The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 171 182 127
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -55
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 10 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 0.25% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.28% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 11
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,950 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,500 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +2.53%
Security 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
2964 3172 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.69% 87.07% 84.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2314 2507 1630
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 £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%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Leeds region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 31 (73.81%) Information Security
2 23 (54.76%) Firewall
3 20 (47.62%) CISSP
4 19 (45.24%) SIEM
5 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (33.33%) Windows
7 14 (33.33%) SSL
7 14 (33.33%) Cryptography
8 13 (30.95%) Wireless
9 12 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (23.81%) GIAC
10 10 (23.81%) CISM
10 10 (23.81%) Data Protection
10 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
11 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (14.29%) CEH
13 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
13 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 5 (11.90%) C
14 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
14 5 (11.90%) CHFI
14 5 (11.90%) Application Packaging
15 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
15 4 (9.52%) Back Office
16 3 (7.14%) SQL
16 3 (7.14%) Nessus
16 3 (7.14%) Nmap

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) SSL
3 13 (30.95%) Wireless
4 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (9.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 23 (54.76%) Security Analyst
3 16 (38.10%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (23.81%) Security Manager
4 10 (23.81%) Information Manager
4 10 (23.81%) Information Security Manager
5 7 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Information Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (11.90%) IT Security Officer
6 5 (11.90%) Security Officer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Information Security
2 19 (45.24%) SIEM
3 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (23.81%) Data Protection
6 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
9 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL
10 1 (2.38%) Security Management
10 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) CISSP
2 10 (23.81%) CISM
2 10 (23.81%) GIAC
3 6 (14.29%) CEH
4 5 (11.90%) CHFI
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nessus
1 3 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Hyland