The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 191 213
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 5 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.14% 0.49% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.50% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
West Yorkshire median annual salary - £70,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +36.58%  
Yorkshire median annual salary - £70,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +55.55%  

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

IT Job Roles
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3418 3809 4558
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.55% 98.12% 98.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11506 14808 16782
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £62,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.26% -1.25%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (100.00%) CREST Certified
2 8 (88.89%) Burp Suite
2 8 (88.89%) Ruby
2 8 (88.89%) Wireshark
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless Security
2 8 (88.89%) Bash Shell
2 8 (88.89%) OSCP
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
2 8 (88.89%) Publishing
2 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 8 (88.89%) C
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) PHP
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) HTTP
3 6 (66.67%) CHECK Team Leader
3 6 (66.67%) CHECK Team Member
4 5 (55.56%) CISA
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
4 5 (55.56%) CEH
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Network Packet Capture
5 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (11.11%) Social Engineering

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) HTTP
1 8 (88.89%) Wireless
1 8 (88.89%) Wireless Security
1 8 (88.89%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Burp Suite
General
1 8 (88.89%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Network Packet Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Social Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Bash Shell
1 8 (88.89%) C
1 8 (88.89%) C++
1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
1 8 (88.89%) PHP
1 8 (88.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CREST Certified
2 8 (88.89%) OSCP
3 6 (66.67%) CHECK Team Leader
3 6 (66.67%) CHECK Team Member
4 5 (55.56%) CEH
4 5 (55.56%) CISA
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
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