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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 859 958 956
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 19 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.009% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.010% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 21
Median salary £100,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% +3.84%
UK excluding London median salary £100,000 £63,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+56.86% -1.92%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 12 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 2 December 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 +99 18 £100,000 +48.14% 12
South East +91 14 £100,000 +42.85% 4
Oxfordshire - 12 £100,000 -
Banbury - 9 £100,000 -
London +67 4 £70,000 +3.70% 2
City of London +39 1 £90,000 +33.33% 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £75,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 36 (94.74%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (81.58%) C++
3 30 (78.95%) Python
4 29 (76.32%) C
5 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
6 27 (71.05%) Java
7 25 (65.79%) Linux
8 24 (63.16%) Windows
8 24 (63.16%) Nessus
9 23 (60.53%) Nmap
10 22 (57.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 22 (57.89%) Open Source
11 21 (55.26%) Metasploit
11 21 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
13 18 (47.37%) Source Code Analysis
14 16 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (39.47%) VxWorks
15 15 (39.47%) Broadband
15 15 (39.47%) CREST Certified
15 15 (39.47%) LTE
15 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
15 15 (39.47%) Static Code Analysis
16 14 (36.84%) Perl
17 12 (31.58%) Ruby
18 11 (28.95%) OSCP
18 11 (28.95%) Social Engineering
19 10 (26.32%) GPEN
19 10 (26.32%) CEH
20 9 (23.68%) Information Security

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) Broadband
1 15 (39.47%) LTE
2 9 (23.68%) Wireless
3 4 (10.53%) Network Security
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless Security
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Metasploit
2 7 (18.42%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) JSON
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Blog
3 3 (7.89%) CESG
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 15 (39.47%) VxWorks
4 8 (21.05%) Kali Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (57.89%) Ethical Hacking
2 22 (57.89%) Open Source
3 21 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (47.37%) Source Code Analysis
5 16 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (39.47%) Static Code Analysis
7 11 (28.95%) Social Engineering
8 9 (23.68%) Information Security
9 7 (18.42%) OWASP
10 5 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
11 4 (10.53%) Business Development
11 4 (10.53%) Project Management
11 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance
12 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
12 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
13 2 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
13 2 (5.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) C++
2 30 (78.95%) Python
3 29 (76.32%) C
4 27 (71.05%) Java
5 14 (36.84%) Perl
6 12 (31.58%) Ruby
7 9 (23.68%) C#
8 8 (21.05%) Objective-C
8 8 (21.05%) VB
9 7 (18.42%) PHP
10 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
11 4 (10.53%) VB.NET
12 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
13 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (39.47%) CREST Certified
2 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) OSCP
4 10 (26.32%) CEH
4 10 (26.32%) GPEN
5 6 (15.79%) CHECK Team Leader
6 5 (13.16%) GIAC
6 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.89%) CISSP
7 3 (7.89%) Degree
8 1 (2.63%) CCNA
8 1 (2.63%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (2.63%) CISA
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.63%) EC-Council LPT
8 1 (2.63%) GWAPT
8 1 (2.63%) ISEB
8 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (63.16%) Nessus
2 23 (60.53%) Nmap
3 3 (7.89%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Coverity
1 3 (7.89%) Qualys
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
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