The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 126 167 190
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +23
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 39 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.51% 0.55% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.60% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 7
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £45,700
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Penetration Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2327 3320 3336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.05% 91.92% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1945 2623 2512
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 48 (71.64%) Windows
2 45 (67.16%) CREST Certified
3 42 (62.69%) Information Security
4 40 (59.70%) Java
4 40 (59.70%) C++
4 40 (59.70%) PHP
5 39 (58.21%) C
5 39 (58.21%) Wireless
5 39 (58.21%) Degree
6 37 (55.22%) Unix
7 35 (52.24%) CESG
8 33 (49.25%) Ruby
8 33 (49.25%) Mobile App
9 31 (46.27%) Wireless Security
9 31 (46.27%) Perl
9 31 (46.27%) Python
10 29 (43.28%) Publishing
11 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
11 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
12 19 (28.36%) Social Engineering
13 18 (26.87%) Tigerscheme
14 13 (19.40%) CHECK Team Member
14 13 (19.40%) HP
14 13 (19.40%) Firewall
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco
15 11 (16.42%) VPN
15 11 (16.42%) Security Testing
15 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
15 11 (16.42%) Cybersecurity

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) Drupal
2 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.99%) GitHub
2 2 (2.99%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (58.21%) Wireless
2 31 (46.27%) Wireless Security
3 13 (19.40%) Firewall
4 11 (16.42%) VPN
5 10 (14.93%) SAN
6 8 (11.94%) Network Security
7 7 (10.45%) MPLS
7 7 (10.45%) VLAN
8 6 (8.96%) ADSL
8 6 (8.96%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (7.46%) LAN
9 5 (7.46%) WAN
10 4 (5.97%) VoIP
11 3 (4.48%) Internet
12 1 (1.49%) DHCP
12 1 (1.49%) DNS
12 1 (1.49%) Intranet
12 1 (1.49%) Spanning Tree
12 1 (1.49%) SSL
12 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Appium
1 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
1 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.99%) FitNesse
1 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
1 2 (2.99%) JUnit
1 2 (2.99%) NUnit
1 2 (2.99%) Redmine
1 2 (2.99%) Selenium
1 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (43.28%) Publishing
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Penetration Tester
1 38 (56.72%) Tester
2 13 (19.40%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 13 (19.40%) Senior Tester
3 9 (13.43%) Consultant
3 9 (13.43%) Security Consultant
4 7 (10.45%) Lead Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Security Penetration Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Security Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Account Manager
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Ethical Hacker
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) JSF
3 2 (2.99%) JSP
3 2 (2.99%) LAMP
3 2 (2.99%) XHTML
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 35 (52.24%) CESG
2 33 (49.25%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.96%) IVR
3 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) RIA
5 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (71.64%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) Unix
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) Information Security
2 19 (28.36%) Social Engineering
3 11 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (16.42%) Security Testing
3 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (14.93%) ITIL
5 8 (11.94%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (11.94%) Threat Modelling
6 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.96%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.96%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (8.96%) Supplier Management
7 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (7.46%) Business Development
9 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.97%) Project Management
9 4 (5.97%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) C++
1 40 (59.70%) Java
1 40 (59.70%) PHP
2 39 (58.21%) C
3 33 (49.25%) Ruby
4 31 (46.27%) Perl
4 31 (46.27%) Python
5 7 (10.45%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) CREST Certified
2 39 (58.21%) Degree
3 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
3 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
4 18 (26.87%) Tigerscheme
5 13 (19.40%) CHECK Team Member
6 10 (14.93%) MCSA
6 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.96%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (2.99%) CEH
8 2 (2.99%) CISA
8 2 (2.99%) CISSP
8 2 (2.99%) OSCP
9 1 (1.49%) CCNA
9 1 (1.49%) CCNP
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.49%) ISEB
9 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.99%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.49%) Nessus
2 1 (1.49%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) HP
2 11 (16.42%) Cisco
3 10 (14.93%) Avaya
3 10 (14.93%) VMware
4 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.96%) Forcepoint
5 6 (8.96%) Sophos
6 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
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