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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 206 183 199
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.69% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 3
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +8.82%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
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
4643 4040 3685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.28% 78.11% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4091 3427 3204
Average salary £41,902 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -21 5 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Staffordshire -2 4 £19,000 -68.33%
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (33.33%) Degree
1 9 (33.33%) Network Security
1 9 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 8 (29.63%) Cyber Security
2 8 (29.63%) Security Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Information Security
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) MS Project
3 7 (25.93%) MS Office
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) Legal
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Document Management
3 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (22.22%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) CISSP
5 5 (18.52%) Firewall
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
5 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
5 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (18.52%) SIEM
5 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
6 4 (14.81%) Nmap
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Project
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Network Security
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (7.41%) OSPF
4 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (25.93%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Security Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Project Coordinator
3 7 (25.93%) Coordinator
3 7 (25.93%) Project Support Officer
3 7 (25.93%) Project Officer
3 7 (25.93%) Project Support Coordinator
4 6 (22.22%) Security Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Information Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Junior
5 4 (14.81%) Junior Information Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.41%) Online Games
2 2 (7.41%) Online Gambling
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Information Security
1 8 (29.63%) Security Testing
1 8 (29.63%) Cyber Security
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Document Management
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
2 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
2 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
4 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
4 5 (18.52%) SIEM
5 3 (11.11%) OWASP
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (7.41%) CISA
3 2 (7.41%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.70%) OSCP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Nmap
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) Websense
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