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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing Consultant
Rank 886 945 969
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 4 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.017% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 6
Median salary £55,000 £70,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +51.35%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £70,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +30.23%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 2016 within the UK.

Penetration Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 5 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 1 October 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 +44 4 £55,000 -21.42% 2
London +61 3 £55,000 - 2
South East +53 1 £40,000 -42.85%
Surrey +8 1 £40,000 -42.85%
Godalming - 1 £40,000 -

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 20 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (80.00%) Information Security
3 13 (65.00%) C++
3 13 (65.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) PHP
3 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) CREST Certified
5 10 (50.00%) Finance
6 9 (45.00%) Python
6 9 (45.00%) C
6 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Ruby
6 9 (45.00%) Degree
7 8 (40.00%) Objective-C
7 8 (40.00%) C#
7 8 (40.00%) .NET
8 6 (30.00%) Unix
8 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Network Security
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless Security
9 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (25.00%) CESG
9 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) Perl
9 5 (25.00%) Publishing
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless
9 5 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (20.00%) Management Information System

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 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
1 5 (25.00%) Wireless
1 5 (25.00%) Wireless Security
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) IPsec
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Burp Suite
1 4 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Publishing
3 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) CESG
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Blog
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Unix
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (80.00%) Information Security
3 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (15.00%) Presales
6 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.00%) Social Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.00%) Communications Security
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
7 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C++
1 13 (65.00%) Java
1 13 (65.00%) PHP
2 9 (45.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) Ruby
3 8 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) Objective-C
4 5 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 9 (45.00%) Degree
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (10.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) OSCE
6 1 (5.00%) OSCP
6 1 (5.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Nmap
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