The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 886 859 890
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 18 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.015% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.016% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 1
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 23 July 2014 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 6 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 17 £65,000 +15.55% 1
London -23 9 £66,250 -26.38% 1
East Midlands - 6 - -
South West - 2 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £65,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £65,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (53.13%) CEH
3 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (43.75%) Information Security
4 14 (43.75%) CISSP
5 12 (37.50%) Wireless
6 9 (28.13%) C#
6 9 (28.13%) Java
6 9 (28.13%) .NET
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless Security
7 8 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (21.88%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 6 (18.75%) Retail
9 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
9 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (18.75%) Metasploit
10 5 (15.63%) OWASP
10 5 (15.63%) Ruby
10 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
10 5 (15.63%) Python
10 5 (15.63%) C
11 4 (12.50%) Change Management
11 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
11 4 (12.50%) WebInspect
11 4 (12.50%) AppScan
11 4 (12.50%) Degree
11 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (37.50%) Wireless
2 9 (28.13%) Wireless Security
3 3 (9.38%) VoIP
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Metasploit
2 4 (12.50%) AppScan
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (43.75%) Information Security
4 8 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (15.63%) OWASP
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 4 (12.50%) Data Privacy
6 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.13%) Security Management
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) C#
1 9 (28.13%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) C
2 5 (15.63%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Ruby
3 3 (9.38%) PHP
3 3 (9.38%) C++
4 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) CEH
2 14 (43.75%) CISSP
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) GPEN
4 3 (9.38%) OSCP
4 3 (9.38%) CISA
5 2 (6.25%) OSCE
5 2 (6.25%) GWAPT
5 2 (6.25%) GCIH
6 1 (3.13%) GIAC
6 1 (3.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) WebInspect
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 25 days ago