The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Penetration Tester
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.24% 0.39% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.40% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.84% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 396 502 564
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 96.35% 98.05% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 352 432 506
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in Swindon

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in Swindon

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Swindon region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) CESG
2 2 (66.67%) Nessus
2 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) OSCP
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Social Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Kali Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CHECK Team Leader
2 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
3 1 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (33.33%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

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

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Kali Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (66.67%) Social Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
1 2 (66.67%) OSCP
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nessus