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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 204 208 206
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.21% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.27% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 23
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 £52,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
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
4565 4495 3983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.42% 77.41% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3313 3277 3061
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 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 1 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 +11 8 £53,000 - 1
Reading -13 5 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Newbury +13 3 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £65,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 23 (60.53%) Windows
3 20 (52.63%) CISSP
3 20 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (42.11%) LAN
5 14 (36.84%) Firewall
5 14 (36.84%) Information Security
6 13 (34.21%) ITIL
6 13 (34.21%) CISM
6 13 (34.21%) Network Security
7 12 (31.58%) WAN
7 12 (31.58%) COBIT
8 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
8 11 (28.95%) VPN
8 11 (28.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (28.95%) CISA
8 11 (28.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (28.95%) PCI QSA
8 11 (28.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (28.95%) Cyber Security
8 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
9 10 (26.32%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
9 10 (26.32%) SIEM
10 9 (23.68%) Java
10 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
11 8 (21.05%) Python
12 7 (18.42%) C
12 7 (18.42%) Perl

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) LAN
2 14 (36.84%) Firewall
3 13 (34.21%) Network Security
4 12 (31.58%) WAN
5 11 (28.95%) VPN
6 4 (10.53%) DMZ
6 4 (10.53%) 3G
6 4 (10.53%) Wireless
6 4 (10.53%) 2G
6 4 (10.53%) 2.5G
6 4 (10.53%) VLAN
6 4 (10.53%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (10.53%) GGSN
6 4 (10.53%) LTE
6 4 (10.53%) GSM
7 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) DNS
7 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Consultant
2 15 (39.47%) Security Consultant
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Risk Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Research Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Incident Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Incident Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Blog
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 23 (60.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Information Security
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
3 11 (28.95%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (28.95%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (28.95%) Cyber Security
4 10 (26.32%) SIEM
5 7 (18.42%) OWASP
5 7 (18.42%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.53%) Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.53%) Mobile Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Security Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) Test Management
8 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) Perl
4 7 (18.42%) C
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) C++
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) CISSP
2 13 (34.21%) CISM
3 11 (28.95%) PCI QSA
3 11 (28.95%) CISA
4 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) OSCP
5 6 (15.79%) OSCE
5 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) CEH
7 3 (7.89%) CNA
7 3 (7.89%) CNE
7 3 (7.89%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.26%) CCIE
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (5.26%) CHFI
8 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) GIAC
9 1 (2.63%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (31.58%) COBIT
3 11 (28.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (15.79%) HIPAA
6 3 (7.89%) SLA
7 1 (2.63%) FISMA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee
3 1 (2.63%) Websense
3 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) Juniper
3 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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