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Penetration Tester
Typical job titles
Penetration Tester
Ethical Hacker
IT Security Tester
Offensive Security Analyst
Vulnerability Assessor
Vulnerability Analyst
Typical duties
  • Simulates cyber-attacks to identify and report security flaws on computer systems, networks and infrastructure.
  • Fixes newly discovered security vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Develops new cyber-attack strategies to further test system security.
  • Uses social engineering to identify improvements for security awareness and education.
Salary range
£30,000 - £65,000
Typical qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Graduate Apprenticeship
  • Higher National Certificate/Diploma