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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 212 187 202
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.65% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 24 13
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +25.44%
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
4390 4266 4033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.86% 79.19% 77.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3176 3114 3243
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Newbury -4 11 - -
Reading -20 4 - - 3
Slough -3 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (66.67%) CISSP
2 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (52.38%) Linux
4 20 (47.62%) CISA
4 20 (47.62%) ITIL
5 18 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (40.48%) CISM
6 17 (40.48%) LAN
7 16 (38.10%) Windows
8 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
8 15 (35.71%) Firewall
8 15 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (35.71%) COBIT
8 15 (35.71%) Network Security
8 15 (35.71%) PCI QSA
9 13 (30.95%) Relational Database
9 13 (30.95%) WAN
9 13 (30.95%) VPN
9 13 (30.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (21.43%) Information Security
11 7 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (16.67%) C
11 7 (16.67%) Java
12 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 6 (14.29%) Wireless
13 5 (11.90%) Logistics
13 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
13 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
13 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) LAN
2 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Network Security
3 13 (30.95%) WAN
3 13 (30.95%) VPN
4 6 (14.29%) Wireless
5 4 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (9.52%) GGSN
5 4 (9.52%) LTE
5 4 (9.52%) 3G
5 4 (9.52%) GSM
5 4 (9.52%) DMZ
5 4 (9.52%) VLAN
5 4 (9.52%) 2G
5 4 (9.52%) 2.5G
6 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Military
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Consultant
2 18 (42.86%) Security Consultant
3 9 (21.43%) Head of IT
3 9 (21.43%) Head of IT Security
3 9 (21.43%) Head of Operations
3 9 (21.43%) Head of Security
4 6 (14.29%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Security Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Operations Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Security Operations Manager
5 5 (11.90%) IT Operations Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Ethical Hacker
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) SCADA
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Blog
2 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) CentOS
3 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 13 (30.95%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (21.43%) Information Security
6 7 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.90%) Logistics
8 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
9 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
9 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) Security Management
9 4 (9.52%) Mobile Commerce
10 3 (7.14%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Database Security
11 2 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (4.76%) Test Management
11 2 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) CISSP
2 20 (47.62%) CISA
3 17 (40.48%) CISM
4 15 (35.71%) PCI QSA
5 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) OSCP
6 2 (4.76%) OSCE
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) CEH
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (35.71%) COBIT
3 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.38%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
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