The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 126 153 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 7 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 0
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.68%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1652 2094 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.13% 84.81% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1376 1427
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OWASP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OWASP
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OWASP across the Reading region.

OWASP Salary Trend in Reading

OWASP
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OWASP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

OWASP Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing OWASP 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 OWASP.

1 9 (100.00%) Nessus
1 9 (100.00%) Metasploit
1 9 (100.00%) CREST Certified
2 7 (77.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) 802.1X
2 7 (77.78%) Burp Suite
2 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Wireless
2 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (77.78%) Nmap
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Juniper
2 7 (77.78%) Nokia
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (22.22%) KNOPPIX
4 1 (11.11%) iPad

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing OWASP 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 OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Metasploit
2 7 (77.78%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Penetration Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CREST Certified
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Nessus
2 7 (77.78%) Nmap
3 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
1 7 (77.78%) Juniper
1 7 (77.78%) Nokia