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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 103 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 6
Median salary £47,500 £90,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.22% +89.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £44,000 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £90,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
1597 1879 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.10% 86.59% 81.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 1521 1278
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 39 (69.64%) GPG13
2 34 (60.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 28 (50.00%) Presales
4 27 (48.21%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (48.21%) SIEM
4 27 (48.21%) Firewall
5 25 (44.64%) Information Security
6 24 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (41.07%) CISSP
8 22 (39.29%) CISM
9 21 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (35.71%) IBM
10 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
10 20 (35.71%) Reverse Engineering
10 20 (35.71%) Malware Analysis
10 20 (35.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 20 (35.71%) QRadar
10 20 (35.71%) Customer Requirements
11 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
11 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
11 19 (33.93%) Information Security Management
11 19 (33.93%) Security Management
12 18 (32.14%) Management Information System
12 18 (32.14%) Data Protection
12 18 (32.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 17 (30.36%) CEH
14 15 (26.79%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (25.00%) CISMP
15 14 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
15 14 (25.00%) Sentinel

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (25.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (48.21%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Network Security
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Consultant
2 20 (35.71%) SIEM Consultant
3 16 (28.57%) Information Manager
4 11 (19.64%) Security Manager
5 10 (17.86%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Information Assurance Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (10.71%) Tester
7 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Security Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) SIEM Specialist
9 2 (3.57%) Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Management Information System
2 14 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (8.93%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) CESG
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Presales
2 27 (48.21%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (48.21%) SIEM
3 25 (44.64%) Information Security
4 24 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (35.71%) Customer Requirements
5 20 (35.71%) Malware Analysis
5 20 (35.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 20 (35.71%) Reverse Engineering
6 19 (33.93%) Information Security Management
6 19 (33.93%) Security Management
7 18 (32.14%) Data Protection
7 18 (32.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 15 (26.79%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (25.00%) CRM
9 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 14 (25.00%) ERP
9 14 (25.00%) Information Assurance
9 14 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) Perl
1 3 (5.36%) Python
1 3 (5.36%) Ruby
2 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) CISSP
2 22 (39.29%) CISM
3 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
3 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
4 17 (30.36%) CEH
5 14 (25.00%) CISMP
5 14 (25.00%) CRISC
6 7 (12.50%) CISA
7 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
8 4 (7.14%) CCNA
8 4 (7.14%) CCNP
8 4 (7.14%) CCSA
8 4 (7.14%) CCSE
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.36%) Degree
10 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.79%) GIAC
10 1 (1.79%) IISP
10 1 (1.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (69.64%) GPG13
2 34 (60.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 21 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
5 14 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (25.00%) RMADS
6 1 (1.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) QRadar
2 4 (7.14%) Nessus
2 4 (7.14%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Nmap
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) IBM
2 14 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 5 (8.93%) Qualys
4 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) Intel Security
4 4 (7.14%) Meraki
4 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 4 (7.14%) Rapid7
4 4 (7.14%) Sourcefire
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago