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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 123 168 190
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +22
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 36 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.34% 0.65% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.70% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 6
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £27,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £47,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
2437 3270 3283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.59% 92.63% 87.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2052 2603 2509
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 28 August 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (69.35%) CREST Certified
2 42 (67.74%) Windows
3 40 (64.52%) Information Security
4 38 (61.29%) Java
4 38 (61.29%) C++
4 38 (61.29%) PHP
5 37 (59.68%) C
5 37 (59.68%) Degree
6 36 (58.06%) Wireless
7 34 (54.84%) Unix
8 33 (53.23%) CESG
9 31 (50.00%) Ruby
9 31 (50.00%) Mobile App
10 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
10 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
11 29 (46.77%) Wireless Security
11 29 (46.77%) Perl
11 29 (46.77%) Python
12 27 (43.55%) Publishing
13 19 (30.65%) Social Engineering
14 14 (22.58%) Tigerscheme
15 13 (20.97%) Security Testing
16 12 (19.35%) Firewall
16 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
17 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 9 (14.52%) CHECK Team Member
19 8 (12.90%) Threat Modelling
19 8 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
19 8 (12.90%) Network Security
20 7 (11.29%) Management Information System

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 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Drupal
2 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.23%) GitHub
2 2 (3.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (58.06%) Wireless
2 29 (46.77%) Wireless Security
3 12 (19.35%) Firewall
4 8 (12.90%) Network Security
5 5 (8.06%) Internet
6 4 (6.45%) ADSL
6 4 (6.45%) MPLS
6 4 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (6.45%) SAN
6 4 (6.45%) VLAN
6 4 (6.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) Intranet
7 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Appium
1 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
1 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
1 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
1 2 (3.23%) JUnit
1 2 (3.23%) NUnit
1 2 (3.23%) Redmine
1 2 (3.23%) Selenium
1 2 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (43.55%) Publishing
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Penetration Tester
1 34 (54.84%) Tester
2 13 (20.97%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 13 (20.97%) Senior Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Consultant
3 10 (16.13%) Security Consultant
4 8 (12.90%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Lead Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Security Penetration Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Security Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Account Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Ethical Hacker
8 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Account Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) JSF
3 2 (3.23%) JSP
3 2 (3.23%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) XHTML
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 33 (53.23%) CESG
2 31 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
4 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.45%) IVR
6 3 (4.84%) PKI
7 2 (3.23%) RIA
8 1 (1.61%) AS400
8 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 34 (54.84%) Unix
3 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Information Security
2 19 (30.65%) Social Engineering
3 13 (20.97%) Security Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (12.90%) Threat Modelling
7 7 (11.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (8.06%) Business Development
10 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.45%) ITIL
10 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.45%) Network Packet Capture
10 4 (6.45%) Project Management
10 4 (6.45%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (6.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) C++
1 38 (61.29%) Java
1 38 (61.29%) PHP
2 37 (59.68%) C
3 31 (50.00%) Ruby
4 29 (46.77%) Perl
4 29 (46.77%) Python
5 7 (11.29%) C#
6 5 (8.06%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (69.35%) CREST Certified
2 37 (59.68%) Degree
3 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
3 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (22.58%) Tigerscheme
5 9 (14.52%) CHECK Team Member
6 6 (9.68%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (6.45%) MCSA
7 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.84%) CISSP
9 2 (3.23%) CEH
9 2 (3.23%) CISA
9 2 (3.23%) ISEB
9 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) HP
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) VMware
3 4 (6.45%) Avaya
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) Forcepoint
3 4 (6.45%) Sophos
4 1 (1.61%) IBM
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Montash Associates
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Montash Associates
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: Bonus + Bens
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