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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 182 183 191
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 35 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.01% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 26
Average salary £80,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
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
4517 4265 4256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.51% 76.27% 76.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3020 3199 3513
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +17 17 £27,500 -26.66%
Maidenhead - 10 £81,250 - 1
Reading -5 7 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Slough +5 2 £50,000 +23.45% 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 36 (70.59%) CISSP
2 34 (66.67%) Linux
3 33 (64.71%) Windows
4 32 (62.75%) ITIL
5 30 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (56.86%) CISA
7 28 (54.90%) CISM
8 26 (50.98%) PRINCE2
8 26 (50.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (50.98%) COBIT
8 26 (50.98%) PCI QSA
9 20 (39.22%) Information Security
10 18 (35.29%) PCI DSS
11 17 (33.33%) SQL
12 16 (31.37%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (27.45%) Database Security
15 12 (23.53%) LAN
15 12 (23.53%) WAN
15 12 (23.53%) Firewall
16 11 (21.57%) VPN
16 11 (21.57%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (21.57%) Network Security
16 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
17 8 (15.69%) Java
17 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
18 7 (13.73%) Logistics
18 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
19 6 (11.76%) C
19 6 (11.76%) Shell Script

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) LAN
1 12 (23.53%) WAN
1 12 (23.53%) Firewall
2 11 (21.57%) VPN
2 11 (21.57%) Network Security
3 3 (5.88%) SSL
3 3 (5.88%) OSPF
3 3 (5.88%) BGP
3 3 (5.88%) Wireless
3 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
1 3 (5.88%) Military
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Consultant
2 29 (56.86%) Security Consultant
3 15 (29.41%) IT Consultant
3 15 (29.41%) IT Security Consultant
4 11 (21.57%) Senior Security Consultant
4 11 (21.57%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (15.69%) Tester
6 7 (13.73%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (11.76%) Head of Operations
7 6 (11.76%) Head of IT
7 6 (11.76%) Head of Security
7 6 (11.76%) Head of IT Security
8 5 (9.80%) Security Operations Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Security Manager
8 5 (9.80%) IT Operations Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Operations Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) PKI
3 2 (3.92%) SCADA
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Debian
3 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) CentOS
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) ITIL
2 26 (50.98%) PRINCE2
3 20 (39.22%) Information Security
4 16 (31.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (27.45%) Database Security
7 11 (21.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (13.73%) Logistics
9 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
9 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (7.84%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security
11 3 (5.88%) Time Management
11 3 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
11 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.88%) Computer Forensics
12 2 (3.92%) Information Management
12 2 (3.92%) Online Security
12 2 (3.92%) SIEM
12 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) C
3 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.76%) Ruby
4 5 (9.80%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) Perl
5 4 (7.84%) PHP
6 3 (5.88%) C++
6 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) C#
8 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (70.59%) CISSP
2 29 (56.86%) CISA
3 28 (54.90%) CISM
4 26 (50.98%) PCI QSA
5 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.80%) CEH
6 5 (9.80%) Degree
7 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.92%) GIAC
9 2 (3.92%) OSCP
9 2 (3.92%) OSCE
10 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (50.98%) COBIT
2 26 (50.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (35.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.92%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.96%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Nessus
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) VMware
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
OHO Group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago