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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 153 186 144
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -42
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.65% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 3
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,900 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
3188 3197 2267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.39% 86.17% 87.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2520 2426 1755
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (35.71%) Nessus
3 9 (32.14%) Nmap
3 9 (32.14%) Network Security
4 8 (28.57%) Degree
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 8 (28.57%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) VPN
4 8 (28.57%) Metasploit
5 7 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
5 7 (25.00%) Social Engineering
5 7 (25.00%) VoIP
5 7 (25.00%) Citrix
5 7 (25.00%) CESG
5 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (21.43%) Wireless
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Computer Security
7 5 (17.86%) Acunetix
8 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) C++
8 4 (14.29%) Windows
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (7.14%) web2py
10 2 (7.14%) Node.js

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Network Security
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) VPN
3 7 (25.00%) VoIP
4 6 (21.43%) Wireless
5 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.57%) ADSL
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Test Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Security Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (7.14%) Django
1 2 (7.14%) jQuery
1 2 (7.14%) Pylons
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
1 2 (7.14%) web2py
1 2 (7.14%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) CESG
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Tandem
2 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.00%) Social Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Security
5 4 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.14%) Cyber Security
7 2 (7.14%) Android Development
7 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
7 2 (7.14%) Server Building
7 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) OOD
7 2 (7.14%) UML
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL
8 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
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 10 (35.71%) Nessus
2 9 (32.14%) Nmap
3 7 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Acunetix
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Sophos
4 1 (3.57%) Websense
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Salary: £55,676 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 27 days ago