The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 185 170 200
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 47 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 0.85% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.16% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 16
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4150 4044 4374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.78% 73.15% 73.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2792 3111 3681
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
South East

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 August 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 1 August 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
Newbury +14 23 £27,500 -28.57%
Reading -14 4 £47,500 +21.79%
Maidenhead -11 2 £67,500 -15.62%
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 33 (82.50%) Linux
2 31 (77.50%) Windows
3 26 (65.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (62.50%) CISSP
4 25 (62.50%) CISM
5 24 (60.00%) ITIL
6 23 (57.50%) PRINCE2
6 23 (57.50%) CISA
6 23 (57.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (57.50%) COBIT
6 23 (57.50%) PCI QSA
7 19 (47.50%) Information Security
8 16 (40.00%) SQL
9 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
10 13 (32.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (30.00%) Database Security
12 11 (27.50%) LAN
12 11 (27.50%) WAN
13 10 (25.00%) VPN
13 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (25.00%) Network Security
13 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (22.50%) Java
14 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
15 8 (20.00%) VMware
15 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
15 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
16 7 (17.50%) Firewall

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) LAN
1 11 (27.50%) WAN
2 10 (25.00%) VPN
2 10 (25.00%) Network Security
3 7 (17.50%) Firewall
4 4 (10.00%) SSL
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) OSPF
5 3 (7.50%) BGP
6 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless Security
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Riak
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (10.00%) Military
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Consultant
2 23 (57.50%) Security Consultant
3 14 (35.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 14 (35.00%) IT Consultant
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Security Consultant
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Security Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Linux
2 31 (77.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) UNIX
4 2 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) ITIL
2 23 (57.50%) PRINCE2
3 19 (47.50%) Information Security
4 13 (32.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (30.00%) Database Security
6 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
7 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (12.50%) Time Management
8 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.50%) SIEM
10 2 (5.00%) Online Security
10 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (5.00%) Logistics
10 2 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (5.00%) Information Management
10 2 (5.00%) Cyber Security
11 1 (2.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) C
3 6 (15.00%) C++
3 6 (15.00%) Python
4 4 (10.00%) Perl
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) CISSP
1 25 (62.50%) CISM
2 23 (57.50%) CISA
2 23 (57.50%) PCI QSA
3 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) CEH
5 5 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (5.00%) GIAC
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (65.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (57.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (57.50%) COBIT
3 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.00%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.50%) QA
5 1 (2.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Nmap
2 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee