The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 171 148
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 9 6 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.35% 0.18% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.20% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 33
Median salary £48,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.14% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26%  

Security 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 2360 2980 3351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.54% 90.25% 90.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2079 2412 2652
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%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Leeds.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Selenium
3 21 (65.63%) Performance Testing
3 21 (65.63%) Scrum
4 19 (59.38%) TDD
4 19 (59.38%) Kanban
4 19 (59.38%) BDD
5 18 (56.25%) Java
6 17 (53.13%) Degree
7 16 (50.00%) Computer Science
8 14 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (25.00%) .NET
9 8 (25.00%) Advertising
10 7 (21.88%) Information Security
10 7 (21.88%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Windows
10 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
10 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (21.88%) CREST Certified
10 7 (21.88%) Remediation Plan
11 6 (18.75%) SDET
11 6 (18.75%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) PHP
11 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
11 6 (18.75%) Unix
11 6 (18.75%) C

Security 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
1 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.00%) Advertising
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Development Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) Software Development Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) Software Test Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) Test Development Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) Test Engineer
2 14 (43.75%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Security Penetration Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Security Tester
5 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacker
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) CESG
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Kali Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Performance Testing
2 21 (65.63%) Scrum
3 19 (59.38%) BDD
3 19 (59.38%) Kanban
3 19 (59.38%) TDD
4 14 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.88%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (21.88%) Information Security
5 7 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Remediation Plan
6 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Network Packet Capture
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) C
2 6 (18.75%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) C++
2 6 (18.75%) PHP
2 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Ruby
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) CREST Certified
3 6 (18.75%) CHECK Team Leader
3 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) OSCP
5 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CEH
7 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SDET
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
1 3 (9.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
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