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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 113 137 140
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.26% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.31% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 0
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
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
1557 1924 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 89.33% 83.87% 81.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1245 1343 1386
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 19 (73.08%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (46.15%) Security Architecture
3 12 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (42.31%) CREST Certified
5 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Metasploit
6 7 (26.92%) Nessus
6 7 (26.92%) CHECK Team Leader
7 6 (23.08%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (23.08%) Burp Suite
7 6 (23.08%) Kali Linux
7 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Information Security
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
9 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
10 2 (7.69%) C#
11 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
11 1 (3.85%) C++
11 1 (3.85%) SQL
11 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 1 (3.85%) Web Services
11 1 (3.85%) Python
11 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
11 1 (3.85%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Metasploit
2 6 (23.08%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Consultant
1 13 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 12 (46.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 11 (42.31%) Principal Consultant
3 11 (42.31%) Principal Security Consultant
4 10 (38.46%) Architect
4 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 10 (38.46%) Security Architect
5 9 (34.62%) Principal Architect
5 9 (34.62%) Principal Security Architect
6 7 (26.92%) Team Leader
7 6 (23.08%) Senior Manager
7 6 (23.08%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (23.08%) Testing Manager
8 3 (11.54%) Head of Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Lead Security Consultant
9 2 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
9 2 (7.69%) Tester
10 1 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
10 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Kali Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
3 12 (46.15%) Security Architecture
4 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Information Security
6 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
6 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.85%) BDD
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (3.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (3.85%) Malware Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) OWASP
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CREST Certified
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) CHECK Team Leader
4 6 (23.08%) CHECK Team Member
4 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) GCIA
5 1 (3.85%) GCIH
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Capita
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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