The median annual salary for a Penetration Test Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Penetration Testing Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 909 958
Rank change year-on-year +43 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Test Consultant 6 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.015% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.016% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 12
Median salary £45,000 £76,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.98% +27.08%  
UK excluding London median salary - £90,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +118.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Penetration Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Penetration Test Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Test Consultant in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Penetration Test Consultant in the UK

Penetration Test Consultant
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +47 6 £45,000 -23.40% 1
London +24 4 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Penetration Test Consultant 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 featuring Penetration Test Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Information Security
3 11 (73.33%) CEH
3 11 (73.33%) Network Security
3 11 (73.33%) SANS
4 10 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 10 (66.67%) Burp Suite
4 10 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (66.67%) AppScan
4 10 (66.67%) WebScarab
4 10 (66.67%) Paros
4 10 (66.67%) Nessus
4 10 (66.67%) IBM
4 10 (66.67%) CISSP
5 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Regulatory Compliance
8 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) GPEN
8 1 (6.67%) Multicast
8 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (6.67%) Social Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
8 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) Active Directory

Penetration Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (73.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Multicast
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) AppScan
1 10 (66.67%) Burp Suite
1 10 (66.67%) Paros
1 10 (66.67%) WebScarab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CGI
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Information Security
3 10 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (13.33%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) OWASP
7 1 (6.67%) Physics
7 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.67%) Social Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CEH
1 11 (73.33%) SANS
2 10 (66.67%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) GIAC
5 1 (6.67%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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