Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 167 158
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 32 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.69% 0.82% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.90% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 31
Birmingham median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £33,137
90th Percentile £62,750 £55,250 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.19% -2.63% -13.64%

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 3,308 3,559 4,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.08% 91.68% 90.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,349 2,812 3,195
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 20 (80.00%) Information Security
1 20 (80.00%) GDPR
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) CISSP
2 17 (68.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (60.00%) CISM
5 13 (52.00%) Data Protection
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (48.00%) Business Continuity
6 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (48.00%) SharePoint
6 12 (48.00%) Office 365
6 12 (48.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (40.00%) ISMS
7 10 (40.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) DNS
8 9 (36.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (28.00%) Firewall
9 7 (28.00%) IT Governance
10 6 (24.00%) Degree
10 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
11 5 (20.00%) SIEM
11 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
11 5 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (20.00%) Security Auditing
11 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Network Security
12 4 (16.00%) VPN

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 12 (48.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (48.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (12.00%) Law
1 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Security Manager
2 10 (40.00%) IT Manager
2 10 (40.00%) IT Security Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Security Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Security Officer
7 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate Security Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Security Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) CESG
3 1 (4.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Information Security
2 17 (68.00%) Risk Management
3 13 (52.00%) Data Protection
4 12 (48.00%) Business Continuity
4 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (40.00%) ISMS
5 10 (40.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (28.00%) IT Governance
8 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
9 5 (20.00%) Security Auditing
9 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
9 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 5 (20.00%) SIEM
10 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (8.00%) Open Source
10 2 (8.00%) OWASP
10 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) CISSP
2 15 (60.00%) CISM
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CISA
5 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.00%) CSSLP
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) GPEN
5 1 (4.00%) GXPN
5 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (4.00%) OSCE
5 1 (4.00%) OSCP
5 1 (4.00%) OSWP
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (80.00%) GDPR
2 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco