The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 191 175 208
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 38 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.70% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.97% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 15
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4054 3914 4437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.88% 72.16% 73.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2780 3057 3739
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Penetration Testing
South East

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +12 17 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Reading -14 3 £47,500 +21.79%
Slough +8 2 £28,000 -30.00%
Maidenhead -8 2 £67,500 -15.62% 2
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 30 (83.33%) Linux
2 24 (66.67%) Windows
3 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (52.78%) CISSP
4 19 (52.78%) CISM
5 18 (50.00%) ITIL
6 17 (47.22%) PRINCE2
6 17 (47.22%) CISA
6 17 (47.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (47.22%) COBIT
6 17 (47.22%) PCI QSA
7 16 (44.44%) Information Security
8 13 (36.11%) SQL
9 11 (30.56%) Java
9 11 (30.56%) PCI DSS
10 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
11 9 (25.00%) C++
11 9 (25.00%) Database Security
12 8 (22.22%) LAN
12 8 (22.22%) WAN
12 8 (22.22%) Python
12 8 (22.22%) VMware
12 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.22%) Degree
13 7 (19.44%) Network Security
13 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
13 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) LAN
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 7 (19.44%) VPN
2 7 (19.44%) Network Security
3 4 (11.11%) SSL
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) OSPF
4 3 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.11%) Riak
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Consultant
2 17 (47.22%) Security Consultant
3 11 (30.56%) IT Consultant
3 11 (30.56%) IT Security Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (5.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Security Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Operations Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) PKI
4 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Linux
2 24 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 17 (47.22%) PRINCE2
3 16 (44.44%) Information Security
4 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) Database Security
6 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
7 5 (13.89%) Computer Forensics
7 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) User Stories
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) Stress Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Document Management
8 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 8 (22.22%) Python
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
6 6 (16.67%) C
7 3 (8.33%) PHP
7 3 (8.33%) Ruby
7 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.78%) VB
9 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) CISSP
1 19 (52.78%) CISM
2 17 (47.22%) CISA
2 17 (47.22%) PCI QSA
3 8 (22.22%) Degree
4 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) CEH
7 2 (5.56%) GIAC
8 1 (2.78%) ISEB
8 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (47.22%) COBIT
2 17 (47.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (30.56%) PCI DSS
4 4 (11.11%) QA
5 2 (5.56%) HIPAA
6 1 (2.78%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.78%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) VMware
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Earth Stream Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Accenture
Salary: From £39,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago