The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 63 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.86% 3.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 4.57% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 0
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 -
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
454 394 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.87% 74.76% 83.24%
Number of salaries quoted 404 335 370
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Staffordshire region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Security Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 5 £60,000 -
Security Testing
West Midlands

Security Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) C++
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Nessus
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (14.29%) Online Games
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Nmap
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Security Specialist
2 6 (85.71%) Applications Specialist
2 6 (85.71%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Online Games
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
1 6 (85.71%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C++
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap