The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 135 144 145
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.042% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.049% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £58,750 £46,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.34% -28.46%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
Security 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
1786 2031 1865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 84.97% 84.48% 82.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1407 1381 1400
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Reading region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (50.00%) Security Management
3 3 (50.00%) Qualys
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (16.67%) CISA
5 1 (16.67%) CISM
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (16.67%) CISSP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) ArcSight Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Security Management
3 3 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Information Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
1 3 (50.00%) Qualys
1 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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