The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 245 259 271
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 9 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.056% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.057% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Average salary £25,000 £55,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.54% +51.72%
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.09%
Penetration Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6126 7061 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.41% 98.07% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5077 5659 5722
Average salary £38,750 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Penetration Tester Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
West Yorkshire +10 7 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the 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 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (73.33%) CREST Certified
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Wireless
3 10 (66.67%) Unix
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) C
4 9 (60.00%) C++
4 9 (60.00%) Java
4 9 (60.00%) Perl
4 9 (60.00%) Publishing
4 9 (60.00%) Python
4 9 (60.00%) Ruby
4 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 9 (60.00%) Wireless Security
5 6 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (40.00%) Social Engineering
6 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) CESG
6 5 (33.33%) PHP
7 4 (26.67%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) CEH
8 2 (13.33%) CISSP
8 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
9 1 (6.67%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) Firewall

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the 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 10 (66.67%) Wireless
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless Security
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (60.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) CESG
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (40.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C
1 9 (60.00%) C++
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) Perl
1 9 (60.00%) Python
1 9 (60.00%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 4 (26.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CREST Certified
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
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