Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 265 305
Rank change year-on-year +56 +40 -5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 46 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.72% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 32
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.74% -0.86% +7.91%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £74,750
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5490 7657 9550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.33% 88.31% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4280 5845 7458
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,872
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +24 18 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Reading +35 17 £58,000 +0.87% 1
Newbury -16 3 £52,500 +61.54% 2
Maidenhead - 1 £42,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 35 (76.09%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (56.52%) Information Security
4 21 (45.65%) CISSP
5 20 (43.48%) Finance
5 20 (43.48%) Degree
6 19 (41.30%) Splunk
7 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
7 18 (39.13%) Presales
8 15 (32.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
10 12 (26.09%) CISM
10 12 (26.09%) VMware
10 12 (26.09%) Cisco
10 12 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
11 11 (23.91%) SIEM
11 11 (23.91%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (23.91%) Legal
12 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
13 9 (19.57%) GIAC
13 9 (19.57%) IPsec
13 9 (19.57%) Wireless
13 9 (19.57%) SSL
13 9 (19.57%) Project Management
13 9 (19.57%) SSCP
13 9 (19.57%) ITIL
13 9 (19.57%) Linux
13 9 (19.57%) VoIP

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:

Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (76.09%) Firewall
2 12 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (19.57%) DMVPN
3 9 (19.57%) FWSM
3 9 (19.57%) HTTP
3 9 (19.57%) IPsec
3 9 (19.57%) SMTP
3 9 (19.57%) SSL
3 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (19.57%) VoIP
3 9 (19.57%) VPN
3 9 (19.57%) Wireless
4 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (8.70%) Network Security
6 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Legal
3 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 9 (19.57%) Digital Economy
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Consultant
1 20 (43.48%) Security Consultant
2 14 (30.43%) Security Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Security Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Security Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) SIEM Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Splunk Consultant
4 8 (17.39%) IT Consultant
4 8 (17.39%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) iSeries
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) CESG
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Solaris
3 6 (13.04%) Windows
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Information Security
2 18 (39.13%) Presales
2 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
3 15 (32.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
5 11 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (23.91%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (23.91%) SIEM
6 9 (19.57%) Content Management
6 9 (19.57%) ITIL
6 9 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) Project Planning
6 9 (19.57%) Regulatory Compliance
6 9 (19.57%) Threat Intelligence
6 9 (19.57%) Threat Modelling
6 9 (19.57%) Use Case
7 8 (17.39%) Cryptanalysis
7 8 (17.39%) SDLC
7 8 (17.39%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
1 2 (4.35%) C#
1 2 (4.35%) C++
1 2 (4.35%) Java
1 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) CISSP
2 20 (43.48%) Degree
3 12 (26.09%) CISM
4 9 (19.57%) CEH
4 9 (19.57%) GIAC
4 9 (19.57%) SSCP
5 5 (10.87%) CCNP
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.35%) CREST Certified
6 2 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (58.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
3 8 (17.39%) QA
4 5 (10.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
5 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (4.35%) NIST 800
7 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Nessus
1 9 (19.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Splunk
2 12 (26.09%) Cisco
2 12 (26.09%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) NetWitness
3 9 (19.57%) Qualys
4 5 (10.87%) GENBAND
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle
5 3 (6.52%) BT
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.52%) F5
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.17%) SAP