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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 135 135 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.19% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.28% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 16
Average salary £55,000 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.60% -16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1825 1441 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.12% 67.49% 72.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1103 1472
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 19 (76.00%) QA
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) Linux
3 17 (68.00%) Manual Testing
4 16 (64.00%) Stress Testing
4 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (64.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (64.00%) NoSQL
4 16 (64.00%) Riak
4 16 (64.00%) User Stories
4 16 (64.00%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (64.00%) Python
4 16 (64.00%) C++
4 16 (64.00%) Java
4 16 (64.00%) Perl
4 16 (64.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (64.00%) Document Management
4 16 (64.00%) Degree
4 16 (64.00%) Computer Science
4 16 (64.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Management
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) Information Security
7 2 (8.00%) Capita
7 2 (8.00%) Nessus

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (64.00%) NoSQL
1 16 (64.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Tester
2 16 (64.00%) QA Tester
2 16 (64.00%) QA Engineer
3 12 (48.00%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Software Tester
4 6 (24.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Lead Tester
5 4 (16.00%) QA Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 16 (64.00%) Enterprise Software
1 16 (64.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Manual Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Stress Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) User Stories
3 16 (64.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (64.00%) Document Management
3 16 (64.00%) Business Continuity
4 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (12.00%) Security Management
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security
6 2 (8.00%) System Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) OWASP
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Python
1 16 (64.00%) C++
1 16 (64.00%) Java
1 16 (64.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) GPEN
3 1 (4.00%) OSCP
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CEH
3 1 (4.00%) GIAC
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (76.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Capita