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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 185 190
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.52% 0.63% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.71% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 32
Median salary £37,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.65% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,000 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £65,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 2766 3939 4443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.59% 88.44% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2167 3115 3241
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +12 9 £55,250 -3.91%
Newbury - 6 £37,000 -
Slough +8 2 £24,000 -43.52%
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (77.14%) Information Security
2 20 (57.14%) Firewall
3 16 (45.71%) Degree
4 13 (37.14%) Wireless
4 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
4 13 (37.14%) Linux
4 13 (37.14%) Digital Economy
5 12 (34.29%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (31.43%) Finance
6 11 (31.43%) CREST Certified
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) Social Engineering
8 9 (25.71%) VPN
8 9 (25.71%) HTTP
8 9 (25.71%) SSL
8 9 (25.71%) Presales
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco
9 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (20.00%) ITIL
11 6 (17.14%) Unix
11 6 (17.14%) CISSP
11 6 (17.14%) C++
11 6 (17.14%) Java
11 6 (17.14%) Automotive
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) CISM

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) Wireless
3 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.71%) HTTP
4 9 (25.71%) SSL
4 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.14%) IPsec
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (14.29%) DMVPN
7 5 (14.29%) FWSM
7 5 (14.29%) SMTP
7 5 (14.29%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.86%) MPLS
8 1 (2.86%) Network Security
8 1 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (37.14%) Digital Economy
2 11 (31.43%) Finance
3 6 (17.14%) Automotive
4 5 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Penetration Tester
1 13 (37.14%) Tester
2 12 (34.29%) Consultant
3 11 (31.43%) Security Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Tester
5 5 (14.29%) SIEM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Splunk Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) JDBC
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) iSeries
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) Solaris
4 4 (11.43%) Windows
5 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Information Security
2 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
3 12 (34.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (28.57%) Social Engineering
5 9 (25.71%) Presales
6 7 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (17.14%) Computer Forensics
7 6 (17.14%) Project Management
7 6 (17.14%) SIEM
8 5 (14.29%) Content Management
8 5 (14.29%) CRM
8 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
8 5 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 5 (14.29%) Security Architecture
8 5 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C++
1 6 (17.14%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 5 (14.29%) C
2 5 (14.29%) Perl
2 5 (14.29%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 4 (11.43%) PHP
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Degree
2 11 (31.43%) CREST Certified
3 6 (17.14%) CISM
3 6 (17.14%) CISSP
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Tigerscheme
6 3 (8.57%) OSCP
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (17.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Nessus
1 6 (17.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) F5
3 5 (14.29%) NetWitness
3 5 (14.29%) Qualys
3 5 (14.29%) Splunk
4 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.86%) SAP