Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 323 294
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29 +12
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 17 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 28
West Midlands median annual salary £61,000 £43,750 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.43% +98.86% -63.33%
10th Percentile £44,375 £31,275 £19,750
90th Percentile £78,875 £68,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

OWASP 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9001 10197 9565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.87% 89.21% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7279 7971 7907
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
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 OWASP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Coventry +21 8 £62,000 +45.88%
Birmingham +24 7 £67,500 - 2
Staffordshire +14 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £30,000 -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing OWASP 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 14 (82.35%) Information Security
2 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (58.82%) CISSP
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
5 8 (47.06%) Security Architecture
5 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
6 7 (41.18%) Nessus
7 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
7 6 (35.29%) Kali Linux
7 6 (35.29%) NIST 800
8 5 (29.41%) Looker
8 5 (29.41%) HP Fortify
8 5 (29.41%) Veracode
8 5 (29.41%) DevOps
8 5 (29.41%) ISSEP
8 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (29.41%) Fiddler
8 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (29.41%) Network Security
8 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (29.41%) NAS
8 5 (29.41%) Hadoop

OWASP
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) NAS
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
3 3 (17.65%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) SNMP
4 1 (5.88%) SSH
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
1 5 (29.41%) Looker
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Fiddler
2 3 (17.65%) Burp Suite
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) GDB
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
4 1 (5.88%) sqlmap
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Head of Security
2 5 (29.41%) Head of Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Head of IT
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Architecture Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Head of Information
5 2 (11.76%) Head of Technology
5 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
5 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
2 1 (5.88%) OpenID
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (11.76%) iPad
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Kali Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
3 8 (47.06%) Security Architecture
4 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
5 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
7 4 (23.53%) SIEM
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (17.65%) Internal Audit
8 3 (17.65%) Prototyping
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 3 (17.65%) Security Management
8 3 (17.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 4 (23.53%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) C
6 2 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) ISSEP
3 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
4 2 (11.76%) CLAS
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) OSCE
4 2 (11.76%) OSCP
5 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (5.88%) CEH
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) CRISC
5 1 (5.88%) IISP
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (35.29%) NIST 800
3 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (17.65%) GPG13
5 2 (11.76%) COBIT
5 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Nessus
2 5 (29.41%) HP Fortify
3 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.88%) Nmap
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
1 5 (29.41%) NetApp
1 5 (29.41%) Veracode
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware