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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 135 174
Rank change year-on-year -1 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 28 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.72% 0.98% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.07% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 7
Median salary £45,000 £70,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +108.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,200 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £80,000 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 2338 2614 2992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 93.00% 91.27% 90.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1939 2155 2348
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +2.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (54.29%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) VPN
3 15 (42.86%) ITIL
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 15 (42.86%) Avaya
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (40.00%) SAN
4 14 (40.00%) VMware
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) LAN
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
6 10 (28.57%) VoIP
6 10 (28.57%) WAN
6 10 (28.57%) MCSA
6 10 (28.57%) HP
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (28.57%) Information Security
6 10 (28.57%) Firewall
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
7 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (22.86%) Degree
7 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 8 (22.86%) Social Engineering
7 8 (22.86%) Network Packet Capture
8 7 (20.00%) Forcepoint
9 6 (17.14%) CHECK Team Leader
10 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
10 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning

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 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) VPN
2 14 (40.00%) SAN
3 11 (31.43%) LAN
4 10 (28.57%) Firewall
4 10 (28.57%) VoIP
4 10 (28.57%) WAN
5 5 (14.29%) ADSL
5 5 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 5 (14.29%) MPLS
5 5 (14.29%) VLAN
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security
7 3 (8.57%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (17.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Security Specialist
6 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) IVR
2 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
1 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Information Security
3 8 (22.86%) Network Packet Capture
3 8 (22.86%) Social Engineering
3 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (14.29%) People Management
5 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (11.43%) Security Operations
6 3 (8.57%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (8.57%) Network Design
6 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Security Patching
6 3 (8.57%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (5.71%) CRAMM
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) MCSA
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) CHECK Team Leader
4 2 (5.71%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (5.71%) CISM
4 2 (5.71%) CISSP
4 2 (5.71%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) CISA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (5.71%) GDPR
3 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Avaya
3 14 (40.00%) VMware
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) HP
6 7 (20.00%) Forcepoint
7 5 (14.29%) Sophos
8 3 (8.57%) Qualys
9 2 (5.71%) ArcSight
9 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.71%) Splunk
10 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Acumin
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