The median annual salary for a Senior Penetration Tester was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 903 941
Rank change year-on-year +77 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Penetration Tester 18 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 5
Median salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £94,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £62,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +4.00% +21.95%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Penetration Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
South East - 9 £60,000 - 2
London +62 8 £85,000 +21.42% 3
Senior Penetration Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) CHECK Team Leader
4 10 (35.71%) CREST Certified
5 9 (32.14%) OSCP
5 9 (32.14%) Nessus
5 9 (32.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (32.14%) C
5 9 (32.14%) C++
5 9 (32.14%) Java
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) Python
6 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (28.57%) Nmap
6 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) GIAC
6 8 (28.57%) Information Security
6 8 (28.57%) GPEN
6 8 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Source Code Analysis
7 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
8 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (17.86%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (17.86%) Coverity
8 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
8 5 (17.86%) Wireless Security
8 5 (17.86%) OWASP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Wireless
1 5 (17.86%) Wireless Security
2 3 (10.71%) Broadband
2 3 (10.71%) LTE
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JMeter
1 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
1 3 (10.71%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (14.29%) SCADA
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Kali Linux
3 3 (10.71%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (28.57%) Information Security
3 8 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Source Code Analysis
3 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (17.86%) Business Development
4 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.86%) OWASP
4 5 (17.86%) Presales
4 5 (17.86%) Social Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C
1 9 (32.14%) C++
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) Python
3 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) CHECK Team Leader
3 10 (35.71%) CREST Certified
4 9 (32.14%) OSCP
5 8 (28.57%) GIAC
5 8 (28.57%) GPEN
6 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) CEH
7 5 (17.86%) Tigerscheme
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) ISEB
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (7.14%) CISSP
11 1 (3.57%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (3.57%) SANS
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Nessus
2 8 (28.57%) Nmap
3 5 (17.86%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Coverity
1 5 (17.86%) Qualys
London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + strongpackag
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago