The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 213 209 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 9 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.037% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.048% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £38,000 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +20.21%
Vulnerability Assessment
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
4509 4198 3702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 78.10% 75.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3782 3548 3134
Average salary £42,233 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the West Midlands region.

Vulnerability Assessment Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Assessment
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 Vulnerability Assessment within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
(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
Coventry - 5 £41,250 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -12 1 £37,500 +3.44%
Shropshire - 1 - -
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment.

1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) Security Testing
3 8 (38.10%) CISSP
4 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) CISA
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) SIEM
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (9.52%) C
7 2 (9.52%) UNIX
7 2 (9.52%) Windows
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) CCNA
7 2 (9.52%) GIAC
7 2 (9.52%) Sentinel
7 2 (9.52%) ACSA
7 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
7 2 (9.52%) GCIH
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Security Specialist
2 9 (42.86%) Tester
3 8 (38.10%) Applications Specialist
3 8 (38.10%) Application Security Specialist
4 7 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (23.81%) Security Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Applications Tester
5 5 (23.81%) Web Tester
5 5 (23.81%) Security Tester
6 4 (19.05%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (4.76%) Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Security Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (14.29%) SIEM
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) SABSA
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Business Development
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (4.76%) ISMS
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CISA
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) GIAC
4 2 (9.52%) GCIH
4 2 (9.52%) ACSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) CGEIT
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) GCIA
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
1 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) SAP