Penetration Test Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Penetration Test Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Information Security
3 13 (56.52%) CREST Certified
4 12 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) C#
5 9 (39.13%) C++
5 9 (39.13%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) PHP
6 8 (34.78%) .NET
6 8 (34.78%) Objective-C
7 6 (26.09%) Nmap
7 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (26.09%) CEH
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) C
8 5 (21.74%) Ruby
8 5 (21.74%) Network Security
8 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (21.74%) Burp Suite
8 5 (21.74%) Kali Linux
8 5 (21.74%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (17.39%) Business Development
9 4 (17.39%) Metasploit
9 4 (17.39%) QA

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Network Security
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) IPsec
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Burp Suite
2 4 (17.39%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
3 3 (13.04%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) POSIX
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) CESG
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Kali Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Information Security
3 12 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Business Development
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (13.04%) Records Management
7 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Presales
8 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (4.35%) Communications Security
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) Network Packet Capture
9 1 (4.35%) Remediation Plan
9 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.35%) SDLC
9 1 (4.35%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C#
1 9 (39.13%) C++
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) Objective-C
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
3 5 (21.74%) C
3 5 (21.74%) Ruby
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) CREST Certified
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CEH
4 5 (21.74%) CHECK Team Member
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) IISP
7 2 (8.70%) OSCP
8 1 (4.35%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) GIAC
8 1 (4.35%) GPEN
8 1 (4.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Nmap
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
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