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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Penetration Tester
Rank 903 870 914
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 14 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.012% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 5
Average salary £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 5 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -43 14 £68,750 -1.78% 2
London -45 11 £70,000 - 1
City of London -16 2 £67,500 +8.00%
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (93.94%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (60.61%) CEH
3 19 (57.58%) Firewall
4 18 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (51.52%) Wireless
6 14 (42.42%) Java
6 14 (42.42%) Security Testing
7 13 (39.39%) GWAPT
7 13 (39.39%) GPEN
7 13 (39.39%) OSCP
8 11 (33.33%) Open Source
8 11 (33.33%) VoIP
8 11 (33.33%) Finance
9 10 (30.30%) GCIH
9 10 (30.30%) OSCE
10 9 (27.27%) Ruby
10 9 (27.27%) Degree
10 9 (27.27%) Python
10 9 (27.27%) CISSP
10 9 (27.27%) Oracle
10 9 (27.27%) Perl
11 8 (24.24%) Windows
11 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
12 7 (21.21%) Information Security
13 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (18.18%) Wireless Security
14 5 (15.15%) PHP
15 3 (9.09%) .NET
15 3 (9.09%) GIAC
15 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001

Senior Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) Wireless
3 11 (33.33%) VoIP
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless Security
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) AppScan
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Open Source
2 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (42.42%) Security Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Information Security
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) OWASP
7 2 (6.06%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL
8 1 (3.03%) Information Management
8 1 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.03%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) Ruby
2 9 (27.27%) Python
2 9 (27.27%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) CEH
2 13 (39.39%) GWAPT
2 13 (39.39%) GPEN
2 13 (39.39%) OSCP
3 10 (30.30%) GCIH
3 10 (30.30%) OSCE
4 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 9 (27.27%) CISSP
5 3 (9.09%) GIAC
6 2 (6.06%) OSWP
6 2 (6.06%) CISA
7 1 (3.03%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Sky
Salary: Sky Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago