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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 45 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.41% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.54% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 1
Average salary £53,500 £28,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.07% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
465 373 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 83.48% 75.66% 83.16%
Number of salaries quoted 361 310 462
Average salary £50,000 £52,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Slough region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Slough

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
1 26 (83.87%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) CISSP
3 21 (67.74%) SQL
4 19 (61.29%) Security Architecture
5 18 (58.06%) Information Security
5 18 (58.06%) PCI DSS
6 14 (45.16%) Firewall
6 14 (45.16%) OSCP
6 14 (45.16%) OSCE
6 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
7 13 (41.94%) Perl
7 13 (41.94%) PHP
7 13 (41.94%) Python
7 13 (41.94%) Ruby
8 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
9 9 (29.03%) HIPAA
9 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
9 9 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (29.03%) SIEM
9 9 (29.03%) Cyber Security
10 8 (25.81%) OWASP
10 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
10 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
11 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (22.58%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 6 (19.35%) McAfee

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 4 (12.90%) Network Security
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 5 (16.13%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Tester
1 14 (45.16%) Penetration Tester
2 11 (35.48%) Security Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Security Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Security Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Incident Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
1 26 (83.87%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Security Architecture
2 18 (58.06%) Information Security
3 9 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
3 9 (29.03%) SIEM
3 9 (29.03%) Cyber Security
4 8 (25.81%) OWASP
5 7 (22.58%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (16.13%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Data Security
7 4 (12.90%) Data Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
8 3 (9.68%) Information Assurance
8 3 (9.68%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Computer Forensics
9 2 (6.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Python
2 13 (41.94%) Ruby
2 13 (41.94%) Perl
2 13 (41.94%) PHP
3 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) CISSP
2 14 (45.16%) OSCP
2 14 (45.16%) OSCE
3 3 (9.68%) CCIE
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.68%) CISM
4 2 (6.45%) CEH
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CHFI
5 1 (3.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (58.06%) PCI DSS
2 9 (29.03%) HIPAA
2 9 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) McAfee
2 5 (16.13%) LogLogic
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft