Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 200 271
Rank change year-on-year -26 +71 +29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 39 80 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.57% 1.04% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.14% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 40
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £38,750 £30,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £52,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33% +7.14%

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 6207 7005 8462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.51% 91.12% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5213 6002 6777
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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 -16 31 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Bradford +9 3 £57,500 +27.78%
Batley - 2 £42,500 -
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 24 (61.54%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) Firewall
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
4 13 (33.33%) CISSP
5 12 (30.77%) CEH
6 11 (28.21%) CISM
7 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
7 10 (25.64%) Degree
7 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
7 10 (25.64%) CREST Certified
8 9 (23.08%) Network Security
8 9 (23.08%) Data Protection
8 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (23.08%) OSCP
8 9 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (23.08%) LAN
9 8 (20.51%) WAN
9 8 (20.51%) SQL
9 8 (20.51%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (20.51%) Security Auditing
9 8 (20.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) VPN
10 7 (17.95%) CCNA
10 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (15.38%) CISA
11 6 (15.38%) .NET
11 6 (15.38%) SQL Server

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (23.08%) LAN
2 9 (23.08%) Network Security
3 8 (20.51%) WAN
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (10.26%) Wireless
6 3 (7.69%) Internet
6 3 (7.69%) Wireless Security
6 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
7 2 (5.13%) HTTP
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) DHCP
8 1 (2.56%) DNS
8 1 (2.56%) MPLS
8 1 (2.56%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.56%) SSL
8 1 (2.56%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Penetration Tester
1 11 (28.21%) Tester
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Security Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Security Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Security Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Security Specialist
2 5 (12.82%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (12.82%) Senior Tester
3 4 (10.26%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Information Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Information Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (10.26%) IT Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Python Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) Django
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) HTML5
2 2 (5.13%) jQuery
2 2 (5.13%) Node.js
2 2 (5.13%) Pylons
2 2 (5.13%) Pyramid
2 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (5.13%) web2py
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) LAMP
3 1 (2.56%) Laravel
3 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Information Security
2 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 8 (20.51%) Security Auditing
5 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (12.82%) IT Audit
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) Security Operations
7 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (7.69%) Email Filtering
8 3 (7.69%) ISMS
8 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C
2 4 (10.26%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Ruby
3 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) CISSP
2 12 (30.77%) CEH
3 11 (28.21%) CISM
4 10 (25.64%) CREST Certified
4 10 (25.64%) Degree
5 9 (23.08%) OSCP
6 7 (17.95%) CCNA
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.38%) CISA
7 6 (15.38%) Master's Degree
8 5 (12.82%) CCNP
9 4 (10.26%) CCIE
9 4 (10.26%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (10.26%) CRISC
10 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
11 2 (5.13%) SSCP
12 1 (2.56%) GPEN
12 1 (2.56%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (20.51%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (10.26%) GDPR
4 3 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) John the Ripper
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
5 2 (5.13%) FireEye
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) McAfee
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Qualys