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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 164 189 194
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.55% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 20
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -35.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,393 £45,000 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,625
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.96%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3260 3949 4478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 90.43% 89.59% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2883 3261 3521
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +15 17 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 27 (52.94%) Windows
1 27 (52.94%) Information Security
2 25 (49.02%) Degree
3 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 22 (43.14%) CREST Certified
5 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (33.33%) C
6 17 (33.33%) C++
6 17 (33.33%) Java
6 17 (33.33%) PHP
6 17 (33.33%) Unix
6 17 (33.33%) Network Packet Capture
6 17 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
7 16 (31.37%) Social Engineering
8 15 (29.41%) Finance
9 14 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (25.49%) Ruby
10 13 (25.49%) Perl
11 12 (23.53%) CESG
11 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (21.57%) Network Security
12 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
12 11 (21.57%) OSCP
12 11 (21.57%) Firewall
13 10 (19.61%) Wireless
13 10 (19.61%) Publishing
13 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
13 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (19.61%) Wireless Security
13 10 (19.61%) Ethical Hacking

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) Heroku
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
1 11 (21.57%) Network Security
2 10 (19.61%) Wireless
2 10 (19.61%) Wireless Security
3 8 (15.69%) SAN
3 8 (15.69%) VPN
4 7 (13.73%) HTTP
5 6 (11.76%) LAN
5 6 (11.76%) VoIP
5 6 (11.76%) WAN
5 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.92%) ADSL
6 2 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) MPLS
6 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.92%) VLAN
7 1 (1.96%) DNS
7 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Publishing
3 3 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Penetration Tester
1 21 (41.18%) Tester
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Security Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Security Penetration Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Security Tester
5 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 6 (11.76%) Ethical Hacker
5 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) IT Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) CESG
2 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
3 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) IVR
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.96%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Unix
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.76%) Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Kali Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Information Security
2 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 17 (33.33%) Network Packet Capture
4 16 (31.37%) Social Engineering
5 14 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (19.61%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (15.69%) ITIL
8 8 (15.69%) Remediation Plan
8 8 (15.69%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) SIEM
10 4 (7.84%) Threat Modelling
11 3 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
11 3 (5.88%) E-Discovery
11 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
11 3 (5.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C
1 17 (33.33%) C++
1 17 (33.33%) Java
1 17 (33.33%) PHP
2 13 (25.49%) Perl
2 13 (25.49%) Ruby
3 7 (13.73%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) Python
3 7 (13.73%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Degree
2 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 22 (43.14%) CREST Certified
4 17 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 11 (21.57%) OSCP
5 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
6 9 (17.65%) CHECK Team Member
7 8 (15.69%) CISSP
7 8 (15.69%) MCSA
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (13.73%) CEH
9 6 (11.76%) CISA
10 3 (5.88%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Nessus
1 3 (5.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Avaya
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco
1 8 (15.69%) HP
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
1 8 (15.69%) VMware
2 5 (9.80%) Forcepoint
3 3 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
3 3 (5.88%) Splunk
4 2 (3.92%) Sophos
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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