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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 195 162 180
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 18 44 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.86% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.06% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 12
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
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
4349 4145 3918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 80.77% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3469 3293
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Birmingham -4 11 £55,000 +46.66%
Staffordshire -24 7 £60,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (48.39%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Banking
2 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
2 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) Information Assurance
2 14 (45.16%) FATCA
3 12 (38.71%) Java
3 12 (38.71%) ISEB
4 10 (32.26%) C++
4 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) .NET
5 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
5 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.13%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) HTML
7 3 (9.68%) CISSP
7 3 (9.68%) BCP
7 3 (9.68%) Process Management
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
7 3 (9.68%) Security Management
7 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.68%) Electronics
7 3 (9.68%) CESG
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.68%) Security Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (45.16%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Electronics
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Security Specialist
1 9 (29.03%) Applications Specialist
1 9 (29.03%) Application Security Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
1 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.68%) CESG
1 3 (9.68%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
2 14 (45.16%) Information Assurance
3 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) BCP
5 3 (9.68%) Process Management
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.68%) Security Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.68%) OWASP
5 3 (9.68%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (9.68%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
2 12 (38.71%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) GPEN
5 1 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) FATCA
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle