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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 124 123
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.20% 0.89% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.02% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 4
Median salary £53,500 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.88% -22.72%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1760 2060 1740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.34% 87.59% 86.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 1506 1416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Security Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 7 (87.50%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (62.50%) OWASP
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) SIEM
4 4 (50.00%) OSCP
4 4 (50.00%) CEH
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 4 (50.00%) Fiddler
4 4 (50.00%) GIAC
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) CISSP
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) CISM
4 4 (50.00%) Burp Suite
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (50.00%) Coaching
4 4 (50.00%) Skype
4 4 (50.00%) ZAP BI
5 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (37.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management

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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (25.00%) DMZ
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Burp Suite
1 4 (50.00%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Cybercrime
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (62.50%) OWASP
3 4 (50.00%) Coaching
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) Disruptive Innovation
5 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CEH
1 4 (50.00%) CISM
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) GIAC
1 4 (50.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System