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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 203 204 210
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 14 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.17% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.21% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 1
Average salary £51,250 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.58% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.80%
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
4733 4342 4305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.47% 80.45% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3874 3606 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 - 10 £56,250 - 4
Solihull - 4 £26,750 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (52.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (36.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
5 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) CISSP
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) OSCP
6 7 (28.00%) OSCE
7 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (24.00%) JSON
7 6 (24.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) HTML
8 5 (20.00%) MVC
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) REST
9 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (16.00%) Node.js
9 4 (16.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (16.00%) Graphic Design
9 4 (16.00%) Apache
9 4 (16.00%) Python
9 4 (16.00%) Adobe
9 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
9 4 (16.00%) SOAP

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (16.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (4.00%) Sublime Text
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Web Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Consultant
2 8 (32.00%) Security Consultant
3 7 (28.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 7 (28.00%) IT Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (24.00%) Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Security Tester
7 2 (8.00%) UI Programmer
7 2 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (8.00%) UI Developer
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Web Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Cyber Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) jQuery
2 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (24.00%) JSON
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Ajax
6 3 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.00%) CSS3
7 1 (4.00%) Laravel
7 1 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (4.00%) HTML5
7 1 (4.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Graphic Design
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
2 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.00%) MVVM
4 3 (12.00%) SIEM
4 3 (12.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.00%) Security Management
5 2 (8.00%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) OSCP
2 7 (28.00%) OSCE
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Adobe
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