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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 71 71
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.57% 1.02% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.14% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 5
Median salary £25,000 £24,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -60.00%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 465 614 564
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 88.40% 89.90% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 380 542 491
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -3.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 +15 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Security Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 2 (33.33%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Data Security
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) Erlang
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Graduate
1 3 (50.00%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Support
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Web Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 3 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS