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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 208 208 213
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 17 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.13% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.16% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 1
Average salary £32,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +6.57%
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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OWASP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

OWASP Salary Histogram 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 31 July 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
Birmingham +4 12 £55,000 +129.16% 4
Solihull - 5 £31,000 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (30.77%) jQuery
4 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 8 (30.77%) OSCP
4 8 (30.77%) OSCE
4 8 (30.77%) AngularJS
4 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 7 (26.92%) CISSP
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) JSON
7 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
7 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) SOAP
7 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 4 (15.38%) Java
8 4 (15.38%) Photoshop
8 4 (15.38%) Apache
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) Adobe
8 4 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (15.38%) Graphic Design
8 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Photoshop
1 4 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.85%) Sublime Text
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Consultant
2 9 (34.62%) Security Consultant
3 8 (30.77%) Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Web Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (23.08%) IT Security Consultant
4 6 (23.08%) IT Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Security Tester
7 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) UI Programmer
7 2 (7.69%) Cyber Security Manager
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Junior Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Junior
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) jQuery
1 8 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) JSON
4 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 5 (19.23%) SOAP
5 4 (15.38%) REST
6 3 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (11.54%) Ajax
7 2 (7.69%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.85%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) XML
8 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Graphic Design
3 3 (11.54%) User Experience
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) OS/400
3 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) MVVM
5 3 (11.54%) SIEM
5 3 (11.54%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 2 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) OSCP
1 8 (30.77%) OSCE
2 7 (26.92%) CISSP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) GIAC
4 2 (7.69%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
1 2 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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