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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 197 188 191
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 11 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.46% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 1
Average salary £19,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-68.33% +26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4533 3872 3598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.76% 77.75% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3968 3227 3139
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(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
Staffordshire +5 8 £19,000 -68.33%
Birmingham -8 3 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 23 (69.70%) Information Security
2 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (57.58%) PCI DSS
4 17 (51.52%) Data Protection
4 17 (51.52%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (33.33%) Wireshark
5 11 (33.33%) Network Architecture
6 10 (30.30%) .NET
7 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Regular Expression
7 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 5 (15.15%) Information Assurance
9 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.12%) Finance
9 4 (12.12%) CISSP
9 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (12.12%) Nmap
9 4 (12.12%) CESG
10 3 (9.09%) OWASP
10 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
10 3 (9.09%) ISMS
10 3 (9.09%) RMADS
10 3 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (9.09%) Degree
10 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
11 2 (6.06%) ITIL
11 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
11 2 (6.06%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Security Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Information Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Information Security Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Junior
2 13 (39.39%) Junior Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Junior Information Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Security Specialist
4 5 (15.15%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (15.15%) Security Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Application Security Specialist
5 4 (12.12%) Web Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Junior Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Graduate
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Trainee Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) Regular Expression
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (12.12%) CESG
3 3 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (9.09%) RMADS
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Online Games
4 2 (6.06%) Online Gambling
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Information Security
2 17 (51.52%) Data Protection
3 11 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Information Assurance
6 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (9.09%) ISMS
7 3 (9.09%) OWASP
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.06%) IT Governance
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SSCP
3 2 (6.06%) CISM
3 2 (6.06%) CEH
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (57.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.06%) FATCA
4 1 (3.03%) COBIT
4 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
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