Period
to 19 August 2018

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 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 166 180
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.67% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.78% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24 25 30
Birmingham median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% -13.64% -
10th Percentile £37,249 £30,000 £33,137
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £66,625
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +17.65% -8.11% -11.90%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,533 3,603 4,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.10% 91.80% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,516 2,915 3,114
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,605
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 19 (73.08%) CISSP
2 18 (69.23%) CISM
3 16 (61.54%) Information Security
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (46.15%) Data Protection
5 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 12 (46.15%) GDPR
6 11 (42.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
7 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
7 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
7 10 (38.46%) Office 365
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) ISMS
9 7 (26.92%) IT Governance
9 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (23.08%) Degree
11 5 (19.23%) Firewall
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
12 4 (15.38%) GCP
12 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
12 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (15.38%) HIPAA
12 4 (15.38%) OWASP

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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (38.46%) Office 365
3 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) BGP
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
5 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.69%) IPsec
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) MPLS
5 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 2 (7.69%) VPLS
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) IT Manager
1 9 (34.62%) Security Manager
2 8 (30.77%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Security Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Information Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) Data Protection
3 11 (42.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
4 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) ISMS
6 7 (26.92%) IT Governance
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
8 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (15.38%) OWASP
8 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) SIEM
9 2 (7.69%) Data Security
9 2 (7.69%) Open Source
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) CISSP
2 18 (69.23%) CISM
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) CSSLP
4 4 (15.38%) SANS
5 3 (11.54%) CISA
6 2 (7.69%) CCNP
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CEH
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (46.15%) GDPR
3 4 (15.38%) GCP
3 4 (15.38%) HIPAA
4 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (3.85%) ISO 22301
6 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Veracode
3 2 (7.69%) Meraki
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) Capita