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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 204 207 199
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 20 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 22
Average salary £77,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £53,000 £40,950
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £67,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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
4385 4605 4392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 84.60% 84.54% 82.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3568 3325 3177
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Reading +21 18 £92,500 - 4
Newbury +11 1 £47,500 - 1
Slough 0 1 £31,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (68.75%) Information Security
2 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 11 (34.38%) CREST Certified
4 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (31.25%) CISSP
5 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
6 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) CISM
8 5 (15.63%) Firewall
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) VPN
8 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Qualys
9 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 4 (12.50%) LAN
9 4 (12.50%) WAN
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Websense
9 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
2 4 (12.50%) LAN
2 4 (12.50%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) FTP
5 1 (3.13%) HTTP
5 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.13%) IPsec
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
5 1 (3.13%) SSH
5 1 (3.13%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
1 12 (37.50%) Consultant
1 12 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 10 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Head of Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Principal Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Principal Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Information Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Lead Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Security Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Principal Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Information Security
2 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
5 8 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 7 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Security Management
9 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Threat Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 2 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) CREST Certified
2 10 (31.25%) CISSP
3 5 (15.63%) CISM
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) CEH
5 3 (9.38%) CISA
5 3 (9.38%) GIAC
6 2 (6.25%) SANS
6 2 (6.25%) SSCP
7 1 (3.13%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.13%) GCIA
7 1 (3.13%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.13%) ISO27002
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Qualys
1 4 (12.50%) Symantec
1 4 (12.50%) Websense
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee
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