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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 187 203 192
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 30 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.20% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.26% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28 7 26
Average salary £53,500 £27,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+94.54% -45.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £27,500 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £34,800 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.64%
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
4159 4235 3829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.50% 76.76% 73.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3017 3007 2965
Average salary £54,750 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.50% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +19 20 £52,500 +87.50% 1
Reading -4 6 £57,500 - 7
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (71.70%) Linux
2 35 (66.04%) Windows
3 32 (60.38%) CISSP
4 23 (43.40%) SQL
4 23 (43.40%) Information Security
5 22 (41.51%) Firewall
6 19 (35.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (35.85%) Cyber Security
7 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
9 16 (30.19%) Security Architecture
10 15 (28.30%) Python
11 14 (26.42%) Perl
11 14 (26.42%) LAN
11 14 (26.42%) CISM
11 14 (26.42%) SIEM
11 14 (26.42%) OSCP
12 13 (24.53%) OSCE
12 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
12 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
13 12 (22.64%) HIPAA
13 12 (22.64%) Network Security
13 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
13 12 (22.64%) Ruby
13 12 (22.64%) PHP
14 11 (20.75%) Reverse Engineering
15 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
15 10 (18.87%) OWASP
15 10 (18.87%) Malware Analysis
15 10 (18.87%) ITIL

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Nimbula
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 14 (26.42%) LAN
3 12 (22.64%) Network Security
4 10 (18.87%) WAN
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 7 (13.21%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (9.43%) Wireless
8 4 (7.55%) 2G
8 4 (7.55%) 2.5G
8 4 (7.55%) DMZ
8 4 (7.55%) GSM
8 4 (7.55%) VLAN
8 4 (7.55%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (7.55%) GGSN
8 4 (7.55%) LTE
8 4 (7.55%) 3G
8 4 (7.55%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
10 2 (3.77%) DNS
10 2 (3.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Military
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Consultant
2 15 (28.30%) Tester
2 15 (28.30%) Penetration Tester
3 14 (26.42%) Security Consultant
4 11 (20.75%) Security Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Incident Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Incident Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Applications Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Blog
6 1 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) CESG
6 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Linux
2 35 (66.04%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Information Security
2 19 (35.85%) Ethical Hacking
2 19 (35.85%) Cyber Security
3 16 (30.19%) Security Architecture
4 14 (26.42%) SIEM
5 11 (20.75%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (18.87%) OWASP
6 10 (18.87%) ITIL
6 10 (18.87%) Malware Analysis
7 9 (16.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (15.09%) Analytics
8 8 (15.09%) PRINCE2
8 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (9.43%) Data Analytics
11 4 (7.55%) Mobile Commerce
11 4 (7.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 15 (28.30%) Python
3 14 (26.42%) Perl
4 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
5 12 (22.64%) PHP
5 12 (22.64%) Ruby
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 7 (13.21%) C
8 3 (5.66%) C++
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) CISSP
2 14 (26.42%) CISM
2 14 (26.42%) OSCP
3 13 (24.53%) OSCE
4 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
5 9 (16.98%) CISA
6 8 (15.09%) PCI QSA
7 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 5 (9.43%) CEH
7 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (7.55%) CCIE
8 4 (7.55%) GCIH
8 4 (7.55%) GIAC
8 4 (7.55%) Degree
9 3 (5.66%) GCIA
9 3 (5.66%) CNA
9 3 (5.66%) CNE
9 3 (5.66%) Novell Certification
9 3 (5.66%) SSCP
10 2 (3.77%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
3 12 (22.64%) HIPAA
4 9 (16.98%) COBIT
4 9 (16.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Snort
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Nessus
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) McAfee
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Juniper
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco
3 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) CA
4 1 (1.89%) NetApp
4 1 (1.89%) Novell
4 1 (1.89%) Dell
4 1 (1.89%) EMC
4 1 (1.89%) Websense
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Brocade
4 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Thatcham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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