Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Penetration Tester
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 260 302
Rank change year-on-year +22 +42 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 16 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.27% 0.034% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.035% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 9
Surrey median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -13.04% -8.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -2.27% -15.38% +30.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Permanent vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 5,730 5,710 7,687
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.26% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,719 4,841 6,690
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Penetration Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in Surrey

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in Surrey

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Tester in Surrey

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Camberley - 6 £75,000 -
Chertsey +2 3 £42,500 -
Guildford - 1 £65,000 - 2
Penetration Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Surrey region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Security Testing
3 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) PHP
4 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (50.00%) OWASP
5 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 7 (43.75%) CISM
5 7 (43.75%) CEH
6 6 (37.50%) WebInspect
6 6 (37.50%) AppScan
6 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (18.75%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (18.75%) RESTful
8 3 (18.75%) HTML5
8 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
8 3 (18.75%) Android
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) VB.NET

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) AppScan
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) REST
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (18.75%) HTML5
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Security Testing
4 8 (50.00%) OWASP
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (6.25%) Biometrics
7 1 (6.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) PHP
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CEH
1 7 (43.75%) CISM
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) WebInspect