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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 46 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.64% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 1
Average salary £52,500 £28,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
488 374 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 80.40% 76.02% 83.51%
Number of salaries quoted 374 314 464
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Slough

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 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 27 (79.41%) Windows
1 27 (79.41%) Linux
2 21 (61.76%) CISSP
2 21 (61.76%) Information Security
3 20 (58.82%) SQL
4 19 (55.88%) Security Architecture
5 18 (52.94%) PCI DSS
6 16 (47.06%) Firewall
7 15 (44.12%) OSCP
7 15 (44.12%) OSCE
8 14 (41.18%) Data Centre
9 13 (38.24%) Ruby
9 13 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (38.24%) Perl
9 13 (38.24%) PHP
9 13 (38.24%) Python
10 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
10 10 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (23.53%) Finance
11 8 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
11 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
11 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
11 8 (23.53%) SIEM
11 8 (23.53%) HIPAA
11 8 (23.53%) OWASP
12 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
12 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
13 6 (17.65%) McAfee

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (14.71%) Internet
3 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) VPN
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security
General
1 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Tester
1 14 (41.18%) Penetration Tester
2 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Security Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Technical Security Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Incident Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior
8 1 (2.94%) Information Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
1 27 (79.41%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Information Security
2 19 (55.88%) Security Architecture
3 8 (23.53%) SIEM
3 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 8 (23.53%) OWASP
3 8 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
4 6 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (14.71%) DDoS Mitigation
5 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Data Security
5 5 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Test Management
7 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Python
2 13 (38.24%) Ruby
2 13 (38.24%) Perl
2 13 (38.24%) PHP
3 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) CISSP
2 15 (44.12%) OSCP
2 15 (44.12%) OSCE
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.88%) CISM
4 2 (5.88%) CEH
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 13 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (23.53%) HIPAA
5 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) McAfee
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) LogLogic
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec
3 2 (5.88%) Websense
3 2 (5.88%) Qualys
4 1 (2.94%) IBM