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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 201 190 192
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.49% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 6
Average salary £22,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £42,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
4240 4305 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.59% 77.43% 74.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3643 3031
Average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Warwickshire - 7 £22,500 -
Staffordshire -6 4 £40,500 -19.00%
Coventry -6 3 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Birmingham +1 2 £41,500 -38.51%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (59.52%) Security Testing
2 24 (57.14%) .NET
3 23 (54.76%) PCI DSS
4 20 (47.62%) SQL
5 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
5 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
5 19 (45.24%) Web Development
6 16 (38.10%) Wireshark
7 15 (35.71%) Information Security
8 13 (30.95%) Degree
8 13 (30.95%) Online Games
8 13 (30.95%) Games
9 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (19.05%) Project Management
11 8 (19.05%) Cyber Security
12 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.67%) CISSP
12 7 (16.67%) Scrum
12 7 (16.67%) MS Project
12 7 (16.67%) MS Office
12 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) Document Management
12 7 (16.67%) Legal
12 7 (16.67%) Network Security
13 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (16.67%) MS Project
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Wireshark
2 7 (16.67%) Network Security
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Maven
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) JBehave
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (30.95%) Games
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Security Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Application Security Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Junior
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Information Specialist
4 7 (16.67%) Coordinator
4 7 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Project Support Officer
4 7 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
4 7 (16.67%) Information Security Specialist
4 7 (16.67%) Project Officer
4 7 (16.67%) Project Support Coordinator
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Security Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Information Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) .NET
2 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Grails
3 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Online Games
2 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) CESG
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Security Testing
2 19 (45.24%) Web Development
3 15 (35.71%) Information Security
4 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 9 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
6 8 (19.05%) Cyber Security
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (16.67%) Document Management
8 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (7.14%) OWASP
10 3 (7.14%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
11 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (4.76%) OOP
11 2 (4.76%) OO
11 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) CISSP
3 3 (7.14%) CEH
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CISMP
4 2 (4.76%) CISA
5 1 (2.38%) CISM
5 1 (2.38%) GIAC
5 1 (2.38%) GCIH
5 1 (2.38%) PCI QSA
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (54.76%) PCI DSS
2 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
1 1 (2.38%) Nessus
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) Symantec
3 1 (2.38%) Websense
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago