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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 144 124 106
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.045% 0.096% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.12% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 7
Average salary - £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
1827 1687 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.26% 81.07% 71.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 1525 1016
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
1 3 (60.00%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (60.00%) ISMS
1 3 (60.00%) RMADS
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) SSCP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) QA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Advisor
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
1 3 (60.00%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (60.00%) RMADS
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (60.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CRAMM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) SSCP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) QA