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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 171 176 143
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.25% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 1
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +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
2994 3181 2114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.68% 87.13% 84.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2341 2510 1630
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (53.85%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (34.62%) Security Testing
4 8 (30.77%) CEH
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (23.08%) CISSP
6 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 6 (23.08%) GIAC
6 6 (23.08%) Nmap
6 6 (23.08%) Nessus
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) VPN
8 4 (15.38%) VoIP
8 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
9 3 (11.54%) Test Management
9 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) Degree
9 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
9 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) CESG
9 3 (11.54%) Metasploit
9 3 (11.54%) CORE IMPACT
9 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (11.54%) Wireless
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VPN
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
2 4 (15.38%) VoIP
3 3 (11.54%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) ADSL
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Sales Executive
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) CESG
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) IVR
3 2 (7.69%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Tandem
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Information Security
2 9 (34.62%) Security Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (11.54%) Social Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Security
5 2 (7.69%) OWASP
5 2 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) OOD
5 2 (7.69%) Android Development
5 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Server Hardening
6 1 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CEH
2 6 (23.08%) CISSP
2 6 (23.08%) GIAC
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) OSCP
5 2 (7.69%) OSCE
6 1 (3.85%) PCI QSA
6 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Nessus
1 6 (23.08%) Nmap
2 3 (11.54%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Citrix
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Acunetix
2 2 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Sophos
3 1 (3.85%) Websense
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
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