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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 169 195 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 28 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 0
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 23 £60,000 - 7
Birmingham 0 2 £37,500 -18.47% 1
Coventry - 2 £55,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (76.36%) .NET
2 28 (50.91%) PCI DSS
3 27 (49.09%) SQL
4 25 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 22 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (38.18%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (36.36%) Web Development
8 19 (34.55%) Information Security
9 18 (32.73%) T-SQL
9 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (32.73%) Data Protection
10 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
11 13 (23.64%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (20.00%) Wireshark
13 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 7 (12.73%) QA
14 7 (12.73%) Selenium
14 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
14 7 (12.73%) C#
14 7 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
14 7 (12.73%) SOAP
14 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
14 7 (12.73%) Scrum
14 7 (12.73%) Usability Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (7.27%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) Wireless
2 4 (7.27%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Selenium
1 7 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
1 7 (12.73%) SpecFlow
1 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
1 7 (12.73%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.91%) Legal
1 6 (10.91%) Games
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Security Specialist
2 23 (41.82%) Applications Specialist
2 23 (41.82%) Application Security Specialist
3 10 (18.18%) Tester
4 7 (12.73%) QA Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Penetration Tester
4 7 (12.73%) Security Tester
5 6 (10.91%) Information Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Information Security Specialist
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Web Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Junior
9 1 (1.82%) Information Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (76.36%) .NET
2 25 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.73%) SOAP
3 7 (12.73%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (10.91%) Online Games
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Ethical Hacking
3 20 (36.36%) Web Development
4 19 (34.55%) Information Security
5 18 (32.73%) Data Protection
6 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) Usability Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.73%) User Stories
8 6 (10.91%) Web Application Development
8 6 (10.91%) Information Security Management
8 6 (10.91%) Security Management
9 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.73%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) CEH
1 5 (9.09%) CISSP
2 4 (7.27%) CISMP
3 2 (3.64%) GWAPT
3 2 (3.64%) GPEN
3 2 (3.64%) OSCP
3 2 (3.64%) OSCE
3 2 (3.64%) GCIH
3 2 (3.64%) CISA
3 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ISSMP
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.91%) PCI DSS
2 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (12.73%) QA
4 5 (9.09%) COBIT
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: Up to £23k
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
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