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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 122 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 2
Average salary £56,250 £44,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.40% -24.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £28,100 £51,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,900 £65,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
1657 1583 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.71% 79.51% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1365 1380 1441
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 £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
1 14 (70.00%) OSCP
2 13 (65.00%) OSCE
3 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (55.00%) Security Architecture
3 11 (55.00%) CISSP
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) OWASP
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.00%) CEH
7 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (10.00%) Security Management
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) Test Management
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (10.00%) SaaS
8 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
9 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
9 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
9 1 (5.00%) GPEN
9 1 (5.00%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (5.00%) Nessus

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Tester
1 15 (75.00%) Penetration Tester
2 9 (45.00%) Consultant
2 9 (45.00%) Security Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) IT Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Security Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 11 (55.00%) Security Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) OWASP
4 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (10.00%) Security Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) OSCP
2 13 (65.00%) OSCE
3 11 (55.00%) CISSP
4 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CEH
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) CISA
7 1 (5.00%) CISM
7 1 (5.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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