The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 67 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.18% 1.44% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.83% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 10
Average salary - £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
443 547 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 79.96% 78.82% 67.19%
Number of salaries quoted 371 460 342
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Penetration Testing
Berkshire

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 18 April 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%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Flex
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Flash
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) PowerHouse
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Flex
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) Flash
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OWASP
1 3 (75.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) PowerHouse
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) BS25999
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle