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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 192 222 248
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 43 37 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.77% 0.54% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.61% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 18 35 23
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £29,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £44,800 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
4992 6073 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 89.33% 88.66% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4172 4965 4770
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +17 31 £70,000 +75.00% 4
North Yorkshire +8 7 £40,000 +6.66%
South Yorkshire +21 5 £48,000 +20.00% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 42 (68.85%) Information Security
2 29 (47.54%) Wireless
3 28 (45.90%) CREST Certified
4 27 (44.26%) Unix
5 26 (42.62%) Windows
5 26 (42.62%) Firewall
6 23 (37.70%) Python
6 23 (37.70%) C++
6 23 (37.70%) Java
6 23 (37.70%) Perl
6 23 (37.70%) C
7 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
7 22 (36.07%) Security Cleared
8 21 (34.43%) Wireless Security
8 21 (34.43%) Degree
8 21 (34.43%) CESG
8 21 (34.43%) Ruby
8 21 (34.43%) PHP
8 21 (34.43%) Mobile App
9 20 (32.79%) Publishing
10 16 (26.23%) Network Security
10 16 (26.23%) Social Engineering
11 13 (21.31%) VPN
11 13 (21.31%) Cisco
11 13 (21.31%) Nessus
12 12 (19.67%) CheckPoint
13 11 (18.03%) Finance
13 11 (18.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (16.39%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (16.39%) Risk Management

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 (1.64%) IIS
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) Wireless
2 26 (42.62%) Firewall
3 21 (34.43%) Wireless Security
4 16 (26.23%) Network Security
5 13 (21.31%) VPN
6 10 (16.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (14.75%) Internet
7 9 (14.75%) IPsec
8 8 (13.11%) WAN
9 6 (9.84%) MPLS
9 6 (9.84%) SNMP
9 6 (9.84%) VoIP
10 3 (4.92%) HTTP
10 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
10 3 (4.92%) SSL
11 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.28%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) AppScan
1 2 (3.28%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (32.79%) Publishing
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Penetration Tester
1 22 (36.07%) Tester
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Security Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 13 (21.31%) Senior Tester
4 12 (19.67%) Consultant
4 12 (19.67%) Security Consultant
5 10 (16.39%) Network Analyst
5 10 (16.39%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 6 (9.84%) Account Manager
7 6 (9.84%) IT Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Lead Tester
8 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Security Manager
9 4 (6.56%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) CESG
1 21 (34.43%) Mobile App
2 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.11%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.92%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.64%) AS400
7 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Unix
2 26 (42.62%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) Linux
4 6 (9.84%) Solaris
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (68.85%) Information Security
2 16 (26.23%) Social Engineering
3 11 (18.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (16.39%) Risk Management
4 10 (16.39%) Security Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.56%) Coaching
9 3 (4.92%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (4.92%) Secure Coding
10 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Business Development
10 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.28%) Identity Access Management
10 2 (3.28%) Project Management
10 2 (3.28%) Time Management
10 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) C
1 23 (37.70%) C++
1 23 (37.70%) Java
1 23 (37.70%) Perl
1 23 (37.70%) Python
2 21 (34.43%) PHP
2 21 (34.43%) Ruby
3 2 (3.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (45.90%) CREST Certified
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) Security Cleared
3 21 (34.43%) Degree
4 8 (13.11%) CISSP
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (9.84%) CCNP
6 6 (9.84%) CCSA
6 6 (9.84%) Tigerscheme
7 5 (8.20%) CCNA
8 2 (3.28%) CEH
8 2 (3.28%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (3.28%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (3.28%) ISEB
8 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.64%) CISA
9 1 (1.64%) MCSE
9 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) COBIT
2 1 (1.64%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) Nessus
2 3 (4.92%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Cisco
2 12 (19.67%) CheckPoint
3 9 (14.75%) Forcepoint
4 8 (13.11%) Fortinet
5 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.84%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) Clearswift
7 3 (4.92%) F5
7 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) Rapid7
7 3 (4.92%) ScanSafe
7 3 (4.92%) Sophos
8 2 (3.28%) Veracode
8 2 (3.28%) VMware
9 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard
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