Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Penetration Testing
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 170 252
Rank change year-on-year -15 +82 +15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 67 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.63% 1.23% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.36% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 26 47 29
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £49,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33% +7.14%

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 4516 4925 6414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.28% 90.58% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3791 4218 5098
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (58.06%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) CISSP
4 11 (35.48%) CISM
4 11 (35.48%) CEH
5 10 (32.26%) Degree
5 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (25.81%) Network Security
7 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) LAN
7 8 (25.81%) CREST Certified
7 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (25.81%) Security Auditing
7 8 (25.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (22.58%) OSCP
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) VPN
9 6 (19.35%) .NET
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 6 (19.35%) CCNA
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing

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 (12.90%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (25.81%) LAN
3 8 (25.81%) Network Security
4 7 (22.58%) WAN
5 6 (19.35%) VPN
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.45%) Internet
7 2 (6.45%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) VoIP
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (29.03%) Tester
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Security Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Security Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Information Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) IT Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) IT Security Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Ajax
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) Django
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) Pylons
2 2 (6.45%) Pyramid
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.45%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Information Security
2 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
4 8 (25.81%) Security Auditing
5 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (16.13%) IT Audit
6 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) Security Operations
8 3 (9.68%) Email Filtering
8 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
8 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
8 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (9.68%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CISSP
2 11 (35.48%) CEH
2 11 (35.48%) CISM
3 10 (32.26%) Degree
4 8 (25.81%) CREST Certified
5 7 (22.58%) OSCP
6 6 (19.35%) CCNA
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (19.35%) Master's Degree
7 5 (16.13%) CCNP
7 5 (16.13%) CISA
8 4 (12.90%) CCIE
8 4 (12.90%) CRISC
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (6.45%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.45%) SSCP
11 1 (3.23%) GPEN
11 1 (3.23%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (12.90%) GDPR
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) John the Ripper
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
4 2 (6.45%) CyberArk
4 2 (6.45%) FireEye
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Qualys