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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 180 203 195
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.72% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 16
Median salary £44,000 £57,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.47% +31.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.37%  

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 4249 5420 4224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.96% 88.26% 83.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3440 4367 3531
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +10 13 £48,750 -15.21% 5
Warwickshire +35 8 £46,250 -13.95%
Coventry +12 7 £42,000 -32.80% 2
Worcestershire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 53 (52.48%) Information Security
2 47 (46.53%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (37.62%) Firewall
4 35 (34.65%) GPG13
5 33 (32.67%) Presales
6 31 (30.69%) CISSP
7 30 (29.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 29 (28.71%) SIEM
8 29 (28.71%) CISM
9 28 (27.72%) PCI DSS
10 27 (26.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
12 23 (22.77%) Security Management
13 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
14 20 (19.80%) Vulnerability Management
14 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
14 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
14 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
15 19 (18.81%) Data Protection
15 19 (18.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 18 (17.82%) ISMS
17 17 (16.83%) Malware Analysis
17 17 (16.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (16.83%) Reverse Engineering
17 17 (16.83%) QRadar
17 17 (16.83%) CREST Certified
18 16 (15.84%) Customer Requirements
18 16 (15.84%) Malware Detection/Protection
18 16 (15.84%) Network Security
18 16 (15.84%) Risk Assessment

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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 (0.99%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (13.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (37.62%) Firewall
2 16 (15.84%) Network Security
3 8 (7.92%) VPN
3 8 (7.92%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.99%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Security Specialist
2 19 (18.81%) Consultant
3 17 (16.83%) SIEM Consultant
4 16 (15.84%) Information Manager
5 13 (12.87%) Security Manager
5 13 (12.87%) Tester
6 12 (11.88%) Information Security Specialist
6 12 (11.88%) Information Specialist
6 12 (11.88%) Penetration Tester
7 10 (9.90%) Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) Information Security Manager
8 9 (8.91%) Security Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Security Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Security Specialist
9 7 (6.93%) Network Engineer
9 7 (6.93%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Information Assurance Manager
10 6 (5.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
1 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.98%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.85%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (13.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) PKI
4 5 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.99%) CESG
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (52.48%) Information Security
2 47 (46.53%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (32.67%) Presales
4 29 (28.71%) SIEM
5 23 (22.77%) Security Management
6 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
6 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
6 20 (19.80%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (18.81%) Data Protection
7 19 (18.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (17.82%) ISMS
9 17 (16.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (16.83%) Malware Analysis
9 17 (16.83%) Reverse Engineering
10 16 (15.84%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (15.84%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 16 (15.84%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (14.85%) Security Monitoring
12 14 (13.86%) Conceptual Models
12 14 (13.86%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) Python
2 4 (3.96%) C#
3 3 (2.97%) Perl
3 3 (2.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (30.69%) CISSP
2 29 (28.71%) CISM
3 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
4 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
5 17 (16.83%) CREST Certified
6 15 (14.85%) CEH
7 14 (13.86%) CISMP
7 14 (13.86%) CRISC
8 9 (8.91%) CISA
9 8 (7.92%) Degree
10 6 (5.94%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (5.94%) SANS
11 5 (4.95%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.96%) CCNA
12 4 (3.96%) CCNP
12 4 (3.96%) CCSA
12 4 (3.96%) CCSE
12 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.97%) ISSMP
14 1 (0.99%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (34.65%) GPG13
2 30 (29.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 28 (27.72%) PCI DSS
4 27 (26.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (13.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (13.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (13.86%) RMADS
6 5 (4.95%) SLA
7 1 (0.99%) COBIT
7 1 (0.99%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.99%) QA
7 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) QRadar
2 4 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.96%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.97%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) IBM
2 14 (13.86%) ServiceNow
3 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
4 8 (7.92%) Cisco
4 8 (7.92%) Intel Security
4 8 (7.92%) Palo Alto
5 6 (5.94%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.96%) Meraki
6 4 (3.96%) Qualys
6 4 (3.96%) Rapid7
6 4 (3.96%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.99%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.99%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.99%) VMware
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