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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 72 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.84% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £21,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.06%
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
520 521 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 72.93% 78.58% 77.26%
Number of salaries quoted 411 440 307
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 5 £21,250 -57.50%
Security Testing
West Midlands

Security Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (48.89%) Web Development
2 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
3 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 21 (46.67%) PCI DSS
4 18 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 17 (37.78%) Information Security
6 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
7 13 (28.89%) Online Games
7 13 (28.89%) Games
8 12 (26.67%) Web Application Development
9 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (24.44%) Degree
10 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
11 6 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
12 2 (4.44%) OOP
12 2 (4.44%) OO
12 2 (4.44%) C#
12 2 (4.44%) Java
12 2 (4.44%) OWASP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (28.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 21 (46.67%) Applications Specialist
2 21 (46.67%) Application Security Specialist
3 18 (40.00%) Tester
4 12 (26.67%) Junior
4 12 (26.67%) Web Tester
5 11 (24.44%) Security Tester
6 10 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (17.78%) Applications Tester
8 7 (15.56%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Junior Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Information Security Specialist
8 7 (15.56%) Information Specialist
8 7 (15.56%) Junior Information Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Graduate
8 7 (15.56%) Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Information Analyst
9 5 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
10 4 (8.89%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Online Games
2 6 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Penetration Testing
1 22 (48.89%) Web Development
2 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 17 (37.78%) Information Security
4 12 (26.67%) Web Application Development
5 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.44%) OWASP
7 2 (4.44%) OOP
7 2 (4.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001