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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 211 216 202
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 9 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.16% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.18% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 27
Median salary £40,500 £53,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.29% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
5344 4929 4544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.74% 85.72% 83.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 4065 3813
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Shropshire - 8 £32,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 £53,750 - 1
Birmingham -2 7 £42,500 -19.81% 3
Coventry - 7 £52,500 - 2
Worcestershire +3 1 £45,000 -43.75%
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 54 (75.00%) Information Security
2 32 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (31.94%) CISSP
4 22 (30.56%) CISM
5 19 (26.39%) Risk Management
5 19 (26.39%) Security Testing
6 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (20.83%) Management Information System
8 14 (19.44%) CREST Certified
9 13 (18.06%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Selenium
10 12 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (16.67%) Firewall
11 11 (15.28%) HTML
11 11 (15.28%) CSS
11 11 (15.28%) User Stories
12 10 (13.89%) Defect Management
12 10 (13.89%) OWASP
12 10 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Node.js
12 10 (13.89%) Scala
12 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
12 10 (13.89%) BDD
12 10 (13.89%) JIRA
12 10 (13.89%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) Finance
13 9 (12.50%) CRISC
13 9 (12.50%) Data Protection

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 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.39%) MS Project
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) Firewall
2 8 (11.11%) HTTP
3 6 (8.33%) Network Security
4 5 (6.94%) Wireless
5 4 (5.56%) Internet
5 4 (5.56%) SSL
5 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 3 (4.17%) IPsec
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.78%) DAB
7 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.78%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.78%) NFC
7 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (13.89%) JIRA
2 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.17%) AppScan
3 3 (4.17%) Metasploit
4 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Analyst
2 24 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 16 (22.22%) Tester
4 15 (20.83%) Information Analyst
4 15 (20.83%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Security Manager
6 10 (13.89%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Agile Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Architecture Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.94%) Head of Information
8 5 (6.94%) Head of Information Security
8 5 (6.94%) Head of Security
8 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) CSS
1 11 (15.28%) HTML
2 10 (13.89%) Node.js
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
4 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.39%) Ajax
5 1 (1.39%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (6.94%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.78%) iPad
5 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Linux
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Android
2 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (75.00%) Information Security
2 19 (26.39%) Risk Management
2 19 (26.39%) Security Testing
3 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.06%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (15.28%) User Stories
7 10 (13.89%) BDD
7 10 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Defect Management
7 10 (13.89%) OWASP
7 10 (13.89%) TDD
8 9 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.11%) Coaching
9 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (9.72%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (9.72%) Security Architecture
11 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) Scala
2 6 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (4.17%) C
5 2 (2.78%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) CISSP
2 22 (30.56%) CISM
3 14 (19.44%) CREST Certified
4 9 (12.50%) CRISC
5 8 (11.11%) CEH
5 8 (11.11%) CISA
6 7 (9.72%) OSCP
6 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.33%) GIAC
8 3 (4.17%) Degree
9 2 (2.78%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (2.78%) SANS
9 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (1.39%) GCIA
10 1 (1.39%) GCIH
10 1 (1.39%) OSCE
10 1 (1.39%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.39%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.33%) COBIT
4 5 (6.94%) QA
5 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.39%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) HP Fortify
1 4 (5.56%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.39%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Qualys
2 5 (6.94%) Progress
3 4 (5.56%) HP
3 4 (5.56%) Veracode
4 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (2.78%) QNX
6 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) Intel
6 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
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