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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 208 201 202
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.15% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.19% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 3
Average salary £37,250 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.50% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £44,750 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £62,250 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
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
4452 4211 3721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.46% 77.98% 75.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3720 3569 3157
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,602 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Birmingham -4 5 £37,500 -44.44%
Warwickshire - 5 £22,500 -
Coventry -13 3 £37,500 -18.91%
Staffordshire -11 2 £39,500 -21.00% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 24 (54.55%) .NET
1 24 (54.55%) Security Testing
2 22 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 21 (47.73%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) Web Development
4 19 (43.18%) T-SQL
4 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
5 17 (38.64%) Wireshark
6 16 (36.36%) Information Security
7 13 (29.55%) Degree
7 13 (29.55%) Online Games
7 13 (29.55%) Games
8 12 (27.27%) Web Application Development
9 9 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (20.45%) Network Security
9 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.18%) Cyber Security
11 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.91%) MS Project
11 7 (15.91%) MS Office
11 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
11 7 (15.91%) Legal
11 7 (15.91%) Project Management
11 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
11 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.91%) Document Management
11 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (15.91%) Scrum
12 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.64%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Project
1 7 (15.91%) MS Office
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) Wireshark
2 9 (20.45%) Network Security
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.55%) OSPF
5 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (29.55%) Games
2 7 (15.91%) Legal
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Security Specialist
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Junior
3 10 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Applications Specialist
4 9 (20.45%) Application Security Specialist
5 7 (15.91%) Project Support Coordinator
5 7 (15.91%) Information Specialist
5 7 (15.91%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (15.91%) Project Support Officer
5 7 (15.91%) Coordinator
5 7 (15.91%) Project Officer
5 7 (15.91%) Information Security Specialist
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Information Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Junior Information Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Online Games
2 4 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.55%) CESG
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) AIX
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Security Testing
2 19 (43.18%) Web Development
3 16 (36.36%) Information Security
4 12 (27.27%) Web Application Development
5 9 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.91%) Document Management
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
7 7 (15.91%) Project Management
8 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.64%) SIEM
9 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 4 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (6.82%) OWASP
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 19 (43.18%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) CISSP
3 2 (4.55%) CISA
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CGEIT
4 1 (2.27%) CCSP
4 1 (2.27%) CISM
4 1 (2.27%) GIAC
4 1 (2.27%) GCIH
4 1 (2.27%) CCSE
4 1 (2.27%) CEH
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Nmap
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
1 1 (2.27%) WSUS
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.27%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec
5 1 (2.27%) Websense
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) HP
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