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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 201 201 193
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.57% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 17
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £39,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
4467 4243 3976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.87% 78.60% 76.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3291 3057 3112
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Newbury +6 8 - - 1
Reading -14 7 £55,000 - 7
Slough +7 2 £60,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £65,000 - 2
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (57.89%) CISSP
2 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 20 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (42.11%) Windows
4 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 15 (39.47%) LAN
5 14 (36.84%) CISA
5 14 (36.84%) Firewall
5 14 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (34.21%) Network Security
6 13 (34.21%) CISM
7 12 (31.58%) COBIT
8 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
8 11 (28.95%) PCI QSA
8 11 (28.95%) Information Security
8 11 (28.95%) WAN
8 11 (28.95%) VPN
8 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
8 11 (28.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (23.68%) Java
10 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Cyber Security
11 7 (18.42%) SIEM
11 7 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (18.42%) C
12 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
12 5 (13.16%) OWASP
12 5 (13.16%) Incident Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) LAN
2 14 (36.84%) Firewall
3 13 (34.21%) Network Security
4 11 (28.95%) WAN
4 11 (28.95%) VPN
5 4 (10.53%) DMZ
5 4 (10.53%) 3G
5 4 (10.53%) Wireless
5 4 (10.53%) 2G
5 4 (10.53%) 2.5G
5 4 (10.53%) LTE
5 4 (10.53%) VLAN
5 4 (10.53%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (10.53%) GGSN
5 4 (10.53%) GSM
6 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Consultant
2 14 (36.84%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Head of IT
3 6 (15.79%) Head of Operations
3 6 (15.79%) Head of Security
3 6 (15.79%) Head of IT Security
4 5 (13.16%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Operations Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Security Manager
6 3 (7.89%) IT Operations Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Research Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Blog
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (28.95%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
3 11 (28.95%) Information Security
4 7 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (18.42%) SIEM
4 7 (18.42%) Cyber Security
5 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.16%) OWASP
6 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Mobile Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Security Management
7 3 (7.89%) Logistics
8 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) C
3 5 (13.16%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) CISSP
2 14 (36.84%) CISA
3 13 (34.21%) CISM
4 11 (28.95%) PCI QSA
5 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.89%) CEH
8 2 (5.26%) CNA
8 2 (5.26%) CNE
8 2 (5.26%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) OSCP
8 2 (5.26%) OSCE
9 1 (2.63%) CCIE
9 1 (2.63%) VCP4
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.63%) CHFI
9 1 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (2.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (31.58%) COBIT
3 11 (28.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (7.89%) HIPAA
6 2 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £42,500 per annum £42,500 + Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £4000000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: 26 days ago