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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 127 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 7 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.35% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
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
1678 1503 1489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.82% 78.57% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1332 1294
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 £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 1 July 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 13 (61.90%) ISEB
1 13 (61.90%) Banking
1 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
1 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
1 13 (61.90%) Information Assurance
1 13 (61.90%) FATCA
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Information Security
4 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Ajax
5 3 (14.29%) OWASP
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) CISSP
6 2 (9.52%) BCP
6 2 (9.52%) Process Management
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
6 2 (9.52%) Security Management
6 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.52%) CESG
6 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Electronics

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (61.90%) Banking
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) CESG
1 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
1 13 (61.90%) Information Assurance
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
3 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (19.05%) Coaching
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) OWASP
4 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) BCP
5 2 (9.52%) Process Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
5 2 (9.52%) Security Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) GPEN
3 1 (4.76%) OSCP
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) FATCA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle