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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 156 177 146
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.60% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 4
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,450 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £44,150 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
3138 3182 2218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 89.79% 86.59% 85.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2480 2496 1669
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) Information Security
2 9 (32.14%) Nessus
3 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 8 (28.57%) Nmap
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) VPN
3 8 (28.57%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) Metasploit
4 7 (25.00%) Degree
5 6 (21.43%) CESG
5 6 (21.43%) VoIP
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) CORE IMPACT
5 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (21.43%) Social Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Wireless
7 4 (14.29%) Computer Security
7 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (14.29%) Acunetix
8 3 (10.71%) SaaS
8 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (10.71%) OWASP
8 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco
8 3 (10.71%) CEH
8 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (10.71%) C++

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) VPN
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
1 8 (28.57%) Network Security
2 6 (21.43%) VoIP
3 5 (17.86%) Wireless
4 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) ADSL
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) HTTP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Test Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Security Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Officer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Sales Executive
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) Ajax
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.57%) Django
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Pylons
1 1 (3.57%) HTML5
1 1 (3.57%) web2py
1 1 (3.57%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) CESG
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Tandem
2 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 6 (21.43%) Social Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Computer Security
5 3 (10.71%) OWASP
5 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (10.71%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Management
6 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) OOD
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Cyber Security
6 2 (7.14%) Android Development
6 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.14%) Server Building
7 1 (3.57%) Server Hardening
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) CEH
4 2 (7.14%) OSCP
4 2 (7.14%) OSCE
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Nessus
2 8 (28.57%) Nmap
3 6 (21.43%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Acunetix
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) Websense
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
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