The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 86 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.11% - 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £19,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +33.33%
Penetration Tester
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
897 898 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 96.76% 96.46% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 758 748 558
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the South Yorkshire region.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HIPAA
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (66.67%) GWAPT
2 2 (66.67%) GPEN
2 2 (66.67%) OSCP
2 2 (66.67%) OSCE
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) GCIH
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) GCIH
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) GWAPT
1 2 (66.67%) GPEN
1 2 (66.67%) OSCP
1 2 (66.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) HIPAA