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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 96 140 145
Rank change year-on-year +44 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.89% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Median salary £50,000 £80,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 1022 1720 2031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.02% 88.39% 86.54%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1384 1335
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Reading

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
3 8 (47.06%) Presales
4 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 5 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (29.41%) Ruby
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless Security
6 5 (29.41%) OWASP
6 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
6 5 (29.41%) F5
6 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) iPad
7 4 (23.53%) Tigerscheme
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 4 (23.53%) Ajax
7 4 (23.53%) Business Development
7 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
7 4 (23.53%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) Java

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Wireless
2 5 (29.41%) Wireless Security
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) OSPF
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Metasploit
2 1 (5.88%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
1 7 (41.18%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Security Consultant
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Presales Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Presales Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Ajax
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Kali Linux
3 1 (5.88%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
3 8 (47.06%) Presales
4 5 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (29.41%) OWASP
4 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Business Development
6 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (11.76%) SIEM
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Forensic Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
8 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (11.76%) OSCP
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) GCIA
5 1 (5.88%) GCIH
5 1 (5.88%) GIAC
5 1 (5.88%) GREM
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
2 1 (5.88%) Core Impact
2 1 (5.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) F5
2 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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