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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 136 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.085% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.11% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 8
Average salary £60,000 - £39,500
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 - £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
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
1853 1824 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.85% 77.12% 71.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1264 1280
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 July 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%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (40.00%) CEH
3 4 (40.00%) OSCP
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) OWASP
3 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) OSCE
4 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) 3PAR

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (10.00%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Nimbula
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Web Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Security Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Testing Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) OWASP
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) BCP
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) CEH
2 4 (40.00%) OSCP
3 3 (30.00%) OSCE
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) SSCP
4 1 (10.00%) CISA
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
4 1 (10.00%) GCIA
4 1 (10.00%) GCIH
4 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) GPEN
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) Websense
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Brocade
2 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Novell
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
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