Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 231 243
Rank change year-on-year +86 +12 +29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 126 38 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.02% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.67% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 107 35 54
Surrey median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5551 5682 7460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.92% 85.69% 87.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4492 4760 6481
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Reigate - 32 £47,500 - 2
Staines - 17 £62,500 -
Guildford +1 14 £67,500 +22.73% 3
Chertsey +4 5 £42,500 - 1
Godalming -13 3 £20,500 -48.75% 1
Woking - 3 £72,500 -
Camberley -10 1 £90,000 +80.00%
Epsom - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 96 (76.19%) Information Security
2 74 (58.73%) CISSP
3 58 (46.03%) Risk Assessment
4 54 (42.86%) Finance
5 52 (41.27%) CISM
5 52 (41.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (38.89%) Firewall
7 48 (38.10%) Risk Analysis
8 44 (34.92%) Network Security
9 41 (32.54%) Management Information System
9 41 (32.54%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (31.75%) Security Management
11 39 (30.95%) Information Security Management
12 36 (28.57%) CRISC
13 35 (27.78%) GIAC
14 33 (26.19%) Risk Management
15 31 (24.60%) Active Directory
15 31 (24.60%) Process Improvement
16 30 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
17 28 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
18 26 (20.63%) Data Centre
19 24 (19.05%) IT Governance
20 23 (18.25%) OWASP
21 20 (15.87%) Security Testing
21 20 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
22 19 (15.08%) Degree
22 19 (15.08%) Analytics
22 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
22 19 (15.08%) CEH
23 18 (14.29%) Security Operations

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.59%) nginx
2 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.49%) IaaS
2 17 (13.49%) SaaS
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.89%) Firewall
2 44 (34.92%) Network Security
3 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.73%) VPN
5 10 (7.94%) WAN
6 9 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 9 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 9 (7.14%) IPsec
6 9 (7.14%) SSL
7 6 (4.76%) Internet
8 3 (2.38%) HTTP
8 3 (2.38%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.59%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.79%) Junos
10 1 (0.79%) LAN
10 1 (0.79%) SMS
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) AppScan
1 1 (0.79%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.79%) Selenium
1 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.79%) Xcode
General
1 54 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Legal
3 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (34.13%) Analyst
2 42 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 34 (26.98%) Information Analyst
3 34 (26.98%) Information Security Analyst
4 15 (11.90%) Penetration Tester
4 15 (11.90%) Tester
5 12 (9.52%) Security Penetration Tester
5 12 (9.52%) Security Tester
6 11 (8.73%) Business Development Manager
6 11 (8.73%) Business Manager
6 11 (8.73%) Development Manager
7 10 (7.94%) Consultant
8 8 (6.35%) Network Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Security Manager
8 8 (6.35%) Security Specialist
8 8 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Architect
9 7 (5.56%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) Web Services
2 8 (6.35%) HTML
3 7 (5.56%) .NET
4 6 (4.76%) JSON
4 6 (4.76%) RESTful
4 6 (4.76%) XML
5 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.97%) HTML5
6 3 (2.38%) Ajax
7 2 (1.59%) CSS
7 2 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.59%) jQuery
7 2 (1.59%) Laravel
7 2 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.59%) Memcached
7 2 (1.59%) REST
8 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.54%) Management Information System
2 26 (20.63%) Data Centre
3 20 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (7.14%) Clustering
5 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.17%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.14%) Windows
2 8 (6.35%) Linux
3 6 (4.76%) Android
3 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (76.19%) Information Security
2 58 (46.03%) Risk Assessment
3 48 (38.10%) Risk Analysis
4 41 (32.54%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (31.75%) Security Management
6 39 (30.95%) Information Security Management
7 33 (26.19%) Risk Management
8 31 (24.60%) Process Improvement
9 30 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
10 28 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
11 24 (19.05%) IT Governance
12 23 (18.25%) OWASP
13 20 (15.87%) Security Testing
14 19 (15.08%) Analytics
15 18 (14.29%) Security Operations
16 14 (11.11%) Forensic Analysis
16 14 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
16 14 (11.11%) Security Architecture
17 13 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
17 13 (10.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) PHP
2 6 (4.76%) Java
2 6 (4.76%) Perl
3 5 (3.97%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.38%) C
4 3 (2.38%) C#
4 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (58.73%) CISSP
2 52 (41.27%) CISM
3 36 (28.57%) CRISC
4 35 (27.78%) GIAC
5 19 (15.08%) CEH
5 19 (15.08%) Degree
6 9 (7.14%) CCNP
6 9 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.38%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.59%) CGEIT
9 2 (1.59%) CISA
9 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.59%) SANS
9 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) CCIE
10 1 (0.79%) MCSE
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (41.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (2.38%) GDPR
5 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.79%) QA
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Kibana
1 2 (1.59%) logstash
2 1 (0.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Cisco
2 5 (3.97%) Qualys
2 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
3 2 (1.59%) F5
4 1 (0.79%) Capita
4 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.79%) HP
4 1 (0.79%) IBM
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.79%) Sitecore