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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 869 885 878
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 22 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.010% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 7
Average salary £72,500 £65,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £58,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -4.34%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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 +32 22 £72,500 +11.53% 6
London +17 10 £77,500 +16.98% 1
City of London - 4 £46,250 - 1
Manchester +12 3 £62,500 +13.63%
North West +1 3 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
South East - 2 £66,250 - 2
Sheffield - 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £66,250 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
South West - 1 £75,000 -
Bristol - 1 £75,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 29 (78.38%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (56.76%) Information Security
3 15 (40.54%) Security Testing
4 14 (37.84%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) .NET
5 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.03%) PHP
7 9 (24.32%) C
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
7 9 (24.32%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
8 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
9 6 (16.22%) Banking
10 5 (13.51%) Wireless
11 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
12 3 (8.11%) Metasploit
12 3 (8.11%) Validation
12 3 (8.11%) Nessus
12 3 (8.11%) Degree
12 3 (8.11%) OSCP
12 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.11%) CEH
12 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (8.11%) JSP
12 3 (8.11%) C++
12 3 (8.11%) HTML

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) Network Security
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Metasploit
2 2 (5.41%) AppScan
2 2 (5.41%) Paros
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) JSP
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) SCADA
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (56.76%) Information Security
3 15 (40.54%) Security Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (18.92%) SDLC
5 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
6 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
8 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.41%) OWASP
8 2 (5.41%) Line Management
8 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.41%) Security Management
8 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) PHP
3 9 (24.32%) C
4 3 (8.11%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CEH
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) OSCP
4 2 (5.41%) CISSP
4 2 (5.41%) CISMP
4 2 (5.41%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Nessus
2 2 (5.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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