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 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
Security Testing
Rank 148 175 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 26 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.72% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 26 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £43,409 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +21.05%
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
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%

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 17 April 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (81.48%) Information Security
2 31 (57.41%) CISSP
3 23 (42.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (42.59%) SIEM
4 21 (38.89%) Firewall
5 17 (31.48%) CISM
5 17 (31.48%) Data Protection
6 14 (25.93%) PCI DSS
6 14 (25.93%) GIAC
7 12 (22.22%) Windows
7 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 12 (22.22%) CEH
8 11 (20.37%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (18.52%) Cryptography
9 10 (18.52%) Wireless
9 10 (18.52%) SSL
10 9 (16.67%) C
10 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Application Packaging
10 9 (16.67%) CHFI
10 9 (16.67%) Cyber Security
10 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
12 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (9.26%) ITIL
14 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 3 (5.56%) SQL
15 3 (5.56%) Degree
16 2 (3.70%) QA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) Apache
1 2 (3.70%) nginx
1 2 (3.70%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.70%) Route 53
1 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) Firewall
2 10 (18.52%) Wireless
2 10 (18.52%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.70%) Redis
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 23 (42.59%) Security Analyst
3 17 (31.48%) Security Manager
3 17 (31.48%) Information Manager
3 17 (31.48%) Information Security Manager
4 15 (27.78%) IT Security Analyst
5 9 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
5 9 (16.67%) IT Security Officer
5 9 (16.67%) Security Officer
6 8 (14.81%) Information Analyst
6 8 (14.81%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (1.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Consultant
8 1 (1.85%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (1.85%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Cryptography
2 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Information Security
2 23 (42.59%) SIEM
3 17 (31.48%) Data Protection
4 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (20.37%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.70%) Release Management
9 2 (3.70%) Kanban
9 2 (3.70%) Change Control
9 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.70%) DevOps
9 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) C
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
3 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.70%) C++
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) CISSP
2 17 (31.48%) CISM
3 14 (25.93%) GIAC
4 12 (22.22%) CEH
5 9 (16.67%) CHFI
6 3 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (42.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (25.93%) PCI DSS
3 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.85%) Nessus
2 1 (1.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle
1 2 (3.70%) Percona