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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 62 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.82% 1.14% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.53% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Average salary £19,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-68.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 459 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 79.54% 74.76% 76.83%
Number of salaries quoted 413 386 316
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Security Testing Salary Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +11 5 £19,000 -68.33%
Security Testing
West Midlands

Security Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 18 (85.71%) Information Security
2 17 (80.95%) PCI DSS
3 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (76.19%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (76.19%) Data Protection
4 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
4 11 (52.38%) Network Architecture
5 7 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 6 (28.57%) Regular Expression
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Nmap
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (14.29%) OWASP
10 2 (9.52%) Games
10 2 (9.52%) Nessus
10 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (9.52%) Online Games
10 2 (9.52%) Online Gambling
10 2 (9.52%) Metasploit
10 2 (9.52%) Open Source
11 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
11 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
11 1 (4.76%) Finance
11 1 (4.76%) Web Development
11 1 (4.76%) Degree

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Security Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Information Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Junior Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Junior Information Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Junior
3 6 (28.57%) Security Specialist
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Security Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Application Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Web Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Trainee
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) Regular Expression
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (9.52%) Online Games
2 2 (9.52%) Online Gambling
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Information Security
2 16 (76.19%) Data Protection
3 11 (52.38%) Network Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (14.29%) OWASP
6 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (80.95%) PCI DSS
2 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Nessus