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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 179 164 177
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.75% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 4
Average salary £32,500 £46,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.72% -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
2950 3179 2886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.35% 90.31% 86.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2446 2544 2204
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Burp Suite
1 1 (7.69%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Account Manager
2 4 (30.77%) IT Manager
2 4 (30.77%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Security Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Junior
3 3 (23.08%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Junior Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Python Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Penetration Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Security Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Django
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) Pylons
1 1 (7.69%) Pyramid
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (7.69%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) CESG
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (23.08%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Security
4 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.69%) Social Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CEH
2 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
1 1 (7.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Acunetix
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix
1 1 (7.69%) Netsparker
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