The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP 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
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 204 200 193
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.047% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 1
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
OWASP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4179 4222 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.64% 77.37% 74.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3460 3577 3018
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OWASP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OWASP across the West Midlands region.

OWASP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

OWASP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the West Midlands 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
Staffordshire -5 9 £60,000 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing OWASP 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 OWASP.

1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (9.09%) Games
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Security
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Online Games
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) Degree

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing OWASP 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 OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
1 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Security Specialist
2 9 (81.82%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (81.82%) Application Security Specialist
3 8 (72.73%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) CEH
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS