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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 192 221
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 3
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% -4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,750 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £68,750 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11%  

Security 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 2798 3969 4414
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.63% 88.38% 86.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8777 12976 13677
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
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 3 months to 29 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 +21 5 £45,000 -21.73%
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Information Security
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) JMeter
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 8 (33.33%) Selenium
4 8 (33.33%) Gatling
5 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) CREST Certified
7 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
7 5 (20.83%) Social Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
8 4 (16.67%) Network Security
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless Security
8 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (16.67%) Business Development
8 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

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 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Network Security
1 4 (16.67%) Wireless
1 4 (16.67%) Wireless Security
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (8.33%) IPsec
3 2 (8.33%) SSH
3 2 (8.33%) SSL
3 2 (8.33%) tcpdump
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Gatling
1 8 (33.33%) JMeter
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
1 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Economy
4 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Law
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Tester
2 9 (37.50%) QA Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 8 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 8 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 8 (33.33%) QA Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.33%) PKI
6 1 (4.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
1 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
1 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.83%) Social Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Business Development
7 4 (16.67%) Presales
7 4 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) SIEM
8 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (8.33%) Logistics
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) CREST Certified
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) OSCP
4 4 (16.67%) Tigerscheme
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Grafana
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Splunk