The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 182 188 183
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 4
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3875 3841 3372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.63% 76.65% 71.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3224 3222 2861
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Penetration Testing
England

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 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 7 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire -7 5 £65,000 - 5
Warwickshire +9 2 £38,925 +44.16%
Coventry - 2 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (53.57%) Information Security
2 20 (35.71%) CISSP
2 20 (35.71%) Security Testing
2 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
3 19 (33.93%) Ethical Hacking
4 17 (30.36%) .NET
5 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 12 (21.43%) SQL
6 12 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 12 (21.43%) CEH
7 11 (19.64%) UNIX
7 11 (19.64%) Windows
7 11 (19.64%) Remedy
7 11 (19.64%) Firewall
8 9 (16.07%) Web Development
8 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
9 8 (14.29%) Network Security
9 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 8 (14.29%) Security Management
9 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 8 (14.29%) SIEM
10 7 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
10 7 (12.50%) FortiGate
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco
10 7 (12.50%) CCSP
10 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (7.14%) CMS
1 4 (7.14%) TYPO3
1 4 (7.14%) Joomla!
1 4 (7.14%) WordPress
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Firewall
2 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
3 8 (14.29%) Network Security
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.14%) Intranet
5 4 (7.14%) Wireless
5 4 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (5.36%) LoadRunner
1 3 (5.36%) Subversion
1 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) JBehave
2 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.79%) Hudson
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) Maven
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Security Specialist
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
4 8 (14.29%) Application Security Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 7 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Information Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Information Security Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Information Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Security Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) .NET
2 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) Grails
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Statistics
3 4 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Social Network
3 4 (7.14%) Online Games
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) UNIX
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Information Security
2 20 (35.71%) Security Testing
3 19 (33.93%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 9 (16.07%) Web Development
6 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 8 (14.29%) Security Management
6 8 (14.29%) SIEM
7 7 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
7 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.14%) CRM
10 4 (7.14%) Web Application Development
11 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.36%) System Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Release Management
12 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
1 12 (21.43%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) Ruby
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) CISSP
2 12 (21.43%) CEH
3 7 (12.50%) CCSP
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.50%) CCSE
4 5 (8.93%) Degree
5 4 (7.14%) CISMP
6 3 (5.36%) CISM
6 3 (5.36%) GCIH
7 2 (3.57%) CISA
7 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) GWAPT
7 2 (3.57%) GPEN
7 2 (3.57%) OSCP
7 2 (3.57%) OSCE
8 1 (1.79%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.79%) GIAC
8 1 (1.79%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) Remedy
3 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Symantec
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 3 (5.36%) HP
6 2 (3.57%) Capita
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) JBoss
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