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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 126 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.41% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 2
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
1921 1711 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.50% 82.10% 70.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1707 1557 1007
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 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) CESG
5 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) OSCP
6 1 (11.11%) CEH
6 1 (11.11%) CCSE
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) PCI QSA
6 1 (11.11%) OWASP
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
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
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) OWASP
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) OSCP
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
2 1 (11.11%) CCSE
2 1 (11.11%) PCI QSA
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
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%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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