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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 175 194 164
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.65% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 3
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £38,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
4239 4146 3102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 89.49% 84.75% 86.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3396 3217 2426
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 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 31 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 +27 23 £37,500 - 6
Batley - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wetherby - 2 - - 1
Wakefield - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (53.49%) Information Security
2 13 (30.23%) Degree
3 12 (27.91%) Nessus
4 11 (25.58%) Nmap
4 11 (25.58%) Risk Management
5 10 (23.26%) Metasploit
6 9 (20.93%) CORE IMPACT
6 9 (20.93%) CESG
6 9 (20.93%) Network Security
6 9 (20.93%) CISSP
7 8 (18.60%) VPN
7 8 (18.60%) OO
7 8 (18.60%) Firewall
7 8 (18.60%) Finance
7 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
7 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
8 7 (16.28%) Acunetix
8 7 (16.28%) Social Engineering
8 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
8 7 (16.28%) VoIP
8 7 (16.28%) C++
8 7 (16.28%) Citrix
9 6 (13.95%) HTML
9 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
9 6 (13.95%) Python
9 6 (13.95%) CISA
9 6 (13.95%) CISM
9 6 (13.95%) Wireless

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (13.95%) Node.js
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Network Security
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
2 8 (18.60%) VPN
3 7 (16.28%) VoIP
4 6 (13.95%) Wireless
5 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.33%) ADSL
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) HTTP
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) SSL
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Security Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Information Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Specialist
5 5 (11.63%) Security Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Information Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
1 6 (13.95%) CSS
1 6 (13.95%) Ajax
1 6 (13.95%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (13.95%) Django
1 6 (13.95%) jQuery
1 6 (13.95%) Pylons
1 6 (13.95%) HTML5
1 6 (13.95%) web2py
1 6 (13.95%) Pyramid
2 1 (2.33%) CSS3
2 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) CESG
2 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) iPhone
3 2 (4.65%) Tandem
3 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) IVR
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Information Security
2 11 (25.58%) Risk Management
3 8 (18.60%) OO
3 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
4 7 (16.28%) Social Engineering
5 5 (11.63%) Computer Security
6 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.65%) Security Management
8 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (4.65%) OOD
8 2 (4.65%) UML
8 2 (4.65%) Android Development
8 2 (4.65%) iOS Development
8 2 (4.65%) Server Building
9 1 (2.33%) Server Hardening
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C++
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) Ruby
3 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Degree
2 9 (20.93%) CISSP
3 6 (13.95%) CISA
3 6 (13.95%) CISM
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) CEH
7 1 (2.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Nessus
2 11 (25.58%) Nmap
3 9 (20.93%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Citrix
1 7 (16.28%) Acunetix
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco
2 2 (4.65%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) F5
3 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.33%) Avaya
3 1 (2.33%) Juniper
3 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Sophos
3 1 (2.33%) Websense
3 1 (2.33%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Salary: £55,676 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 25 days ago