Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 316 296
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 36 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 23
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +123.68% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £23,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £63,300 £66,125 £61,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Security Testing 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 9007 10237 9539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.84% 89.16% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7281 8000 7868
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 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in the West Midlands

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the West Midlands

Security 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 Security Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Warwickshire - 10 £50,000 -
Coventry - 8 £60,000 - 2
Shropshire - 7 £37,500 -
Birmingham +27 6 £53,500 +22.29% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £41,250 +37.50%
Worcestershire -2 1 - - 1
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 17 (47.22%) Information Security
2 15 (41.67%) CISSP
2 15 (41.67%) PCI DSS
3 11 (30.56%) SIEM
4 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Firewall
5 9 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 9 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (22.22%) Web Development
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
6 8 (22.22%) CISM
6 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 7 (19.44%) Windows
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) LAN
7 7 (19.44%) WAN
7 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (19.44%) QA
7 7 (19.44%) Information Assurance
8 6 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 6 (16.67%) Google
8 6 (16.67%) Banking
8 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.67%) GCIA
8 6 (16.67%) GCIH
8 6 (16.67%) SSCP
8 6 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity

Security 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 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Firewall
2 7 (19.44%) LAN
2 7 (19.44%) WAN
3 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) HTTP
5 3 (8.33%) DMZ
5 3 (8.33%) Network Security
6 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) AppScan
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
1 15 (41.67%) Security Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Information Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Information Security Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 6 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Information Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Cybercrime
2 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) BYOD
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Online Games
3 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) SIEM
3 10 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 8 (22.22%) Web Development
6 7 (19.44%) Information Assurance
7 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 6 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 5 (13.89%) Change Management
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
9 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.11%) Analytics
9 4 (11.11%) Document Management
9 4 (11.11%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) CISSP
2 8 (22.22%) CISM
3 6 (16.67%) GCIA
3 6 (16.67%) GCIH
3 6 (16.67%) SSCP
4 4 (11.11%) CEH
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) GIAC
5 3 (8.33%) ISSMP
5 3 (8.33%) OSCP
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (5.56%) CRISC
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP
7 1 (2.78%) CISA
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (19.44%) QA
3 4 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (8.33%) GDPR
5 1 (2.78%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.78%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.78%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Nmap
2 1 (2.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Progress
3 1 (2.78%) Qualys
3 1 (2.78%) Veracode
3 1 (2.78%) VMware