Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 216 210
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +54
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 42 54 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.72% 0.79% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.84% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 38 44 48
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £35,875 £36,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £70,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,207
% change year-on-year - -6.65% +20.52%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,359 6,423 7,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.95% 93.59% 93.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,476 5,401 6,083
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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 +17 35 £45,000 - 5
Wakefield - 5 £46,000 -
Bradford +24 1 £47,500 -17.39%
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 24 (57.14%) Information Security
2 23 (54.76%) Security Operations
3 20 (47.62%) Firewall
4 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) Cisco
5 14 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 13 (30.95%) SIEM
6 13 (30.95%) GDPR
7 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
8 11 (26.19%) VPN
8 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (23.81%) Data Protection
9 10 (23.81%) LAN
9 10 (23.81%) Security Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Nessus
10 9 (21.43%) WAN
10 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
10 9 (21.43%) Security Patching
10 9 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (19.05%) Security Auditing
11 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
11 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 8 (19.05%) Retail
11 8 (19.05%) Network Security
12 7 (16.67%) VPLS
12 7 (16.67%) VMware
13 6 (14.29%) Telecoms

Penetration Testing
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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) VPN
3 10 (23.81%) LAN
4 9 (21.43%) WAN
5 8 (19.05%) Network Security
5 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 7 (16.67%) VPLS
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.90%) IPsec
8 5 (11.90%) Wireless
9 4 (9.52%) DNS
9 4 (9.52%) DWDM
9 4 (9.52%) HTTP
9 4 (9.52%) HTTPS
9 4 (9.52%) VLAN
9 4 (9.52%) VoIP
9 4 (9.52%) Wireless Security
10 3 (7.14%) BGP
10 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
10 3 (7.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Security Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Security Specialist
3 9 (21.43%) Information Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) IT Security Manager
9 2 (4.76%) Monitoring Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) Security Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Ajax
1 1 (2.38%) CSS
1 1 (2.38%) Django
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) HTML5
1 1 (2.38%) jQuery
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
1 1 (2.38%) Pylons
1 1 (2.38%) Pyramid
1 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.38%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (9.52%) NHS
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Kali Linux
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Information Security
2 23 (54.76%) Security Operations
3 14 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 13 (30.95%) SIEM
5 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (23.81%) Data Protection
6 10 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Security Patching
8 8 (19.05%) Security Auditing
8 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Information Security Governance
10 5 (11.90%) Information Security Management
10 5 (11.90%) Network Design
10 5 (11.90%) Security Management
11 4 (9.52%) Internal Audit
11 4 (9.52%) ISMS
11 4 (9.52%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) C++
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) CISSP
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) DBS Check
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) CEH
4 2 (4.76%) ECSA
4 2 (4.76%) GCIA
4 2 (4.76%) GCIH
4 2 (4.76%) GIAC
4 2 (4.76%) GSEC
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) MCDST
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) GDPR
2 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
4 9 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (9.52%) PMO
6 3 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Nessus
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.52%) Juniper
4 4 (9.52%) Qualys
4 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds