The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 166 207 204
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 10
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £54,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -7.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,300 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £83,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2849 4308 4643
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 85.45% 87.14% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2243 3457 3341
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +46 11 £50,000 -37.50% 1
Bracknell - 5 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 17 (51.52%) Ethical Hacking
4 13 (39.39%) CREST Certified
5 11 (33.33%) Social Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) Wireless
5 11 (33.33%) Degree
6 10 (30.30%) HTTP
6 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
7 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 9 (27.27%) SDLC
8 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (24.24%) Presales
8 8 (24.24%) SIEM
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) QA
8 8 (24.24%) OWASP
9 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) Project Management
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
9 7 (21.21%) Security Operations
10 6 (18.18%) Python
10 6 (18.18%) CRM
10 6 (18.18%) SMTP
10 6 (18.18%) C
10 6 (18.18%) C++
10 6 (18.18%) Perl
10 6 (18.18%) Solaris
10 6 (18.18%) CISSP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) Wireless
3 10 (30.30%) HTTP
3 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) SMTP
5 5 (15.15%) Wireless Security
6 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 4 (12.12%) SSL
7 1 (3.03%) BGP
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.03%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) OSPF
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Metasploit
1 2 (6.06%) NUnit
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
1 2 (6.06%) TestNG
2 1 (3.03%) Burp Suite
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (33.33%) Consultant
4 10 (30.30%) Security Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Operational Security Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Operations Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Security Operations Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Security Penetration Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Security Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Presales Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) JDBC
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) iSeries
2 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) iPad
4 3 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (6.06%) PMI
6 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Solaris
3 5 (15.15%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Kali Linux
4 1 (3.03%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 17 (51.52%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 9 (27.27%) SDLC
5 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (24.24%) OWASP
5 8 (24.24%) Presales
5 8 (24.24%) SIEM
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 7 (21.21%) Security Operations
6 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (18.18%) Content Management
7 6 (18.18%) CRM
8 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
8 5 (15.15%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Business Development
10 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) C
1 6 (18.18%) C++
1 6 (18.18%) Perl
1 6 (18.18%) Python
2 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
2 5 (15.15%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) Ruby
3 4 (12.12%) PHP
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) CREST Certified
2 11 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) CISM
3 6 (18.18%) CISSP
4 4 (12.12%) CISA
4 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Tigerscheme
5 2 (6.06%) OSCP
5 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CEH
6 1 (3.03%) GCIA
6 1 (3.03%) GCIH
6 1 (3.03%) GIAC
6 1 (3.03%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) Core Impact
2 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) F5
3 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
4 3 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) AlienVault
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.06%) LogRhythm
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Reading
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