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

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Penetration Tester
UK
Rank 840 901 937
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 11 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.017% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.018% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 5
Median salary £75,000 £65,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,000 £78,500 £98,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 12 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 23 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 +77 10 £75,000 +13.20% 5
South East - 6 £60,000 - 2
London +48 4 £85,000 +30.76% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £47,500 -
Banbury - 1 £100,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £75,000 -
City of London - 1 £90,000 - 2
Reading - 1 £75,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 31 (91.18%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (70.59%) C++
3 22 (64.71%) Java
3 22 (64.71%) C
3 22 (64.71%) Python
3 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 21 (61.76%) Nessus
4 21 (61.76%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (58.82%) Linux
6 19 (55.88%) Nmap
7 18 (52.94%) Windows
8 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
8 17 (50.00%) Open Source
9 16 (47.06%) Metasploit
9 16 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (47.06%) Source Code Analysis
10 15 (44.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (35.29%) VxWorks
11 12 (35.29%) Broadband
11 12 (35.29%) Static Code Analysis
11 12 (35.29%) LTE
11 12 (35.29%) DV Cleared
12 11 (32.35%) CREST Certified
13 10 (29.41%) OSCP
14 9 (26.47%) GPEN
14 9 (26.47%) Perl
15 8 (23.53%) CEH
16 7 (20.59%) Finance
16 7 (20.59%) C#
16 7 (20.59%) Social Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Broadband
1 12 (35.29%) LTE
2 4 (11.76%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) Network Security
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Metasploit
2 5 (14.71%) Burp Suite
3 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Ajax
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.82%) Blog
4 2 (5.88%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 18 (52.94%) Windows
3 12 (35.29%) VxWorks
4 7 (20.59%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (61.76%) Ethical Hacking
3 17 (50.00%) Open Source
4 16 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (47.06%) Source Code Analysis
5 15 (44.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (35.29%) Static Code Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) OWASP
7 7 (20.59%) Social Engineering
8 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Business Development
9 4 (11.76%) Information Security
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (8.82%) Cyber Intelligence
10 3 (8.82%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 3 (8.82%) Information Assurance
10 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
11 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) C++
2 22 (64.71%) C
2 22 (64.71%) Java
2 22 (64.71%) Python
3 9 (26.47%) Perl
4 7 (20.59%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 6 (17.65%) Objective-C
5 6 (17.65%) Ruby
5 6 (17.65%) VB
6 4 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) CREST Certified
4 10 (29.41%) OSCP
5 9 (26.47%) GPEN
6 8 (23.53%) CEH
7 7 (20.59%) CHECK Team Leader
8 6 (17.65%) GIAC
9 2 (5.88%) CISSP
9 2 (5.88%) ISEB
9 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
9 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.94%) CCNA
10 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.94%) EC-Council LPT
10 1 (2.94%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (61.76%) Nessus
2 19 (55.88%) Nmap
3 4 (11.76%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Coverity
1 4 (11.76%) Qualys
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago