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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 120 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +10.63%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +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
1688 1498 1511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.79% 78.43% 79.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1322 1324
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 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 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) OSCP
3 8 (53.33%) OSCE
3 8 (53.33%) CISSP
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (33.33%) OWASP
5 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (20.00%) CEH
6 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (13.33%) SaaS
7 2 (13.33%) CISM
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Network Security
8 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle
8 1 (6.67%) C
8 1 (6.67%) C++
8 1 (6.67%) Security Management
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Tester
1 11 (73.33%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Tester
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) OWASP
4 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) OSCP
2 8 (53.33%) OSCE
2 8 (53.33%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (13.33%) CISM
5 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) GPEN
5 1 (6.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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