The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 891 867 900
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 11 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.008% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 1
Average salary £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -8.00%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 11 £70,000 +21.73% 1
London -21 8 £70,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West -21 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Information Security
3 11 (36.67%) CISSP
4 9 (30.00%) CEH
5 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (26.67%) Cyber Security
6 7 (23.33%) Wireless Security
6 7 (23.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (23.33%) Wireless
6 7 (23.33%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (20.00%) OWASP
7 6 (20.00%) Metasploit
8 5 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
8 5 (16.67%) Coaching
8 5 (16.67%) Ruby
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (16.67%) Python
9 4 (13.33%) C
9 4 (13.33%) Change Management
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.33%) Data Privacy
10 2 (6.67%) Degree

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Wireless
1 7 (23.33%) Wireless Security
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.67%) AppScan
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Information Security
3 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (26.67%) Cyber Security
4 7 (23.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (20.00%) OWASP
6 5 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Coaching
6 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Data Privacy
7 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Security Management
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Ruby
4 4 (13.33%) C
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) CEH
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) OSCP
4 1 (3.33%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WebInspect
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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