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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 190 181 196
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.45% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 5
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £45,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,200 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
4230 3971 3950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.45% 81.06% 77.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3533 3294 3309
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 -6 12 £22,000 -60.00% 1
Birmingham +3 9 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Worcestershire - 2 £80,000 - 2
Staffordshire -4 1 £60,000 -7.69%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 14 (50.00%) Information Security
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (42.86%) Google
2 12 (42.86%) Marketing
2 12 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Google Analytics
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Content Management
2 12 (42.86%) CMS
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
2 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 12 (42.86%) Project Management
2 12 (42.86%) Multivariate Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Change Control
2 12 (42.86%) Analytics
2 12 (42.86%) User Experience
3 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (25.00%) CISSP
3 7 (25.00%) OWASP
4 6 (21.43%) OSCP
4 6 (21.43%) OSCE
4 6 (21.43%) Windows
4 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (17.86%) Nessus
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Metasploit

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (42.86%) CMS
Business Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Wireless
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (42.86%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Tester
1 8 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Security Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Security Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (42.86%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Online Games
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Content Management
2 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 12 (42.86%) Project Management
2 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
2 12 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Multivariate Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Change Control
2 12 (42.86%) Analytics
3 7 (25.00%) OWASP
4 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Line Management
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (7.14%) Test Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Ruby
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) CISSP
3 6 (21.43%) OSCP
3 6 (21.43%) OSCE
4 3 (10.71%) CISM
4 3 (10.71%) CEH
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CISA
6 1 (3.57%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Nessus
2 3 (10.71%) Nmap
3 2 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Google
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Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
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Birmingham
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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