Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 288 324
Rank change year-on-year +44 +36 +17
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 22 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.35% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 10
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.74% -4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £31,000 £46,250 £37,625
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £64,875
South East median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% -11.82% -

Security 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 5480 7698 9494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.38% 88.31% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4270 5878 7409
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,854
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Berkshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in Berkshire

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Berkshire

Security 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 Security Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Reading +48 16 £43,000 -25.22% 1
Bracknell +11 1 £31,000 -38.00%
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) Degree
4 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
4 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (36.36%) SIEM
5 8 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Analytics
6 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (31.82%) Threat Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (31.82%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) SDLC
6 7 (31.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (22.73%) OSCP
8 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (22.73%) CGI
9 4 (18.18%) CISSP
9 4 (18.18%) Firewall
9 4 (18.18%) Information Security
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) CEH
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (13.64%) OWASP

Security 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 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Gatling
1 2 (9.09%) JMeter
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Head of Security
5 2 (9.09%) Check Point Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) CGI
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (31.82%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (9.09%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (36.36%) SIEM
3 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) Threat Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) OWASP
6 3 (13.64%) Secure Coding
7 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (22.73%) OSCP
5 4 (18.18%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) CEH
6 3 (13.64%) GWAPT
6 3 (13.64%) SANS
7 2 (9.09%) CREST Certified
8 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (27.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
3 3 (13.64%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Grafana
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco
1 3 (13.64%) F5
1 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle