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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 242 249 197
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 8 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.12% 0.071% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.073% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 4
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £54,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
6668 6815 5003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.64% 96.43% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5477 5405 3916
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,733
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
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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 +13 5 £47,500 -5.00% 7
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Nessus
3 5 (41.67%) CEH
3 5 (41.67%) Metasploit
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) OWASP
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 2 (16.67%) SaaS
6 2 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (16.67%) Acunetix
6 2 (16.67%) OSCP
6 2 (16.67%) OSCE
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) CESG
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) GIAC
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) Nmap

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) CESG
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) OWASP
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security
5 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CEH
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) GIAC
4 2 (16.67%) OSCP
4 2 (16.67%) OSCE
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (16.67%) Nmap
2 2 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Acunetix
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