The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 127 129 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.22% 0.046% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.057% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 8
Average salary £65,000 - £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 - £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 - £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Security 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
1823 1746 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.10% 80.98% 69.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1573 1015
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) CESG
2 3 (37.50%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) CEH
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) ISMS
2 3 (37.50%) RMADS
2 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) SSCP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) CLAS Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Security Advisor
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CESG
1 3 (37.50%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (37.50%) RMADS
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) ISMS
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) CEH
3 2 (25.00%) SSCP
3 2 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft