The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 192 178 149
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 8 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.32% 0.22% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.26% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 39
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +57.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Penetration Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4103 3059 3087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.26% 84.43% 81.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3170 2391 2560
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bradford - 9 £35,000 -
Leeds -28 7 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 26 (63.41%) Windows
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
3 24 (58.54%) Ethical Hacking
4 20 (48.78%) Problem Management
4 20 (48.78%) Data Protection
4 20 (48.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 20 (48.78%) SIEM
5 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
6 12 (29.27%) CISSP
7 11 (26.83%) Degree
8 10 (24.39%) ITIL
9 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
10 7 (17.07%) Security+ Certification
10 7 (17.07%) SSCP
10 7 (17.07%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (14.63%) Firewall
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (14.63%) MCSE
11 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
12 5 (12.20%) Internet
12 5 (12.20%) CISA
12 5 (12.20%) CISM
12 5 (12.20%) DNS
12 5 (12.20%) iPhone
12 5 (12.20%) iPad
13 4 (9.76%) Project Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (14.63%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQLPlus
General
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Analyst
2 26 (63.41%) Security Analyst
3 22 (53.66%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (9.76%) Security Officer
4 4 (9.76%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Account Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Account Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Account Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Ethical Hacker
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Officer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Security Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) iPhone
1 5 (12.20%) iPad
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 24 (58.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 20 (48.78%) Problem Management
3 20 (48.78%) Data Protection
3 20 (48.78%) SIEM
4 10 (24.39%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.76%) Business Development
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.32%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.44%) Database Security
9 1 (2.44%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) PHP
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
1 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) CISSP
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 7 (17.07%) SSCP
3 7 (17.07%) Security+ Certification
4 6 (14.63%) MCSE
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (12.20%) CISA
5 5 (12.20%) CISM
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CRISC
7 1 (2.44%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
2 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Nagios
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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