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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 199 207 196
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.094% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 8
Average salary £19,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
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
4446 4252 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.38% 78.15% 75.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 3600 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Staffordshire 0 17 £19,000 -62.00%
Birmingham -3 5 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (73.44%) .NET
2 34 (53.13%) PCI DSS
3 33 (51.56%) Information Security
4 25 (39.06%) SQL
5 24 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (34.38%) Web Development
6 22 (34.38%) Wireshark
7 21 (32.81%) T-SQL
7 21 (32.81%) ASP.NET
8 20 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (29.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
10 16 (25.00%) Data Protection
11 13 (20.31%) Online Games
11 13 (20.31%) Degree
11 13 (20.31%) Games
12 12 (18.75%) Web Application Development
13 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (14.06%) Network Architecture
15 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
16 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
16 5 (7.81%) Regular Expression
16 5 (7.81%) C#
17 4 (6.25%) CISSP
17 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
18 3 (4.69%) CEH
18 3 (4.69%) Automated Testing
18 3 (4.69%) CESG
18 3 (4.69%) CESG CLAS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (34.38%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.13%) Selenium
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.56%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (20.31%) Games
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Security Specialist
2 23 (35.94%) Junior
3 22 (34.38%) Tester
4 20 (31.25%) Analyst
4 20 (31.25%) Applications Specialist
4 20 (31.25%) Security Analyst
4 20 (31.25%) Application Security Specialist
5 19 (29.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 19 (29.69%) Information Analyst
6 18 (28.13%) Junior Analyst
7 17 (26.56%) Junior Information Analyst
8 15 (23.44%) Security Tester
9 13 (20.31%) Web Tester
10 11 (17.19%) Penetration Tester
11 9 (14.06%) Applications Tester
12 8 (12.50%) Graduate
13 7 (10.94%) Junior Tester
13 7 (10.94%) Information Security Specialist
13 7 (10.94%) Information Specialist
14 4 (6.25%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (73.44%) .NET
2 21 (32.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.81%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 13 (20.31%) Online Games
3 3 (4.69%) RMADS
3 3 (4.69%) CESG
3 3 (4.69%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Information Security
2 24 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (34.38%) Web Development
4 20 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 12 (18.75%) Web Application Development
7 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (14.06%) Network Architecture
9 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.69%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
11 3 (4.69%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.69%) ISMS
11 3 (4.69%) OWASP
11 3 (4.69%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) SQL
2 21 (32.81%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.81%) C#
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.69%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) CISSP
3 3 (4.69%) CEH
4 2 (3.13%) SSCP
4 2 (3.13%) CISM
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (53.13%) PCI DSS
2 19 (29.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft