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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 124 142 140
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 2
Average salary £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% -2.27%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
Penetration Testing
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
1650 2081 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.12% 84.83% 80.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1369 1426
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%

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (55.17%) CREST Certified
2 14 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (44.83%) Information Security
4 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
5 10 (34.48%) Identity Access Management
5 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
6 8 (27.59%) Business Continuity
6 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
7 5 (17.24%) Nessus
7 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Metasploit
7 5 (17.24%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (10.34%) Burp Suite
9 3 (10.34%) Kali Linux
9 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
10 2 (6.90%) KNOPPIX
10 2 (6.90%) C#
10 2 (6.90%) OWASP
10 2 (6.90%) CORE IMPACT
11 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (3.45%) Selenium
11 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Computer Forensics
11 1 (3.45%) Ethical Hacking

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Metasploit
2 3 (10.34%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Consultant
1 16 (55.17%) Security Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Principal Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Principal Security Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Security Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Head of Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Principal Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Principal Security Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Lead Security Consultant
5 5 (17.24%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Security Tester
6 4 (13.79%) Security Penetration Tester
6 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Manager
7 3 (10.34%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (10.34%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Kali Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (44.83%) Information Security
3 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
4 10 (34.48%) Identity Access Management
4 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
5 8 (27.59%) Business Continuity
5 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
5 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.90%) OWASP
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.45%) BDD
8 1 (3.45%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (3.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 1 (3.45%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Presales
8 1 (3.45%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) C++
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) CREST Certified
2 5 (17.24%) CHECK Team Leader
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) GCIA
4 1 (3.45%) GCIH
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Capita
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft