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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing Consultant
UK
Rank 833 944 939
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 12 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.003% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Median salary £97,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+143.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £70,673 - £50,000

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +143.75% 1
London +57 7 £97,500 +143.75%
Yorkshire - 2 £61,346 -
City of London - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £80,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £61,346 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £61,346 -

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (66.67%) CREST Certified
4 8 (53.33%) Cyber Defence
4 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (53.33%) CEH
5 6 (40.00%) Information Security
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) CISM
7 4 (26.67%) CISSP
7 4 (26.67%) Business Development
8 3 (20.00%) Local Government
8 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (20.00%) IISP
8 3 (20.00%) Records Management
8 3 (20.00%) IIS
9 2 (13.33%) CESG
9 2 (13.33%) Nessus
9 2 (13.33%) Nmap
9 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
9 2 (13.33%) Coaching
9 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (13.33%) OSCP
9 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 1 (6.67%) GPEN
10 1 (6.67%) Communications Security
10 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared

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 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (13.33%) CESG
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Kali Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (40.00%) Information Security
5 4 (26.67%) Business Development
6 3 (20.00%) Records Management
6 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (6.67%) Communications Security
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) Network Packet Capture
8 1 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 8 (53.33%) CEH
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) CISM
4 4 (26.67%) CISSP
5 3 (20.00%) IISP
6 2 (13.33%) OSCP
7 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) GIAC
7 1 (6.67%) GPEN
7 1 (6.67%) SANS
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
1 2 (13.33%) Nmap
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