The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 186 182 193
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 36 40 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% 0.73% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.98% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 20
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Penetration Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4418 4080 4165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 75.30% 74.43% 74.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3078 3442
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +9 22 £27,500 -29.93%
Reading -8 7 £50,000 +26.58%
Maidenhead - 6 £80,000 -
Slough - 2 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 34 (70.83%) Linux
2 33 (68.75%) Windows
3 32 (66.67%) CISSP
4 30 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (60.42%) ITIL
6 28 (58.33%) CISA
6 28 (58.33%) CISM
7 26 (54.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
7 26 (54.17%) COBIT
7 26 (54.17%) PCI QSA
8 20 (41.67%) Information Security
9 18 (37.50%) PCI DSS
10 17 (35.42%) SQL
11 15 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (29.17%) Database Security
13 13 (27.08%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (25.00%) LAN
14 12 (25.00%) WAN
15 11 (22.92%) VPN
15 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
15 11 (22.92%) Network Security
15 11 (22.92%) Enterprise Architecture
16 9 (18.75%) Firewall
17 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
17 8 (16.67%) Java
18 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
19 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
19 6 (12.50%) Ruby

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) LAN
1 12 (25.00%) WAN
2 11 (22.92%) VPN
2 11 (22.92%) Network Security
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) OSPF
5 3 (6.25%) BGP
5 3 (6.25%) Wireless
5 3 (6.25%) SSL
6 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.08%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.25%) Military
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (64.58%) Consultant
2 29 (60.42%) Security Consultant
3 15 (31.25%) IT Security Consultant
3 15 (31.25%) IT Consultant
4 11 (22.92%) Senior Consultant
4 11 (22.92%) Senior Security Consultant
5 8 (16.67%) Tester
6 7 (14.58%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Head of Security
7 3 (6.25%) Head of IT Security
7 3 (6.25%) Head of IT
7 3 (6.25%) Head of Operations
8 2 (4.17%) IT Operations Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (4.17%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Linux
2 33 (68.75%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) CentOS
3 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Debian
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) ITIL
2 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
3 20 (41.67%) Information Security
4 15 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (29.17%) Database Security
6 13 (27.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (22.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (8.33%) Logistics
9 4 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (8.33%) Cyber Security
10 3 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (6.25%) Time Management
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (4.17%) Test Management
11 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 2 (4.17%) Information Management
11 2 (4.17%) SIEM
11 2 (4.17%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) Ruby
3 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.50%) C
4 5 (10.42%) Perl
4 5 (10.42%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) PHP
6 3 (6.25%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.17%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (66.67%) CISSP
2 28 (58.33%) CISA
2 28 (58.33%) CISM
3 26 (54.17%) PCI QSA
4 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) CEH
5 5 (10.42%) Degree
6 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.17%) OSCP
8 2 (4.17%) OSCE
8 2 (4.17%) GIAC
9 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (54.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 26 (54.17%) COBIT
3 18 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.08%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) McAfee
4 1 (2.08%) HP