The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 347 461
Rank change year-on-year +7 +114  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 266 353 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.84% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.93% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 240 288 155
Median salary £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £88,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 30441 37820 37607
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 90.25% 89.69% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25539 32306 31364
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,695 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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 +19 24 £42,500 -32.00% 7
Canary Wharf - 9 £58,750 -
West End of London - 4 £47,000 - 2
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 310 (53.36%) Information Security
2 227 (39.07%) Cybersecurity
3 216 (37.18%) CISSP
4 203 (34.94%) Firewall
5 149 (25.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 141 (24.27%) CISM
7 132 (22.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 128 (22.03%) SIEM
9 117 (20.14%) Windows
10 108 (18.59%) Degree
11 105 (18.07%) Network Security
12 97 (16.70%) CISA
13 95 (16.35%) CEH
14 86 (14.80%) Java
15 84 (14.46%) Data Protection
16 83 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
17 82 (14.11%) Linux
18 81 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
19 78 (13.43%) Finance
20 74 (12.74%) Risk Management
20 74 (12.74%) CREST Certified
21 73 (12.56%) Security Architecture
22 64 (11.02%) ITIL
23 62 (10.67%) PCI DSS
24 61 (10.50%) Management Information System
25 58 (9.98%) SQL
25 58 (9.98%) Security Testing
26 56 (9.64%) Incident Management
27 55 (9.47%) Windows Server
28 54 (9.29%) Ethical Hacking

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.38%) IIS
4 8 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.86%) Apache
6 3 (0.52%) nginx
6 3 (0.52%) Tornado
7 1 (0.17%) Confluence
7 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (3.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.52%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 2 (0.34%) assyst
3 2 (0.34%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.93%) PaaS
3 15 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (1.89%) SaaS
5 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.38%) IaaS
7 7 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.86%) Route 53
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.34%) Office 365
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 203 (34.94%) Firewall
2 105 (18.07%) Network Security
3 39 (6.71%) TCP/IP
4 24 (4.13%) VPN
5 23 (3.96%) HTTP
6 21 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (2.41%) Internet
8 14 (2.41%) Wireless
9 13 (2.24%) LAN
9 13 (2.24%) LDAP
10 12 (2.07%) WAN
11 11 (1.89%) IPsec
11 11 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.55%) DNS
12 9 (1.55%) MPLS
13 8 (1.38%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.38%) NetScreen
14 7 (1.20%) SSL
14 7 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.79%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.03%) MySQL
4 4 (0.69%) Big Data
4 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.34%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (4.30%) Selenium
2 20 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.27%) Burp Suite
4 16 (2.75%) Cucumber
5 15 (2.58%) JUnit
6 14 (2.41%) AppScan
7 13 (2.24%) WebDriver
8 12 (2.07%) Hudson
8 12 (2.07%) Paros
8 12 (2.07%) WebScarab
9 9 (1.55%) FitNesse
9 9 (1.55%) JIRA
9 9 (1.55%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.20%) Appium
10 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.03%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.86%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.69%) TestNG
14 3 (0.52%) JMeter
14 3 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 78 (13.43%) Finance
2 32 (5.51%) Banking
3 29 (4.99%) Retail
4 22 (3.79%) Legal
5 21 (3.61%) Military
6 18 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.55%) Electronics
7 9 (1.55%) Games
8 6 (1.03%) Law
8 6 (1.03%) Publishing
9 5 (0.86%) Marketing
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) International Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 151 (25.99%) Analyst
2 128 (22.03%) Security Analyst
3 69 (11.88%) Security Manager
3 69 (11.88%) Tester
4 65 (11.19%) Consultant
5 56 (9.64%) Penetration Tester
6 55 (9.47%) Security Engineer
7 51 (8.78%) Security Consultant
8 47 (8.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 29 (4.99%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 29 (4.99%) Information Analyst
9 29 (4.99%) Information Security Analyst
10 27 (4.65%) Architect
10 27 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 26 (4.48%) Security Architect
11 26 (4.48%) SOC Engineer
12 25 (4.30%) Security Specialist
13 23 (3.96%) SOC Analyst
14 21 (3.61%) IT Manager
14 21 (3.61%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.85%) Web Services
2 28 (4.82%) HTML
3 17 (2.93%) .NET
4 15 (2.58%) Node.js
5 12 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (2.07%) SAML
6 11 (1.89%) REST
6 11 (1.89%) SOAP
7 9 (1.55%) Serverless Framework
8 8 (1.38%) Regular Expression
9 6 (1.03%) LAMP
10 4 (0.69%) Middleware
11 3 (0.52%) CSS
11 3 (0.52%) Django
11 3 (0.52%) Flask
11 3 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.34%) iOS SDK
12 2 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.50%) Management Information System
2 48 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.88%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.27%) Cyber Defence
6 17 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.58%) Fintech
8 13 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.07%) Cyber Attack
9 12 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.89%) PKI
11 9 (1.55%) CESG
11 9 (1.55%) SCADA
12 6 (1.03%) BYOD
12 6 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (0.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 117 (20.14%) Windows
2 82 (14.11%) Linux
3 55 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 44 (7.57%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.51%) Unix
6 29 (4.99%) Mac OS X
7 19 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.75%) Android
9 13 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.69%) AIX
12 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.34%) CentOS
13 2 (0.34%) Debian
13 2 (0.34%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) HPUX
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (53.36%) Information Security
2 227 (39.07%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (22.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 128 (22.03%) SIEM
5 84 (14.46%) Data Protection
6 83 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 81 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (12.74%) Risk Management
9 73 (12.56%) Security Architecture
10 64 (11.02%) ITIL
11 58 (9.98%) Security Testing
12 56 (9.64%) Incident Management
13 54 (9.29%) Ethical Hacking
14 51 (8.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 50 (8.61%) Data Loss Prevention
16 42 (7.23%) SABSA
17 41 (7.06%) Security Operations
18 37 (6.37%) Identity Access Management
18 37 (6.37%) Threat Management
19 34 (5.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (14.80%) Java
2 58 (9.98%) SQL
3 49 (8.43%) C#
4 44 (7.57%) Python
5 39 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.37%) Ruby
7 28 (4.82%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.48%) C
9 24 (4.13%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.10%) PHP
11 16 (2.75%) C++
12 13 (2.24%) Perl
13 9 (1.55%) Go
13 9 (1.55%) Groovy
13 9 (1.55%) Scala
14 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.52%) VB
16 2 (0.34%) Tcl
17 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 216 (37.18%) CISSP
2 141 (24.27%) CISM
3 108 (18.59%) Degree
4 97 (16.70%) CISA
5 95 (16.35%) CEH
6 74 (12.74%) CREST Certified
7 47 (8.09%) CHECK Team Leader
7 47 (8.09%) GPEN
8 44 (7.57%) Security Cleared
9 36 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (5.34%) CHECK Team Member
11 29 (4.99%) CCNP
11 29 (4.99%) OSCP
12 26 (4.48%) GCIH
13 24 (4.13%) GIAC
13 24 (4.13%) SC Cleared
14 23 (3.96%) GCIA
15 20 (3.44%) GCFA
15 20 (3.44%) SANS
16 19 (3.27%) GSSP-JAVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (25.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (10.67%) PCI DSS
3 26 (4.48%) QA
4 21 (3.61%) SLA
5 16 (2.75%) COBIT
6 8 (1.38%) GDPR
6 8 (1.38%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.34%) FISMA
9 2 (0.34%) GPG13
9 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.17%) BS25999
10 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 48 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.58%) Docker
4 10 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.72%) Snort
5 7 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.03%) Firmware
7 4 (0.69%) vSphere
8 3 (0.52%) NFS
8 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.52%) Xen
9 1 (0.17%) iptables
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) LXC
9 1 (0.17%) vCloud
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (4.30%) Puppet
2 20 (3.44%) Nessus
3 16 (2.75%) Ansible
4 12 (2.07%) CSIRT
5 11 (1.89%) EnCase
5 11 (1.89%) FTK
6 9 (1.55%) QRadar
6 9 (1.55%) RSA enVision
7 8 (1.38%) Kibana
7 8 (1.38%) logstash
8 7 (1.20%) Nagios
8 7 (1.20%) Nmap
8 7 (1.20%) SCCM
9 6 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.86%) Terraform
11 3 (0.52%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (7.40%) Cisco
2 38 (6.54%) Oracle
3 30 (5.16%) Palo Alto
4 29 (4.99%) ArcSight
4 29 (4.99%) CheckPoint
5 28 (4.82%) Apple
6 26 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 24 (4.13%) Splunk
8 23 (3.96%) VMware
9 22 (3.79%) Qualys
10 20 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (3.10%) Juniper
12 16 (2.75%) IBM
13 12 (2.07%) SAP
14 11 (1.89%) F5
14 11 (1.89%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.89%) Intel Security
15 10 (1.72%) AlienVault
15 10 (1.72%) FireEye
15 10 (1.72%) Sophos
London
KnownFour
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £90000 - £105000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + strongpackag
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Empiric.com
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Octopus Investments
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 27 days ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: From £41,993 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Bloomberg
Salary: Additional benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Pension, training
Posted: 11 days ago