The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 112 125 111
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.71% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.64% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 6
Median salary £48,750 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.21% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,500 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £90,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,625
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.96%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1646 2043 1423
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 90.04% 87.23% 82.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 1572 1178
Median salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 35 (68.63%) GPG13
2 30 (58.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 24 (47.06%) Presales
3 24 (47.06%) Information Security
4 22 (43.14%) CISSP
4 22 (43.14%) Firewall
4 22 (43.14%) SIEM
4 22 (43.14%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (41.18%) CISM
6 20 (39.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (39.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
7 19 (37.25%) PCI DSS
7 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
7 19 (37.25%) Information Security Management
7 19 (37.25%) Security Management
8 18 (35.29%) Management Information System
8 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 17 (33.33%) Data Protection
10 16 (31.37%) IBM
10 16 (31.37%) Reverse Engineering
10 16 (31.37%) Malware Analysis
10 16 (31.37%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 16 (31.37%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (31.37%) QRadar
11 15 (29.41%) CEH
11 15 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (27.45%) Sentinel
12 14 (27.45%) CISMP
12 14 (27.45%) Dynamics AX

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (27.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) Network Security
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Big Data
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Consultant
2 16 (31.37%) SIEM Consultant
3 15 (29.41%) Information Manager
4 10 (19.61%) Security Manager
5 9 (17.65%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (11.76%) Information Assurance Manager
6 6 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (11.76%) Tester
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Security Specialist
8 4 (7.84%) SIEM Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (27.45%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (9.80%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) CESG
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Information Security
1 24 (47.06%) Presales
2 22 (43.14%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (43.14%) SIEM
3 20 (39.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (37.25%) Information Security Management
4 19 (37.25%) Security Management
5 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 17 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 16 (31.37%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (31.37%) Malware Analysis
7 16 (31.37%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 16 (31.37%) Reverse Engineering
8 15 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (27.45%) CRM
9 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
9 14 (27.45%) ERP
9 14 (27.45%) Information Assurance
9 14 (27.45%) IT Governance
9 14 (27.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Perl
1 3 (5.88%) Python
1 3 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (43.14%) CISSP
2 21 (41.18%) CISM
3 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
3 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) CEH
5 14 (27.45%) CISMP
5 14 (27.45%) CRISC
6 6 (11.76%) CISA
7 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
8 4 (7.84%) CCNA
8 4 (7.84%) CCNP
8 4 (7.84%) CCSA
8 4 (7.84%) CCSE
8 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.92%) Degree
10 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.96%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (68.63%) GPG13
2 30 (58.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 20 (39.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (37.25%) PCI DSS
5 14 (27.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (27.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (27.45%) RMADS
6 1 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) QRadar
2 4 (7.84%) Nexpose
3 3 (5.88%) Nessus
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) IBM
2 14 (27.45%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 4 (7.84%) Intel Security
3 4 (7.84%) Meraki
3 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
3 4 (7.84%) Qualys
3 4 (7.84%) Rapid7
3 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
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