The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 188 169 186
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 36 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.65% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.84% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 6
Average salary £23,000 £48,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.82% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £33,800 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4084 4274 3636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.73% 76.76% 74.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3382 3606 3119
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
Staffordshire -2 13 £60,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire - 7 £22,500 -
Birmingham +5 3 £44,500 -24.25% 2
Coventry -15 1 £38,000 -10.58%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 26 (61.90%) Security Testing
2 25 (59.52%) .NET
3 22 (52.38%) PCI DSS
4 21 (50.00%) SQL
5 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
5 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 20 (47.62%) Web Development
6 17 (40.48%) Wireshark
7 16 (38.10%) Information Security
8 13 (30.95%) Degree
8 13 (30.95%) Online Games
8 13 (30.95%) Games
9 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
10 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 9 (21.43%) Network Security
13 8 (19.05%) Cyber Security
13 8 (19.05%) CISSP
13 8 (19.05%) Project Management
14 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 7 (16.67%) Legal
14 7 (16.67%) MS Project
14 7 (16.67%) MS Office
14 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
14 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 7 (16.67%) Document Management
14 7 (16.67%) Scrum
15 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
15 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 5 (11.90%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (16.67%) MS Project
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Wireshark
2 9 (21.43%) Network Security
3 5 (11.90%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) Maven
1 1 (2.38%) JBehave
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 13 (30.95%) Games
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Security Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Junior
2 9 (21.43%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Application Security Specialist
3 7 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Information Security Specialist
3 7 (16.67%) Project Support Coordinator
3 7 (16.67%) Project Officer
3 7 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
3 7 (16.67%) Project Support Officer
3 7 (16.67%) Information Specialist
4 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Security Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Junior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Online Games
2 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Security Testing
2 20 (47.62%) Web Development
3 16 (38.10%) Information Security
4 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (19.05%) Cyber Security
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (16.67%) Document Management
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.52%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (7.14%) OWASP
10 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
11 2 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
11 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) CISSP
3 5 (11.90%) CEH
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CISMP
4 2 (4.76%) CCSE
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCSP
5 1 (2.38%) GIAC
5 1 (2.38%) CISA
5 1 (2.38%) CISM
5 1 (2.38%) GCIH
5 1 (2.38%) PCI QSA
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (52.38%) PCI DSS
2 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.38%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
2 1 (2.38%) Nessus
2 1 (2.38%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Symantec
3 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Websense
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
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Birmingham
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