Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 162 163
Rank change year-on-year +27 +1 +95
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 42 53 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.25% 1.12% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.19% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 38 48 39
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £34,325 £40,800 £33,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -2.63% +12.43% +12.67%

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 3,080 4,446 4,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.45% 94.00% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,593 3,776 4,183
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,300 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 26 (61.90%) Information Security
2 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (54.76%) Security Testing
3 22 (52.38%) Security Operations
4 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco
5 16 (38.10%) PCI DSS
6 15 (35.71%) GDPR
6 15 (35.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (33.33%) Security Auditing
8 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
8 13 (30.95%) SIEM
8 13 (30.95%) LAN
9 12 (28.57%) VPN
10 11 (26.19%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (26.19%) Data Protection
11 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
11 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (21.43%) WAN
11 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (21.43%) OWASP
11 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (19.05%) SQL
13 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 7 (16.67%) VMware
13 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business

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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 13 (30.95%) LAN
3 12 (28.57%) VPN
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (21.43%) WAN
4 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security
5 2 (4.76%) SMS
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) BGP
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) DNS
6 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.38%) IPsec
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) VPLS
6 1 (2.38%) WAAS
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (14.29%) Retail
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Security Specialist
2 12 (28.57%) IT Security Specialist
3 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Security Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Developer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.76%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Testing Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) CSS
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Django
2 1 (2.38%) Pylons
2 1 (2.38%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (14.29%) NHS
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Kali Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Information Security
2 23 (54.76%) Security Testing
3 22 (52.38%) Security Operations
4 14 (33.33%) Security Auditing
5 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
5 13 (30.95%) SIEM
6 11 (26.19%) Data Protection
7 9 (21.43%) OWASP
7 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
9 6 (14.29%) Business Continuity
9 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (14.29%) Security Patching
10 5 (11.90%) Security Management
11 4 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) CISSP
3 4 (9.52%) OSCP
4 3 (7.14%) CEH
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) GPEN
4 3 (7.14%) GWAPT
4 3 (7.14%) GXPN
5 2 (4.76%) ECSA
5 2 (4.76%) GCIA
5 2 (4.76%) GCIH
5 2 (4.76%) GIAC
5 2 (4.76%) GSEC
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CISM
6 1 (2.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.38%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (38.10%) PCI DSS
3 15 (35.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (35.71%) GDPR
4 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.38%) Splunk