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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 212 184 200
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 56 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.94% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.20% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 40 14
Average salary £80,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,150 £22,500 £34,350
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £68,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
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
4627 4668 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.60% 78.30% 77.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3109 3460 3376
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 November 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 27 November 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
Maidenhead - 8 £80,000 - 1
Newbury -9 4 - -
Reading -20 2 - - 2
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 39 (75.00%) CISSP
2 32 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (59.62%) CISA
3 31 (59.62%) ITIL
4 29 (55.77%) CISM
5 28 (53.85%) Windows
5 28 (53.85%) Linux
6 26 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 26 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (50.00%) COBIT
6 26 (50.00%) PCI QSA
7 20 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (30.77%) Network Security
9 15 (28.85%) Relational Database
9 15 (28.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (28.85%) LAN
9 15 (28.85%) WAN
9 15 (28.85%) VPN
10 14 (26.92%) Information Security
11 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
12 12 (23.08%) Database Security
13 11 (21.15%) SQL
13 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (15.38%) Firewall
15 7 (13.46%) Logistics
16 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
16 5 (9.62%) Degree
16 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
16 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
17 4 (7.69%) Java

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Network Security
2 15 (28.85%) LAN
2 15 (28.85%) WAN
2 15 (28.85%) VPN
3 8 (15.38%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) Wireless
4 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (5.77%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Consultant
2 29 (55.77%) Security Consultant
3 11 (21.15%) IT Security Consultant
3 11 (21.15%) IT Consultant
3 11 (21.15%) Senior Consultant
3 11 (21.15%) Senior Security Consultant
4 9 (17.31%) Head of Operations
4 9 (17.31%) Head of IT
4 9 (17.31%) Head of Security
4 9 (17.31%) Head of IT Security
5 8 (15.38%) Tester
5 8 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Operations Manager
6 5 (9.62%) IT Operations Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Security Operations Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Ethical Hacker
7 2 (3.85%) Security Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Cyber Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) SCADA
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Blog
3 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Windows
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Debian
2 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) CentOS
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 26 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 20 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (28.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (26.92%) Information Security
6 12 (23.08%) Database Security
7 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.46%) Logistics
9 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (5.77%) Online Security
10 3 (5.77%) Cyber Security
11 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.85%) Information Management
11 2 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
11 2 (3.85%) Test Management
12 1 (1.92%) Computer Security
12 1 (1.92%) Reverse Engineering
12 1 (1.92%) SIEM
12 1 (1.92%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 4 (7.69%) Ruby
2 4 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) C
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (75.00%) CISSP
2 31 (59.62%) CISA
3 29 (55.77%) CISM
4 26 (50.00%) PCI QSA
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) GIAC
7 2 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (3.85%) OSCP
7 2 (3.85%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (50.00%) COBIT
2 26 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits package
Posted: 27 days ago