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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 882 951 965
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 26 19 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 13
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
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 £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 25 July 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 15 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 25 July 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 +69 26 £67,500 +3.84% 22
London +35 9 £65,000 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 9 - - 2
Leeds - 9 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 9 - - 2
South East - 5 £85,000 - 8
Banbury - 3 £85,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £85,000 - 1
West Midlands +4 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £70,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £70,000 - 2
South West +20 1 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 - 2

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 47 (82.46%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (68.42%) Python
3 36 (63.16%) Perl
3 36 (63.16%) Ruby
4 34 (59.65%) CREST Certified
5 33 (57.89%) Windows
6 32 (56.14%) Security Cleared
7 30 (52.63%) Information Security
8 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
9 27 (47.37%) Mobile App
10 26 (45.61%) Social Engineering
10 26 (45.61%) Java
11 25 (43.86%) C++
11 25 (43.86%) C
12 24 (42.11%) Wireless
13 21 (36.84%) PHP
13 21 (36.84%) Degree
14 20 (35.09%) CESG
15 19 (33.33%) Unix
15 19 (33.33%) Wireless Security
16 18 (31.58%) Publishing
17 16 (28.07%) Finance
17 16 (28.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (28.07%) Linux
17 16 (28.07%) Security Testing
18 12 (21.05%) Open Source
19 10 (17.54%) Metasploit
19 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
19 10 (17.54%) Firewall
20 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management

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 (8.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.11%) Wireless
2 19 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 10 (17.54%) Firewall
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.04%) LAN
5 8 (14.04%) WAN
6 7 (12.28%) Internet
7 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.26%) Broadband
8 3 (5.26%) LTE
9 2 (3.51%) Bluetooth
9 2 (3.51%) DAB
9 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.51%) NFC
10 1 (1.75%) Network Security
10 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Metasploit
2 4 (7.02%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.51%) AppScan
4 1 (1.75%) Paros
4 1 (1.75%) sqlmap
General
1 18 (31.58%) Publishing
2 16 (28.07%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Ajax
1 5 (8.77%) JSON
1 5 (8.77%) SOAP
1 5 (8.77%) Web Services
1 5 (8.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (47.37%) Mobile App
2 20 (35.09%) CESG
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.51%) SCADA
5 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Unix
3 16 (28.07%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Kali Linux
4 3 (5.26%) VxWorks
5 2 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (52.63%) Information Security
3 26 (45.61%) Social Engineering
4 16 (28.07%) Security Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (21.05%) Open Source
6 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.04%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.53%) OWASP
9 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
10 5 (8.77%) OSSTMM
10 5 (8.77%) Threat Analysis
11 4 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
12 3 (5.26%) Source Code Analysis
12 3 (5.26%) Static Code Analysis
13 2 (3.51%) Coaching
13 2 (3.51%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) Python
2 36 (63.16%) Perl
2 36 (63.16%) Ruby
3 26 (45.61%) Java
4 25 (43.86%) C
4 25 (43.86%) C++
5 21 (36.84%) PHP
6 7 (12.28%) VB
7 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.77%) SQL
8 3 (5.26%) C#
9 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) CREST Certified
2 32 (56.14%) Security Cleared
3 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
4 21 (36.84%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) CHECK Team Member
5 9 (15.79%) Tigerscheme
6 8 (14.04%) OSCP
7 7 (12.28%) CHECK Team Leader
8 6 (10.53%) GPEN
9 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
9 4 (7.02%) GIAC
9 4 (7.02%) SANS
10 3 (5.26%) CEH
11 2 (3.51%) CISSP
12 1 (1.75%) CCNP
12 1 (1.75%) CISA
12 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.75%) CLAS
12 1 (1.75%) OSCE
12 1 (1.75%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Nessus
2 6 (10.53%) Nmap
3 2 (3.51%) HP Fortify
3 2 (3.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) QNX
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
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Portsmouth
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Surrey
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Milton Keynes
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Leeds
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Cheltenham
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Cambridge
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Farnborough
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