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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 876 950 997
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 33 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 11
Median salary £60,000 £58,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -9.61%
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £42,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -32.00%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 11 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 28 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 +41 32 £60,000 +9.09%
London +46 16 £62,500 -26.47%
Leeds - 9 - -
West Yorkshire - 9 - -
Yorkshire - 9 - -
South West +11 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Bristol - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands -14 2 - -
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 52 (85.25%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (67.21%) CREST Certified
3 33 (54.10%) Information Security
4 32 (52.46%) Python
4 32 (52.46%) Security Cleared
5 31 (50.82%) Mobile App
5 31 (50.82%) Perl
5 31 (50.82%) Ruby
6 29 (47.54%) Windows
6 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
7 26 (42.62%) Degree
8 24 (39.34%) Social Engineering
9 23 (37.70%) Java
9 23 (37.70%) Wireless
10 22 (36.07%) PHP
11 21 (34.43%) Finance
12 20 (32.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (32.79%) C++
13 19 (31.15%) C
13 19 (31.15%) Unix
14 18 (29.51%) CESG
14 18 (29.51%) Security Testing
15 17 (27.87%) Wireless Security
15 17 (27.87%) Publishing
16 13 (21.31%) Tigerscheme
17 12 (19.67%) CHECK Team Member
18 10 (16.39%) Linux
19 9 (14.75%) OSCP
19 9 (14.75%) OWASP
20 8 (13.11%) Reverse Engineering

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 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.70%) Wireless
2 17 (27.87%) Wireless Security
3 8 (13.11%) Firewall
4 7 (11.48%) Internet
4 7 (11.48%) LAN
4 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.48%) WAN
5 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.28%) Bluetooth
6 2 (3.28%) DAB
6 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.28%) Network Security
6 2 (3.28%) NFC
7 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.28%) AppScan
2 2 (3.28%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.64%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.64%) Paros
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) Publishing
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Games
5 2 (3.28%) Automotive
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Ajax
1 5 (8.20%) JSON
1 5 (8.20%) SOAP
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
1 5 (8.20%) XML
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (50.82%) Mobile App
2 18 (29.51%) CESG
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.28%) SCADA
5 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.64%) Blog
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Unix
3 10 (16.39%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (54.10%) Information Security
3 24 (39.34%) Social Engineering
4 20 (32.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (29.51%) Security Testing
6 9 (14.75%) OWASP
7 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (13.11%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.48%) Open Source
8 7 (11.48%) Risk Management
8 7 (11.48%) Threat Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Security Architecture
10 5 (8.20%) OSSTMM
10 5 (8.20%) Threat Modelling
11 4 (6.56%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.56%) Test Management
12 3 (4.92%) Ethical Hacking
12 3 (4.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Python
2 31 (50.82%) Perl
2 31 (50.82%) Ruby
3 23 (37.70%) Java
4 22 (36.07%) PHP
5 20 (32.79%) C++
6 19 (31.15%) C
7 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.20%) VB
8 4 (6.56%) C#
8 4 (6.56%) SQL
9 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (67.21%) CREST Certified
2 32 (52.46%) Security Cleared
3 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
4 26 (42.62%) Degree
5 13 (21.31%) Tigerscheme
6 12 (19.67%) CHECK Team Member
7 9 (14.75%) OSCP
8 8 (13.11%) CHECK Team Leader
9 5 (8.20%) OSCE
10 4 (6.56%) CEH
10 4 (6.56%) GIAC
10 4 (6.56%) GPEN
10 4 (6.56%) SANS
11 1 (1.64%) CCNP
11 1 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.64%) CISSP
11 1 (1.64%) CLAS
11 1 (1.64%) Cyber Scheme
11 1 (1.64%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Fortify
1 2 (3.28%) Nessus
1 2 (3.28%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.64%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) QNX
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