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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 178 195 207
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 39 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.67% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.76% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 35 7
Median salary £48,750 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,300
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £54,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +10.76%

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
4160 5156 4186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.83% 87.96% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3305 4243 3556
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +24 16 £47,500 -47.22% 4
Warwickshire +36 5 £46,250 -22.91%
Coventry +5 2 £67,500 +8.00%
Staffordshire -3 1 £62,500 +13.63%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 53 (53.00%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (50.00%) Information Security
3 42 (42.00%) Firewall
4 41 (41.00%) GPG13
5 37 (37.00%) Presales
6 35 (35.00%) SIEM
7 30 (30.00%) PCI DSS
8 29 (29.00%) CISSP
9 27 (27.00%) CISM
9 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 23 (23.00%) Reverse Engineering
12 23 (23.00%) Malware Analysis
13 22 (22.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 22 (22.00%) QRadar
13 22 (22.00%) IBM
14 21 (21.00%) Security Management
14 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
15 20 (20.00%) Information Security Management
15 20 (20.00%) Data Protection
16 19 (19.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 19 (19.00%) Management Information System
16 19 (19.00%) Risk Management
17 17 (17.00%) CEH
18 16 (16.00%) ISMS
18 16 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (16.00%) CREST Certified
19 15 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
19 15 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 (1.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (14.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (42.00%) Firewall
2 12 (12.00%) Network Security
3 9 (9.00%) Wireshark
4 6 (6.00%) VPN
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.00%) DHCP
6 1 (1.00%) DNS
6 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.00%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Consultant
2 23 (23.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 21 (21.00%) Security Specialist
4 17 (17.00%) Information Manager
5 15 (15.00%) Security Manager
6 13 (13.00%) Information Security Specialist
6 13 (13.00%) Information Specialist
7 11 (11.00%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (11.00%) Penetration Tester
7 11 (11.00%) Tester
8 9 (9.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 9 (9.00%) Senior Security Specialist
9 8 (8.00%) Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Security Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Security Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 6 (6.00%) Information Assurance Manager
12 5 (5.00%) Network Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
1 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (14.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.00%) PKI
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.00%) CESG
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Unix
3 2 (2.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (53.00%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (50.00%) Information Security
3 37 (37.00%) Presales
4 35 (35.00%) SIEM
5 26 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (23.00%) Malware Analysis
6 23 (23.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 22 (22.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 21 (21.00%) Security Management
9 20 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 20 (20.00%) Information Security Management
10 19 (19.00%) Risk Management
10 19 (19.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 16 (16.00%) ISMS
11 16 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
13 14 (14.00%) CRM
13 14 (14.00%) Information Assurance
13 14 (14.00%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) C#
2 3 (3.00%) Perl
2 3 (3.00%) Python
2 3 (3.00%) Ruby
3 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (29.00%) CISSP
2 27 (27.00%) CISM
3 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (17.00%) CEH
6 16 (16.00%) CREST Certified
7 14 (14.00%) CISMP
7 14 (14.00%) CRISC
8 8 (8.00%) CISA
9 7 (7.00%) Degree
10 6 (6.00%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (5.00%) SANS
12 4 (4.00%) CCNA
12 4 (4.00%) CCNP
12 4 (4.00%) CCSA
12 4 (4.00%) CCSE
12 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (2.00%) OSCP
14 1 (1.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (41.00%) GPG13
2 30 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (14.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (14.00%) RMADS
5 4 (4.00%) SLA
6 1 (1.00%) COBIT
6 1 (1.00%) PA-DSS
6 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (22.00%) QRadar
2 4 (4.00%) Nessus
3 3 (3.00%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 22 (22.00%) IBM
2 14 (14.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (7.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (6.00%) Cisco
4 6 (6.00%) Intel Security
4 6 (6.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (5.00%) LogRhythm
6 4 (4.00%) Meraki
6 4 (4.00%) Qualys
6 4 (4.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.00%) Rapid7
8 1 (1.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.00%) F5
8 1 (1.00%) Juniper
8 1 (1.00%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago