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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 192 190 187
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 36 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.79% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 26
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £86,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
4127 4578 4230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.18% 78.18% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3129 3072 3206
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Slough +11 17 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Reading -5 2 - - 3
Maidenhead +7 1 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Linux
3 30 (57.69%) CISSP
3 30 (57.69%) Information Security
4 22 (42.31%) SQL
4 22 (42.31%) Firewall
5 21 (40.38%) Security Architecture
6 18 (34.62%) PCI DSS
7 17 (32.69%) Python
7 17 (32.69%) Ruby
8 15 (28.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
9 14 (26.92%) OSCP
9 14 (26.92%) Cyber Security
9 14 (26.92%) Perl
9 14 (26.92%) PHP
10 13 (25.00%) Finance
10 13 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 13 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (25.00%) OSCE
11 12 (23.08%) SIEM
11 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
11 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
12 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
12 11 (21.15%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
14 9 (17.31%) Incident Management
14 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
14 9 (17.31%) HIPAA
15 8 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.77%) CMS
1 3 (5.77%) Drupal
1 3 (5.77%) WordPress
1 3 (5.77%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (5.77%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) GitHub
1 3 (5.77%) Basecamp
1 3 (5.77%) Trello
2 1 (1.92%) Nimbula
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (42.31%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
4 8 (15.38%) LAN
4 8 (15.38%) WAN
5 7 (13.46%) VPN
6 6 (11.54%) Internet
7 5 (9.62%) SSL
7 5 (9.62%) Network Security
8 4 (7.69%) HTTPS
9 3 (5.77%) Wireless Security
9 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.77%) Wireless
10 2 (3.85%) DNS
11 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.92%) ATM
11 1 (1.92%) SAN
11 1 (1.92%) Frame Relay
11 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Bugzilla
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
1 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.77%) Redmine
1 3 (5.77%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.77%) Grunt
1 3 (5.77%) Bower
1 3 (5.77%) webpack
1 3 (5.77%) gulp
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Tester
2 14 (26.92%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (21.15%) Security Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Security Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Security Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Security Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Incident Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Testing Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
1 3 (5.77%) CSS
1 3 (5.77%) SOAP
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
1 3 (5.77%) XML
1 3 (5.77%) DOM
1 3 (5.77%) LAMP
1 3 (5.77%) Ajax
1 3 (5.77%) JSON
1 3 (5.77%) OAuth
1 3 (5.77%) HTML5
1 3 (5.77%) REST
1 3 (5.77%) D3.js
1 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) iSeries
7 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Information Security
2 21 (40.38%) Security Architecture
3 14 (26.92%) Cyber Security
4 13 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (23.08%) SIEM
6 9 (17.31%) Incident Management
7 8 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (15.38%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) Malware Analysis
8 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (13.46%) Analytics
9 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.54%) OWASP
9 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 6 (11.54%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) Data Security
10 5 (9.62%) Security Management
10 5 (9.62%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) Python
2 17 (32.69%) Ruby
3 14 (26.92%) Perl
3 14 (26.92%) PHP
4 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) Lua
5 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) CISSP
2 14 (26.92%) OSCP
3 13 (25.00%) OSCE
4 7 (13.46%) CISM
5 6 (11.54%) GIAC
5 6 (11.54%) Degree
5 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.69%) GCIH
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.77%) CCIE
8 3 (5.77%) SSCP
8 3 (5.77%) GCIA
9 2 (3.85%) GCFA
9 2 (3.85%) CISA
9 2 (3.85%) GPEN
9 2 (3.85%) GREM
10 1 (1.92%) MCSE
10 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) PCI DSS
2 15 (28.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (17.31%) HIPAA
5 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Nessus
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.77%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) McAfee
2 6 (11.54%) Websense
2 6 (11.54%) Symantec
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) Qualys
3 5 (9.62%) LogLogic
4 4 (7.69%) Google
5 3 (5.77%) Facebook
5 3 (5.77%) Twitter
5 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.92%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago