The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 194 220 191
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 38 10 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.17% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.20% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 26
Median salary £43,750 £55,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +139.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,494 £45,100 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
Penetration Testing
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
5259 5128 4430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.97% 87.14% 83.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4104 4170 3671
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 16 £42,500 -22.72% 5
Warwickshire - 13 £46,250 - 4
Coventry +6 3 £56,000 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 48 (65.75%) Information Security
2 34 (46.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (36.99%) CISSP
3 27 (36.99%) CISM
4 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
6 17 (23.29%) CREST Certified
7 15 (20.55%) PCI DSS
7 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
7 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (19.18%) CISA
8 14 (19.18%) Security Testing
9 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
9 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
9 13 (17.81%) Firewall
10 12 (16.44%) Finance
10 12 (16.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
12 10 (13.70%) CEH
12 10 (13.70%) Selenium
12 10 (13.70%) OWASP
12 10 (13.70%) Security Architecture
12 10 (13.70%) SIEM
13 9 (12.33%) Data Protection
13 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
13 9 (12.33%) User Stories
13 9 (12.33%) Security Auditing
13 9 (12.33%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (12.33%) HTML
13 9 (12.33%) CSS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.37%) MS Project
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Firewall
2 8 (10.96%) HTTP
3 6 (8.22%) Network Security
3 6 (8.22%) Wireless
4 4 (5.48%) SSL
4 4 (5.48%) VPN
5 3 (4.11%) Bluetooth
5 3 (4.11%) DAB
5 3 (4.11%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.11%) Internet
5 3 (4.11%) IPsec
5 3 (4.11%) LAN
5 3 (4.11%) NFC
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.74%) DHCP
6 2 (2.74%) DNS
7 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Selenium
2 8 (10.96%) JIRA
2 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.85%) Metasploit
4 3 (4.11%) AppScan
5 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.37%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Automotive
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Security Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Tester
4 13 (17.81%) Information Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (12.33%) Consultant
7 8 (10.96%) Security Manager
7 8 (10.96%) Security Specialist
7 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Security Consultant
9 6 (8.22%) Architecture Manager
9 6 (8.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 6 (8.22%) Senior Security Specialist
10 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 5 (6.85%) SIEM Specialist
11 4 (5.48%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (5.48%) Agile Tester
11 4 (5.48%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) CSS
1 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 8 (10.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Ajax
3 1 (1.37%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (6.85%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (6.85%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.11%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.11%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Linux
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Android
2 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.37%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Information Security
2 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
4 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.18%) Security Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (13.70%) OWASP
8 10 (13.70%) Security Architecture
8 10 (13.70%) SIEM
9 9 (12.33%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (12.33%) Data Protection
9 9 (12.33%) Security Auditing
9 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.33%) User Stories
10 8 (10.96%) BDD
10 8 (10.96%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
10 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) Scala
2 5 (6.85%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) C
3 2 (2.74%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) CISM
1 27 (36.99%) CISSP
2 17 (23.29%) CREST Certified
3 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
4 14 (19.18%) CISA
5 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.70%) CEH
7 8 (10.96%) OSCP
8 7 (9.59%) CRISC
9 6 (8.22%) GIAC
10 5 (6.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared
10 5 (6.85%) PCI QSA
11 4 (5.48%) Degree
12 2 (2.74%) CHECK Team Leader
12 2 (2.74%) CLAS
12 2 (2.74%) OSCE
12 2 (2.74%) SANS
13 1 (1.37%) CHECK Team Member
13 1 (1.37%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (46.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (20.55%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.96%) QA
4 4 (5.48%) COBIT
4 4 (5.48%) GPG13
4 4 (5.48%) PA-DSS
5 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Fortify
1 4 (5.48%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.37%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Qualys
2 5 (6.85%) Progress
3 4 (5.48%) HP
3 4 (5.48%) Veracode
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) QNX
5 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) Intel
6 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.37%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.37%) Palo Alto
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive + Strong Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Insolvency Service
Salary: £31,559 - £37,871 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago