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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 161 217 214
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 8
Median salary £52,500 £80,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.37% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £97,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
2899 4446 4721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 85.59% 86.94% 85.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2264 3612 3449
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +43 10 £50,000 -45.94% 3
Bracknell - 5 - -
Wokingham - 2 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (35.48%) CREST Certified
4 9 (29.03%) Wireless
4 9 (29.03%) HTTP
4 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 9 (29.03%) Social Engineering
5 8 (25.81%) SDLC
5 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (25.81%) Presales
5 8 (25.81%) OWASP
5 8 (25.81%) SIEM
5 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) QA
6 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (22.58%) Security Operations
7 6 (19.35%) Python
7 6 (19.35%) Perl
7 6 (19.35%) CISSP
7 6 (19.35%) CISM
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 6 (19.35%) VMware
8 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
8 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.13%) Unix
8 5 (16.13%) Solaris

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) HTTP
2 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (29.03%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) SMTP
4 4 (12.90%) SSL
4 4 (12.90%) Wireless Security
5 1 (3.23%) BGP
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
1 2 (6.45%) NUnit
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
1 2 (6.45%) TestNG
2 1 (3.23%) Burp Suite
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Tester
2 11 (35.48%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Consultant
4 9 (29.03%) Security Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Operational Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Operations Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Presales Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Security Tester
7 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
1 5 (16.13%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) JDBC
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (16.13%) iPad
1 5 (16.13%) iSeries
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.45%) PMI
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Solaris
2 5 (16.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Kali Linux
3 1 (3.23%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (29.03%) Social Engineering
4 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (25.81%) OWASP
4 8 (25.81%) Presales
4 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
4 8 (25.81%) SDLC
4 8 (25.81%) SIEM
5 7 (22.58%) Security Operations
5 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 5 (16.13%) Content Management
7 5 (16.13%) CRM
7 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
7 5 (16.13%) DDoS Mitigation
7 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Perl
1 6 (19.35%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.13%) C
2 5 (16.13%) C++
2 5 (16.13%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 4 (12.90%) PHP
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CREST Certified
2 9 (29.03%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) CISM
3 6 (19.35%) CISSP
4 4 (12.90%) CISA
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (6.45%) OSCP
6 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CEH
7 1 (3.23%) GCIA
7 1 (3.23%) GCIH
7 1 (3.23%) GIAC
7 1 (3.23%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) SLA
3 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) Core Impact
2 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) F5
3 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
4 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.45%) AlienVault
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.45%) LogRhythm
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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