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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 168 191
Rank change year-on-year +14 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.91% 0.82% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.90% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 16
Median salary £45,000 £70,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +75.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,283 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £80,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  

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 3250 3561 4145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 92.54% 91.47% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11084 12152 13463
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £60,000 £67,500
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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -1 18 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Bradford - 6 £57,500 -
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Firewall
3 23 (44.23%) Cisco
4 22 (42.31%) Information Security
5 20 (38.46%) VPN
6 17 (32.69%) ITIL
7 15 (28.85%) LAN
7 15 (28.85%) WAN
7 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
7 15 (28.85%) Avaya
7 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (26.92%) SAN
8 14 (26.92%) VoIP
8 14 (26.92%) VMware
8 14 (26.92%) Finance
9 12 (23.08%) Wireless
9 12 (23.08%) HP
9 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 12 (23.08%) Wireless Security
9 12 (23.08%) CHECK Team Leader
10 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
11 10 (19.23%) CREST Certified
11 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (19.23%) MCSA
11 10 (19.23%) Unix
11 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (17.31%) VLAN
12 9 (17.31%) Forcepoint
12 9 (17.31%) PHP
12 9 (17.31%) Linux

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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (46.15%) Firewall
2 20 (38.46%) VPN
3 15 (28.85%) LAN
3 15 (28.85%) WAN
4 14 (26.92%) SAN
4 14 (26.92%) VoIP
5 12 (23.08%) Wireless
5 12 (23.08%) Wireless Security
6 9 (17.31%) HTTP
6 9 (17.31%) VLAN
7 8 (15.38%) MPLS
7 8 (15.38%) Network Security
7 8 (15.38%) Wireshark
8 5 (9.62%) ADSL
8 5 (9.62%) IP Telephony
9 3 (5.77%) DNS
9 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.85%) Internet
10 2 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
1 10 (19.23%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
1 10 (19.23%) Tester
2 8 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
1 1 (1.92%) LAMP
1 1 (1.92%) Laravel
1 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) IVR
1 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
4 10 (19.23%) Unix
5 9 (17.31%) Linux
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) CentOS
7 1 (1.92%) Debian
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Information Security
2 17 (32.69%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (17.31%) Social Engineering
5 8 (15.38%) Network Packet Capture
5 8 (15.38%) Security Operations
6 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity
6 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (9.62%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (9.62%) People Management
9 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
9 4 (7.69%) Network Design
9 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (7.69%) Security Patching
9 4 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
10 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) PHP
2 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 8 (15.38%) C
2 8 (15.38%) C++
2 8 (15.38%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) Perl
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) CHECK Team Leader
2 10 (19.23%) CREST Certified
2 10 (19.23%) MCSA
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (15.38%) CISSP
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
3 8 (15.38%) OSCP
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) CHECK Team Member
4 7 (13.46%) CISA
5 6 (11.54%) CEH
6 4 (7.69%) CCNA
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.77%) CISM
8 2 (3.85%) CCNP
9 1 (1.92%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.85%) GDPR
3 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.92%) COBIT
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) Avaya
3 14 (26.92%) VMware
4 12 (23.08%) HP
4 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) Forcepoint
6 5 (9.62%) Sophos
7 4 (7.69%) Qualys
8 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
9 2 (3.85%) F5
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.85%) Splunk
10 1 (1.92%) Apple
10 1 (1.92%) Juniper
10 1 (1.92%) Oracle
10 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
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