The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 70 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.21% 0.16% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.19% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 12
Median salary - £26,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -41.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 529 707
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 93.87% 84.10% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 356 447 598
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) ISMS
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco