The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 69 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.15% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £31,500 - £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 529 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 84.15% 84.37% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 458 406 429
Average salary £55,000 £49,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Slough

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (85.71%) Information Security
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 4 (57.14%) Websense
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (57.14%) Qualys
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (42.86%) Threat Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) GIAC
5 2 (28.57%) Legal
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) CEH
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Security Analyst
3 4 (57.14%) Information Analyst
3 4 (57.14%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) GIAC
3 2 (28.57%) CEH
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Qualys
1 4 (57.14%) Symantec
1 4 (57.14%) Websense
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee