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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 141 135 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.26% 0.086% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Average salary £57,500 - £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 - £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 - £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
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
1842 1745 1486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.00% 75.41% 68.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1247 1155
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
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 22 May 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) C
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (30.77%) CEH
5 4 (30.77%) Security Management
5 4 (30.77%) VLAN
5 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
5 4 (30.77%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (30.77%) GGSN
5 4 (30.77%) OWASP
5 4 (30.77%) LTE
5 4 (30.77%) SaaS
5 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) OSCP
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 4 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (30.77%) GSM
5 4 (30.77%) DMZ
5 4 (30.77%) 3G
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) VLAN
3 4 (30.77%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (30.77%) GGSN
3 4 (30.77%) LTE
3 4 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (30.77%) GSM
3 4 (30.77%) DMZ
3 4 (30.77%) 3G
3 4 (30.77%) 2G
3 4 (30.77%) 2.5G
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Security Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Web Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Security Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Director
5 1 (7.69%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (30.77%) Security Management
3 4 (30.77%) OWASP
3 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.69%) BCP
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.69%) SIEM
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Product Management
6 1 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) CEH
2 4 (30.77%) OSCP
3 3 (23.08%) CISSP
3 3 (23.08%) OSCE
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CISA
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) SSCP
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) GCIA
5 1 (7.69%) GCIH
5 1 (7.69%) GPEN
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) vCloud
1 1 (7.69%) Snort
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Novell
3 1 (7.69%) Websense
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
3 1 (7.69%) Google
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