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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 132 126 104
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 0.047% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.058% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 7
Average salary £75,000 - £35,000
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
1873 1727 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.63% 81.50% 70.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 1559 1016
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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%) QA
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%) 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%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) ISMS
2 3 (37.50%) RMADS
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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%) Wireshark
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
1 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
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
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CESG
1 3 (37.50%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (37.50%) RMADS
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
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%) 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%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) ISMS
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
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%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) SSCP
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