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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 45 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.52% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 3
Average salary £53,000 £28,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+89.28% -44.00%
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +15.29%
Penetration Testing
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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
470 409 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 87.04% 80.67% 82.98%
Number of salaries quoted 366 336 454
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Slough

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
1 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Security Architecture
4 14 (63.64%) CISSP
5 12 (54.55%) OSCP
5 12 (54.55%) OSCE
5 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
5 12 (54.55%) Data Centre
6 11 (50.00%) Information Security
7 10 (45.45%) Firewall
8 9 (40.91%) Perl
8 9 (40.91%) PHP
8 9 (40.91%) Python
8 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (40.91%) Ruby
8 9 (40.91%) HIPAA
8 9 (40.91%) Cyber Security
9 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
9 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
10 7 (31.82%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (27.27%) OWASP
12 5 (22.73%) SIEM
12 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
12 5 (22.73%) Project Management
12 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (22.73%) DDoS Mitigation
13 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
13 4 (18.18%) Analytics

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Tester
1 12 (54.55%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Incident Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
1 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Security Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (40.91%) Cyber Security
4 7 (31.82%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) OWASP
6 5 (22.73%) SIEM
6 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
8 3 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
10 1 (4.55%) Data Security
10 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Perl
2 9 (40.91%) PHP
2 9 (40.91%) Python
2 9 (40.91%) Ruby
3 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) CISSP
2 12 (54.55%) OSCP
2 12 (54.55%) OSCE
3 3 (13.64%) CISM
3 3 (13.64%) CCIE
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CEH
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
2 9 (40.91%) HIPAA
3 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) McAfee
1 1 (4.55%) LogLogic
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