The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 212 215
Rank change year-on-year +40 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 59 33 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.61% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 7
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% -24.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £59,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Penetration 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 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 4576 5402 5023
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.27% 88.69% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3797 4188 4136
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
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 Penetration Testing within the West Midlands 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
Worcestershire +13 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Warwickshire +19 13 £30,000 -44.18% 1
Birmingham +14 13 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Coventry -5 6 £42,500 -19.04%
Shropshire +5 5 £69,000 +112.30%
Staffordshire - 3 £25,000 - 1
Solihull - 2 £42,500 -
Walsall - 1 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 38 (41.76%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (36.26%) Information Security
3 29 (31.87%) CISSP
4 27 (29.67%) Firewall
5 25 (27.47%) Risk Management
6 24 (26.37%) Management Information System
6 24 (26.37%) Network Security
7 20 (21.98%) Finance
7 20 (21.98%) Python
8 18 (19.78%) Web Development
9 17 (18.68%) Degree
9 17 (18.68%) CREST Certified
10 16 (17.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 15 (16.48%) Django
11 15 (16.48%) Git (software)
12 13 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
13 12 (13.19%) Incident Management
13 12 (13.19%) Windows
13 12 (13.19%) SIEM
14 11 (12.09%) Presales
15 10 (10.99%) Security Operations
15 10 (10.99%) Linux
15 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
16 9 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (9.89%) CISM
16 9 (9.89%) Cisco
16 9 (9.89%) Security Architecture
16 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
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 3 (3.30%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.67%) Firewall
2 24 (26.37%) Network Security
3 9 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (5.49%) Wireless
6 4 (4.40%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.30%) BGP
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (3.30%) EIGRP
7 3 (3.30%) LAN
7 3 (3.30%) NAS
7 3 (3.30%) SAN
7 3 (3.30%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.30%) WAN
8 2 (2.20%) DMZ
8 2 (2.20%) IPsec
8 2 (2.20%) VPLS
8 2 (2.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.30%) Looker
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) Burp Suite
3 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Automotive
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Tester
2 16 (17.58%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Penetration Tester
2 16 (17.58%) Security Specialist
3 15 (16.48%) Django Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Python Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Python Web Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Python/Django Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Web Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) IT Security Specialist
6 9 (9.89%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Junior
9 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) Django
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.49%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.76%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (36.26%) Information Security
3 25 (27.47%) Risk Management
4 18 (19.78%) Web Development
5 16 (17.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (13.19%) Incident Management
7 12 (13.19%) SIEM
8 11 (12.09%) Presales
9 10 (10.99%) Security Operations
10 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (9.89%) Information Assurance
10 9 (9.89%) Security Architecture
11 8 (8.79%) OWASP
11 8 (8.79%) Security Management
11 8 (8.79%) Time Management
11 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (7.69%) Security Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (6.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) Python
2 7 (7.69%) SQL
3 5 (5.49%) Perl
4 3 (3.30%) C
4 3 (3.30%) C#
4 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) CISSP
2 17 (18.68%) CREST Certified
2 17 (18.68%) Degree
3 9 (9.89%) CISM
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (5.49%) CCNP
5 5 (5.49%) CISA
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.49%) OSCE
5 5 (5.49%) OSCP
5 5 (5.49%) SANS
6 4 (4.40%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (4.40%) CRISC
6 4 (4.40%) ISSMP
7 3 (3.30%) CCNA
7 3 (3.30%) CCSA
7 3 (3.30%) CCSE
7 3 (3.30%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (5.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.30%) GPG13
5 3 (3.30%) NIST 800
5 3 (3.30%) SLA
6 2 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.10%) GDPR
7 1 (1.10%) PA-DSS
7 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) QRadar
2 5 (5.49%) Nessus
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.30%) HP Fortify
3 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.30%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
2 9 (9.89%) Cisco
3 6 (6.59%) McAfee
3 6 (6.59%) Palo Alto
4 5 (5.49%) LogRhythm
5 3 (3.30%) HP
5 3 (3.30%) IBM
5 3 (3.30%) Meraki
5 3 (3.30%) NetApp
5 3 (3.30%) Qualys
5 3 (3.30%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.30%) Sourcefire
5 3 (3.30%) Veracode
6 1 (1.10%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.10%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago