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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 163 206 228
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +22
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 70 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 33 5 8
Median salary £47,500 £56,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.17% +49.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,900 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
4866 4412 4898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.76% 85.87% 85.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3772 3706 4310
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 - 37 £52,500 - 5
Staffordshire +6 13 £40,000 +86.04%
Coventry 0 8 £47,500 -24.00%
Warwickshire - 6 £22,500 -
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 61 (54.95%) Information Security
2 56 (50.45%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (38.74%) PCI DSS
4 42 (37.84%) CISSP
5 41 (36.94%) GPG13
6 40 (36.04%) CISM
6 40 (36.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (34.23%) Firewall
8 37 (33.33%) SIEM
9 34 (30.63%) Presales
10 32 (28.83%) Security Cleared
11 31 (27.93%) Risk Management
12 29 (26.13%) SC Cleared
13 24 (21.62%) Security Management
13 24 (21.62%) Information Security Management
14 22 (19.82%) Management Information System
14 22 (19.82%) Data Protection
14 22 (19.82%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 21 (18.92%) CEH
16 20 (18.02%) Malware Analysis
16 20 (18.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 19 (17.12%) Reverse Engineering
17 19 (17.12%) Vulnerability Management
17 19 (17.12%) Risk Assessment
18 18 (16.22%) Finance
18 18 (16.22%) IBM
18 18 (16.22%) Data Protection Act
18 18 (16.22%) QRadar
18 18 (16.22%) CREST Certified
19 16 (14.41%) ISMS

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 (0.90%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (12.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.23%) Firewall
2 9 (8.11%) Wireshark
3 8 (7.21%) Network Security
4 7 (6.31%) VPN
5 5 (4.50%) DHCP
5 5 (4.50%) DNS
6 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.80%) Wireless
7 1 (0.90%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.90%) DAB
7 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.90%) HTTP
7 1 (0.90%) Internet
7 1 (0.90%) IPsec
7 1 (0.90%) LAN
7 1 (0.90%) NFC
7 1 (0.90%) SSL
7 1 (0.90%) WAN
7 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Burp Suite
2 3 (2.70%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.70%) Selenium
3 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.90%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Banking
2 3 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (0.90%) Automotive
3 1 (0.90%) Local Government
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Security Specialist
2 26 (23.42%) Consultant
3 19 (17.12%) Analyst
4 18 (16.22%) SIEM Consultant
5 16 (14.41%) Information Manager
6 15 (13.51%) Information Security Specialist
6 15 (13.51%) Information Specialist
7 14 (12.61%) Security Manager
7 14 (12.61%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 14 (12.61%) Senior Security Specialist
8 13 (11.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 13 (11.71%) Security Analyst
9 10 (9.01%) Information Security Manager
10 9 (8.11%) SIEM Specialist
11 7 (6.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 7 (6.31%) Security Consultant
11 7 (6.31%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (6.31%) Tester
12 6 (5.41%) Information Assurance Manager
12 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) .NET
1 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.90%) CSS
2 1 (0.90%) HTML
2 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Management Information System
2 18 (16.22%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (12.61%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.91%) PKI
5 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) CESG
7 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.90%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Physics
7 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.90%) Statistics
7 1 (0.90%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 5 (4.50%) Unix
3 4 (3.60%) Linux
4 2 (1.80%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.95%) Information Security
2 56 (50.45%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (33.33%) SIEM
4 34 (30.63%) Presales
5 31 (27.93%) Risk Management
6 24 (21.62%) Information Security Management
6 24 (21.62%) Security Management
7 22 (19.82%) Data Protection
7 22 (19.82%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 20 (18.02%) Malware Analysis
8 20 (18.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (17.12%) Reverse Engineering
9 19 (17.12%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (17.12%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (14.41%) ISMS
11 15 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (13.51%) ERP
11 15 (13.51%) IT Governance
12 14 (12.61%) CRM
12 14 (12.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) C#
2 2 (1.80%) C
3 1 (0.90%) Java
3 1 (0.90%) Perl
3 1 (0.90%) Python
3 1 (0.90%) Ruby
3 1 (0.90%) Scala
3 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (37.84%) CISSP
2 40 (36.04%) CISM
3 32 (28.83%) Security Cleared
4 29 (26.13%) SC Cleared
5 21 (18.92%) CEH
6 18 (16.22%) CREST Certified
7 14 (12.61%) CISA
7 14 (12.61%) CISMP
7 14 (12.61%) CRISC
8 10 (9.01%) DV Cleared
9 7 (6.31%) Degree
10 5 (4.50%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (4.50%) PCI QSA
10 5 (4.50%) SANS
11 3 (2.70%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (2.70%) CLAS
12 2 (1.80%) OSCP
13 1 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.90%) IISP
13 1 (0.90%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (38.74%) PCI DSS
2 41 (36.94%) GPG13
3 40 (36.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (12.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (12.61%) RMADS
5 8 (7.21%) QA
6 5 (4.50%) SLA
7 4 (3.60%) COBIT
7 4 (3.60%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.80%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) QRadar
2 2 (1.80%) Nessus
3 1 (0.90%) Ansible
3 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.90%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (16.22%) IBM
2 14 (12.61%) ServiceNow
3 5 (4.50%) LogRhythm
4 4 (3.60%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.70%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco
6 2 (1.80%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.80%) Qualys
7 1 (0.90%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.90%) F5
7 1 (0.90%) Juniper
7 1 (0.90%) QNX
7 1 (0.90%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.90%) VMware
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