Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 268 295
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +40
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 57 75 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 99
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £35,600 £25,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -0.94%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 9653 10584 12723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 91.34% 89.32% 89.86%
Number of salaries quoted 8191 8769 10252
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,525
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £59,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
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 Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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 +18 53 £45,000 -3.05% 4
South Yorkshire -4 3 £27,000 -34.15%
East Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 29 (50.88%) Firewall
2 28 (49.12%) Cisco
3 25 (43.86%) Windows
3 25 (43.86%) Information Security
4 24 (42.11%) VPN
5 19 (33.33%) WAN
5 19 (33.33%) LAN
5 19 (33.33%) ITIL
6 16 (28.07%) VoIP
7 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 15 (26.32%) Avaya
7 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (24.56%) SAN
8 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
8 14 (24.56%) VMware
9 13 (22.81%) Finance
10 12 (21.05%) Wireless
10 12 (21.05%) HP
10 12 (21.05%) Wireless Security
10 12 (21.05%) CHECK Team Leader
11 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
11 11 (19.30%) VLAN
11 11 (19.30%) CISSP
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (17.54%) MPLS
12 10 (17.54%) MCSA
12 10 (17.54%) Unix
12 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (15.79%) PHP
13 9 (15.79%) Linux

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.88%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) VPN
3 19 (33.33%) LAN
3 19 (33.33%) WAN
4 16 (28.07%) VoIP
5 14 (24.56%) SAN
6 12 (21.05%) Wireless
6 12 (21.05%) Wireless Security
7 11 (19.30%) VLAN
8 10 (17.54%) MPLS
9 9 (15.79%) HTTP
9 9 (15.79%) Network Security
9 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
10 5 (8.77%) ADSL
10 5 (8.77%) IP Telephony
10 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
10 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (5.26%) BGP
11 3 (5.26%) DNS
11 3 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) JSON
1 1 (1.75%) LAMP
1 1 (1.75%) Laravel
1 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) IVR
3 4 (7.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.26%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
4 10 (17.54%) Unix
5 9 (15.79%) Linux
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) CentOS
7 1 (1.75%) Debian
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Information Security
2 19 (33.33%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (14.04%) Security Operations
5 7 (12.28%) Business Continuity
5 7 (12.28%) Social Engineering
5 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.53%) Network Packet Capture
7 5 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.77%) People Management
7 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.77%) Security Auditing
7 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (7.02%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (7.02%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
8 4 (7.02%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Security Patching
9 3 (5.26%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) PHP
2 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
2 8 (14.04%) C
2 8 (14.04%) C++
2 8 (14.04%) Java
2 8 (14.04%) Perl
2 8 (14.04%) Ruby
3 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) CHECK Team Leader
2 11 (19.30%) CISSP
3 10 (17.54%) MCSA
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) CEH
4 8 (14.04%) CISA
4 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (14.04%) CREST Certified
4 8 (14.04%) OSCP
5 7 (12.28%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) CCNP
6 6 (10.53%) CISM
7 5 (8.77%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (3.51%) CCIE
8 2 (3.51%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.77%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (5.26%) GDPR
4 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Nessus
2 1 (1.75%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco
2 15 (26.32%) Avaya
3 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (24.56%) VMware
4 12 (21.05%) HP
5 8 (14.04%) Forcepoint
6 5 (8.77%) Sophos
7 4 (7.02%) Qualys
8 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.51%) F5
10 1 (1.75%) Acunetix
10 1 (1.75%) Apple
10 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.75%) Juniper
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.75%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 14 days ago