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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 136 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% - 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 6
Average salary £75,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
1931 1687 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.31% 82.09% 71.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1718 1537 1007
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 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 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 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) ISMS
2 3 (50.00%) RMADS
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 3 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) QA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) RMADS
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
1 3 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) ISMS
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) QA