Period
to 19 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 187
Rank change year-on-year -12 +44 -4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 58 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.69% 1.41% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.55% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 7
Birmingham median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -41.67% +67.44%
10th Percentile £45,750 £38,125 £42,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £95,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -16.52% +15.00%

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 3,282 3,741 3,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 89.97% 90.71% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,409 2,793 2,945
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -4.71% +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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 12 (48.00%) Information Security
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (44.00%) C
2 11 (44.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) CISSP
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (40.00%) Open Source
4 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (36.00%) Lua
4 9 (36.00%) Ruby
4 9 (36.00%) VPN
4 9 (36.00%) Python
4 9 (36.00%) HTTP
4 9 (36.00%) SNMP
4 9 (36.00%) 802.11
4 9 (36.00%) SIEM
4 9 (36.00%) OSCP
4 9 (36.00%) OpenStack
4 9 (36.00%) Social Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) Patch Management
4 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
4 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Leader
4 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) GDPR

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 9 (36.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) 802.11
1 9 (36.00%) HTTP
1 9 (36.00%) SNMP
1 9 (36.00%) VPN
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (36.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 9 (36.00%) Senior Tester
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Information Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Information Officer
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (16.00%) IT Manager
3 4 (16.00%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Junior
3 4 (16.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Head of IT
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Cyberattack
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Kali Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Open Source
3 9 (36.00%) Patch Management
3 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
3 9 (36.00%) Social Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Compliance Management
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) OWASP
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C
1 11 (44.00%) C#
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (36.00%) Lua
2 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (36.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CISSP
2 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 9 (36.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 9 (36.00%) OSCP
3 4 (16.00%) CEH
3 4 (16.00%) CISM
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (24.00%) GDPR
3 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (8.00%) COBIT
4 2 (8.00%) GPG13
4 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Capita
2 2 (8.00%) Intel
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Meraki
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk