Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 203 190
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 2
Birmingham median annual salary £53,500 £43,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.29% -12.50% -23.08%
10th Percentile £48,125 £40,625 £47,500
90th Percentile £75,625 £70,250 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £19,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +123.68% -

Security 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 3474 4223 3439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.19% 89.17% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2721 3084 2892
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 £67,500 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Birmingham

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Birmingham

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) PCI DSS
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 4 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) DMZ
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (50.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (50.00%) Disruptive Innovation
3 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Cybercrime
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (33.33%) OWASP
5 1 (16.67%) GPG13
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) IISP

Security 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DMZ
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 4 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Head of IT
2 1 (16.67%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Security
2 1 (16.67%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (16.67%) CESG
3 1 (16.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (50.00%) Disruptive Innovation
3 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (33.33%) OWASP
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCDP
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) IISP
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (16.67%) GPG13
4 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware