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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 204 197 199
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 8
Average salary £55,000 £22,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+144.44% -55.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £21,450 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
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
4733 4342 4305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.47% 80.45% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3874 3606 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +8 9 £57,500 +38.55% 2
Coventry -11 2 - -
Staffordshire 0 1 £41,500 +2.46%
Herefordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) OSCP
3 13 (41.94%) Data Centre
4 12 (38.71%) OSCE
4 12 (38.71%) Security Architecture
4 12 (38.71%) Linux
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 11 (35.48%) CISSP
6 9 (29.03%) Project Management
6 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
6 9 (29.03%) Degree
6 9 (29.03%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (29.03%) OWASP
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
8 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
8 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Content Management
8 7 (22.58%) Google Analytics
8 7 (22.58%) Google
8 7 (22.58%) Marketing
8 7 (22.58%) CMS
8 7 (22.58%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) Multivariate Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Change Control
8 7 (22.58%) Analytics
8 7 (22.58%) User Experience
9 4 (12.90%) Network Security
9 4 (12.90%) Metasploit

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Network Security
2 3 (9.68%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) DMZ
4 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (22.58%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Tester
1 14 (45.16%) Penetration Tester
2 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 8 (25.81%) Security Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) IT Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) IT Security Consultant
4 6 (19.35%) Security Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Information Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (22.58%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 12 (38.71%) Security Architecture
3 9 (29.03%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (29.03%) OWASP
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Content Management
5 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
5 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
5 7 (22.58%) Multivariate Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Change Control
5 7 (22.58%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.45%) Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) Line Management
7 2 (6.45%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C
2 3 (9.68%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) OSCP
2 12 (38.71%) OSCE
3 11 (35.48%) CISSP
4 9 (29.03%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) GPEN
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Nessus
2 2 (6.45%) Nmap
2 2 (6.45%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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