Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 158 181
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 34 66 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.88% 1.39% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.56% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 9
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -8.70% +45.57%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,137 £49,250
90th Percentile £71,500 £62,500 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.41% +50.00%

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 3471 4242 3434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.20% 89.12% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2718 3094 2878
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 18 (52.94%) C
2 16 (47.06%) CISSP
3 15 (44.12%) Information Security
3 15 (44.12%) Network Security
4 14 (41.18%) Firewall
5 10 (29.41%) PCI DSS
6 9 (26.47%) Risk Management
7 8 (23.53%) Retail
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco
7 8 (23.53%) BGP
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (20.59%) Security Architecture
8 7 (20.59%) SIEM
8 7 (20.59%) OSCP
8 7 (20.59%) CCNP
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (20.59%) C#
8 7 (20.59%) Java
8 7 (20.59%) CISM
8 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (17.65%) Wireless
9 6 (17.65%) CMS
9 6 (17.65%) LAN
9 6 (17.65%) WAN
9 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
9 6 (17.65%) Unified Communications
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM

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 6 (17.65%) CMS
2 5 (14.71%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Network Security
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) BGP
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
4 6 (17.65%) LAN
4 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.65%) Unified Communications
4 6 (17.65%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) Wireless
5 5 (14.71%) 802.11
5 5 (14.71%) HTTP
5 5 (14.71%) SNMP
5 5 (14.71%) VPN
6 4 (11.76%) IPsec
6 4 (11.76%) VPLS
7 3 (8.82%) DMZ
8 2 (5.88%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Burp Suite
General
1 8 (23.53%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Network Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) IT Security Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (14.71%) Security Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Tester
2 5 (14.71%) Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Information Officer
3 4 (11.76%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (11.76%) Junior
3 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Security Officer
3 4 (11.76%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) iPad
5 3 (8.82%) Cybercrime
6 2 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Information Security
2 9 (26.47%) Risk Management
3 7 (20.59%) Security Architecture
3 7 (20.59%) SIEM
4 5 (14.71%) Change Control
4 5 (14.71%) Compliance Audit
4 5 (14.71%) Open Source
4 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
4 5 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (14.71%) Social Engineering
5 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.76%) Network Management
5 4 (11.76%) OWASP
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.82%) Information Assurance
6 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C
2 7 (20.59%) C#
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
3 5 (14.71%) Lua
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.71%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) CISSP
2 7 (20.59%) CCNP
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) CISM
2 7 (20.59%) OSCP
3 5 (14.71%) CEH
3 5 (14.71%) CHECK Team Leader
3 5 (14.71%) CHECK Team Member
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) CREST Certified
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) CLAS
5 2 (5.88%) OSCE
6 1 (2.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (14.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (8.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (8.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (5.88%) COBIT
5 2 (5.88%) GDPR
5 2 (5.88%) GPG13
5 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.88%) Nessus
4 1 (2.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.88%) Capita
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm