The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank - 127 112
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.047% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.050% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £57,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +64.28%
Security Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2054 2001 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.31% 93.59% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1789 1341
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester across the Birmingham region.

Security Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

Security Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Forensics
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Forensics
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS