Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 287 292
Rank change year-on-year +37 +5 +20
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 42 30 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 25
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +115.19%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,550 £23,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £60,500 £69,000
England median annual salary £57,250 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.27% -12.73% +4.76%

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 7,937 9,169 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.32% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,082 7,543 8,449
West Midlands median annual salary £43,857 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.64% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,781 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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
Birmingham +31 26 £51,250 -4.21% 1
Coventry +24 13 £48,500 -19.17%
Herefordshire - 2 £71,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 24 (57.14%) CISSP
2 23 (54.76%) Information Security
3 21 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (42.86%) Risk Management
6 16 (38.10%) CISM
7 15 (35.71%) CEH
7 15 (35.71%) OWASP
8 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
9 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
9 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (28.57%) BYOD
11 11 (26.19%) Selenium
11 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
12 10 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (21.43%) PCI DSS
13 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
14 8 (19.05%) SIEM
14 8 (19.05%) Information Assurance
14 8 (19.05%) Security Management
14 8 (19.05%) Finance
14 8 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
15 7 (16.67%) GDPR
15 7 (16.67%) Information Security Management
15 7 (16.67%) Change Control
16 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
16 6 (14.29%) Data Protection

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 (2.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.90%) JUnit
3 5 (11.90%) TestNG
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) AppScan
5 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
2 6 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Security Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) IT Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Security Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Information Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Security Officer
8 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
8 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) BYOD
2 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (11.90%) CESG
5 4 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Information Security
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 15 (35.71%) OWASP
5 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
7 12 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
10 8 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (19.05%) Information Assurance
10 8 (19.05%) Security Management
10 8 (19.05%) SIEM
10 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (16.67%) Change Control
11 7 (16.67%) Information Security Management
12 6 (14.29%) Data Protection
12 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Groovy
2 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) CISSP
2 16 (38.10%) CISM
3 15 (35.71%) CEH
4 5 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (11.90%) CISA
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.90%) CRISC
5 4 (9.52%) CCSP
5 4 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (7.14%) GIAC
6 3 (7.14%) OSCP
7 2 (4.76%) GWAPT
7 2 (4.76%) SANS
8 1 (2.38%) Degree
8 1 (2.38%) ISEB
8 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 7 (16.67%) GDPR
4 5 (11.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (9.52%) COBIT
6 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
6 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (4.76%) QA
6 2 (4.76%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Splunk
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Qualys
3 1 (2.38%) Veracode