Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 221 241
Rank change year-on-year +25 +20 +35
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 49 49 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.74% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 33
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,414
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -3.05% +3.14%
10th Percentile £26,400 £36,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £58,750 £78,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 6,143 6,642 7,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.08% 92.78% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,192 5,709 6,334
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £62,500 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +23 32 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Wakefield - 8 £46,000 -
Bradford +8 5 £26,500 -53.91%
Huddersfield - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 28 (57.14%) Firewall
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 17 (34.69%) Information Security
3 17 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (34.69%) Security Operations
3 17 (34.69%) Threat Intelligence
4 16 (32.65%) Network Security
4 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
4 16 (32.65%) VPN
4 16 (32.65%) WAN
5 15 (30.61%) VPLS
6 14 (28.57%) Nessus
6 14 (28.57%) Wireless Security
6 14 (28.57%) Wireless
6 14 (28.57%) HTTP
6 14 (28.57%) Office 365
6 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (26.53%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (26.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 13 (26.53%) CheckPoint
7 13 (26.53%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (26.53%) DWDM
7 13 (26.53%) Juniper
7 13 (26.53%) IPsec
7 13 (26.53%) HTTPS
7 13 (26.53%) DNS
7 13 (26.53%) VoIP
7 13 (26.53%) Qualys

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 (10.20%) CMS
1 5 (10.20%) Confluence
1 5 (10.20%) WordPress
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (28.57%) Office 365
2 13 (26.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) Firewall
2 16 (32.65%) Network Security
2 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
2 16 (32.65%) VPN
2 16 (32.65%) WAN
3 15 (30.61%) VPLS
4 14 (28.57%) HTTP
4 14 (28.57%) Wireless
4 14 (28.57%) Wireless Security
5 13 (26.53%) DNS
5 13 (26.53%) DWDM
5 13 (26.53%) HTTPS
5 13 (26.53%) IPsec
5 13 (26.53%) VLAN
5 13 (26.53%) VoIP
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.20%) LAN
6 5 (10.20%) SSL
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (4.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Brand Awareness
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
1 15 (30.61%) Security Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) Security Specialist
3 9 (18.37%) Security Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
4 7 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 7 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Python Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) PHP Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Security Specialist
7 4 (8.16%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) CSS
1 12 (24.49%) Node.js
2 7 (14.29%) Ajax
2 7 (14.29%) Django
2 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (14.29%) HTML5
2 7 (14.29%) jQuery
2 7 (14.29%) Pylons
2 7 (14.29%) Pyramid
2 7 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (14.29%) web2py
3 5 (10.20%) JSON
3 5 (10.20%) LAMP
3 5 (10.20%) Laravel
3 5 (10.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) CentOS
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
1 17 (34.69%) Information Security
1 17 (34.69%) Security Operations
1 17 (34.69%) Threat Intelligence
2 13 (26.53%) Data Analysis
2 13 (26.53%) Network Design
2 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 12 (24.49%) OO
4 11 (22.45%) Security Patching
4 11 (22.45%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (18.37%) DDoS Mitigation
5 9 (18.37%) Issue Tracking
5 9 (18.37%) Security Management
6 7 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 7 (14.29%) Open Source
6 7 (14.29%) Open Source Development
6 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) SIEM
6 7 (14.29%) TDD
6 7 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.33%) C
2 8 (16.33%) C++
2 8 (16.33%) Ruby
3 7 (14.29%) Python
4 6 (12.24%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) CISSP
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) CCNP
4 2 (4.08%) CISA
5 1 (2.04%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (2.04%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (2.04%) CISM
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.04%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (2.04%) MCDST
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) OSCP
5 1 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.29%) GDPR
3 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
1 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (10.20%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Nessus
2 5 (10.20%) Plesk
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) CheckPoint
3 13 (26.53%) Juniper
3 13 (26.53%) Qualys
3 13 (26.53%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Lotus
6 1 (2.04%) McAfee
6 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk