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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 130 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.90% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 12
Average salary £50,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.58% +5.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
1859 1662 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.81% 72.39% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1295 1317
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) Games
5 2 (22.22%) Debian
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) SCADA
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Tester
2 7 (77.78%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (44.44%) Consultant
4 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacker
5 2 (22.22%) Security Tester
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (11.11%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Debian
3 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (22.22%) Test Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB
6 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) OSCP
3 2 (22.22%) OSCE
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) HP