The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 762 872 853
Rank change year-on-year
+110 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 117 90 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 84 72 112
Median salary £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £94,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%

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
86471 102103 109760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.56% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71855 85111 90926
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the UK.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Tester over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 within the UK.

Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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 +100 111 £57,500 -2.12% 41
London +60 37 £65,000 - 14
South East +79 23 £60,000 -2.04% 6
Yorkshire +39 22 £55,000 +10.00% 5
West Yorkshire +43 21 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +47 18 £60,000 -
Leeds +34 18 £55,000 +46.66% 5
Banbury - 12 £74,250 -
West Midlands - 10 £55,000 - 5
South West +19 8 £50,000 +117.39% 4
City of London +24 6 £85,000 +25.92% 8
Cheltenham - 6 £50,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £50,000 - 3
Staffordshire - 5 £57,500 -
East Midlands -1 3 £65,000 +88.81% 1
East of England - 3 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire +41 2 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 - 4
Nottingham - 2 £65,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £47,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £45,000 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Reading +32 1 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Scotland +29 1 - -
Hampshire +10 1 £75,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +6 1 £60,000 -

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Penetration Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 256 (80.76%) Penetration Testing
2 215 (67.82%) CREST Certified
3 136 (42.90%) OSCP
4 134 (42.27%) Security Cleared
5 132 (41.64%) Windows
6 128 (40.38%) Java
7 123 (38.80%) Information Security
8 122 (38.49%) C++
9 117 (36.91%) Cybersecurity
10 115 (36.28%) C
11 110 (34.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 108 (34.07%) Python
13 103 (32.49%) CEH
14 95 (29.97%) Ethical Hacking
15 87 (27.44%) Nessus
16 84 (26.50%) Wireless
17 82 (25.87%) GPEN
18 81 (25.55%) Perl
19 80 (25.24%) Linux
20 77 (24.29%) CHECK Team Member
21 74 (23.34%) SC Cleared
22 73 (23.03%) Mobile App
22 73 (23.03%) CHECK Team Leader
22 73 (23.03%) Nmap
23 72 (22.71%) Degree
24 62 (19.56%) Finance
24 62 (19.56%) GIAC
25 61 (19.24%) Telecoms
26 59 (18.61%) Security Testing
27 57 (17.98%) Ruby

Penetration Tester 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (26.50%) Wireless
2 35 (11.04%) Network Security
3 33 (10.41%) Firewall
4 25 (7.89%) Wireless Security
5 22 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.73%) Broadband
6 15 (4.73%) LTE
7 14 (4.42%) Internet
8 7 (2.21%) VPN
9 6 (1.89%) HTTP
10 3 (0.95%) VoIP
10 3 (0.95%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.32%) DAB
11 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.32%) LAN
11 1 (0.32%) NFC
11 1 (0.32%) SMTP
11 1 (0.32%) WAN
11 1 (0.32%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 54 (17.03%) Metasploit
2 39 (12.30%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.58%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.26%) AppScan
5 3 (0.95%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.95%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 62 (19.56%) Finance
2 61 (19.24%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.20%) Publishing
4 10 (3.15%) Retail
5 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.95%) Electronics
6 3 (0.95%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Automotive
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.52%) .NET
2 12 (3.79%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.89%) ELK Stack
4 5 (1.58%) HTML
5 4 (1.26%) JSON
5 4 (1.26%) XML
6 3 (0.95%) HTML5
6 3 (0.95%) Web Services
7 2 (0.63%) Ajax
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) J2EE
7 2 (0.63%) JNI
7 2 (0.63%) RESTful
7 2 (0.63%) SOAP
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.32%) CGI
8 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 73 (23.03%) Mobile App
2 46 (14.51%) CESG
3 32 (10.09%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.62%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.10%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.89%) Blog
10 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.26%) iPad
11 2 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.63%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.63%) SCADA
12 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.32%) iSeries
12 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (41.64%) Windows
2 80 (25.24%) Linux
3 47 (14.83%) Unix
4 17 (5.36%) Kali Linux
5 15 (4.73%) VxWorks
6 7 (2.21%) Solaris
7 5 (1.58%) Android
8 4 (1.26%) AIX
8 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (80.76%) Penetration Testing
2 123 (38.80%) Information Security
3 117 (36.91%) Cybersecurity
4 110 (34.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 95 (29.97%) Ethical Hacking
6 59 (18.61%) Security Testing
7 51 (16.09%) Social Engineering
8 46 (14.51%) OWASP
9 34 (10.73%) Open Source
10 32 (10.09%) Reverse Engineering
11 28 (8.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 23 (7.26%) Threat Modelling
13 21 (6.62%) Static Code Analysis
14 18 (5.68%) Project Management
14 18 (5.68%) Source Code Analysis
15 14 (4.42%) Data Protection
16 12 (3.79%) Malware Analysis
17 11 (3.47%) Remediation Plan
17 11 (3.47%) Vulnerability Management
18 10 (3.15%) Network Packet Capture
Programming Languages
1 128 (40.38%) Java
2 122 (38.49%) C++
3 115 (36.28%) C
4 108 (34.07%) Python
5 81 (25.55%) Perl
6 57 (17.98%) Ruby
7 53 (16.72%) PHP
8 38 (11.99%) Bash Shell
9 27 (8.52%) C#
10 17 (5.36%) VB.NET
11 15 (4.73%) SQL
12 10 (3.15%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.84%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.52%) VB
15 6 (1.89%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 215 (67.82%) CREST Certified
2 136 (42.90%) OSCP
3 134 (42.27%) Security Cleared
4 103 (32.49%) CEH
5 82 (25.87%) GPEN
6 77 (24.29%) CHECK Team Member
7 74 (23.34%) SC Cleared
8 73 (23.03%) CHECK Team Leader
9 72 (22.71%) Degree
10 62 (19.56%) GIAC
11 50 (15.77%) Tigerscheme
12 39 (12.30%) CISSP
13 31 (9.78%) DV Cleared
13 31 (9.78%) SANS
14 16 (5.05%) CISA
15 15 (4.73%) GWAPT
15 15 (4.73%) OSCE
16 13 (4.10%) CCNA
16 13 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (3.47%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.42%) QA
2 13 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 87 (27.44%) Nessus
2 73 (23.03%) Nmap
3 38 (11.99%) OpenVAS
4 4 (1.26%) Core Impact
4 4 (1.26%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.26%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 39 (12.30%) Qualys
2 21 (6.62%) Coverity
3 6 (1.89%) Cisco
3 6 (1.89%) Fortinet
3 6 (1.89%) Juniper
3 6 (1.89%) Nokia
4 4 (1.26%) Capita
4 4 (1.26%) HP
4 4 (1.26%) IBM
5 3 (0.95%) SAP
6 2 (0.63%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.32%) QNX
7 1 (0.32%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £90,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago