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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 202 222 196
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 28 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.15% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.20% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 26
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
4514 4493 3937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.26% 76.52% 73.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3243 3218 2967
Average salary £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Slough +18 16 £52,500 - 3
Reading -10 6 £53,750 -2.27% 9
Maidenhead - 2 £65,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (75.56%) Linux
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) CISSP
4 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (42.22%) Information Security
6 18 (40.00%) Firewall
6 18 (40.00%) SQL
7 16 (35.56%) LAN
7 16 (35.56%) CISM
7 16 (35.56%) Network Security
8 15 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (33.33%) Cyber Security
9 13 (28.89%) PCI DSS
9 13 (28.89%) ITIL
10 12 (26.67%) WAN
10 12 (26.67%) Python
10 12 (26.67%) COBIT
11 11 (24.44%) PCI QSA
11 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
11 11 (24.44%) Perl
11 11 (24.44%) VPN
11 11 (24.44%) CISA
11 11 (24.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
11 11 (24.44%) Security Architecture
11 11 (24.44%) SIEM
11 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
12 10 (22.22%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) Network Security
2 16 (35.56%) LAN
3 12 (26.67%) WAN
4 11 (24.44%) VPN
5 4 (8.89%) DMZ
5 4 (8.89%) 3G
5 4 (8.89%) LTE
5 4 (8.89%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (8.89%) GGSN
5 4 (8.89%) Wireless
5 4 (8.89%) 2G
5 4 (8.89%) 2.5G
5 4 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (8.89%) VLAN
5 4 (8.89%) GSM
6 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
General
1 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Military
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Consultant
2 16 (35.56%) Security Consultant
3 10 (22.22%) Tester
3 10 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Risk Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Research Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Incident Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Blog
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) CESG
3 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (75.56%) Linux
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
4 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Information Security
2 15 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 15 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 13 (28.89%) ITIL
4 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
4 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (24.44%) SIEM
4 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (24.44%) Security Architecture
5 9 (20.00%) OWASP
5 9 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (15.56%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (11.11%) Analytics
7 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) Data Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.89%) Mobile Commerce
8 4 (8.89%) Project Management
8 4 (8.89%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (26.67%) Python
3 11 (24.44%) Perl
3 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
4 9 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) PHP
4 9 (20.00%) Ruby
5 7 (15.56%) C
6 3 (6.67%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) CISSP
2 16 (35.56%) CISM
3 11 (24.44%) CISA
3 11 (24.44%) PCI QSA
4 10 (22.22%) OSCP
4 10 (22.22%) OSCE
5 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) CEH
7 4 (8.89%) CCIE
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.67%) CNA
8 3 (6.67%) CNE
8 3 (6.67%) Novell Certification
8 3 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.44%) CHFI
10 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
10 1 (2.22%) SSCP
10 1 (2.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (28.89%) PCI DSS
3 12 (26.67%) COBIT
4 11 (24.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (22.22%) HIPAA
6 5 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (2.22%) FISMA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) McAfee
3 1 (2.22%) Websense
3 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Dell
3 1 (2.22%) Juniper
3 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.22%) Symantec
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
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