Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 164 205
Rank change year-on-year -18 +41 +42
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 52 88 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.99% 1.51% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.68% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 49 73 62
Surrey median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
10th Percentile £41,700 £41,250 £38,638
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 4,694 5,240 6,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 89.04% 89.74% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,883 4,258 5,289
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £68,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
Leatherhead - 24 £52,500 - 1
Guildford 0 6 £60,000 +41.18%
Godalming -13 6 £60,000 +192.68% 1
Chertsey +5 5 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Redhill - 3 £50,000 -
Horley - 2 £53,500 -
Staines -7 1 £74,000 +16.08%
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) OWASP
3 24 (46.15%) Scrum
4 19 (36.54%) SDLC
5 18 (34.62%) Collaborative Working
5 18 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (26.92%) IPsec
7 12 (23.08%) CISSP
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco
8 11 (21.15%) CISM
9 10 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (19.23%) VPN
9 10 (19.23%) SSL
10 8 (15.38%) CISA
10 8 (15.38%) Information Security
10 8 (15.38%) Data Protection
10 8 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (15.38%) GDPR
10 8 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
10 8 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
11 7 (13.46%) Firewall
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL
12 6 (11.54%) C#
12 6 (11.54%) Juniper
12 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (11.54%) Test Automation

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) IPsec
2 10 (19.23%) SSL
2 10 (19.23%) VPN
3 7 (13.46%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security
6 3 (5.77%) WAN
7 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.92%) Junos
8 1 (1.92%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.92%) Finance
1 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Consultant
3 8 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Security Penetration Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Security Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) CISSP Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
2 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.85%) jQuery
2 2 (3.85%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) WCF
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
4 4 (7.69%) NHS
4 4 (7.69%) PKI
5 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.77%) Cyberattack
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
1 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) OWASP
3 24 (46.15%) Scrum
4 19 (36.54%) SDLC
5 18 (34.62%) Collaborative Working
5 18 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 8 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (15.38%) Information Security
6 8 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.62%) Load Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (7.69%) SIEM
11 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
2 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) CISSP
2 11 (21.15%) CISM
3 8 (15.38%) CISA
4 5 (9.62%) SANS
5 4 (7.69%) CEH
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) CRISC
8 1 (1.92%) OSCP
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (15.38%) GDPR
3 5 (9.62%) COBIT
4 4 (7.69%) GPG13
5 2 (3.85%) QA
6 1 (1.92%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco
2 6 (11.54%) Juniper
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.92%) VMware