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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 188 208 147
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -61
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 39 4 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.081% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.098% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 28
Average salary £60,000 £53,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £44,400 £27,680
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £59,250 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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
4846 4089 3494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.71% 82.72% 82.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4004 3505 2819
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 14 £62,500 - 3
Birmingham -2 9 £90,000 +80.00% 3
Staffordshire +2 8 £51,750 -13.75% 1
Shropshire - 2 £32,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (91.11%) Information Security
2 24 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (42.22%) CISSP
4 14 (31.11%) Risk Management
4 14 (31.11%) CISM
4 14 (31.11%) Security Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Management Information System
6 10 (22.22%) Firewall
7 9 (20.00%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) CREST Certified
8 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
9 6 (13.33%) Security Management
9 6 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (11.11%) SIEM
10 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (11.11%) OWASP
10 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (11.11%) Information Security Management
10 5 (11.11%) CISA
10 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (11.11%) VPN
10 5 (11.11%) .NET
11 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
11 4 (8.89%) Project Management
11 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.44%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (6.67%) DMZ
3 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) HTTP
4 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.22%) Intranet
5 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
1 2 (4.44%) Selenium
1 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Security Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Information Security Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Security Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Test Leader
4 7 (15.56%) Head of Information
4 7 (15.56%) Head of Information Security
4 7 (15.56%) Head of Security
4 7 (15.56%) Information Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.89%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.89%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Information Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (91.11%) Information Security
2 14 (31.11%) Risk Management
2 14 (31.11%) Security Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (13.33%) Security Management
4 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 5 (11.11%) OWASP
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (11.11%) SIEM
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Email Filtering
5 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
1 3 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (4.44%) Scala
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) CISSP
2 14 (31.11%) CISM
3 9 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 5 (11.11%) CISA
5 3 (6.67%) CISMP
5 3 (6.67%) CRISC
6 2 (4.44%) CEH
6 2 (4.44%) PCI QSA
6 2 (4.44%) SANS
6 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) GCIA
7 1 (2.22%) GCIH
7 1 (2.22%) GIAC
7 1 (2.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco
1 2 (4.44%) Qualys
2 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.22%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee
2 1 (2.22%) Veracode
2 1 (2.22%) VMware
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 52k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago