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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 203 216
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.57% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.67% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 4
Average salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.54% +7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -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
4148 4630 4653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 85.40% 84.60% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3353 3289 3323
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
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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
Reading +18 10 £57,500 +6.97%
Wokingham - 5 £40,000 -
Maidenhead +2 1 £65,000 -
Slough -19 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (41.03%) Information Security
1 16 (41.03%) CREST Certified
2 14 (35.90%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.21%) Security Architecture
3 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
4 10 (25.64%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (20.51%) Data Protection
5 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
5 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
6 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
7 6 (15.38%) QA
7 6 (15.38%) Selenium
7 6 (15.38%) JIRA
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
8 5 (12.82%) PMI
8 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
8 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) Metasploit
8 5 (12.82%) TestNG
8 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) NUnit
8 5 (12.82%) Nessus
8 5 (12.82%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 3 (7.69%) CISSP
10 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
10 3 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) IPsec
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) SMTP
2 1 (2.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.82%) Metasploit
2 5 (12.82%) NUnit
2 5 (12.82%) TestNG
3 3 (7.69%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Consultant
1 16 (41.03%) Security Consultant
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
3 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) Principal Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) Principal Security Consultant
4 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 7 (17.95%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 7 (17.95%) Security Architect
5 6 (15.38%) Head of Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Principal Architect
5 6 (15.38%) Principal Security Architect
6 5 (12.82%) Automation Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) IT Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Lead Security Consultant
6 5 (12.82%) QA Automation Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) PMI
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Kali Linux
3 2 (5.13%) KNOPPIX
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Information Security
2 14 (35.90%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
3 11 (28.21%) Security Architecture
4 10 (25.64%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
5 8 (20.51%) Data Protection
5 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
6 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.13%) OWASP
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Forensics
9 1 (2.56%) Data Management
9 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) CREST Certified
2 5 (12.82%) CHECK Team Leader
2 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (7.69%) CISSP
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) CEH
4 2 (5.13%) SANS
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) GCIA
5 1 (2.56%) GCIH
5 1 (2.56%) GIAC
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Capita
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco
1 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft