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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 908 955 984
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 32 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.011% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 10
Median salary £60,000 £66,250 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.43% -1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £40,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £86,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%

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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 6 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 8 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 6 May 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 +26 26 £60,000 -14.28% 3
London +23 15 £60,000 -29.41% 3
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
South West -4 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Bristol - 3 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (87.04%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (72.22%) CREST Certified
3 29 (53.70%) Security Cleared
4 28 (51.85%) Mobile App
4 28 (51.85%) Information Security
5 26 (48.15%) Python
5 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
6 25 (46.30%) Perl
6 25 (46.30%) Ruby
7 24 (44.44%) Degree
8 21 (38.89%) Windows
8 21 (38.89%) Social Engineering
9 20 (37.04%) Java
10 19 (35.19%) PHP
10 19 (35.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 19 (35.19%) Finance
11 18 (33.33%) Wireless
12 17 (31.48%) C++
13 16 (29.63%) C
13 16 (29.63%) Unix
14 15 (27.78%) CESG
14 15 (27.78%) Security Testing
15 14 (25.93%) Wireless Security
15 14 (25.93%) Publishing
16 13 (24.07%) Tigerscheme
17 12 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
18 9 (16.67%) OSCP
18 9 (16.67%) OWASP
19 8 (14.81%) CHECK Team Leader
20 7 (12.96%) Cyberthreat

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 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Wireless
2 14 (25.93%) Wireless Security
3 5 (9.26%) Firewall
3 5 (9.26%) Internet
4 4 (7.41%) LAN
4 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.70%) AppScan
2 2 (3.70%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.85%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.85%) Paros
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Publishing
3 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Games
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Ajax
1 5 (9.26%) JSON
1 5 (9.26%) SOAP
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
1 5 (9.26%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (51.85%) Mobile App
2 15 (27.78%) CESG
3 7 (12.96%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.70%) SCADA
7 1 (1.85%) Blog
7 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.85%) iPad
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 16 (29.63%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (51.85%) Information Security
3 21 (38.89%) Social Engineering
4 19 (35.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (27.78%) Security Testing
6 9 (16.67%) OWASP
7 7 (12.96%) Open Source
8 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 5 (9.26%) OSSTMM
9 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.26%) Threat Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.41%) Test Management
11 3 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (5.56%) Project Management
11 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) Python
2 25 (46.30%) Perl
2 25 (46.30%) Ruby
3 20 (37.04%) Java
4 19 (35.19%) PHP
5 17 (31.48%) C++
6 16 (29.63%) C
7 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
7 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.26%) VB
8 4 (7.41%) C#
9 2 (3.70%) SQL
9 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (72.22%) CREST Certified
2 29 (53.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
4 24 (44.44%) Degree
5 13 (24.07%) Tigerscheme
6 12 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
7 9 (16.67%) OSCP
8 8 (14.81%) CHECK Team Leader
9 5 (9.26%) OSCE
10 4 (7.41%) CEH
10 4 (7.41%) GIAC
10 4 (7.41%) GPEN
10 4 (7.41%) SANS
11 1 (1.85%) CCNP
11 1 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.85%) CISSP
11 1 (1.85%) CLAS
11 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.85%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Fortify
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
1 2 (3.70%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
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