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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Rank 139 175 164
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.70% 0.15% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.17% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 19
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -35.00%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
2316 2989 3261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.01% 88.80% 90.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2005 2465 2607
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Degree
3 25 (50.00%) Information Security
4 23 (46.00%) CREST Certified
5 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (38.00%) Unix
7 18 (36.00%) C
7 18 (36.00%) C++
7 18 (36.00%) Java
7 18 (36.00%) PHP
8 17 (34.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (32.00%) CESG
10 15 (30.00%) Network Packet Capture
11 14 (28.00%) Social Engineering
11 14 (28.00%) Ruby
11 14 (28.00%) Perl
11 14 (28.00%) Finance
12 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 13 (26.00%) CHECK Team Leader
13 12 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (24.00%) Wireless
13 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
14 11 (22.00%) HP
14 11 (22.00%) Cisco
14 11 (22.00%) Python
14 11 (22.00%) Publishing
14 11 (22.00%) VPN
14 11 (22.00%) Network Security
14 11 (22.00%) Wireless Security
14 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared

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 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) Heroku
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Wireless
2 11 (22.00%) Network Security
2 11 (22.00%) VPN
2 11 (22.00%) Wireless Security
3 10 (20.00%) SAN
4 8 (16.00%) Firewall
5 7 (14.00%) LAN
5 7 (14.00%) WAN
6 6 (12.00%) VoIP
7 5 (10.00%) MPLS
7 5 (10.00%) VLAN
8 4 (8.00%) ADSL
8 4 (8.00%) HTTP
8 4 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (6.00%) Internet
9 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.00%) DNS
11 1 (2.00%) DHCP
11 1 (2.00%) SSL
11 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Publishing
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Penetration Tester
1 22 (44.00%) Tester
2 14 (28.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Security Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Security Penetration Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Security Tester
5 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacker
5 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) CESG
2 11 (22.00%) Mobile App
3 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.00%) IVR
6 2 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.00%) FMCG
7 1 (2.00%) iPad
7 1 (2.00%) iPhone
7 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (2.00%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Unix
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Information Security
2 17 (34.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 15 (30.00%) Network Packet Capture
4 14 (28.00%) Social Engineering
5 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 12 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (20.00%) ITIL
7 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (16.00%) Remediation Plan
8 8 (16.00%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (8.00%) SIEM
10 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
10 4 (8.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) C
1 18 (36.00%) C++
1 18 (36.00%) Java
1 18 (36.00%) PHP
2 14 (28.00%) Perl
2 14 (28.00%) Ruby
3 11 (22.00%) Python
4 7 (14.00%) C#
4 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) Degree
2 23 (46.00%) CREST Certified
3 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) CHECK Team Leader
5 11 (22.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) MCSA
6 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (16.00%) OSCP
8 7 (14.00%) Tigerscheme
9 5 (10.00%) CEH
10 4 (8.00%) CISA
10 4 (8.00%) CISSP
11 1 (2.00%) CCNA
11 1 (2.00%) CCNP
11 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Nessus
1 4 (8.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco
1 11 (22.00%) HP
2 10 (20.00%) Avaya
2 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.00%) Forcepoint
5 4 (8.00%) Sophos
6 3 (6.00%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.00%) Splunk
7 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
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