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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 228 212 211
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 11 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.15% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 1
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.68%
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
5452 4473 4137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.36% 83.65% 84.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 3730 3431
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,530
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
Coventry - 6 £52,500 -
Birmingham -17 3 £65,000 +20.93%
Warwickshire -5 2 £53,750 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (73.33%) Information Security
1 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (60.00%) CISSP
3 9 (60.00%) CISM
4 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (33.33%) Qualys
5 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 5 (33.33%) CRISC
5 5 (33.33%) OSCP
5 5 (33.33%) CEH
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (33.33%) GIAC
6 4 (26.67%) CISA
6 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) CREST Certified
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) HTTP
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) PHP
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) LAMP
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) Drupal
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) AppScan
1 2 (13.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Head of Information
2 3 (20.00%) Head of Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Head of Security
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS3
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
1 3 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) Highcharts JS
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Debian
2 1 (6.67%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Information Security
1 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Security Management
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CISM
1 9 (60.00%) CISSP
2 5 (33.33%) CEH
2 5 (33.33%) CRISC
2 5 (33.33%) GIAC
2 5 (33.33%) OSCP
3 4 (26.67%) CISA
3 4 (26.67%) CREST Certified
4 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Fortify
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
1 2 (13.33%) WebInspect
2 1 (6.67%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Qualys
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Veracode
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia