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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 60 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.39% - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £50,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
386 486 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 74.95% 77.64% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 334 406 389
Average salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) HIPAA
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) OSCP
2 2 (50.00%) OSCE
2 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) Debian
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Games
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Debian
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM
1 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) OSCP
1 2 (50.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) HIPAA
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001