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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 214 227 240
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.63% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 25
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,260 £33,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £50,500 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
Penetration Testing
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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
5288 5909 6200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 89.52% 88.17% 86.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4375 4747 4915
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Yorkshire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +21 27 £45,707 +8.82% 6
North Yorkshire +2 8 £40,000 +6.66%
South Yorkshire +16 2 £48,000 +35.21% 1
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 30 (65.22%) Information Security
2 23 (50.00%) Unix
3 22 (47.83%) Windows
4 21 (45.65%) CREST Certified
5 20 (43.48%) Firewall
5 20 (43.48%) Wireless
6 19 (41.30%) Python
6 19 (41.30%) C++
6 19 (41.30%) Java
6 19 (41.30%) Perl
6 19 (41.30%) C
7 17 (36.96%) PHP
7 17 (36.96%) Publishing
7 17 (36.96%) CESG
7 17 (36.96%) Ruby
7 17 (36.96%) Degree
7 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
7 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
7 17 (36.96%) Wireless Security
7 17 (36.96%) Mobile App
8 13 (28.26%) VPN
9 11 (23.91%) Finance
10 10 (21.74%) Cisco
10 10 (21.74%) Nessus
10 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (21.74%) Security Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Network Security
10 10 (21.74%) Social Engineering
11 9 (19.57%) Management Information System

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) Firewall
1 20 (43.48%) Wireless
2 17 (36.96%) Wireless Security
3 13 (28.26%) VPN
4 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (21.74%) Network Security
5 9 (19.57%) Internet
5 9 (19.57%) IPsec
6 8 (17.39%) WAN
7 6 (13.04%) MPLS
7 6 (13.04%) SNMP
7 6 (13.04%) VoIP
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.35%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) HTTP
9 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.17%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) AppScan
1 2 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (36.96%) Publishing
2 11 (23.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Penetration Tester
1 14 (30.43%) Tester
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Consultant
2 12 (26.09%) Security Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Security Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 7 (15.22%) Network Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Network Security Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Account Manager
7 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
7 4 (8.70%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.52%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Lead Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) CESG
1 17 (36.96%) Mobile App
2 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (17.39%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.52%) PKI
6 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.17%) AS400
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Unix
2 22 (47.83%) Windows
3 7 (15.22%) Linux
4 6 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Information Security
2 10 (21.74%) Security Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Social Engineering
2 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (19.57%) Risk Management
4 8 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (8.70%) Coaching
8 3 (6.52%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.35%) Time Management
9 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) C
1 19 (41.30%) C++
1 19 (41.30%) Java
1 19 (41.30%) Perl
1 19 (41.30%) Python
2 17 (36.96%) PHP
2 17 (36.96%) Ruby
3 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) CREST Certified
2 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.04%) CCNP
4 6 (13.04%) CCSA
5 5 (10.87%) CCNA
6 3 (6.52%) CISSP
6 3 (6.52%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (4.35%) ISEB
7 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.17%) CEH
8 1 (2.17%) MCSE
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO27002
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco
2 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
2 9 (19.57%) Forcepoint
3 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Veracode
7 2 (4.35%) VMware
8 1 (2.17%) WatchGuard
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