Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 229 295
Rank change year-on-year -13 +66 +40
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 58 97 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.60% 0.90% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.00% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 52 56 60
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.42% +13.01%
10th Percentile £39,750 £33,750 £28,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £48,700
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,683 9,704 11,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 90.37% 89.62% 89.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,366 8,179 9,094
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 +6 56 £47,500 +12.43% 5
South Yorkshire +13 2 £42,500 +16.84%
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (50.00%) Firewall
2 26 (44.83%) Information Security
3 23 (39.66%) Finance
4 20 (34.48%) VPN
4 20 (34.48%) Cisco
4 20 (34.48%) Network Security
4 20 (34.48%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (32.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 19 (32.76%) Security Operations
5 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.31%) CISSP
6 17 (29.31%) PCI DSS
7 16 (27.59%) WAN
7 16 (27.59%) Wireless
7 16 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (25.86%) VLAN
8 15 (25.86%) HTTP
8 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
9 14 (24.14%) CISM
9 14 (24.14%) DNS
10 13 (22.41%) Management Information System
10 13 (22.41%) Python
10 13 (22.41%) CheckPoint
10 13 (22.41%) CREST Certified
11 12 (20.69%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (20.69%) Qualys
11 12 (20.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (20.69%) Nessus
11 12 (20.69%) Network Design

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 (6.90%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (17.24%) Office 365
3 4 (6.90%) IaaS
3 4 (6.90%) PaaS
3 4 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.00%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) Network Security
2 20 (34.48%) VPN
3 16 (27.59%) WAN
3 16 (27.59%) Wireless
4 15 (25.86%) HTTP
4 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
4 15 (25.86%) VLAN
5 14 (24.14%) DNS
6 11 (18.97%) VoIP
6 11 (18.97%) Wireless Security
7 10 (17.24%) DWDM
7 10 (17.24%) HTTPS
7 10 (17.24%) IPsec
7 10 (17.24%) VPLS
8 8 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (12.07%) LAN
10 5 (8.62%) MPLS
11 4 (6.90%) Internet
11 4 (6.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Burp Suite
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Analyst
1 15 (25.86%) Security Analyst
1 15 (25.86%) Security Specialist
2 14 (24.14%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (24.14%) Tester
3 10 (17.24%) Network Security Specialist
3 10 (17.24%) Network Specialist
4 9 (15.52%) Developer
4 9 (15.52%) Network Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Network Security Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Python Developer
4 9 (15.52%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) SOC Specialist
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Python Developer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) Ajax
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
2 8 (13.79%) Django
2 8 (13.79%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) HTML5
2 8 (13.79%) jQuery
2 8 (13.79%) Node.js
2 8 (13.79%) Pylons
2 8 (13.79%) Pyramid
2 8 (13.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (13.79%) web2py
3 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Management Information System
2 12 (20.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.62%) PKI
6 2 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Information Security
2 20 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (34.48%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (32.76%) Security Operations
3 19 (32.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 12 (20.69%) Network Design
4 12 (20.69%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
5 10 (17.24%) SIEM
5 10 (17.24%) Social Engineering
6 9 (15.52%) B2B
6 9 (15.52%) DDoS Mitigation
6 9 (15.52%) Issue Tracking
6 9 (15.52%) ITIL
6 9 (15.52%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (15.52%) Security Patching
6 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (13.79%) OO
7 8 (13.79%) TDD
7 8 (13.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) Python
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) C
3 9 (15.52%) C++
3 9 (15.52%) Ruby
4 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) Java
5 5 (8.62%) PHP
6 4 (6.90%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) CISSP
2 14 (24.14%) CISM
3 13 (22.41%) CREST Certified
4 11 (18.97%) CEH
5 10 (17.24%) CISA
6 9 (15.52%) Degree
7 8 (13.79%) OSCP
8 6 (10.34%) Master's Degree
9 5 (8.62%) CCNA
9 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (8.62%) GIAC
9 5 (8.62%) SANS
10 4 (6.90%) CCNP
10 4 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (5.17%) CCIE
11 3 (5.17%) CRISC
11 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (3.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) PCI DSS
2 16 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (17.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (10.34%) ISO 31000
5 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (6.90%) GDPR
7 1 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.72%) John the Ripper
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.41%) CheckPoint
4 12 (20.69%) Qualys
5 11 (18.97%) Juniper
6 10 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.45%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.45%) FireEye
8 2 (3.45%) McAfee
9 1 (1.72%) Acunetix
9 1 (1.72%) Google
9 1 (1.72%) HP