Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Penetration Tester was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Penetration Tester
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1097 1165 1245
Rank change year-on-year +68 +80 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 69 38 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.022% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 61 31 21
England median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +25.93% +3.85%
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +25.93% +3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Penetration Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Penetration Tester in England

Senior Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Penetration Tester in England

Senior Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Penetration Tester in England

Senior Penetration Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Penetration Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 50 £87,500 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire +29 5 £47,500 - 1
Midlands +28 5 - - 2
West Midlands +19 5 - - 1
North of England +9 5 £47,500 - 2
South East +15 4 £80,000 -20.00% 6
Senior Penetration Tester
UK

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Senior Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 63 (91.30%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (40.58%) Information Security
3 26 (37.68%) CREST Certified
3 26 (37.68%) Security Cleared
4 24 (34.78%) CHECK Team Leader
5 20 (28.99%) Unix
5 20 (28.99%) Windows
5 20 (28.99%) Linux
6 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (20.29%) Apple iOS
7 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
7 14 (20.29%) Android
8 13 (18.84%) SCADA
9 12 (17.39%) Finance
9 12 (17.39%) Python
9 12 (17.39%) Java
9 12 (17.39%) C
9 12 (17.39%) Tigerscheme
9 12 (17.39%) Cyber Scheme
10 11 (15.94%) Social Engineering
11 10 (14.49%) Wireless
12 9 (13.04%) OSCP
13 8 (11.59%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (11.59%) CHECK Team Member
14 7 (10.14%) SANS
14 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (10.14%) C++
14 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
14 7 (10.14%) OWASP
15 6 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering

Senior Penetration Tester Skill Set
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 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Wireless
2 5 (7.25%) 802.11
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) SNMP
2 5 (7.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) SCADA
2 6 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Linux
1 20 (28.99%) Unix
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Android
2 14 (20.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (91.30%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (40.58%) Information Security
3 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
5 11 (15.94%) Social Engineering
6 8 (11.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (10.14%) OWASP
7 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (7.25%) Open Source
9 5 (7.25%) Patch Management
9 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.35%) Manual Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Security Auditing
10 3 (4.35%) Security Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
11 1 (1.45%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) C
1 12 (17.39%) Java
1 12 (17.39%) Python
2 7 (10.14%) C++
2 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.25%) C#
3 5 (7.25%) Lua
3 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.25%) Ruby
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (37.68%) CREST Certified
1 26 (37.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.78%) CHECK Team Leader
3 12 (17.39%) Cyber Scheme
3 12 (17.39%) Tigerscheme
4 9 (13.04%) OSCP
5 8 (11.59%) CHECK Team Member
6 7 (10.14%) SANS
7 3 (4.35%) CEH
7 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 3 (4.35%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft