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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 104 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 14 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £50,000 £85,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +88.88%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +21.05%
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
1422 1308 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.07% 79.95% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1135 1032
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 (82.35%) Banking
1 14 (82.35%) Software Testing
1 14 (82.35%) ISTQB
1 14 (82.35%) FATCA
1 14 (82.35%) Information Assurance
2 12 (70.59%) ISEB
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Process Management
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Electronics
5 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) CESG
5 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 3 (17.65%) BCP
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (17.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (17.65%) COBIT
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Retail

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

General
1 14 (82.35%) Banking
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Electronics
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
1 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
1 3 (17.65%) CESG
1 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Software Testing
1 14 (82.35%) Information Assurance
2 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
2 5 (29.41%) Coaching
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
3 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (17.65%) BCP
3 3 (17.65%) Process Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISTQB
2 12 (70.59%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) FATCA
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) COBIT