The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 144 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 1
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +96.42%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.96% +12.22%
Penetration Testing
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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
2004 1806 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.86% 76.40% 70.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1353 1123
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) C
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) 2G
4 4 (36.36%) 2.5G
4 4 (36.36%) CEH
4 4 (36.36%) OWASP
4 4 (36.36%) LTE
4 4 (36.36%) SaaS
4 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (36.36%) GGSN
4 4 (36.36%) GSM
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) DMZ
4 4 (36.36%) 3G
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) LAN
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) 2G
2 4 (36.36%) 2.5G
2 4 (36.36%) VLAN
2 4 (36.36%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (36.36%) GGSN
2 4 (36.36%) LTE
2 4 (36.36%) GSM
2 4 (36.36%) DMZ
2 4 (36.36%) 3G
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Director
5 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) OWASP
2 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
4 1 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) CEH
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) OSCP
3 3 (27.27%) OSCE
4 1 (9.09%) BC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) SSCP
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) Websense
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
2 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
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