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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 196 161 197
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +36
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.63% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.78% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 8
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £48,100
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.54%
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
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Birmingham 0 14 £51,250 +36.66% 1
Staffordshire -19 9 £60,000 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) Information Security
1 14 (48.28%) Banking
1 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
1 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
1 14 (48.28%) Information Assurance
1 14 (48.28%) FATCA
2 12 (41.38%) ISEB
3 10 (34.48%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (34.48%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) C++
4 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 5 (17.24%) Coaching
6 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (10.34%) COBIT
7 3 (10.34%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (10.34%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Information Governance
7 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
7 3 (10.34%) Process Management
7 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
7 3 (10.34%) Security Management
7 3 (10.34%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
General
1 14 (48.28%) Banking
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Electronics
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Security Specialist
2 9 (31.03%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (31.03%) Application Security Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.45%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
1 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) CESG
2 3 (10.34%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.45%) Online Games
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Information Security
1 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
1 14 (48.28%) Information Assurance
2 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
4 5 (17.24%) Coaching
5 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.34%) Information Governance
6 3 (10.34%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) BCP
6 3 (10.34%) Process Management
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
6 3 (10.34%) Security Management
6 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
2 12 (41.38%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) CISSP
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) GPEN
5 1 (3.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) FATCA
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (10.34%) COBIT
4 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nessus
1 1 (3.45%) Nmap
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