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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 117 139
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 1.06% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 4
Median salary £55,250 £57,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.91% -2.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £57,500 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £64,500 £70,500
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1091 1613 1955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 84.12% 90.36% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 878 1255 1416
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
2 13 (65.00%) Digital Economy
3 12 (60.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 10 (50.00%) Degree
5 9 (45.00%) Presales
5 9 (45.00%) SSL
6 7 (35.00%) VPN
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) Nessus
7 6 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (30.00%) CREST Certified
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (30.00%) Nmap
7 6 (30.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) IPsec
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Legal
8 5 (25.00%) CISM
8 5 (25.00%) Ruby
8 5 (25.00%) Unix
8 5 (25.00%) Python
8 5 (25.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) Perl
8 5 (25.00%) .NET

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) SSL
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (35.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) IPsec
4 6 (30.00%) Wireless
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 5 (25.00%) FWSM
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) Wireless Security
6 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) RIP
7 1 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
7 1 (5.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (65.00%) Digital Economy
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
1 9 (45.00%) Security Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
2 8 (40.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 5 (25.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Splunk Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) Ajax
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Kali Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (45.00%) Presales
4 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 5 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) SIEM
6 5 (25.00%) Social Engineering
6 5 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (25.00%) Use Case
7 4 (20.00%) Business Development
7 4 (20.00%) OWASP
8 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (5.00%) Network Management
8 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) Python
1 5 (25.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (20.00%) PHP
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) CREST Certified
3 5 (25.00%) CISM
3 5 (25.00%) CISSP
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
5 3 (15.00%) OSCP
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Nessus
1 6 (30.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) F5
2 5 (25.00%) NetWitness
2 5 (25.00%) Qualys
2 5 (25.00%) Splunk
3 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) VMware