The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.47% 0.30% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.35% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Median salary - £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 380 573 481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 89.83% 87.21% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 292 521 423
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,900 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in Staffordshire

Security Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 - -
Security Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) Burp Suite
5 4 (30.77%) Erlang
5 4 (30.77%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (15.38%) Data Security
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
7 2 (15.38%) Source Code Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) OWASP

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Security Specialist
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security Specialist
2 7 (53.85%) Information Specialist
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Specialist
4 4 (30.77%) Application Security Specialist
4 4 (30.77%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (23.08%) Junior
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Support
6 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Source Code Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Erlang
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS