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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 884 946 973
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 23 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.020% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 9
Median salary £80,000 £68,750 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £59,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £79,500 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £100,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+53.84% +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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 7 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 29 September 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 +67 23 £80,000 +16.36% 18
South East +65 16 £100,000 +48.14% 7
Oxfordshire - 12 £100,000 - 2
Banbury - 11 £100,000 - 1
London +46 7 £70,000 -6.66% 2
Hampshire - 4 £72,500 - 2
Farnborough - 4 £72,500 - 1

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 49 (85.96%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (75.44%) Python
3 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
4 34 (59.65%) Windows
5 33 (57.89%) C++
6 31 (54.39%) C
6 31 (54.39%) Perl
7 30 (52.63%) Java
7 30 (52.63%) Ruby
8 27 (47.37%) Linux
8 27 (47.37%) CREST Certified
9 24 (42.11%) Open Source
9 24 (42.11%) Social Engineering
10 23 (40.35%) Information Security
11 22 (38.60%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (36.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
13 20 (35.09%) Metasploit
13 20 (35.09%) Wireless
14 19 (33.33%) Nessus
15 18 (31.58%) Nmap
15 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
16 17 (29.82%) Ethical Hacking
17 16 (28.07%) PHP
18 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
19 13 (22.81%) Source Code Analysis
19 13 (22.81%) Degree
19 13 (22.81%) DV Cleared
19 13 (22.81%) Security Testing
19 13 (22.81%) CESG

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 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Wireless
2 12 (21.05%) Broadband
2 12 (21.05%) LTE
2 12 (21.05%) Wireless Security
3 9 (15.79%) Firewall
4 8 (14.04%) Internet
4 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.53%) LAN
5 6 (10.53%) WAN
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security
7 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.51%) Bluetooth
8 2 (3.51%) DAB
8 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.51%) NFC
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Metasploit
2 7 (12.28%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.75%) AppScan
General
1 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 13 (22.81%) Finance
3 11 (19.30%) Publishing
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Ajax
1 6 (10.53%) JSON
1 6 (10.53%) SOAP
1 6 (10.53%) Web Services
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 13 (22.81%) CESG
3 6 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Blog
6 2 (3.51%) Cybercrime
6 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Unix
3 12 (21.05%) VxWorks
4 6 (10.53%) Kali Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (42.11%) Open Source
2 24 (42.11%) Social Engineering
3 23 (40.35%) Information Security
4 22 (38.60%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (36.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (29.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (22.81%) Security Testing
7 13 (22.81%) Source Code Analysis
8 12 (21.05%) Static Code Analysis
9 9 (15.79%) OWASP
10 8 (14.04%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (10.53%) OSSTMM
11 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
11 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 5 (8.77%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (8.77%) Security Architecture
13 4 (7.02%) Information Assurance
13 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (75.44%) Python
2 33 (57.89%) C++
3 31 (54.39%) C
3 31 (54.39%) Perl
4 30 (52.63%) Java
4 30 (52.63%) Ruby
5 16 (28.07%) PHP
6 11 (19.30%) VB
7 8 (14.04%) C#
7 8 (14.04%) Objective-C
8 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.26%) SQL
10 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 27 (47.37%) CREST Certified
3 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 13 (22.81%) Degree
4 13 (22.81%) DV Cleared
5 12 (21.05%) OSCP
6 10 (17.54%) CHECK Team Leader
6 10 (17.54%) GPEN
7 8 (14.04%) CEH
8 5 (8.77%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (8.77%) GIAC
9 4 (7.02%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (5.26%) SANS
11 2 (3.51%) CISSP
12 1 (1.75%) CCNA
12 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (1.75%) CISA
12 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.75%) EC-Council LPT
12 1 (1.75%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Nessus
2 18 (31.58%) Nmap
3 1 (1.75%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.75%) OpenVAS
3 1 (1.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) QNX
2 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Coverity
3 1 (1.75%) Qualys
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 22 days ago