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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing Consultant
Rank 915 965 967
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 17 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.012% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 15
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £43,750 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £69,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £41,250 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -38.88%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Penetration Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 11 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 29 June 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 +49 13 £57,500 -4.16%
Yorkshire - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
London +17 5 £58,750 -2.08%
South East +34 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey +19 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire +19 1 £60,000 -
Reading +18 1 £60,000 -
City of London - 1 - -
Godalming - 1 £40,000 -

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (76.19%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) PHP
3 15 (71.43%) Information Security
4 14 (66.67%) C++
4 14 (66.67%) Python
4 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (66.67%) CREST Certified
5 12 (57.14%) Ruby
5 12 (57.14%) C
6 10 (47.62%) Degree
6 10 (47.62%) Security Testing
6 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (42.86%) Unix
7 9 (42.86%) Windows
8 8 (38.10%) C#
8 8 (38.10%) Perl
8 8 (38.10%) .NET
8 8 (38.10%) Wireless
8 8 (38.10%) Wireless Security
8 8 (38.10%) Mobile App
8 8 (38.10%) CESG
8 8 (38.10%) Finance
8 8 (38.10%) Publishing
9 6 (28.57%) Objective-C
10 5 (23.81%) Linux
10 5 (23.81%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (19.05%) Burp Suite
11 4 (19.05%) Kali Linux
11 4 (19.05%) Presales

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Wireless
1 8 (38.10%) Wireless Security
2 3 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Burp Suite
1 4 (19.05%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
1 8 (38.10%) Publishing
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) POSIX
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) CESG
1 8 (38.10%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Blog
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Unix
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (71.43%) Information Security
3 10 (47.62%) Security Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Presales
5 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Social Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
1 16 (76.19%) PHP
2 14 (66.67%) C++
2 14 (66.67%) Python
3 12 (57.14%) C
3 12 (57.14%) Ruby
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) Perl
5 6 (28.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CREST Certified
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
4 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) OSCE
4 1 (4.76%) OSCP
4 1 (4.76%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nmap