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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 350 483
Rank change year-on-year -39 +133  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 636 791 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.86% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.96% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 528 591 425
Median salary £53,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.95% +9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £38,432 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £79,750 £70,000
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74167 82321 91471
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.69% 89.01% 87.95%
Number of salaries quoted 60169 69604 75631
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -32 287 £60,000 -7.69% 32
South East +32 161 £50,000 -9.09% 14
North West -47 58 £52,500 -8.69% 7
West Midlands +35 57 £42,500 +4.93% 6
Yorkshire -6 33 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -6 18 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -41 13 £47,500 - 2
East Midlands +20 4 £33,000 -47.20%
North East +16 1 £80,000 +77.77% 1
Penetration Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 537 (48.29%) Information Security
2 437 (39.30%) Cybersecurity
3 351 (31.56%) Firewall
4 284 (25.54%) CISSP
5 283 (25.45%) Windows
6 272 (24.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 217 (19.51%) Network Security
8 201 (18.08%) Security Cleared
9 199 (17.90%) SIEM
10 187 (16.82%) Linux
11 176 (15.83%) CISM
11 176 (15.83%) Degree
12 170 (15.29%) PCI DSS
13 162 (14.57%) Finance
14 157 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 146 (13.13%) Ethical Hacking
16 145 (13.04%) ITIL
17 143 (12.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 138 (12.41%) Python
19 136 (12.23%) Cisco
20 132 (11.87%) Java
20 132 (11.87%) Risk Management
21 129 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
22 128 (11.51%) CREST Certified
22 128 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
23 121 (10.88%) Active Directory
24 120 (10.79%) Security Architecture
25 118 (10.61%) C
26 115 (10.34%) Windows Server
27 114 (10.25%) Security Operations

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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 25 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.07%) IIS
3 15 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.45%) Apache
9 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.27%) CMS
10 3 (0.27%) nginx
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.27%) Tornado
11 1 (0.090%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.090%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.090%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.090%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.15%) SaaS
3 34 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (1.44%) PaaS
6 15 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (1.08%) Office 365
9 11 (0.99%) IaaS
9 11 (0.99%) Route 53
10 9 (0.81%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.090%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 351 (31.56%) Firewall
2 217 (19.51%) Network Security
3 105 (9.44%) TCP/IP
4 63 (5.67%) VPN
5 57 (5.13%) Internet
6 55 (4.95%) LAN
7 54 (4.86%) WAN
8 53 (4.77%) DNS
9 50 (4.50%) Wireless
10 43 (3.87%) VLAN
11 41 (3.69%) MPLS
12 38 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (3.33%) DHCP
14 36 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (3.06%) HTTP
15 34 (3.06%) SS7
16 33 (2.97%) SAN
17 30 (2.70%) VoIP
18 27 (2.43%) Junos
19 24 (2.16%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.53%) Big Data
3 12 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.99%) MySQL
5 10 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.36%) GIS
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.27%) Looker
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (2.97%) Burp Suite
2 27 (2.43%) Metasploit
3 26 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.89%) Selenium
6 15 (1.35%) AppScan
6 15 (1.35%) Paros
7 14 (1.26%) Vagrant
8 13 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.08%) WebScarab
9 12 (1.08%) Xcode
10 11 (0.99%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.81%) IDA Disassembler
12 8 (0.72%) Appium
12 8 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.72%) FitNesse
12 8 (0.72%) Hudson
12 8 (0.72%) JUnit
12 8 (0.72%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 162 (14.57%) Finance
2 93 (8.36%) Telecoms
3 46 (4.14%) Banking
4 35 (3.15%) Legal
5 25 (2.25%) Retail
6 22 (1.98%) Marketing
7 21 (1.89%) Military
8 15 (1.35%) Law
9 13 (1.17%) Digital Economy
10 12 (1.08%) Electronics
10 12 (1.08%) Publishing
11 10 (0.90%) Automotive
12 9 (0.81%) Games
12 9 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.72%) Local Government
14 5 (0.45%) Advertising
14 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 219 (19.69%) Analyst
2 182 (16.37%) Tester
3 169 (15.20%) Security Analyst
4 168 (15.11%) Penetration Tester
5 123 (11.06%) Consultant
6 115 (10.34%) Security Engineer
7 107 (9.62%) Security Consultant
8 99 (8.90%) Security Manager
9 86 (7.73%) Network Engineer
10 53 (4.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 51 (4.59%) Senior Tester
12 50 (4.50%) IT Engineer
13 47 (4.23%) Business Development Manager
13 47 (4.23%) Business Manager
13 47 (4.23%) Development Manager
14 45 (4.05%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 44 (3.96%) IT Analyst
16 41 (3.69%) Security Specialist
17 40 (3.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 36 (3.24%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.50%) Web Services
2 37 (3.33%) .NET
3 35 (3.15%) HTML
4 21 (1.89%) Node.js
5 18 (1.62%) Django
6 11 (0.99%) SAML
7 10 (0.90%) REST
8 9 (0.81%) Regular Expression
8 9 (0.81%) SOAP
9 8 (0.72%) Middleware
9 8 (0.72%) Serverless Framework
9 8 (0.72%) XML
10 7 (0.63%) LAMP
11 5 (0.45%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.45%) RESTful
12 4 (0.36%) Ajax
12 4 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
13 3 (0.27%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.27%) Flask
13 3 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.72%) Management Information System
2 78 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 60 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 60 (5.40%) Data Protection Act
4 51 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.06%) SCADA
6 34 (3.06%) Smartphone
7 32 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
8 27 (2.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 26 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
11 20 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
12 19 (1.71%) CESG
13 17 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.26%) iPad
15 13 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.17%) Cyber Attack
16 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 283 (25.45%) Windows
2 187 (16.82%) Linux
3 115 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 89 (8.00%) Unix
5 74 (6.65%) Android
6 68 (6.12%) Apple iOS
7 51 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (3.15%) Mac OS X
10 29 (2.61%) VxWorks
11 19 (1.71%) Kali Linux
12 16 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.81%) Solaris
14 7 (0.63%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.45%) CentOS
15 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.18%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.18%) HPUX
17 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (48.29%) Information Security
2 437 (39.30%) Cybersecurity
3 199 (17.90%) SIEM
4 157 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 146 (13.13%) Ethical Hacking
6 145 (13.04%) ITIL
7 143 (12.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 132 (11.87%) Risk Management
9 129 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
10 128 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
11 120 (10.79%) Security Architecture
12 114 (10.25%) Security Operations
13 101 (9.08%) Security Testing
14 89 (8.00%) Data Protection
14 89 (8.00%) Network Design
15 75 (6.74%) Business Development
16 68 (6.12%) OWASP
17 65 (5.85%) Incident Management
18 60 (5.40%) Data Loss Prevention
19 56 (5.04%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 138 (12.41%) Python
2 132 (11.87%) Java
3 118 (10.61%) C
4 87 (7.82%) SQL
5 72 (6.47%) C++
6 64 (5.76%) Ruby
7 57 (5.13%) C#
8 52 (4.68%) Perl
8 52 (4.68%) PowerShell
9 43 (3.87%) JavaScript
10 41 (3.69%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.06%) PHP
12 10 (0.90%) Go
13 8 (0.72%) Groovy
14 4 (0.36%) Scala
14 4 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.36%) VBScript
15 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.18%) Ada
16 2 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 284 (25.54%) CISSP
2 201 (18.08%) Security Cleared
3 176 (15.83%) CISM
3 176 (15.83%) Degree
4 128 (11.51%) CREST Certified
5 98 (8.81%) CEH
6 90 (8.09%) DV Cleared
7 82 (7.37%) OSCP
8 64 (5.76%) CISA
9 58 (5.22%) CHECK Team Member
10 57 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
11 56 (5.04%) CHECK Team Leader
12 51 (4.59%) SC Cleared
13 44 (3.96%) CCNP
14 40 (3.60%) GCIH
15 39 (3.51%) GIAC
15 39 (3.51%) GPEN
16 38 (3.42%) CCNA
17 29 (2.61%) GCIA
17 29 (2.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (24.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 170 (15.29%) PCI DSS
3 72 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 32 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (2.70%) GDPR
5 30 (2.70%) QA
6 16 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 15 (1.35%) COBIT
7 15 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (0.99%) NIST 800
10 10 (0.90%) SLA
11 8 (0.72%) GPG13
12 6 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.45%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.36%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.36%) ISO 31000
15 3 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
16 2 (0.18%) FISMA
16 2 (0.18%) MISRA
System Software
1 121 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.60%) ProxySG
3 26 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.16%) Docker
5 18 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.81%) Snort
8 8 (0.72%) Firmware
9 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.27%) vSphere
10 3 (0.27%) Xen
11 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.090%) KVM
12 1 (0.090%) LXC
12 1 (0.090%) NFS
12 1 (0.090%) vCloud
12 1 (0.090%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (5.40%) Nessus
2 30 (2.70%) Puppet
3 21 (1.89%) Nmap
4 19 (1.71%) EnCase
5 17 (1.53%) FTK
6 13 (1.17%) Ansible
6 13 (1.17%) SCCM
7 11 (0.99%) QRadar
7 11 (0.99%) Terraform
8 10 (0.90%) CSIRT
9 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.63%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.63%) RSA enVision
11 6 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.45%) Defensics
12 5 (0.45%) logstash
12 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.45%) OpenVAS
13 4 (0.36%) Kibana
13 4 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 136 (12.23%) Cisco
2 93 (8.36%) CheckPoint
3 74 (6.65%) Palo Alto
4 62 (5.58%) Microsoft
5 53 (4.77%) Juniper
6 47 (4.23%) VMware
7 45 (4.05%) Blue Coat
8 39 (3.51%) ArcSight
9 38 (3.42%) Qualys
9 38 (3.42%) Splunk
10 36 (3.24%) HP
11 29 (2.61%) Apple
12 23 (2.07%) F5
13 21 (1.89%) Avaya
14 18 (1.62%) Forcepoint
14 18 (1.62%) IBM
15 17 (1.53%) SolarWinds
16 15 (1.35%) Citrix
16 15 (1.35%) Oracle
17 14 (1.26%) McAfee
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Flex Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £52000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Commission + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £64,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car+benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cloudscope
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus 7.5% Pension - Usual Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: Yesterday