The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 113 120 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.10% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £44,500 £58,750 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.25% +71.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £51,750 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £65,750 £38,050
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1459 1562 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.03% 77.83% 71.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 1376 1061
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
West Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
2 5 (62.50%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) CCSE
3 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) CCSP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (62.50%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
3 4 (50.00%) CCSP
3 4 (50.00%) CCSE
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) CGEIT
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) GIAC
5 1 (12.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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