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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 206 177 199
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +22
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.060% 0.22% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.28% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 1
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.80%
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
4139 3555 3534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.17% 79.32% 75.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3579 2897 3061
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 23 January 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
Staffordshire -3 3 £60,000 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (92.86%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (21.43%) Nessus
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Nmap
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Games
4 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (14.29%) Online Games
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
5 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Security Specialist
2 12 (85.71%) Application Security Specialist
2 12 (85.71%) Applications Specialist
3 11 (78.57%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
1 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (14.29%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nessus
2 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT