Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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

Penetration Tester
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 282 284
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 13 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.027% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 16
Yorkshire median annual salary £66,250 £51,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.27% -6.82% +120.00%
10th Percentile £51,875 £41,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £77,625 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 7,235 9,424 10,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 97.67% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,929 7,997 8,848
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Penetration Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 January 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
West Yorkshire +19 1 £52,500 +2.44% 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £80,000 - 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) OSCP
2 1 (50.00%) OSCE
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Scheme
2 1 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Scheme
1 1 (50.00%) OSCE
1 1 (50.00%) OSCP