Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 167 210
Rank change year-on-year +27 +43 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.73% 0.72% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.82% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 6
Reading median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,000 £41,875
90th Percentile £68,200 £68,750 £91,875
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -21.74% - +15.00%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1974 3051 3974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.01% 88.05% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 2234 3100
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £28,575 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Reading

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Reading

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 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 Reading region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 15 (88.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
3 11 (64.71%) Degree
4 10 (58.82%) PCI DSS
4 10 (58.82%) SIEM
4 10 (58.82%) Legal
4 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
5 9 (52.94%) Finance
5 9 (52.94%) CISM
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) VPN
5 9 (52.94%) SSL
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) CISSP
5 9 (52.94%) FWSM
5 9 (52.94%) Threat Modelling
5 9 (52.94%) Presales
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (52.94%) Security Architecture
5 9 (52.94%) IPsec
5 9 (52.94%) Use Case
5 9 (52.94%) Qualys
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (52.94%) Project Planning
5 9 (52.94%) Nessus
5 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (52.94%) Nmap
5 9 (52.94%) NetWitness

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco PIX
2 9 (52.94%) DMVPN
2 9 (52.94%) FWSM
2 9 (52.94%) IPsec
2 9 (52.94%) SSL
2 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
General
1 10 (58.82%) Legal
2 9 (52.94%) Digital Economy
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) Security Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) Senior Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) Senior Security Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) SIEM Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) Splunk Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
2 10 (58.82%) SIEM
3 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 9 (52.94%) Presales
3 9 (52.94%) Project Planning
3 9 (52.94%) Regulatory Compliance
3 9 (52.94%) Security Architecture
3 9 (52.94%) Threat Modelling
3 9 (52.94%) Use Case
3 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) Threat Detection
5 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
6 2 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) E-Discovery
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) CISM
2 9 (52.94%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
3 2 (11.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (88.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (58.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (5.88%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Nessus
1 9 (52.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
1 9 (52.94%) NetWitness
1 9 (52.94%) Qualys
1 9 (52.94%) Splunk
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft