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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 227 208 181
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -27
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 6 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.020% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.024% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 9
Average salary £78,750 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
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
4996 4104 3465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.80% 82.54% 82.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4111 3503 2786
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £62,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £60,000 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (66.67%) OO PHP
3 14 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 14 (66.67%) Database Security
3 14 (66.67%) jQuery
3 14 (66.67%) Network Security
3 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 14 (66.67%) RESTful
3 14 (66.67%) HTML5
3 14 (66.67%) REST
3 14 (66.67%) CSS3
3 14 (66.67%) Laravel
3 14 (66.67%) HTML
3 14 (66.67%) PHP
3 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) CSS
3 14 (66.67%) OO
3 14 (66.67%) MVC
4 12 (57.14%) PCI DSS
5 9 (42.86%) Business Analysis
5 9 (42.86%) Presales
6 6 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Information Security
7 5 (23.81%) CISM
7 5 (23.81%) HTTP
7 5 (23.81%) CISSP
7 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (14.29%) SIEM
8 3 (14.29%) Firewall

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Network Security
2 5 (23.81%) HTTP
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Burp Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
1 14 (66.67%) PHP Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Graduate
2 13 (61.90%) Graduate Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Graduate PHP Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Junior
3 6 (28.57%) Junior Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Junior PHP Developer
3 6 (28.57%) OO PHP Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Head of Information
4 3 (14.29%) Head of Information Security
4 3 (14.29%) Head of Security
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) CSS
1 14 (66.67%) CSS3
1 14 (66.67%) HTML
1 14 (66.67%) HTML5
1 14 (66.67%) jQuery
1 14 (66.67%) Laravel
1 14 (66.67%) REST
1 14 (66.67%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (66.67%) Database Security
3 14 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 14 (66.67%) MVC
3 14 (66.67%) OO
3 14 (66.67%) OO PHP
4 9 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 9 (42.86%) Presales
5 6 (28.57%) Information Security
5 6 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) PHP
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) CISM
2 5 (23.81%) CISSP
3 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
4 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) CISA
4 1 (4.76%) CRISC
4 1 (4.76%) GIAC
4 1 (4.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
1 1 (4.76%) Juniper
1 1 (4.76%) Nokia
1 1 (4.76%) Qualys