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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 167 168
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.66% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.40% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 18
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -35.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,250 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,393 £45,141 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2367 2978 3385
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.43% 90.05% 90.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2080 2411 2679
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) Degree
3 21 (50.00%) Windows
4 19 (45.24%) Information Security
5 17 (40.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (40.48%) CREST Certified
6 16 (38.10%) Network Packet Capture
7 15 (35.71%) Finance
7 15 (35.71%) Social Engineering
8 14 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
9 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (28.57%) C
10 12 (28.57%) C++
10 12 (28.57%) Java
10 12 (28.57%) PHP
10 12 (28.57%) Unix
11 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (23.81%) Network Security
12 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
12 10 (23.81%) CESG
13 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
13 9 (21.43%) Perl
13 9 (21.43%) Ruby
13 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (19.05%) OSCP
14 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
15 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
15 7 (16.67%) VMware
15 7 (16.67%) ITIL

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 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Network Security
2 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) VPN
3 6 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (14.29%) VoIP
3 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) Wireless
3 6 (14.29%) Wireless Security
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 3 (7.14%) HTTP
5 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) ADSL
7 1 (2.38%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.38%) MPLS
7 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Publishing
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Penetration Tester
1 16 (38.10%) Tester
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Security Penetration Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Security Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (11.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Ethical Hacker
5 5 (11.90%) IT Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) CESG
2 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.38%) iPad
6 1 (2.38%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) IVR
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Unix
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Kali Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Information Security
2 17 (40.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (38.10%) Network Packet Capture
4 15 (35.71%) Social Engineering
5 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (16.67%) ITIL
8 7 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
8 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Project Management
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
10 3 (7.14%) E-Discovery
10 3 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
10 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
10 3 (7.14%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
11 2 (4.76%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) C
1 12 (28.57%) C++
1 12 (28.57%) Java
1 12 (28.57%) PHP
2 9 (21.43%) Perl
2 9 (21.43%) Ruby
3 6 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) Degree
3 17 (40.48%) CREST Certified
4 14 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 8 (19.05%) OSCP
7 7 (16.67%) MCSA
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
9 5 (11.90%) CEH
10 4 (9.52%) CISA
10 4 (9.52%) CISSP
11 2 (4.76%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nessus
1 3 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Avaya
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Forcepoint
4 3 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.14%) Splunk
5 1 (2.38%) Sophos
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