Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Kali Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kali Linux over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kali Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 - 315
Rank change year-on-year - +315 +8
Permanent jobs citing Kali Linux 26 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% - 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% - 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 25 0 4
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 - £61,250
10th Percentile £45,000 - £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 - £68,125
England median annual salary £70,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% -16.67%

Kali Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,441 1,543 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.50% 19.68% 20.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 1,264 1,722
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,650 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -

Kali Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kali Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kali Linux in the West Midlands

Kali Linux
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kali Linux in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Kali Linux in the West Midlands

Kali Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kali Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Kali Linux in the West Midlands

Kali Linux
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kali Linux within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 January 2020. 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
Warwickshire - 9 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £24,000 -
Kali Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT jobs citing Kali Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Kali Linux.

1 25 (96.15%) Linux
1 25 (96.15%) Python
2 23 (88.46%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (84.62%) Social Engineering
4 20 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (76.92%) OSCP
5 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
5 19 (73.08%) Tigerscheme
5 19 (73.08%) CHECK Team Leader
5 19 (73.08%) CHECK Team Member
5 19 (73.08%) CREST Certified
6 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
7 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
8 9 (34.62%) Metasploit
9 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
9 8 (30.77%) Nmap
9 8 (30.77%) Java
9 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite
10 7 (26.92%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (26.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
10 7 (26.92%) OSINT
10 7 (26.92%) Patch Management
10 7 (26.92%) Remediation Plan
10 7 (26.92%) Cyber Intelligence
10 7 (26.92%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (26.92%) C
10 7 (26.92%) C#
10 7 (26.92%) HTTP
10 7 (26.92%) SNMP

Kali Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) AWS
1 4 (15.38%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) 802.11
1 7 (26.92%) HTTP
1 7 (26.92%) SNMP
1 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Metasploit
2 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Tester
2 23 (88.46%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Mobile Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Web Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) SCADA
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (84.62%) Social Engineering
3 20 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
5 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Cyber Intelligence
6 7 (26.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 7 (26.92%) Open Source
6 7 (26.92%) OSINT
6 7 (26.92%) Patch Management
6 7 (26.92%) Remediation Plan
6 7 (26.92%) Security Architecture
6 7 (26.92%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
8 4 (15.38%) Project Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
3 7 (26.92%) C
3 7 (26.92%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Lua
3 7 (26.92%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) OSCP
2 19 (73.08%) CHECK Team Leader
2 19 (73.08%) CHECK Team Member
2 19 (73.08%) CREST Certified
2 19 (73.08%) Tigerscheme
3 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) GPEN
5 4 (15.38%) Cyber Scheme
5 4 (15.38%) GWAPT
5 4 (15.38%) OSCE
5 4 (15.38%) SANS
6 1 (3.85%) CISA
6 1 (3.85%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) GXPN
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Nmap
2 7 (26.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
1 2 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft