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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 182 183 180
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 31 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.72% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 27
Average salary £55,000 £27,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £27,500 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £59,750 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
4016 4321 4205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.61% 77.04% 75.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2911 3250
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +9 17 £52,500 +87.50%
Reading +6 3 £75,000 +57.89% 8
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 - 1
Maidenhead +2 1 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Linux
3 30 (51.72%) CISSP
3 30 (51.72%) Information Security
4 24 (41.38%) SQL
5 23 (39.66%) PCI DSS
6 22 (37.93%) Python
7 21 (36.21%) Firewall
8 20 (34.48%) Security Architecture
9 19 (32.76%) Ruby
10 18 (31.03%) Perl
11 17 (29.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (29.31%) OSCP
11 17 (29.31%) Cyber Security
12 16 (27.59%) OSCE
12 16 (27.59%) SIEM
12 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
12 16 (27.59%) PHP
13 15 (25.86%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
14 13 (22.41%) Finance
15 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
15 12 (20.69%) OWASP
16 11 (18.97%) HIPAA
16 11 (18.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
16 11 (18.97%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
17 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
17 10 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) CMS
1 3 (5.17%) Drupal
1 3 (5.17%) WordPress
1 3 (5.17%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (5.17%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) SaaS
2 3 (5.17%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) Basecamp
2 3 (5.17%) Trello
3 1 (1.72%) Nimbula
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.21%) Firewall
2 11 (18.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.34%) LAN
4 6 (10.34%) WAN
5 5 (8.62%) VPN
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
5 5 (8.62%) Internet
6 4 (6.90%) HTTPS
6 4 (6.90%) Network Security
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless Security
7 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless
8 2 (3.45%) DNS
9 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.72%) ATM
9 1 (1.72%) SAN
9 1 (1.72%) Frame Relay
9 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Bugzilla
1 3 (5.17%) JIRA
1 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.17%) Redmine
1 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.17%) Grunt
1 3 (5.17%) Bower
1 3 (5.17%) webpack
1 3 (5.17%) gulp
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Tester
1 17 (29.31%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (24.14%) Security Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Consultant
5 9 (15.52%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Security Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Incident Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Testing Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Incident Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) HTML
1 3 (5.17%) CSS
1 3 (5.17%) SOAP
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
1 3 (5.17%) XML
1 3 (5.17%) DOM
1 3 (5.17%) LAMP
1 3 (5.17%) Ajax
1 3 (5.17%) JSON
1 3 (5.17%) OAuth
1 3 (5.17%) HTML5
1 3 (5.17%) REST
1 3 (5.17%) D3.js
1 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.45%) Blog
7 1 (1.72%) iSeries
7 1 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) CESG
7 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.72%) PKI
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Information Security
2 20 (34.48%) Security Architecture
3 17 (29.31%) Cyber Security
4 16 (27.59%) SIEM
5 15 (25.86%) Ethical Hacking
6 12 (20.69%) OWASP
7 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
7 10 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering
8 9 (15.52%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (13.79%) Project Management
10 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (12.07%) Analytics
11 6 (10.34%) Security Testing
12 5 (8.62%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (8.62%) Data Security
12 5 (8.62%) ITIL
12 5 (8.62%) DDoS Mitigation
13 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
13 4 (6.90%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 22 (37.93%) Python
3 19 (32.76%) Ruby
4 18 (31.03%) Perl
5 16 (27.59%) PHP
5 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
6 7 (12.07%) Java
7 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.17%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.17%) Lua
8 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.45%) C
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) CISSP
2 17 (29.31%) OSCP
3 16 (27.59%) OSCE
4 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.34%) Degree
7 5 (8.62%) CEH
7 5 (8.62%) CISM
7 5 (8.62%) GIAC
8 4 (6.90%) GCIH
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.17%) CCIE
9 3 (5.17%) CNA
9 3 (5.17%) CNE
9 3 (5.17%) Novell Certification
9 3 (5.17%) SSCP
9 3 (5.17%) GCIA
10 2 (3.45%) GCFA
10 2 (3.45%) GPEN
10 2 (3.45%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) PCI DSS
2 17 (29.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (18.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (18.97%) HIPAA
4 5 (8.62%) SLA
5 1 (1.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Snort
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Nessus
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) Vagrant
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.17%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) McAfee
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) LogLogic
4 4 (6.90%) Google
4 4 (6.90%) Websense
4 4 (6.90%) Symantec
5 3 (5.17%) Facebook
5 3 (5.17%) Twitter
5 3 (5.17%) Qualys
5 3 (5.17%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) Novell
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
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