Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 95 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.42% 1.14% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.24% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 17
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +57.89% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £65,750 £20,700
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £19,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +123.68% -2.56%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1044 1133 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 86.78% 92.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 845 999 936
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.39% +1.74%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,200 £23,125
90th Percentile £60,150 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +19 5 £27,500 -8.33%
Security Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (20.00%) Online Games
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (20.00%) Nessus
5 1 (20.00%) Nmap
5 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (20.00%) Games

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 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Graduate
1 3 (60.00%) Junior
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Graduate Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Graduate Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Junior Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Information Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Web Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
1 1 (20.00%) Nmap