Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 190 172
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18 +65
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 35 38 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.84% 0.77% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.82% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33 34 39
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,414
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.05% +23.77%
10th Percentile £35,250 £37,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £59,625 £70,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +25.00%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,828 4,657 5,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.58% 93.78% 93.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,203 3,908 4,273
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 22 (62.86%) Security Operations
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) Information Security
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) Cisco
6 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
8 10 (28.57%) VPN
8 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (25.71%) SIEM
9 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (25.71%) Security Architecture
9 9 (25.71%) Security Patching
9 9 (25.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (25.71%) LAN
9 9 (25.71%) Security Testing
9 9 (25.71%) Nessus
10 8 (22.86%) Network Security
10 8 (22.86%) WAN
10 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.86%) GDPR
10 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (22.86%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (20.00%) Security Auditing
11 7 (20.00%) VPLS
11 7 (20.00%) VMware
12 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
12 6 (17.14%) Data Analysis
12 6 (17.14%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (17.14%) Data Protection

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (54.29%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) VPN
3 9 (25.71%) LAN
4 8 (22.86%) Network Security
4 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
4 8 (22.86%) WAN
5 7 (20.00%) VPLS
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (14.29%) IPsec
7 5 (14.29%) Wireless
8 4 (11.43%) DNS
8 4 (11.43%) DWDM
8 4 (11.43%) HTTP
8 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
8 4 (11.43%) VLAN
8 4 (11.43%) VoIP
8 4 (11.43%) Wireless Security
9 3 (8.57%) BGP
9 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
9 3 (8.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Security Specialist
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Security Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Security Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Information Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) IT Security Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Network Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Security Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Security Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Ajax
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
1 2 (5.71%) Django
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) HTML5
1 2 (5.71%) jQuery
1 2 (5.71%) Node.js
1 2 (5.71%) Pylons
1 2 (5.71%) Pyramid
1 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (5.71%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (11.43%) NHS
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Kali Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Security Operations
2 17 (48.57%) Information Security
3 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (25.71%) Security Architecture
4 9 (25.71%) Security Patching
4 9 (25.71%) Security Testing
4 9 (25.71%) SIEM
5 8 (22.86%) Threat Intelligence
5 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (20.00%) Security Auditing
7 6 (17.14%) Data Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
8 5 (14.29%) Network Design
9 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (11.43%) DDoS Mitigation
9 4 (11.43%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (11.43%) OWASP
9 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) C++
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.43%) DBS Check
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) CCNP
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) CEH
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) ECSA
3 2 (5.71%) GCIA
3 2 (5.71%) GCIH
3 2 (5.71%) GIAC
3 2 (5.71%) GSEC
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
3 9 (25.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (22.86%) GDPR
5 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (11.43%) PMO
6 3 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.43%) Juniper
4 4 (11.43%) Qualys
4 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Splunk
6 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds