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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 200 198
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 24
Median salary £47,500 £51,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
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
5354 4581 4558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.67% 84.83% 84.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4156 3800 3810
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
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 30 May 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 30 May 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 10 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Coventry -2 9 £52,500 +138.63%
Shropshire - 8 £32,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 £47,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,500 - 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 (80.26%) Information Security
2 38 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (35.53%) CISSP
4 24 (31.58%) CISM
5 18 (23.68%) Security Testing
6 16 (21.05%) CREST Certified
6 16 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.42%) Firewall
8 14 (18.42%) Management Information System
9 13 (17.11%) Finance
10 12 (15.79%) OWASP
10 12 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (14.47%) HTML
11 11 (14.47%) CSS
12 10 (13.16%) TDD
12 10 (13.16%) CISA
12 10 (13.16%) JIRA
12 10 (13.16%) Selenium
12 10 (13.16%) User Stories
12 10 (13.16%) Node.js
12 10 (13.16%) Defect Management
12 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
12 10 (13.16%) Scala
12 10 (13.16%) BDD
12 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
12 10 (13.16%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
13 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (13.16%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.32%) MS Project
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 6 (7.89%) HTTP
2 6 (7.89%) Network Security
3 4 (5.26%) Internet
3 4 (5.26%) VPN
4 3 (3.95%) Wireless
5 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.63%) DAB
5 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.63%) NFC
5 2 (2.63%) SSL
5 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.32%) IPsec
6 1 (1.32%) LAN
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) JIRA
1 10 (13.16%) Selenium
1 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.95%) AppScan
2 3 (3.95%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Legal
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Security Analyst
3 19 (25.00%) Security Manager
4 16 (21.05%) Tester
5 11 (14.47%) Information Analyst
5 11 (14.47%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Information Security Manager
6 10 (13.16%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Head of Information
7 8 (10.53%) Head of Information Security
7 8 (10.53%) Head of Security
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Tester
8 6 (7.89%) Architecture Manager
8 6 (7.89%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.89%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.58%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) IT Security Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Information Manager
10 4 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) CSS
1 11 (14.47%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) Ajax
4 1 (1.32%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.63%) iPad
3 2 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Linux
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Android
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (80.26%) Information Security
2 18 (23.68%) Security Testing
3 16 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (15.79%) OWASP
6 10 (13.16%) BDD
6 10 (13.16%) Compatibility Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Defect Management
6 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
6 10 (13.16%) TDD
6 10 (13.16%) User Stories
7 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (10.53%) Coaching
8 8 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 8 (10.53%) Information Security Management
8 8 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (10.53%) Security Management
8 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (9.21%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) Scala
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) C
3 4 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) CISSP
2 24 (31.58%) CISM
3 16 (21.05%) CREST Certified
4 10 (13.16%) CISA
5 9 (11.84%) CRISC
6 8 (10.53%) CEH
7 7 (9.21%) OSCP
8 6 (7.89%) GIAC
8 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.63%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) CISMP
9 2 (2.63%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.63%) SANS
10 1 (1.32%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (1.32%) Degree
10 1 (1.32%) GCIA
10 1 (1.32%) GCIH
10 1 (1.32%) OSCE
10 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.95%) COBIT
4 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Fortify
1 4 (5.26%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.32%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Qualys
2 5 (6.58%) Progress
3 4 (5.26%) HP
3 4 (5.26%) Veracode
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) QNX
6 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Intel
6 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
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