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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 175 191 147
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -44
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 29 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.61% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.48% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 4
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,700 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
4205 4179 3034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 88.41% 85.53% 85.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3357 3321 2305
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 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
Leeds +16 20 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Bradford -23 4 £40,750 +20.74% 1
Batley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Wetherby - 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 22 (53.66%) Information Security
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) PCI DSS
2 11 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) VPN
3 10 (24.39%) CISSP
3 10 (24.39%) Nessus
4 9 (21.95%) Nmap
5 8 (19.51%) Network Security
5 8 (19.51%) Metasploit
5 8 (19.51%) Finance
5 8 (19.51%) Cyber Security
6 7 (17.07%) CORE IMPACT
6 7 (17.07%) CESG
7 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
7 6 (14.63%) CISA
7 6 (14.63%) CISM
7 6 (14.63%) Citrix
7 6 (14.63%) VoIP
7 6 (14.63%) SQL
7 6 (14.63%) Social Engineering
8 5 (12.20%) Acunetix
8 5 (12.20%) Windows
8 5 (12.20%) Cisco
8 5 (12.20%) Wireless
8 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.20%) CEH
8 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (9.76%) Computer Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (4.88%) Lync
1 2 (4.88%) Node.js
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) VPN
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) Network Security
3 6 (14.63%) VoIP
4 5 (12.20%) Wireless
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) ADSL
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) DNS
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Security Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Tester
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Security Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Information Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Security Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Test Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Information Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (4.88%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) HTML
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) Ajax
1 2 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (4.88%) Django
1 2 (4.88%) jQuery
1 2 (4.88%) Pylons
1 2 (4.88%) HTML5
1 2 (4.88%) web2py
1 2 (4.88%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) CESG
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) iPhone
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Tandem
3 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Information Security
2 11 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 8 (19.51%) Cyber Security
4 6 (14.63%) Social Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) Server Building
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Security
5 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (9.76%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.32%) OWASP
7 2 (4.88%) Android Development
7 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.88%) Security Management
7 2 (4.88%) Security Patching
7 2 (4.88%) Test Management
7 2 (4.88%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) OOD
7 2 (4.88%) UML
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C++
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 10 (24.39%) CISSP
3 6 (14.63%) CISA
3 6 (14.63%) CISM
4 5 (12.20%) CEH
4 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.88%) OSCP
6 2 (4.88%) OSCE
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) GIAC
7 1 (2.44%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) PCI DSS
2 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Nessus
2 9 (21.95%) Nmap
3 7 (17.07%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Citrix
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) Acunetix
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) F5
5 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.44%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Sophos
5 1 (2.44%) Websense
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Searchability
Posted: 3 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Reading, Birmingham, Sussex, Manchester,...
Specialist Solutions UK
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: 5%
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago