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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 121 142 123
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.85% 0.17% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.20% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 10
Average salary £92,500 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 - £54,800
10% offered a salary of more than £96,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -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
1802 1999 1839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 85.00% 84.24% 81.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1419 1339 1376
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 11 (52.38%) CREST Certified
3 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
3 8 (38.10%) Business Continuity
3 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
3 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 7 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) CISM
6 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) GCIA
6 1 (4.76%) GCIH
6 1 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (4.76%) SIEM
6 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Nessus

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Consultant
1 12 (57.14%) Security Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Head of Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Principal Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Principal Security Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Lead Security Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Security Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Security Penetration Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Security Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Principal Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Principal Security Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Lead Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 8 (38.10%) Business Continuity
2 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
2 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
3 7 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Information Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) OWASP
5 1 (4.76%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CREST Certified
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (4.76%) CISA
3 1 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) GCIA
3 1 (4.76%) GCIH
3 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
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