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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 129 122 127
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.83% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 1.05% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 1
Average salary - £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
1923 1811 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.43% 78.77% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1377 1223
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 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 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (40.00%) GGSN
2 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) LTE
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) 2G
2 4 (40.00%) 2.5G
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) GSM
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) DMZ
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) 3G
2 4 (40.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) OSCP
3 2 (20.00%) OSCE
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) GSM
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
1 4 (40.00%) DMZ
1 4 (40.00%) 3G
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) 2G
1 4 (40.00%) 2.5G
1 4 (40.00%) VLAN
1 4 (40.00%) SIGTRAN
1 4 (40.00%) GGSN
1 4 (40.00%) LTE
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
1 6 (60.00%) Consultant
1 6 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Director
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Debian
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (40.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) OSCP
2 2 (20.00%) OSCE
2 2 (20.00%) CEH
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
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