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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 109 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.49% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 0
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
1494 1437 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.40% 79.61% 76.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1255 1112
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 17 April 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
3 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) OSCP
3 6 (54.55%) OSCE
4 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (36.36%) OWASP
5 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) CISM
6 3 (27.27%) CEH
7 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) SaaS
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
8 1 (9.09%) Security Management
8 1 (9.09%) CISA
8 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
8 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
1 6 (54.55%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Information Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) OWASP
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) OSCP
2 6 (54.55%) OSCE
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CEH
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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