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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 233 214
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 9 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.081% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.091% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 15
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4501 5484 5003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.22% 88.62% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4255 4137
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing OWASP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham +12 5 £50,000 -23.07%
Coventry -6 4 - -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) CISSP
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) Fiddler
3 13 (54.17%) Burp Suite
4 12 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 12 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 11 (45.83%) OSCP
6 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 10 (41.67%) Information Security
7 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 9 (37.50%) SIEM
7 9 (37.50%) Office 365
7 9 (37.50%) Wireshark
8 8 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
8 8 (33.33%) Linux
8 8 (33.33%) SQL
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) CISM
9 7 (29.17%) Finance
9 7 (29.17%) CEH
10 6 (25.00%) GIAC
11 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
11 5 (20.83%) OSCE
11 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
11 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
11 5 (20.83%) CREST Certified

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 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 4 (16.67%) NAS
3 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) Skype
4 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 4 (16.67%) Looker
1 4 (16.67%) ZAP BI
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Burp Suite
1 13 (54.17%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) NuGet
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Head of Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) Head of Security
3 3 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (8.33%) Head of Information
4 2 (8.33%) Head of IT
4 2 (8.33%) Head of Technology
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) Sass
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) BYOD
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Kali Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (37.50%) SIEM
4 8 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Coaching
7 4 (16.67%) DevOps
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (12.50%) Internal Audit
8 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
8 3 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Perl
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Erlang
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) OSCP
3 7 (29.17%) CEH
3 7 (29.17%) CISM
4 6 (25.00%) GIAC
5 5 (20.83%) CREST Certified
5 5 (20.83%) OSCE
6 4 (16.67%) ISSEP
7 2 (8.33%) CLAS
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.17%) CRISC
8 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (4.17%) SANS
8 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (16.67%) NIST 800
4 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Fortify
1 4 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
1 4 (16.67%) NetApp
1 4 (16.67%) Veracode
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft