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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 192 157 200
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +43
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 19 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.58% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.72% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 3
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +21.05%
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
4118 3622 3722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.37% 81.16% 76.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3446 2959 3135
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 March 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 +1 14 £50,000 -41.17%
Staffordshire -14 5 £60,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (58.33%) Banking
1 14 (58.33%) Software Testing
1 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
1 14 (58.33%) Information Assurance
1 14 (58.33%) FATCA
2 12 (50.00%) ISEB
3 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) Information Security
5 7 (29.17%) .NET
6 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) C++
7 5 (20.83%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
9 3 (12.50%) CESG
9 3 (12.50%) COBIT
9 3 (12.50%) Process Management
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
9 3 (12.50%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
General
1 14 (58.33%) Banking
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Security Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Application Security Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) CESG
2 3 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.17%) Online Games
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Software Testing
1 14 (58.33%) Information Assurance
2 9 (37.50%) Information Security
3 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 5 (20.83%) Coaching
5 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) BCP
6 3 (12.50%) Process Management
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
6 3 (12.50%) Security Management
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C++
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) FATCA
2 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.50%) COBIT
4 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nessus
1 1 (4.17%) Nmap