Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 183 206
Rank change year-on-year +43 +23 +4
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 16 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.68% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 5
Reading median annual salary £43,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.22% -4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £31,000 £46,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £68,750 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -21.74% -4.17% +33.33%

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 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 2004 3032 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.02% 88.04% 86.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2221 3111
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 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 Reading region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (43.75%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (43.75%) SDLC
4 7 (43.75%) Threat Analysis
4 7 (43.75%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Analytics
4 7 (43.75%) SIEM
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 5 (31.25%) OSCP
6 5 (31.25%) CGI
7 4 (25.00%) CISSP
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
8 3 (18.75%) CEH
8 3 (18.75%) GWAPT
8 3 (18.75%) OWASP
8 3 (18.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 3 (18.75%) SANS

Security 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Gatling
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) SOC Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Head of Security
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CGI
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (43.75%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (12.50%) CESG
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (43.75%) Analytics
2 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (43.75%) SDLC
2 7 (43.75%) SIEM
2 7 (43.75%) Threat Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (18.75%) OWASP
5 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) OSCP
4 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) GWAPT
5 3 (18.75%) SANS
6 2 (12.50%) CREST Certified
7 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Grafana
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle