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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Penetration Tester
UK
Rank 833 930 959
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 11 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.027% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 4
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £63,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £98,500
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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 February 2017 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 10 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 20 February 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 +94 10 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South East - 7 £60,000 -
London +40 3 £85,000 +30.76% 1
Berkshire - 3 £75,000 -
Reading - 3 £75,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 30 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (66.67%) C++
2 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (63.64%) Python
4 20 (60.61%) C
4 20 (60.61%) Java
5 19 (57.58%) Nessus
5 19 (57.58%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (54.55%) Nmap
6 18 (54.55%) Linux
7 17 (51.52%) Windows
7 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
8 16 (48.48%) Open Source
8 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (48.48%) Source Code Analysis
9 14 (42.42%) Metasploit
10 13 (39.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (36.36%) VxWorks
11 12 (36.36%) Broadband
11 12 (36.36%) LTE
11 12 (36.36%) DV Cleared
11 12 (36.36%) Static Code Analysis
12 11 (33.33%) CREST Certified
13 9 (27.27%) OSCP
14 8 (24.24%) GPEN
14 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
14 8 (24.24%) Perl
15 7 (21.21%) Finance
15 7 (21.21%) OWASP
15 7 (21.21%) 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 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Broadband
1 12 (36.36%) LTE
2 4 (12.12%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless Security
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.06%) Burp Suite
2 2 (6.06%) JMeter
2 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Ajax
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.06%) Blog
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) VxWorks
4 6 (18.18%) Kali Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (57.58%) Ethical Hacking
3 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (48.48%) Open Source
3 16 (48.48%) Source Code Analysis
4 13 (39.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (36.36%) Static Code Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
7 7 (21.21%) OWASP
7 7 (21.21%) Social Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) Business Development
9 4 (12.12%) Information Security
10 3 (9.09%) Project Management
11 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
11 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
11 2 (6.06%) OSSTMM
11 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
11 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C++
2 21 (63.64%) Python
3 20 (60.61%) C
3 20 (60.61%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) Perl
5 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
6 5 (15.15%) C#
6 5 (15.15%) Ruby
6 5 (15.15%) VB
7 4 (12.12%) Objective-C
8 3 (9.09%) PHP
8 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) CREST Certified
4 9 (27.27%) OSCP
5 8 (24.24%) GPEN
6 7 (21.21%) CHECK Team Leader
7 6 (18.18%) CEH
7 6 (18.18%) GIAC
8 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.06%) CISSP
9 2 (6.06%) Degree
9 2 (6.06%) ISEB
9 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
9 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (6.06%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (57.58%) Nessus
2 18 (54.55%) Nmap
3 4 (12.12%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Coverity
1 4 (12.12%) Qualys
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
England
Outsource UK
Salary: Dependent on experience level
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + £6000 car allowance + £7,000 bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago