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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 213 183 173
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.67% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 20
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,100 £21,350 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
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
4886 4315 4255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.00% 79.86% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4006 3600 3591
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -4 7 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Staffordshire -12 1 £41,500 -30.83%
Worcestershire - 1 £80,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Penetration Testing 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 Penetration Testing.

1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 14 (43.75%) Degree
2 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
3 13 (40.63%) E-Commerce
3 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) Content Management
4 12 (37.50%) Google
4 12 (37.50%) Marketing
4 12 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
4 12 (37.50%) Google Analytics
4 12 (37.50%) Project Management
4 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 12 (37.50%) CMS
4 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 12 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Multivariate Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Change Control
4 12 (37.50%) Analytics
4 12 (37.50%) User Experience
5 9 (28.13%) OSCP
5 9 (28.13%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) CISSP
6 8 (25.00%) OSCE
7 7 (21.88%) OWASP
8 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 6 (18.75%) Linux
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Penetration Testing 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 Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (37.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Tester
1 13 (40.63%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (9.38%) Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Consultant
2 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
3 2 (6.25%) Information Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Security Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Security Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Web Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Information Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Applications Tester
4 1 (3.13%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 12 (37.50%) User Experience
3 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) E-Commerce
3 12 (37.50%) Project Management
3 12 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Content Management
3 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 12 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
3 12 (37.50%) Multivariate Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Change Control
3 12 (37.50%) Analytics
3 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) OWASP
5 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Test Management
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Social Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C
2 3 (9.38%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
2 9 (28.13%) OSCP
3 8 (25.00%) OSCE
3 8 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (9.38%) CEH
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
6 1 (3.13%) CISA
6 1 (3.13%) PCI QSA
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) Nmap
2 2 (6.25%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) VMware
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