Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 162 182
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 0.62% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 18
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -30.43% +9.52%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,000 £40,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,000 £95,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% +10.00%

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 3,452 3,384 3,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.91% 91.16% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,443 2,671 3,089
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 11 (42.31%) Information Security
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) CISSP
3 8 (30.77%) CISM
3 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (26.92%) Open Source
4 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (23.08%) SIEM
6 5 (19.23%) GDPR
6 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) GCP
7 4 (15.38%) HTTP
7 4 (15.38%) SNMP
7 4 (15.38%) C
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) 802.11
7 4 (15.38%) Legal
7 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
7 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Veracode

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 4 (15.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) 802.11
3 4 (15.38%) HTTP
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security
3 4 (15.38%) SNMP
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) Internet
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless
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
General
1 4 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Security Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Information Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 7 (26.92%) Open Source
4 6 (23.08%) SIEM
5 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
5 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (15.38%) OWASP
5 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Social Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Change Control
7 2 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 4 (15.38%) C
1 4 (15.38%) C#
1 4 (15.38%) Java
1 4 (15.38%) Lua
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 4 (15.38%) Python
1 4 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) CISSP
2 8 (30.77%) CISM
3 4 (15.38%) CHECK Team Leader
3 4 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (15.38%) CSSLP
3 4 (15.38%) OSCP
3 4 (15.38%) SANS
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) GDPR
3 4 (15.38%) GCP
3 4 (15.38%) HIPAA
3 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.85%) ISO 22301
5 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Veracode
3 3 (11.54%) Meraki
3 3 (11.54%) Splunk
4 2 (7.69%) Capita
4 2 (7.69%) Intel