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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 92 135 140
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.82% 0.58% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.66% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
Median salary £50,000 £92,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-45.94% +68.18%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
1030 1829 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 84.56% 87.81% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1459 1381
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (50.00%) Presales
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) CREST Certified
4 5 (31.25%) F5
4 5 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) OWASP
4 5 (31.25%) iPad
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) SSL
5 4 (25.00%) PHP
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless Security
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) SSL
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (6.25%) BGP
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
2 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Security Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Presales Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Presales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) Ajax
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) iPad
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Kali Linux
3 1 (6.25%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Presales
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (31.25%) OWASP
4 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Social Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Business Development
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) SIEM
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Forensic Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
7 1 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
7 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CREST Certified
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (12.50%) OSCP
5 1 (6.25%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) GCIA
5 1 (6.25%) GCIH
5 1 (6.25%) GIAC
5 1 (6.25%) GREM
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Core Impact
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) F5
2 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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