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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 115 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 11 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
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
1478 1464 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.50% 80.35% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1296 1093
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 £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015, 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 14 (63.64%) Banking
1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
1 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
1 14 (63.64%) Information Assurance
1 14 (63.64%) FATCA
2 12 (54.55%) ISEB
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Electronics
6 3 (13.64%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) BCP
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.64%) CESG
6 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (13.64%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) OWASP
6 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (63.64%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Electronics
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Test Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.64%) CESG
1 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
1 14 (63.64%) Information Assurance
2 6 (27.27%) Information Security
3 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Process Management
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
4 3 (13.64%) Security Management
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.64%) BCP
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.64%) OWASP
4 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Information Governance
4 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 12 (54.55%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.55%) GPEN
5 1 (4.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) FATCA
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle