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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 207 198 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 8 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 0
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £41,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+34.14% -11.35%
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 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
Staffordshire +3 8 £60,000 - 2
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
3 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (11.76%) Online Games
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Nmap
4 2 (11.76%) Nessus
4 2 (11.76%) Games
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (17.65%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Security Specialist
2 15 (88.24%) Applications Specialist
2 15 (88.24%) Application Security Specialist
3 14 (82.35%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.76%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
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