Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 191 222
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31 +75
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 42 70 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 1.01% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.09% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34 64 32
West Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £35,800
90th Percentile £58,375 £59,625 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +6.67%

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 4,274 6,427 6,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.78% 93.09% 92.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,579 5,495 5,793
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +2.50%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +24 40 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Bradford +21 1 £47,500 +79.25%
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 29 (69.05%) Information Security
2 24 (57.14%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (52.38%) Security Testing
5 18 (42.86%) Security Operations
6 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (38.10%) PCI DSS
7 16 (38.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (33.33%) VPN
9 13 (30.95%) Cisco
9 13 (30.95%) SIEM
10 12 (28.57%) LAN
10 12 (28.57%) WAN
10 12 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (28.57%) GDPR
11 11 (26.19%) Security Auditing
11 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
11 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (21.43%) Python
12 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (21.43%) Security Architecture
12 9 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (19.05%) Data Protection
13 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (19.05%) Ruby
13 8 (19.05%) CISSP
13 8 (19.05%) Security Management
14 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 7 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (16.67%) OWASP

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
1 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) VPN
3 12 (28.57%) LAN
3 12 (28.57%) WAN
3 12 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (9.52%) Wireless
6 3 (7.14%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) Network Security
7 2 (4.76%) HTTP
7 2 (4.76%) MPLS
7 2 (4.76%) SMTP
7 2 (4.76%) SNMP
7 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.76%) VLAN
8 1 (2.38%) DHCP
8 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) IT Security Specialist
1 13 (30.95%) Security Specialist
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Security Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Information Officer
4 4 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Python Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Security Officer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Django
2 1 (2.38%) Pylons
2 1 (2.38%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (9.52%) NHS
5 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.14%) PKI
6 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Kali Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Information Security
2 22 (52.38%) Security Testing
3 18 (42.86%) Security Operations
4 13 (30.95%) SIEM
5 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (26.19%) Security Auditing
6 9 (21.43%) Security Architecture
6 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (19.05%) Data Protection
7 8 (19.05%) Security Management
8 7 (16.67%) OWASP
9 6 (14.29%) Business Continuity
9 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (14.29%) Security Patching
10 5 (11.90%) Remediation Plan
10 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (9.52%) OO
11 4 (9.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Python
2 8 (19.05%) Ruby
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) C
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) CISSP
2 5 (11.90%) DBS Check
2 5 (11.90%) OSCP
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) CISM
4 3 (7.14%) CISA
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) GIAC
4 3 (7.14%) GPEN
4 3 (7.14%) GWAPT
4 3 (7.14%) GXPN
5 2 (4.76%) CEH
5 2 (4.76%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.76%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.76%) Cyber Scheme
5 2 (4.76%) OSCE
5 2 (4.76%) SANS
6 1 (2.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (54.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (38.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 16 (38.10%) PCI DSS
3 12 (28.57%) GDPR
4 9 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (9.52%) PMO
7 2 (4.76%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk