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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 119 106 113
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 0.62% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.79% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Average salary £46,000 £53,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.41% +34.37%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +29.26%
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
1471 1263 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.38% 78.54% 71.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1093 991
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) CISSP
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) CESG
4 2 (22.22%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) Websense
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) CCSP
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Windows

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCSP
3 1 (11.11%) OSCP
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago