Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 191 168
Rank change year-on-year +34 -23 +78
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 38 31 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.98% 0.63% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.67% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 26 47
Leeds median annual salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,575 £41,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,125 £67,500 £70,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +33.33%

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 3,544 4,643 4,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 90.97% 93.87% 92.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,942 3,909 4,258
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,250 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 24 (63.16%) Information Security
2 21 (55.26%) Security Operations
3 19 (50.00%) Firewall
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (36.84%) Security Testing
6 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
7 12 (31.58%) Cisco
8 11 (28.95%) VPN
8 11 (28.95%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (26.32%) GDPR
9 10 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (26.32%) SIEM
10 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
10 9 (23.68%) Security Patching
10 9 (23.68%) Security Auditing
10 9 (23.68%) LAN
10 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
11 8 (21.05%) Nessus
11 8 (21.05%) WAN
12 7 (18.42%) SQL
12 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
12 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
12 7 (18.42%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (18.42%) Threat Intelligence
12 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (15.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity

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 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (28.95%) VPN
3 9 (23.68%) LAN
4 8 (21.05%) WAN
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (13.16%) Network Security
5 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.53%) IPsec
6 4 (10.53%) VPLS
6 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (10.53%) Wireless
7 3 (7.89%) DNS
7 3 (7.89%) DWDM
7 3 (7.89%) HTTP
7 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
7 3 (7.89%) VLAN
7 3 (7.89%) VoIP
7 3 (7.89%) Wireless Security
8 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Security Specialist
2 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Security Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Information Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) IT Security Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) IT Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) Django
2 1 (2.63%) Pylons
2 1 (2.63%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Data Protection Act
1 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) NHS
4 3 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Kali Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Information Security
2 21 (55.26%) Security Operations
3 14 (36.84%) Security Testing
4 10 (26.32%) SIEM
4 10 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
5 9 (23.68%) Security Auditing
5 9 (23.68%) Security Patching
6 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.42%) Threat Intelligence
6 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Network Design
9 4 (10.53%) OWASP
9 4 (10.53%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) DBS Check
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CEH
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) ECSA
2 2 (5.26%) GCIA
2 2 (5.26%) GCIH
2 2 (5.26%) GIAC
2 2 (5.26%) GSEC
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCDST
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
3 11 (28.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (26.32%) GDPR
5 6 (15.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (10.53%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Nessus
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Cisco
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) Juniper
4 3 (7.89%) Qualys
4 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds