The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 203 255
Rank change year-on-year -1 +52  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 58 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.92% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.02% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 22 49 40
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £73,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4596 5702 9233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 89.29% 90.61% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4057 5205 7905
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £81,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the City of London.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 20 (37.74%) Information Security
3 13 (24.53%) Finance
4 12 (22.64%) CISSP
5 11 (20.75%) CISA
5 11 (20.75%) CISM
5 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
6 10 (18.87%) Linux
7 9 (16.98%) Windows
7 9 (16.98%) Security Testing
7 9 (16.98%) Network Security
7 9 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (15.09%) Internet
8 8 (15.09%) Project Management
9 7 (13.21%) Legal
10 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.32%) Banking
10 6 (11.32%) Cryptography
10 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (11.32%) Cisco
10 6 (11.32%) SIEM
10 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (11.32%) E-Discovery
10 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
11 5 (9.43%) Amazon S3
11 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
11 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
11 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
11 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon S3
2 5 (9.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (9.43%) Route 53
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 9 (16.98%) Network Security
3 8 (15.09%) Internet
4 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.55%) LAN
7 3 (5.66%) IPsec
7 3 (5.66%) VoIP
7 3 (5.66%) WAN
7 3 (5.66%) Wireless
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (3.77%) Intranet
8 2 (3.77%) SSL
8 2 (3.77%) TACACS
8 2 (3.77%) VPN
9 1 (1.89%) DMZ
9 1 (1.89%) IPv4
9 1 (1.89%) IPv6
9 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.43%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.89%) AppScan
2 1 (1.89%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.89%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.89%) Paros
2 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.89%) WebScarab
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Legal
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Analyst
2 22 (41.51%) Security Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Penetration Tester
3 7 (13.21%) Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Security Officer
5 5 (9.43%) CISSP Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) IT Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) IT Security Officer
5 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.89%) CGI
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) SAML
3 1 (1.89%) WPF
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) FreeBSD
3 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Information Security
2 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (16.98%) Security Testing
4 8 (15.09%) Project Management
5 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Cryptography
5 6 (11.32%) E-Discovery
5 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
5 6 (11.32%) SIEM
6 5 (9.43%) Change Control
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (9.43%) DevOps
6 5 (9.43%) Service Management
6 5 (9.43%) Threat Management
7 4 (7.55%) Analytics
7 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (5.66%) Threat Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
1 5 (9.43%) C#
1 5 (9.43%) Java
1 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) Python
3 3 (5.66%) C++
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) CISSP
2 11 (20.75%) CISA
2 11 (20.75%) CISM
3 5 (9.43%) OSCP
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) CCNP
5 3 (5.66%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (5.66%) CRISC
5 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) ISEB
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) CEH
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.77%) GIAC
6 2 (3.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.77%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) Snort
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Puppet
1 5 (9.43%) Terraform
2 3 (5.66%) Nessus
3 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.89%) Cacti
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.89%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.89%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Cisco
2 4 (7.55%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.66%) F5
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.77%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.89%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) CA
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) FireEye
5 1 (1.89%) Juniper
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec
5 1 (1.89%) Veracode
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Posted: 6 days ago
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