The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 902 956 985
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 34 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 13
Median salary £62,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £88,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+64.70% -34.61%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
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% -

Senior Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 June 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +56 34 £62,500 -16.66% 5
London +27 13 £60,000 -29.41%
Yorkshire - 12 - -
Leeds - 12 - -
West Yorkshire - 12 - -
South West +20 3 £60,000 +50.00% 1
South East - 3 £85,000 - 2
West Midlands -13 2 - - 1
Banbury - 2 £85,000 - 1
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £85,000 - 1
Bristol - 2 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Farnborough - 1 £75,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 - 1

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Senior 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 Senior Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 53 (85.48%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (62.90%) CREST Certified
2 39 (62.90%) Python
3 37 (59.68%) Perl
3 37 (59.68%) Ruby
4 35 (56.45%) Windows
5 34 (54.84%) Information Security
6 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
7 31 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 30 (48.39%) Mobile App
9 28 (45.16%) Social Engineering
9 28 (45.16%) Degree
10 27 (43.55%) Wireless
10 27 (43.55%) Java
11 26 (41.94%) C++
12 25 (40.32%) C
13 24 (38.71%) PHP
14 22 (35.48%) Unix
14 22 (35.48%) CESG
15 21 (33.87%) Wireless Security
16 20 (32.26%) Publishing
17 19 (30.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 18 (29.03%) Finance
19 17 (27.42%) Security Testing
20 14 (22.58%) Linux
21 10 (16.13%) Open Source
22 9 (14.52%) QA
22 9 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
22 9 (14.52%) CHECK Team Member
22 9 (14.52%) Tigerscheme

Senior 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:

Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (43.55%) Wireless
2 21 (33.87%) Wireless Security
3 9 (14.52%) Firewall
4 8 (12.90%) LAN
4 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.90%) WAN
5 7 (11.29%) Internet
6 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
7 2 (3.23%) Broadband
7 2 (3.23%) DAB
7 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.23%) LTE
7 2 (3.23%) Network Security
7 2 (3.23%) NFC
8 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.23%) AppScan
2 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
2 2 (3.23%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.61%) Paros
General
1 20 (32.26%) Publishing
2 18 (29.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Automotive
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Ajax
1 5 (8.06%) JSON
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
1 5 (8.06%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (48.39%) Mobile App
2 22 (35.48%) CESG
3 6 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.23%) SCADA
5 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Unix
3 14 (22.58%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Android
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Kali Linux
4 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Penetration Testing
2 34 (54.84%) Information Security
3 28 (45.16%) Social Engineering
4 19 (30.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (27.42%) Security Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Open Source
7 9 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.29%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
10 6 (9.68%) Threat Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) OSSTMM
11 5 (8.06%) OWASP
12 4 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
12 4 (6.45%) Threat Modelling
13 2 (3.23%) Project Management
13 2 (3.23%) Security Management
13 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) Python
2 37 (59.68%) Perl
2 37 (59.68%) Ruby
3 27 (43.55%) Java
4 26 (41.94%) C++
5 25 (40.32%) C
6 24 (38.71%) PHP
7 6 (9.68%) VB
8 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.45%) SQL
10 3 (4.84%) C#
11 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) CREST Certified
2 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
3 31 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 28 (45.16%) Degree
5 9 (14.52%) CHECK Team Member
5 9 (14.52%) Tigerscheme
6 8 (12.90%) CHECK Team Leader
7 7 (11.29%) OSCP
8 5 (8.06%) GPEN
9 4 (6.45%) GIAC
9 4 (6.45%) SANS
10 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
11 2 (3.23%) CEH
11 2 (3.23%) CISSP
12 1 (1.61%) CCNP
12 1 (1.61%) CISA
12 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.61%) CLAS
12 1 (1.61%) OSCE
12 1 (1.61%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Nessus
2 4 (6.45%) Nmap
3 2 (3.23%) HP Fortify
3 2 (3.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) QNX
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago