The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 125 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.094% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £41,500 £67,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.51% +97.08%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Penetration Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1636 1682 1226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.28% 78.63% 71.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1494 1061
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) CGEIT
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (16.67%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CESG
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CGEIT
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
2 1 (16.67%) GCIH
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Websense
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