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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 197 205 199
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 15 34 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.59% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.66% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 5
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £48,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-11.34% +4.30%

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
4228 5117 4157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.42% 88.18% 83.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 4209 3515
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull -3 9 £42,500 -
Staffordshire +6 5 £62,500 +66.66%
Birmingham +6 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 19 (65.52%) Wireshark
2 15 (51.72%) Burp Suite
3 14 (48.28%) PCI DSS
3 14 (48.28%) Information Security
4 11 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (37.93%) OWASP
4 11 (37.93%) Finance
5 10 (34.48%) Firewall
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
5 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (34.48%) Fiddler
5 10 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (34.48%) SIEM
5 10 (34.48%) Office 365
6 8 (27.59%) CISSP
6 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
6 8 (27.59%) .NET
6 8 (27.59%) CISM
7 7 (24.14%) CEH
7 7 (24.14%) GIAC
7 7 (24.14%) OSCP
8 5 (17.24%) ZAP BI
8 5 (17.24%) Skype
8 5 (17.24%) System Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
9 4 (13.79%) Erlang
9 4 (13.79%) Retail
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) Wireshark
2 10 (34.48%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Burp Suite
2 10 (34.48%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Security Specialist
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Information Security Specialist
2 9 (31.03%) Information Specialist
2 9 (31.03%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Application Security Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce Support
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Executive
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Executive
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
1 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) Social Media
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) OWASP
3 10 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (34.48%) SIEM
4 5 (17.24%) System Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Coaching
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Source Code Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.90%) Data Management
7 2 (6.90%) Data Security
7 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Erlang
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) CISM
1 8 (27.59%) CISSP
2 7 (24.14%) CEH
2 7 (24.14%) GIAC
2 7 (24.14%) OSCP
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) PCI DSS
2 11 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Facebook
1 1 (3.45%) Google
1 1 (3.45%) Twitter