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

Penetration Testing
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 315 428
Rank change year-on-year -38 +113  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 287 369 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.93% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.03% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 248 284 176
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £90,000 £85,000
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 33074 35742 39837
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 91.08% 90.56% 88.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26355 30960 33460
Median salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
City of London -1 27 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Uxbridge - 3 £70,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames +15 1 £72,500 +38.09%
Canary Wharf -10 1 £52,500 -48.78%
Mitcham - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 286 (51.81%) Information Security
2 202 (36.59%) Firewall
3 195 (35.33%) Cybersecurity
4 161 (29.17%) CISSP
5 122 (22.10%) Network Security
6 121 (21.92%) SIEM
7 120 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 112 (20.29%) Windows
9 101 (18.30%) CISM
10 89 (16.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 81 (14.67%) Degree
12 77 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
14 73 (13.22%) Security Architecture
14 73 (13.22%) Java
15 72 (13.04%) ITIL
15 72 (13.04%) Linux
16 68 (12.32%) Cisco
17 66 (11.96%) Finance
17 66 (11.96%) CEH
18 64 (11.59%) CREST Certified
19 63 (11.41%) Security Operations
20 61 (11.05%) Security Cleared
21 60 (10.87%) Python
22 58 (10.51%) Data Protection
23 57 (10.33%) Ethical Hacking
24 53 (9.60%) Apple iOS
25 52 (9.42%) Active Directory
25 52 (9.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 52 (9.42%) Windows Server

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 13 (2.36%) IIS
2 12 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.91%) Apache
6 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.54%) nginx
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.54%) Tornado
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.36%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (2.54%) SaaS
5 13 (2.36%) PaaS
6 8 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.09%) Office 365
8 6 (1.09%) Route 53
9 5 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.36%) IaaS
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 202 (36.59%) Firewall
2 122 (22.10%) Network Security
3 45 (8.15%) TCP/IP
4 33 (5.98%) Internet
5 26 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (4.53%) LAN
7 24 (4.35%) WAN
8 22 (3.99%) VPN
9 17 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (2.90%) DNS
10 16 (2.90%) Wireless
11 15 (2.72%) HTTP
12 11 (1.99%) IPsec
12 11 (1.99%) SAN
13 9 (1.63%) LDAP
13 9 (1.63%) Skype
13 9 (1.63%) SSL
14 8 (1.45%) DHCP
15 7 (1.27%) Wireless Security
16 6 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.91%) MySQL
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.54%) Redis
7 2 (0.36%) Big Data
7 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.18%) Maltego
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.26%) Jenkins
1 18 (3.26%) Selenium
2 15 (2.72%) AppScan
2 15 (2.72%) Paros
3 14 (2.54%) Burp Suite
4 12 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 12 (2.17%) WebScarab
4 12 (2.17%) Xcode
5 10 (1.81%) WebDriver
6 8 (1.45%) Appium
6 8 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.45%) FitNesse
6 8 (1.45%) Hudson
6 8 (1.45%) JUnit
6 8 (1.45%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.72%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (11.96%) Finance
2 38 (6.88%) Banking
3 21 (3.80%) Military
4 16 (2.90%) Retail
5 15 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.81%) Legal
6 10 (1.81%) Marketing
7 7 (1.27%) Electronics
7 7 (1.27%) Games
7 7 (1.27%) Law
8 6 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) International Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 124 (22.46%) Analyst
2 105 (19.02%) Tester
3 98 (17.75%) Security Analyst
4 96 (17.39%) Penetration Tester
5 69 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 60 (10.87%) Security Engineer
7 53 (9.60%) Consultant
8 45 (8.15%) Security Consultant
9 33 (5.98%) IT Engineer
10 32 (5.80%) Senior Tester
11 27 (4.89%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 26 (4.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 26 (4.71%) SOC Analyst
13 25 (4.53%) Team Leader
14 22 (3.99%) SOC Engineer
15 21 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.80%) IT Security Engineer
16 19 (3.44%) IT Analyst
16 19 (3.44%) IT Security Analyst
16 19 (3.44%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.98%) Web Services
2 25 (4.53%) HTML
3 24 (4.35%) .NET
4 20 (3.62%) Node.js
5 11 (1.99%) SAML
6 9 (1.63%) REST
6 9 (1.63%) SOAP
7 8 (1.45%) Serverless Framework
8 5 (0.91%) LAMP
8 5 (0.91%) XML
9 4 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.72%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.72%) RESTful
10 3 (0.54%) CGI
10 3 (0.54%) Django
10 3 (0.54%) Flask
10 3 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.54%) OpenVZ
11 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.70%) Data Protection Act
2 36 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.34%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.98%) SCADA
5 31 (5.62%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.17%) PKI
10 10 (1.81%) CESG
10 10 (1.81%) Cyber Defence
10 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.63%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.63%) iPad
12 8 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
13 7 (1.27%) Fintech
14 5 (0.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 112 (20.29%) Windows
2 72 (13.04%) Linux
3 53 (9.60%) Apple iOS
4 52 (9.42%) Windows Server
5 33 (5.98%) Android
6 23 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.80%) Unix
8 20 (3.62%) Mac OS X
9 14 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.72%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.36%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.36%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (51.81%) Information Security
2 195 (35.33%) Cybersecurity
3 121 (21.92%) SIEM
4 89 (16.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 77 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 73 (13.22%) Security Architecture
8 72 (13.04%) ITIL
9 63 (11.41%) Security Operations
10 58 (10.51%) Data Protection
11 57 (10.33%) Ethical Hacking
12 52 (9.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 50 (9.06%) Security Testing
14 47 (8.51%) Threat Management
15 45 (8.15%) Incident Management
16 44 (7.97%) Risk Management
17 40 (7.25%) Data Loss Prevention
18 31 (5.62%) OWASP
19 30 (5.43%) Malware Analysis
20 29 (5.25%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (13.22%) Java
2 60 (10.87%) Python
3 49 (8.88%) SQL
4 47 (8.51%) Ruby
5 38 (6.88%) C#
6 34 (6.16%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.53%) Perl
7 25 (4.53%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.62%) C
9 18 (3.26%) PHP
10 13 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.17%) C++
12 10 (1.81%) Go
13 8 (1.45%) Groovy
14 4 (0.72%) Scala
15 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.36%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.18%) AWK
17 1 (0.18%) VB
17 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 161 (29.17%) CISSP
2 101 (18.30%) CISM
3 81 (14.67%) Degree
4 66 (11.96%) CEH
5 64 (11.59%) CREST Certified
6 61 (11.05%) Security Cleared
7 47 (8.51%) OSCP
8 38 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (6.88%) GCIH
9 36 (6.52%) CHECK Team Leader
10 34 (6.16%) CCNP
11 30 (5.43%) CHECK Team Member
11 30 (5.43%) CISA
12 29 (5.25%) GCIA
12 29 (5.25%) GPEN
13 24 (4.35%) GIAC
14 22 (3.99%) CCNA
15 20 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (3.26%) OSCE
17 17 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (7.79%) PCI DSS
3 41 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 21 (3.80%) QA
5 20 (3.62%) GDPR
6 9 (1.63%) COBIT
6 9 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (1.45%) NIST 800
8 5 (0.91%) SLA
9 2 (0.36%) BS25999
9 2 (0.36%) FISMA
9 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 52 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.72%) Docker
2 15 (2.72%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.36%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.45%) Snort
5 6 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.54%) vSphere
8 2 (0.36%) Xen
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (3.62%) Nessus
2 19 (3.44%) Puppet
3 17 (3.08%) EnCase
3 17 (3.08%) FTK
4 13 (2.36%) SCCM
5 12 (2.17%) Ansible
6 10 (1.81%) CSIRT
7 7 (1.27%) RSA enVision
8 6 (1.09%) Terraform
9 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.72%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.72%) Kibana
10 4 (0.72%) logstash
10 4 (0.72%) QRadar
10 4 (0.72%) SCOM
11 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.54%) Nagios
11 3 (0.54%) Nmap
11 3 (0.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 68 (12.32%) Cisco
2 49 (8.88%) CheckPoint
3 37 (6.70%) Palo Alto
4 35 (6.34%) Microsoft
5 33 (5.98%) ArcSight
6 25 (4.53%) Splunk
7 21 (3.80%) Juniper
7 21 (3.80%) Qualys
8 20 (3.62%) Apple
9 17 (3.08%) HP
10 15 (2.72%) VMware
11 14 (2.54%) Blue Coat
11 14 (2.54%) SolarWinds
12 13 (2.36%) IBM
13 11 (1.99%) F5
14 9 (1.63%) Citrix
14 9 (1.63%) WatchGuard
15 8 (1.45%) McAfee
15 8 (1.45%) Oracle
16 7 (1.27%) Riverbed
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Flex Working
Posted: 4 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
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cloudscope
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus 7.5% Pension - Usual Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cloudscope
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £8500085000 per annum + Excellent OTE
Posted: 11 days ago
Lambeth, London
Aim Hire Jobs
Salary: Excellent salaryand benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bromley
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
MI5
Salary: From £33,398 to £42,709 per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 19 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £140000 per annum + Bonus + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + £30k OTE + Bonus + Healthcare + In
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Frances Crick Group
Salary: From £41,600 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
West End
Energon Global
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 27 days ago