The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 227 253 266
Rank change year-on-year +26 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 5 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.093% 0.077% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.079% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 3
Median salary - £25,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -58.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -28.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5238 6320 7247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.67% 97.23% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4557 5252 5855
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in Yorkshire

Penetration Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire +36 5 - - 2
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 23 (92.00%) CREST Certified
2 21 (84.00%) Unix
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) C
2 21 (84.00%) C++
2 21 (84.00%) Java
2 21 (84.00%) PHP
2 21 (84.00%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (76.00%) Degree
3 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (68.00%) Ruby
4 17 (68.00%) Perl
4 17 (68.00%) Information Security
5 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (56.00%) OSCP
6 14 (56.00%) Wireless Security
6 14 (56.00%) Wireless
7 13 (52.00%) CESG
8 12 (48.00%) Social Engineering
9 11 (44.00%) Mobile App
9 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (44.00%) CEH
9 11 (44.00%) Python
10 10 (40.00%) Publishing
11 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Leader
11 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Member
12 8 (32.00%) Network Packet Capture
12 8 (32.00%) Network Security
12 8 (32.00%) Computer Science

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Wireless
1 14 (56.00%) Wireless Security
2 8 (32.00%) Network Security
3 7 (28.00%) HTTP
4 6 (24.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (12.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (40.00%) Publishing
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) CESG
2 11 (44.00%) Mobile App
3 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
4 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Unix
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Kali Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (68.00%) Information Security
3 12 (48.00%) Social Engineering
4 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (32.00%) Network Packet Capture
7 7 (28.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (28.00%) Remediation Plan
7 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) Threat Modelling
10 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C
1 21 (84.00%) C++
1 21 (84.00%) Java
1 21 (84.00%) PHP
2 17 (68.00%) Perl
2 17 (68.00%) Ruby
3 11 (44.00%) Python
4 7 (28.00%) C#
4 7 (28.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) CREST Certified
2 19 (76.00%) Degree
2 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) OSCP
5 11 (44.00%) CEH
6 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (24.00%) CISA
7 6 (24.00%) CISSP
8 3 (12.00%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (4.00%) CPTE
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
1 3 (12.00%) Nmap
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago