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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 163 191 214
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +23
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 52 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.59% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.68% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 4
Median salary £45,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,250 £44,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £94,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
4335 4542 4244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.80% 87.03% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3370 3763 3695
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +14 31 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Coventry +4 8 £47,500 -24.00%
Staffordshire +5 6 £30,000 -42.02%
Warwickshire - 3 £22,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 56 (52.34%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (50.47%) Information Security
3 46 (42.99%) GPG13
4 45 (42.06%) Firewall
5 39 (36.45%) SIEM
5 39 (36.45%) Presales
6 33 (30.84%) CISSP
7 32 (29.91%) PCI DSS
8 31 (28.97%) CISM
9 29 (27.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (27.10%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 28 (26.17%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (24.30%) Reverse Engineering
11 26 (24.30%) Malware Analysis
12 25 (23.36%) QRadar
12 25 (23.36%) IBM
13 24 (22.43%) Security Cleared
14 23 (21.50%) Risk Management
15 22 (20.56%) Information Security Management
15 22 (20.56%) Security Management
16 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
17 20 (18.69%) Data Protection
17 20 (18.69%) CEH
18 19 (17.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 18 (16.82%) Management Information System
20 17 (15.89%) Risk Assessment
21 16 (14.95%) Finance
21 16 (14.95%) Security Monitoring
22 15 (14.02%) Continuous Improvement
22 15 (14.02%) ISMS

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 (0.93%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (13.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (42.06%) Firewall
2 10 (9.35%) Network Security
3 9 (8.41%) Wireshark
4 6 (5.61%) VPN
5 5 (4.67%) DHCP
5 5 (4.67%) DNS
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.93%) DAB
7 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) NFC
7 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.87%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Banking
2 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Automotive
3 1 (0.93%) Local Government
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (25.23%) Consultant
2 25 (23.36%) Security Specialist
2 25 (23.36%) SIEM Consultant
3 16 (14.95%) Information Manager
4 14 (13.08%) Information Security Specialist
4 14 (13.08%) Information Specialist
4 14 (13.08%) Security Manager
5 13 (12.15%) Analyst
6 11 (10.28%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 11 (10.28%) Senior Security Specialist
7 10 (9.35%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 10 (9.35%) Information Security Manager
7 10 (9.35%) Tester
8 9 (8.41%) Penetration Tester
8 9 (8.41%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Information Assurance Manager
9 6 (5.61%) SIEM Specialist
10 5 (4.67%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.67%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) .NET
1 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.93%) CSS
2 1 (0.93%) HTML
2 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.02%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (13.08%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.48%) PKI
5 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.93%) CESG
7 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Physics
7 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Unix
3 2 (1.87%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.34%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (50.47%) Information Security
3 39 (36.45%) Presales
3 39 (36.45%) SIEM
4 29 (27.10%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 28 (26.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (24.30%) Malware Analysis
6 26 (24.30%) Reverse Engineering
7 23 (21.50%) Risk Management
8 22 (20.56%) Information Security Management
8 22 (20.56%) Security Management
9 20 (18.69%) Data Protection
10 19 (17.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (15.89%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (14.95%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (14.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (14.02%) ERP
13 15 (14.02%) ISMS
13 15 (14.02%) IT Governance
14 14 (13.08%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) C#
2 2 (1.87%) Perl
2 2 (1.87%) Python
2 2 (1.87%) Ruby
3 1 (0.93%) C
3 1 (0.93%) Scala
3 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (30.84%) CISSP
2 31 (28.97%) CISM
3 24 (22.43%) Security Cleared
4 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
5 20 (18.69%) CEH
6 14 (13.08%) CISMP
6 14 (13.08%) CRISC
7 12 (11.21%) CREST Certified
8 11 (10.28%) CISA
9 7 (6.54%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.61%) Degree
11 4 (3.74%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (3.74%) SANS
12 2 (1.87%) CCNA
12 2 (1.87%) CCNP
12 2 (1.87%) CCSA
12 2 (1.87%) CCSE
12 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.93%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (42.99%) GPG13
2 32 (29.91%) PCI DSS
3 29 (27.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (13.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (13.08%) RMADS
5 5 (4.67%) QA
6 4 (3.74%) SLA
7 2 (1.87%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (23.36%) QRadar
2 3 (2.80%) Nessus
3 2 (1.87%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Nmap
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) IBM
2 14 (13.08%) ServiceNow
3 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.74%) Cisco
4 4 (3.74%) Intel Security
4 4 (3.74%) LogRhythm
4 4 (3.74%) Palo Alto
5 3 (2.80%) Qualys
6 2 (1.87%) Meraki
6 2 (1.87%) Rapid7
6 2 (1.87%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.93%) F5
7 1 (0.93%) Juniper
7 1 (0.93%) QNX
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
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