The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 873 916 864
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 19 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.012% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 9
Average salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £63,000 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-34.61% +18.18%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Salary Trend

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

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 19 £65,000 - 10
London +35 11 £80,000 +20.75%
City of London - 4 £46,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -
East of England - 2 £42,500 - 1
South West -11 1 £40,000 -38.46% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 3
Swindon - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 26 (86.67%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (50.00%) Information Security
3 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
4 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) C
4 9 (30.00%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 6 (20.00%) SDLC
7 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 5 (16.67%) PHP
8 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (13.33%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) OSCP
9 3 (10.00%) C++
9 3 (10.00%) Wireless
10 2 (6.67%) CISSP
10 2 (6.67%) SQL
10 2 (6.67%) C#
10 2 (6.67%) JBoss
10 2 (6.67%) Web Development
10 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
10 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (50.00%) Information Security
3 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.33%) OWASP
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) ISMS
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Java
1 9 (30.00%) C
2 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 3 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) OSCP
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago