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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 182 210 213
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 47 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32 10 13
Median salary £53,750 £56,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +52.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,715 £47,500 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £40,800
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
5095 4650 4719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.13% 86.80% 84.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4003 3860 3968
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 30 £55,000 -4.34% 7
Warwickshire - 7 £37,500 - 4
Staffordshire - 4 £60,000 - 1
Solihull - 2 £35,750 -
Coventry -8 1 £56,000 - 4
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 40 (50.00%) Information Security
2 35 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (35.00%) CISSP
5 27 (33.75%) Firewall
5 27 (33.75%) CISM
6 24 (30.00%) PCI DSS
7 23 (28.75%) SIEM
8 22 (27.50%) Risk Management
9 19 (23.75%) Presales
10 16 (20.00%) GPG13
11 14 (17.50%) CISA
11 14 (17.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
11 14 (17.50%) Reverse Engineering
11 14 (17.50%) Performance Testing
12 13 (16.25%) Security Testing
12 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
12 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (15.00%) Finance
13 12 (15.00%) IBM
13 12 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
13 12 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
14 11 (13.75%) CEH
15 10 (12.50%) QA
15 10 (12.50%) Selenium
15 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
15 10 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 10 (12.50%) QRadar

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 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.25%) MS Project
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.75%) Firewall
2 7 (8.75%) Network Security
3 6 (7.50%) HTTP
3 6 (7.50%) Wireless
4 5 (6.25%) DHCP
4 5 (6.25%) DNS
5 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
6 3 (3.75%) DAB
6 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.75%) Internet
6 3 (3.75%) IPsec
6 3 (3.75%) LAN
6 3 (3.75%) NFC
6 3 (3.75%) SSL
6 3 (3.75%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) WAN
6 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Selenium
2 8 (10.00%) JIRA
2 8 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.25%) Metasploit
4 3 (3.75%) Burp Suite
5 2 (2.50%) AppScan
5 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Automotive
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
2 20 (25.00%) Consultant
3 16 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Security Specialist
5 10 (12.50%) SIEM Consultant
6 9 (11.25%) Security Manager
6 9 (11.25%) Tester
7 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 8 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Information Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Architecture Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Information Security Specialist
9 6 (7.50%) Information Specialist
10 5 (6.25%) Agile Tester
10 5 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
10 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) CSS
1 9 (11.25%) HTML
2 8 (10.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.75%) .NET
4 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) Ajax
5 1 (1.25%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.25%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.75%) PKI
3 6 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.75%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Physics
6 1 (1.25%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Android
2 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.75%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) Information Security
2 35 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (28.75%) SIEM
4 22 (27.50%) Risk Management
5 19 (23.75%) Presales
6 14 (17.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 14 (17.50%) Performance Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (16.25%) Security Testing
8 12 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
8 12 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
10 10 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
10 10 (12.50%) Security Auditing
10 10 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (11.25%) User Stories
11 9 (11.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) Scala
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) C
4 2 (2.50%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) CISSP
2 27 (33.75%) CISM
3 14 (17.50%) CISA
3 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.75%) CEH
6 10 (12.50%) CREST Certified
7 6 (7.50%) Degree
7 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 6 (7.50%) OSCP
8 5 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (6.25%) CRISC
8 5 (6.25%) PCI QSA
9 4 (5.00%) GIAC
10 3 (3.75%) CLAS
10 3 (3.75%) SANS
11 2 (2.50%) OSCE
12 1 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (1.25%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (1.25%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 16 (20.00%) GPG13
4 10 (12.50%) QA
5 5 (6.25%) COBIT
6 4 (5.00%) PA-DSS
7 2 (2.50%) SLA
8 1 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) QRadar
2 2 (2.50%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.50%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) IBM
2 5 (6.25%) Progress
3 4 (5.00%) Qualys
4 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.75%) QNX
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.50%) Veracode
6 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) F5
6 1 (1.25%) Intel
6 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.25%) Juniper
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Nettitude
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago