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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 161 172 156
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.19% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.22% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 1
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
3168 3246 2320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.12% 85.83% 82.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2495 2605 1856
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (79.41%) Information Security
2 19 (55.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
4 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (38.24%) PCI DSS
5 10 (29.41%) CEH
5 10 (29.41%) CISSP
6 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
7 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (23.53%) GIAC
8 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
8 7 (20.59%) WAN
8 7 (20.59%) LAN
9 6 (17.65%) NHS
9 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 6 (17.65%) Information Security Management
9 6 (17.65%) Security Management
9 6 (17.65%) Retail
9 6 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (17.65%) Business Development
9 6 (17.65%) ISMS
9 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
9 6 (17.65%) Line Management
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) Windows
11 3 (8.82%) Java
11 3 (8.82%) Firewall
11 3 (8.82%) Test Management
11 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
12 2 (5.88%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) LAN
1 7 (20.59%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
General
1 6 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Sales Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Account Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Junior
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Junior Account Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Account Manager
7 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) NHS
2 6 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.88%) iPhone
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.94%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Information Security
2 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
5 6 (17.65%) Line Management
5 6 (17.65%) ISMS
5 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 6 (17.65%) Business Development
5 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 6 (17.65%) Security Management
6 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 2 (5.88%) Android Development
7 2 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 2 (5.88%) OWASP
7 2 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) UML
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) OOD
8 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) CISSP
1 10 (29.41%) CEH
2 8 (23.53%) GIAC
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) OSCP
4 2 (5.88%) OSCE
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (55.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (38.24%) PCI DSS
3 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
1 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Avaya
2 1 (2.94%) Juniper
2 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire
2 1 (2.94%) F5
2 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
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