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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 123 129 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.18% 0.093% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £58,200
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £50,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
- -12.70%
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
1680 1693 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.38% 79.00% 71.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1508 1029
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISMS
2 2 (28.57%) RMADS
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) CESG
2 2 (28.57%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Security Advisor
2 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Testing
2 1 (14.29%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) RMADS
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
1 2 (28.57%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISMS
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) SSCP
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft