The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / England
Rank 441 425 527
Rank change year-on-year -16 +102  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 466 688 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.71% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.80% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 366 566 349
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,250 £35,446
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 70225 85880 86661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.07% 88.61% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 58154 71824 70838
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in England

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in England

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
London +8 259 £60,000 -7.69% 23
South East -9 82 £55,000 +4.76% 18
West Midlands +30 32 £44,000 -23.47% 8
South West -13 28 £52,500 - 6
Yorkshire +23 25 £40,000 +23.07% 7
North West -42 23 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East of England +11 16 £60,000 +39.53% 3
East Midlands +6 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
North East - 1 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 550 (48.33%) Information Security
2 441 (38.75%) Cybersecurity
3 362 (31.81%) Firewall
4 347 (30.49%) CISSP
5 280 (24.60%) Windows
6 265 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 239 (21.00%) SIEM
8 228 (20.04%) CISM
9 209 (18.37%) Security Cleared
10 206 (18.10%) Degree
11 205 (18.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 203 (17.84%) Finance
13 190 (16.70%) Linux
14 181 (15.91%) Network Security
15 180 (15.82%) PCI DSS
16 176 (15.47%) Vulnerability Management
17 174 (15.29%) Java
18 170 (14.94%) Ethical Hacking
19 168 (14.76%) CEH
20 166 (14.59%) Risk Management
21 159 (13.97%) CISA
21 159 (13.97%) CREST Certified
22 147 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
23 143 (12.57%) Management Information System
24 141 (12.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 137 (12.04%) C
26 134 (11.78%) Python
27 124 (10.90%) ITIL
28 114 (10.02%) Security Operations
29 111 (9.75%) Security Testing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 33 (2.90%) IIS
2 20 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.79%) Apache Pig
6 9 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.44%) Apache
8 5 (0.44%) Confluence
9 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.26%) nginx
10 3 (0.26%) Tornado
11 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 43 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.05%) MS Office
3 4 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.41%) Sentinel
3 14 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.18%) assyst
5 2 (0.18%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.34%) SaaS
3 22 (1.93%) PaaS
4 21 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.85%) Office 365
5 20 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (1.14%) IaaS
7 12 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.88%) GitHub
9 10 (0.88%) Route 53
10 8 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.62%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.35%) Datadog
14 3 (0.26%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 362 (31.81%) Firewall
2 181 (15.91%) Network Security
3 100 (8.79%) TCP/IP
4 54 (4.75%) VPN
5 51 (4.48%) HTTP
6 43 (3.78%) Wireless
7 37 (3.25%) LAN
8 36 (3.16%) WAN
9 34 (2.99%) Internet
9 34 (2.99%) MPLS
10 32 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 31 (2.72%) SSL
12 30 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (2.64%) DNS
13 24 (2.11%) IPsec
14 21 (1.85%) DHCP
14 21 (1.85%) Wireless Security
15 19 (1.67%) Wireshark
16 18 (1.58%) VoIP
17 17 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.08%) Big Data
3 25 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.23%) MySQL
6 13 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.79%) Apache Hive
9 9 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.35%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.18%) GIS
15 2 (0.18%) Neo4j
16 1 (0.088%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (3.34%) Selenium
2 33 (2.90%) Burp Suite
3 29 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.55%) Metasploit
4 20 (1.76%) JIRA
5 17 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.32%) JUnit
8 14 (1.23%) AppScan
8 14 (1.23%) WebDriver
9 12 (1.05%) Hudson
9 12 (1.05%) Paros
9 12 (1.05%) WebScarab
10 11 (0.97%) Vagrant
11 10 (0.88%) JMeter
11 10 (0.88%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.79%) FitNesse
13 8 (0.70%) NUnit
14 7 (0.62%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.53%) Appium
General
1 203 (17.84%) Finance
2 77 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.43%) Retail
4 36 (3.16%) Banking
4 36 (3.16%) Legal
5 23 (2.02%) Military
6 22 (1.93%) Games
7 20 (1.76%) Marketing
8 16 (1.41%) Publishing
9 14 (1.23%) Electronics
10 11 (0.97%) Local Government
11 9 (0.79%) Law
12 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.53%) Advertising
13 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.26%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.18%) International Banking
16 1 (0.088%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 256 (22.50%) Analyst
2 211 (18.54%) Security Analyst
3 156 (13.71%) Tester
4 144 (12.65%) Consultant
5 132 (11.60%) Penetration Tester
6 107 (9.40%) Security Manager
7 99 (8.70%) Security Consultant
8 80 (7.03%) Security Engineer
9 64 (5.62%) Security Specialist
10 62 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 60 (5.27%) IT Analyst
12 56 (4.92%) Information Analyst
12 56 (4.92%) Information Security Analyst
13 55 (4.83%) Developer
14 50 (4.39%) IT Security Analyst
15 46 (4.04%) Architect
16 44 (3.87%) Network Engineer
17 37 (3.25%) Security Architect
18 35 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
19 33 (2.90%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.57%) .NET
1 52 (4.57%) HTML
2 51 (4.48%) Web Services
3 29 (2.55%) Node.js
4 23 (2.02%) SAML
5 19 (1.67%) REST
6 17 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 15 (1.32%) Middleware
7 15 (1.32%) Regular Expression
7 15 (1.32%) SOAP
8 14 (1.23%) 802.1X
8 14 (1.23%) CSS
8 14 (1.23%) Django
9 13 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (1.14%) Java EE
9 13 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 13 (1.14%) STL
10 12 (1.05%) LAMP
10 12 (1.05%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 143 (12.57%) Management Information System
2 82 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 68 (5.98%) Data Centre
4 58 (5.10%) Data Protection Act
5 46 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 38 (3.34%) Security Operations Centre
7 35 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 32 (2.81%) CESG
10 29 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
11 23 (2.02%) PKI
12 21 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
13 16 (1.41%) Fintech
14 15 (1.32%) Algorithms
14 15 (1.32%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 12 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
17 11 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 280 (24.60%) Windows
2 190 (16.70%) Linux
3 92 (8.08%) Unix
4 86 (7.56%) Windows Server
5 64 (5.62%) Apple iOS
6 51 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (3.51%) Android
8 40 (3.51%) Mac OS X
9 33 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.76%) VxWorks
11 14 (1.23%) Kali Linux
11 14 (1.23%) Solaris
12 6 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.35%) AIX
14 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (48.33%) Information Security
2 441 (38.75%) Cybersecurity
3 239 (21.00%) SIEM
4 205 (18.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 176 (15.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 170 (14.94%) Ethical Hacking
7 166 (14.59%) Risk Management
8 147 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
9 141 (12.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 124 (10.90%) ITIL
11 114 (10.02%) Security Operations
12 111 (9.75%) Security Testing
13 109 (9.58%) Data Protection
14 94 (8.26%) Security Architecture
15 85 (7.47%) Security Management
16 80 (7.03%) OWASP
17 79 (6.94%) Reverse Engineering
18 75 (6.59%) Information Assurance
19 69 (6.06%) Incident Management
19 69 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (15.29%) Java
2 137 (12.04%) C
3 134 (11.78%) Python
4 107 (9.40%) C++
5 100 (8.79%) C#
6 87 (7.64%) SQL
7 74 (6.50%) JavaScript
8 72 (6.33%) Ruby
9 62 (5.45%) Bash Shell
10 60 (5.27%) PowerShell
11 51 (4.48%) Perl
12 49 (4.31%) PHP
13 21 (1.85%) Go
14 17 (1.49%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.05%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.97%) Scala
17 9 (0.79%) Groovy
18 7 (0.62%) VB
19 4 (0.35%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 347 (30.49%) CISSP
2 228 (20.04%) CISM
3 209 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 206 (18.10%) Degree
5 168 (14.76%) CEH
6 159 (13.97%) CISA
6 159 (13.97%) CREST Certified
7 105 (9.23%) GIAC
8 87 (7.64%) DV Cleared
9 79 (6.94%) SC Cleared
10 77 (6.77%) CHECK Team Leader
11 75 (6.59%) OSCP
12 71 (6.24%) SANS
13 67 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
13 67 (5.89%) GPEN
14 54 (4.75%) GCIH
15 53 (4.66%) CHECK Team Member
16 48 (4.22%) CompTIA Security+
16 48 (4.22%) Security+ Certification
17 44 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (15.82%) PCI DSS
3 44 (3.87%) GPG13
4 40 (3.51%) QA
5 38 (3.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (2.90%) COBIT
7 31 (2.72%) SLA
8 20 (1.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 18 (1.58%) RMADS
10 14 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 11 (0.97%) HIPAA
11 11 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.88%) SSAE 16
13 8 (0.70%) ISO27002
14 7 (0.62%) GDPR
14 7 (0.62%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.35%) PMO
16 3 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.18%) FISMA
17 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 103 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.46%) Docker
4 20 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.67%) Firmware
6 13 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.05%) Snort
8 10 (0.88%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.70%) vSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Ceph
10 3 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.088%) iptables
11 1 (0.088%) KVM
11 1 (0.088%) LXC
11 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.088%) vCloud
11 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (7.29%) Nessus
2 39 (3.43%) Nmap
3 37 (3.25%) Puppet
4 33 (2.90%) QRadar
5 17 (1.49%) Ansible
5 17 (1.49%) WSUS
6 16 (1.41%) logstash
7 13 (1.14%) CSIRT
8 12 (1.05%) EnCase
8 12 (1.05%) OpenVAS
9 11 (0.97%) Nagios
10 10 (0.88%) FTK
10 10 (0.88%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.88%) RSA enVision
10 10 (0.88%) Terraform
11 9 (0.79%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.79%) Kibana
12 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 94 (8.26%) Cisco
2 85 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 67 (5.89%) VMware
4 63 (5.54%) CheckPoint
5 53 (4.66%) Qualys
6 52 (4.57%) Palo Alto
7 50 (4.39%) Oracle
8 45 (3.95%) ArcSight
8 45 (3.95%) Splunk
9 42 (3.69%) Juniper
10 34 (2.99%) IBM
11 31 (2.72%) Apple
12 24 (2.11%) F5
12 24 (2.11%) Intel Security
13 22 (1.93%) LogRhythm
14 21 (1.85%) HP
14 21 (1.85%) Sophos
15 20 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (1.41%) AlienVault
16 16 (1.41%) SAP
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Empiric.com
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum PLUS 20% bonus + Pension + Private H
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: package
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago