The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 270 346
Rank change year-on-year +26 +76  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 160 173 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.94% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.08% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 127 129 110
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,350 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12659 15948 18436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.76% 86.70% 86.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10459 13388 14742
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the South East

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Oxfordshire +47 84 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Surrey +26 35 £55,000 - 4
Berkshire +16 17 £37,000 -35.65%
Hampshire +31 12 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £73,750 +102.05% 3
West Sussex +4 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Middlesex - 2 £68,750 -
Kent -8 1 £30,000 -33.33%
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 119 (48.57%) Information Security
2 114 (46.53%) Cybersecurity
3 97 (39.59%) Security Cleared
4 79 (32.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (31.43%) DV Cleared
6 71 (28.98%) C
6 71 (28.98%) Telecoms
7 68 (27.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 67 (27.35%) Windows
9 65 (26.53%) Linux
10 64 (26.12%) PCI DSS
11 55 (22.45%) Python
12 54 (22.04%) Ethical Hacking
13 51 (20.82%) Degree
14 44 (17.96%) CISSP
15 43 (17.55%) Java
16 41 (16.73%) C++
17 40 (16.33%) Unix
17 40 (16.33%) Data Centre
18 39 (15.92%) Risk Management
19 38 (15.51%) Finance
20 37 (15.10%) Firewall
21 36 (14.69%) Security Testing
21 36 (14.69%) Network Design
22 34 (13.88%) Smartphone
22 34 (13.88%) CISM
22 34 (13.88%) SS7
23 33 (13.47%) Android
23 33 (13.47%) Source Code Analysis
24 32 (13.06%) Computer Science

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (4.08%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.94%) SaaS
2 10 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.04%) IaaS
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.10%) Firewall
2 34 (13.88%) SS7
3 25 (10.20%) Network Security
4 17 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 16 (6.53%) Ethernet
6 15 (6.12%) Wireless
7 14 (5.71%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (5.31%) VoLTE
9 10 (4.08%) HTTP
9 10 (4.08%) SSL
10 9 (3.67%) VPN
11 7 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.86%) IPsec
12 6 (2.45%) DNS
12 6 (2.45%) SMTP
13 5 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (2.04%) DMVPN
13 5 (2.04%) FWSM
13 5 (2.04%) Wireless Security
13 5 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.22%) Big Data
3 3 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) Maltego
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.53%) Metasploit
2 8 (3.27%) IDA Disassembler
3 4 (1.63%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.63%) JMeter
4 3 (1.22%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.82%) GDB
5 2 (0.82%) JBehave
5 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.82%) Protractor
5 2 (0.82%) Selenium
5 2 (0.82%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (28.98%) Telecoms
2 38 (15.51%) Finance
3 13 (5.31%) Digital Economy
4 8 (3.27%) Automotive
5 5 (2.04%) Legal
6 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (20.82%) Analyst
2 41 (16.73%) Security Analyst
3 38 (15.51%) Consultant
3 38 (15.51%) Network Engineer
4 37 (15.10%) Security Consultant
5 28 (11.43%) Tester
6 26 (10.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 26 (10.61%) Penetration Tester
7 25 (10.20%) Business Development Manager
7 25 (10.20%) Business Manager
7 25 (10.20%) Development Manager
8 22 (8.98%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (8.98%) Senior Security Analyst
9 21 (8.57%) IP Engineer
9 21 (8.57%) IP Network Engineer
9 21 (8.57%) Telecoms Engineer
10 19 (7.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 15 (6.12%) IT Analyst
11 15 (6.12%) Senior Consultant
11 15 (6.12%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.67%) Web Services
2 7 (2.86%) HTML
3 6 (2.45%) .NET
4 5 (2.04%) Middleware
5 4 (1.63%) Ajax
6 3 (1.22%) XML
7 2 (0.82%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.82%) J2EE
7 2 (0.82%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.82%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.41%) CSS
8 1 (0.41%) CSS3
8 1 (0.41%) HTML5
8 1 (0.41%) JDBC
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 34 (13.88%) Smartphone
3 32 (13.06%) Computer Science
4 27 (11.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 18 (7.35%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (6.94%) Management Information System
7 11 (4.49%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.67%) Cyber Defence
9 8 (3.27%) CESG
9 8 (3.27%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (2.04%) iSeries
13 4 (1.63%) Blog
14 3 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
14 3 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 2 (0.82%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
15 2 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.35%) Windows
2 65 (26.53%) Linux
3 40 (16.33%) Unix
4 33 (13.47%) Android
5 29 (11.84%) VxWorks
6 13 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.49%) Windows Server
8 9 (3.67%) Kali Linux
8 9 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.04%) Solaris
10 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.82%) CentOS
11 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (48.57%) Information Security
2 114 (46.53%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (27.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 54 (22.04%) Ethical Hacking
5 39 (15.92%) Risk Management
6 36 (14.69%) Network Design
6 36 (14.69%) Security Testing
7 33 (13.47%) Source Code Analysis
8 31 (12.65%) Risk Assessment
9 29 (11.84%) Business Development
10 22 (8.98%) Line Management
11 21 (8.57%) OWASP
11 21 (8.57%) Security Architecture
12 19 (7.76%) SIEM
12 19 (7.76%) Social Engineering
12 19 (7.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (7.35%) Project Management
13 18 (7.35%) Security Operations
14 17 (6.94%) Reverse Engineering
15 16 (6.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.98%) C
2 55 (22.45%) Python
3 43 (17.55%) Java
4 41 (16.73%) C++
5 18 (7.35%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.71%) SQL
8 13 (5.31%) Perl
9 7 (2.86%) Ruby
10 6 (2.45%) C#
11 5 (2.04%) PHP
12 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (39.59%) Security Cleared
2 77 (31.43%) DV Cleared
3 51 (20.82%) Degree
4 44 (17.96%) CISSP
5 34 (13.88%) CISM
6 20 (8.16%) CREST Certified
7 18 (7.35%) SC Cleared
8 16 (6.53%) OSCP
9 14 (5.71%) CISA
10 12 (4.90%) CEH
11 10 (4.08%) Tigerscheme
12 9 (3.67%) GIAC
13 8 (3.27%) CHECK Team Member
14 6 (2.45%) CLAS
14 6 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (2.45%) Cyber Scheme
14 6 (2.45%) GPEN
14 6 (2.45%) Security+ Certification
15 4 (1.63%) ISEB
15 4 (1.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (32.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (26.12%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (4.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (2.45%) COBIT
6 6 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (2.04%) QA
8 4 (1.63%) GDPR
8 4 (1.63%) ISO 22301
8 4 (1.63%) ISO 31000
9 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.82%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.41%) GPG13
11 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.41%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.45%) Firmware
3 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.63%) Docker
5 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.80%) Nessus
2 17 (6.94%) Nmap
3 5 (2.04%) Defensics
3 5 (2.04%) OpenVAS
4 4 (1.63%) Puppet
5 3 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.82%) logstash
6 2 (0.82%) WMI
7 1 (0.41%) Ansible
7 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (4.90%) Cisco
2 11 (4.49%) Codenomicon
3 10 (4.08%) Qualys
4 9 (3.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.67%) Splunk
5 8 (3.27%) VMware
6 7 (2.86%) F5
7 5 (2.04%) Coverity
7 5 (2.04%) NetWitness
8 4 (1.63%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.63%) Huawei
9 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.82%) IBM
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.82%) SAP
9 2 (0.82%) Sophos
10 1 (0.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle
10 1 (0.41%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds
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