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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 133 117
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.34% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 6
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -19.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £53,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 1723 2051 1736
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.09% 87.69% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1500 1416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (28.00%) Network Security
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (24.00%) Presales
5 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (20.00%) QRadar
6 5 (20.00%) SIEM
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) CCNP
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) Network Design
7 4 (16.00%) OWASP
7 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (16.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) OSCP
7 4 (16.00%) OSCE
7 4 (16.00%) GPG13
7 4 (16.00%) Malware Analysis

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (8.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) DMZ
5 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) IPsec
6 1 (4.00%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (28.00%) Tester
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacker
5 2 (8.00%) Head of IT
5 2 (8.00%) Head of Technology
5 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Security Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Cybercrime
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (24.00%) Presales
3 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (20.00%) SIEM
5 4 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.00%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 4 (16.00%) Network Design
5 4 (16.00%) OWASP
5 4 (16.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.00%) Compliance Audit
7 2 (8.00%) Disruptive Innovation
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNP
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.00%) CREST Certified
2 4 (16.00%) OSCE
2 4 (16.00%) OSCP
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCSA
3 3 (12.00%) CCSE
4 2 (8.00%) CLAS
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (4.00%) CISA
5 1 (4.00%) CISM
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (16.00%) GPG13
3 2 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.00%) GDPR
4 1 (4.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) QRadar
2 3 (12.00%) Nexpose
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.00%) Nessus
3 2 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) McAfee
3 3 (12.00%) Meraki
3 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (12.00%) Qualys
3 3 (12.00%) Rapid7
3 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago