The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 180 188 190
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 28 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.39% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 6
Average salary £23,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £45,000 £53,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4095 4286 3643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.88% 76.78% 74.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3395 3616 3124
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Security Testing
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 25 £23,000 -54.00%
Birmingham +2 3 £39,500 -21.00% 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (93.44%) .NET
2 30 (49.18%) SQL
3 28 (45.90%) PCI DSS
3 28 (45.90%) Web Development
4 27 (44.26%) Ethical Hacking
4 27 (44.26%) ASP.NET
5 26 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (36.07%) T-SQL
7 20 (32.79%) Information Security
8 17 (27.87%) Wireshark
9 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
11 13 (21.31%) Online Games
11 13 (21.31%) Games
12 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (19.67%) Degree
12 12 (19.67%) Web Application Development
13 11 (18.03%) Data Protection
13 11 (18.03%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
15 5 (8.20%) C#
16 4 (6.56%) CISSP
17 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
17 3 (4.92%) Java
17 3 (4.92%) CEH
17 3 (4.92%) OWASP
18 2 (3.28%) Usability Testing
18 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
18 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
18 2 (3.28%) Gherkin

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (27.87%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.28%) VoIP
3 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
1 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.28%) Selenium
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (21.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Security Specialist
2 29 (47.54%) Applications Specialist
2 29 (47.54%) Application Security Specialist
3 23 (37.70%) Tester
4 14 (22.95%) Penetration Tester
4 14 (22.95%) Security Tester
5 13 (21.31%) Junior
6 12 (19.67%) Web Tester
7 8 (13.11%) Junior Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) Applications Tester
7 8 (13.11%) Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) Security Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Graduate
8 7 (11.48%) Information Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Information Security Specialist
8 7 (11.48%) Information Specialist
8 7 (11.48%) Junior Information Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) Junior Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (93.44%) .NET
2 27 (44.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Online Games
2 11 (18.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) RMADS
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) CESG
3 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Web Development
2 27 (44.26%) Ethical Hacking
3 26 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (32.79%) Information Security
5 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (19.67%) Web Application Development
7 11 (18.03%) Data Protection
8 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.92%) OWASP
10 2 (3.28%) Usability Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.28%) User Stories
10 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.28%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.28%) OOP
10 2 (3.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 22 (36.07%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.20%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) CISSP
3 3 (4.92%) CEH
4 2 (3.28%) CISMP
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.90%) PCI DSS
2 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.28%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 16 days ago