Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Tester
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 231 303
Rank change year-on-year -14 +72 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 11 43 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.16% 0.57% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.58% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 7
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +83.33% -33.33%
10th Percentile £41,750 £47,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £70,000 £56,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 6603 7430 9060
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 98.11% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 6413 7325
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Penetration Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in West Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in West Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Tester in West Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -23 9 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Penetration Tester
Yorkshire

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (90.91%) CREST Certified
3 9 (81.82%) OSCP
4 8 (72.73%) Information Security
5 7 (63.64%) CEH
6 6 (54.55%) Degree
6 6 (54.55%) Security Testing
6 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
6 6 (54.55%) SQL
6 6 (54.55%) .NET
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 6 (54.55%) Master's Degree
7 5 (45.45%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) IIS
8 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
9 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
9 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (18.18%) Unix
9 2 (18.18%) Windows
9 2 (18.18%) HTTP
9 2 (18.18%) C
9 2 (18.18%) C++
9 2 (18.18%) Java

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless Security
3 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Information Security
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Security Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Security
5 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CREST Certified
2 9 (81.82%) OSCP
3 7 (63.64%) CEH
4 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) Master's Degree
5 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (9.09%) CISA
6 1 (9.09%) CISSP
6 1 (9.09%) GIAC
6 1 (9.09%) GPEN
6 1 (9.09%) GWAPT
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft