The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 137 120 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.89% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 12
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1576 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.36% 69.89% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1185 1229 1445
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
Berkshire

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 28 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) Riak
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Security Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Testing Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Document Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
1 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) HP
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