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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 198 165 198
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.63% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.79% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
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
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
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
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 January 2015. 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
Birmingham -13 5 £50,000 -27.27%
Staffordshire -2 1 £60,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (76.67%) Information Security
2 20 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 18 (60.00%) PCI DSS
4 11 (36.67%) Network Architecture
5 10 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) Regular Expression
7 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) CISSP
8 5 (16.67%) CESG
9 4 (13.33%) Nmap
9 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
10 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (10.00%) Information Governance
10 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 3 (10.00%) Electronics
10 3 (10.00%) Process Management
10 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
10 3 (10.00%) Security Management
10 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (10.00%) BCP
10 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 3 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (33.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 15 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 15 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Junior
2 12 (40.00%) Junior Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Junior Information Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Application Security Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Security Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Web Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Applications Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Trainee Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Trainee
7 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) Regular Expression
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (16.67%) CESG
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (6.67%) Online Games
4 2 (6.67%) Online Gambling
4 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) RMADS
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Information Security
2 18 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 11 (36.67%) Network Architecture
4 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
6 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Information Governance
6 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.00%) Process Management
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (10.00%) Security Management
6 3 (10.00%) BCP
6 3 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.67%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) CEH
3 2 (6.67%) SSCP
3 2 (6.67%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.00%) COBIT
4 2 (6.67%) FATCA
5 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nessus