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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 152 194
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +42
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 40 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.93% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 1.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 2
Average salary £53,750 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.41% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £27,680 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £63,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 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
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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 -17 3 £50,000 -6.97% 5
Staffordshire -1 1 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (47.06%) Information Security
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (35.29%) CISSP
4 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (23.53%) Nmap
4 4 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) OWASP
5 3 (17.65%) Metasploit
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Nessus
6 2 (11.76%) CISM
6 2 (11.76%) CESG
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.76%) EIGRP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (11.76%) OSPF
3 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Information Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support
5 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Junior
5 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Information Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.76%) CESG
2 2 (11.76%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Online Gambling
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
2 4 (23.53%) SIEM
3 3 (17.65%) OWASP
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CISM
2 2 (11.76%) PCI QSA
3 1 (5.88%) OSCP
3 1 (5.88%) CISA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCSP
3 1 (5.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nessus
2 1 (5.88%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
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