The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 202 194 190
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 11 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 4
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £43,750 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £50,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.06%
Security 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
4179 4222 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.64% 77.37% 74.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3460 3577 3018
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
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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
Staffordshire -11 6 £21,500 -57.00%
Birmingham +5 5 £65,000 +30.00%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 48 (87.27%) .NET
2 26 (47.27%) PCI DSS
3 25 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (45.45%) SQL
4 23 (41.82%) Web Development
5 22 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 21 (38.18%) T-SQL
6 21 (38.18%) Information Security
7 16 (29.09%) Wireshark
8 13 (23.64%) Online Games
8 13 (23.64%) Games
9 12 (21.82%) Degree
9 12 (21.82%) Web Application Development
10 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
14 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
14 7 (12.73%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (10.91%) CISSP
16 5 (9.09%) C#
16 5 (9.09%) CEH
17 3 (5.45%) CESG
17 3 (5.45%) CESG CLAS
17 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
17 3 (5.45%) Java
17 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
17 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
17 3 (5.45%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) Wireless
3 2 (3.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (23.64%) Games
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Security Specialist
2 22 (40.00%) Tester
3 21 (38.18%) Applications Specialist
3 21 (38.18%) Application Security Specialist
4 14 (25.45%) Security Tester
5 13 (23.64%) Junior
5 13 (23.64%) Penetration Tester
6 12 (21.82%) Web Tester
7 8 (14.55%) Junior Analyst
7 8 (14.55%) Applications Tester
7 8 (14.55%) Analyst
7 8 (14.55%) Security Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Graduate
8 7 (12.73%) Information Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Information Security Specialist
8 7 (12.73%) Junior Information Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Information Specialist
9 5 (9.09%) Junior Tester
9 5 (9.09%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (87.27%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Online Games
2 7 (12.73%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.45%) CESG
3 3 (5.45%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (5.45%) RMADS
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (41.82%) Web Development
3 22 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 21 (38.18%) Information Security
5 12 (21.82%) Web Application Development
6 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.45%) ISMS
9 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.45%) OWASP
9 3 (5.45%) Information Assurance
10 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.64%) Security Architecture
10 2 (3.64%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) SQL
2 21 (38.18%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.09%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) CISSP
3 5 (9.09%) CEH
4 2 (3.64%) CISMP
4 2 (3.64%) SSCP
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (47.27%) PCI DSS
2 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft