The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / London
Rank 536 556 589
Rank change year-on-year +20 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 31 89 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.093% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 69 47
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £83,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -28.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in London

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in London

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Tester in London

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London +38 4 £67,000 +7.20% 3
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 London region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 56 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (51.47%) CREST Certified
3 34 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 33 (48.53%) Information Security
5 32 (47.06%) CHECK Team Leader
6 26 (38.24%) CHECK Team Member
7 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (23.53%) OSCP
9 16 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
11 13 (19.12%) Windows
12 12 (17.65%) Degree
13 11 (16.18%) Java
14 10 (14.71%) Linux
14 10 (14.71%) CEH
14 10 (14.71%) Secure Coding
15 9 (13.24%) Network Security
15 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 9 (13.24%) Ethical Hacking
15 9 (13.24%) SCADA
15 9 (13.24%) Wireless
16 8 (11.76%) CESG
16 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
17 7 (10.29%) Threat Modelling
17 7 (10.29%) CISSP
18 6 (8.82%) Firewall
18 6 (8.82%) Finance
18 6 (8.82%) SIEM
19 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Network Security
1 9 (13.24%) Wireless
2 6 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (4.41%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Burp Suite
1 5 (7.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.94%) J2EE
3 2 (2.94%) JNI
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) SCADA
2 8 (11.76%) CESG
2 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Linux
3 5 (7.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) Android
5 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (48.53%) Information Security
3 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (20.59%) Security Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Secure Coding
7 9 (13.24%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (10.29%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (8.82%) SIEM
10 5 (7.35%) Business Development
11 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.88%) OWASP
11 4 (5.88%) Project Management
11 4 (5.88%) Social Engineering
11 4 (5.88%) Static Code Analysis
12 3 (4.41%) Data Protection
12 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.41%) Security Architecture
13 2 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) C
3 3 (4.41%) PHP
3 3 (4.41%) Python
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.94%) C++
4 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (51.47%) CREST Certified
2 34 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 32 (47.06%) CHECK Team Leader
4 26 (38.24%) CHECK Team Member
5 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
6 16 (23.53%) OSCP
7 12 (17.65%) Degree
8 10 (14.71%) CEH
9 7 (10.29%) CISSP
10 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
11 4 (5.88%) GIAC
11 4 (5.88%) GPEN
11 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
11 4 (5.88%) SANS
12 3 (4.41%) Tigerscheme
13 2 (2.94%) CISA
13 2 (2.94%) OSCE
14 1 (1.47%) CIMA
14 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (1.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Nessus
2 2 (2.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco
1 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
1 2 (2.94%) Juniper
1 2 (2.94%) Nokia
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago