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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 176 154 155
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.26% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 6
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
3234 2284 2355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.90% 86.38% 83.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2426 1793 1937
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 18 (94.74%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (36.84%) Business Development
3 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Internet
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (26.32%) iPad
4 5 (26.32%) iPhone
4 5 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) CEH
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) CGI
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) Nagios
7 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Apache
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) PHP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Account Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Security Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Junior
3 5 (26.32%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (26.32%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Account Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Junior Account Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) iPhone
1 5 (26.32%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (36.84%) Business Development
3 5 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CEH
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CRISC
4 1 (5.26%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle