The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 213 226 154
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -72
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 26 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.46% 0.36% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.43% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 4
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £30,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £48,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.64%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5785 6033 4493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 86.37% 83.99% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4649 4778 3480
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +2 14 £42,000 +20.00% 8
North Yorkshire - 10 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £35,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 36 (52.94%) Information Security
2 25 (36.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (35.29%) Cisco
4 21 (30.88%) Firewall
4 21 (30.88%) Network Security
5 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (26.47%) PCI DSS
6 18 (26.47%) WAN
7 17 (25.00%) LAN
8 16 (23.53%) CISSP
8 16 (23.53%) Risk Management
9 15 (22.06%) VPN
10 14 (20.59%) Management Information System
10 14 (20.59%) Finance
11 12 (17.65%) CEH
12 11 (16.18%) Linux
13 10 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (13.24%) IPsec
14 9 (13.24%) Nessus
14 9 (13.24%) Python
14 9 (13.24%) Perl
14 9 (13.24%) PHP
14 9 (13.24%) Security Testing
15 8 (11.76%) Test Management
15 8 (11.76%) Metasploit
15 8 (11.76%) Cyber Security
15 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
15 8 (11.76%) GIAC
16 7 (10.29%) Information Security Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 3 (4.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Lync
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Project
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) Firewall
1 21 (30.88%) Network Security
2 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (26.47%) WAN
4 17 (25.00%) LAN
5 15 (22.06%) VPN
6 9 (13.24%) IPsec
7 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.82%) VoIP
8 6 (8.82%) Wireless
9 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.88%) MPLS
10 3 (4.41%) Internet
10 3 (4.41%) DNS
10 3 (4.41%) SSL
11 2 (2.94%) DHCP
11 2 (2.94%) SNMP
11 2 (2.94%) IPv6
11 2 (2.94%) VLAN
11 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Metasploit
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Network Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Information Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Information Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Network Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.82%) NHS
2 6 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) IVR
5 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.94%) iPhone
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) UNIX
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Information Security
2 16 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 10 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (13.24%) Security Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Test Management
5 8 (11.76%) Cyber Security
6 7 (10.29%) Performance Management
6 7 (10.29%) Network Architecture
6 7 (10.29%) Information Security Management
6 7 (10.29%) Security Management
7 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.82%) ISMS
7 6 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Line Management
8 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
8 5 (7.35%) Load Testing
9 4 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) Perl
1 9 (13.24%) PHP
1 9 (13.24%) Python
2 7 (10.29%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) CISSP
2 12 (17.65%) CEH
3 8 (11.76%) GIAC
4 6 (8.82%) CISA
4 6 (8.82%) CISM
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.88%) CCNA
6 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) MCSE
7 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.41%) Degree
8 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) OSCP
8 2 (2.94%) OSCE
9 1 (1.47%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.47%) CISMP
9 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (26.47%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) KVM
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Nessus
2 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.41%) Nmap
4 2 (2.94%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (2.94%) OpenView
5 1 (1.47%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Fortinet
2 7 (10.29%) WatchGuard
3 6 (8.82%) VMware
3 6 (8.82%) Websense
4 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (4.41%) Avaya
5 3 (4.41%) F5
6 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.94%) Acunetix
6 2 (2.94%) Juniper
6 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.47%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.47%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.47%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.47%) Brocade
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