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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 220 278
Rank change year-on-year +16 +58  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 43 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.66% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 39
Median salary £45,000 £61,250 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.53% -9.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £46,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £83,000 £81,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.80%  

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 4682 6500 9143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.46% 90.28% 87.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4276 5788 7697
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 £41,000 £41,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 29 (42.03%) Information Security
2 24 (34.78%) Firewall
3 22 (31.88%) CISSP
4 20 (28.99%) CISM
5 17 (24.64%) CISA
6 16 (23.19%) Legal
7 15 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (20.29%) Finance
9 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 12 (17.39%) Incident Management
9 12 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (14.49%) SIEM
10 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.04%) E-Discovery
11 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (13.04%) Threat Management
12 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
12 8 (11.59%) Service Management
12 8 (11.59%) Project Management
12 8 (11.59%) CHECK Team Leader
12 8 (11.59%) Security Operations
12 8 (11.59%) Change Control
12 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.14%) CRISC
13 7 (10.14%) SABSA
13 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
13 7 (10.14%) C#
13 7 (10.14%) Linux

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 (1.45%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (5.80%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (5.80%) Route 53
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.78%) Firewall
2 6 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (8.70%) Network Security
3 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 4 (5.80%) 4G
4 4 (5.80%) MPLS
4 4 (5.80%) VoIP
4 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) Wireless
7 1 (1.45%) HTTP
7 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.45%) IPsec
7 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.45%) VLAN
7 1 (1.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.45%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.45%) AppScan
2 1 (1.45%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (23.19%) Legal
2 14 (20.29%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Analyst
2 28 (40.58%) Security Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) IT Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) IT Security Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) CISSP Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) IT Security Officer
4 8 (11.59%) Penetration Tester
4 8 (11.59%) Risk Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Security Officer
4 8 (11.59%) Tester
5 6 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Programme Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Web Services
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) J2EE
3 2 (2.90%) JNI
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.45%) CESG
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Information Security
2 12 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (17.39%) Incident Management
3 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
3 10 (14.49%) SIEM
4 9 (13.04%) E-Discovery
4 9 (13.04%) Threat Management
4 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
5 8 (11.59%) Change Control
5 8 (11.59%) Project Management
5 8 (11.59%) Security Operations
5 8 (11.59%) Service Management
6 7 (10.14%) Cryptography
6 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.14%) SABSA
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) C#
2 6 (8.70%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.80%) C
3 4 (5.80%) C++
3 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
5 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) CISSP
2 20 (28.99%) CISM
3 17 (24.64%) CISA
4 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 8 (11.59%) CHECK Team Leader
5 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.14%) CRISC
7 6 (8.70%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (8.70%) CREST Certified
7 6 (8.70%) Degree
8 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.80%) ISEB
9 3 (4.35%) OSCP
9 3 (4.35%) SANS
10 2 (2.90%) GIAC
11 1 (1.45%) CCNP
11 1 (1.45%) CEH
11 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.45%) GCIA
11 1 (1.45%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (5.80%) Terraform
3 2 (2.90%) Nessus
4 1 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.45%) Nmap
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle
1 5 (7.25%) VMware
2 4 (5.80%) BMC
2 4 (5.80%) Mitel
3 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
3 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco
3 1 (1.45%) Dell
3 1 (1.45%) FireEye
3 1 (1.45%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) IBM
3 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.45%) Veracode
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