The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 73 66 75
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.14% 0.15% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £37,500 £42,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% -2.32%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,625
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.96%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 630 594 611
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 87.02% 88.79% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 477 493 494
Median salary £39,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Leicestershire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 £37,500 -
Penetration Testing
East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Laravel
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Symfony
2 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 2 (66.67%) Zend Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) GCIH
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) GWAPT
3 1 (33.33%) GPEN
3 1 (33.33%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
1 2 (66.67%) Laravel
1 2 (66.67%) Symfony
1 2 (66.67%) Zend Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) ISMS
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
1 1 (33.33%) GCIH
1 1 (33.33%) GPEN
1 1 (33.33%) GWAPT
1 1 (33.33%) OSCE
1 1 (33.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Zend