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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 193 199 199
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 17 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.70% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 6
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% -22.91%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26%  

Security 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 4242 5411 4223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.95% 88.30% 83.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3435 4357 3519
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,341 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
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 3 months to 24 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
Solihull -7 9 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +28 4 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Birmingham -9 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Staffordshire +12 3 - -
Coventry +10 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 18 (60.00%) Wireshark
2 15 (50.00%) Burp Suite
3 14 (46.67%) PCI DSS
3 14 (46.67%) Information Security
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Firewall
4 12 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (40.00%) OWASP
5 10 (33.33%) Fiddler
5 10 (33.33%) SIEM
5 10 (33.33%) Office 365
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 9 (30.00%) CISSP
6 9 (30.00%) CISM
6 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (26.67%) CEH
7 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (23.33%) OSCP
8 7 (23.33%) GIAC
8 7 (23.33%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (16.67%) Back Office
9 5 (16.67%) Skype
9 5 (16.67%) ZAP BI
9 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto

Security 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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Wireshark
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) Skype
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
4 4 (13.33%) NAS
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) VLAN
4 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) WLAN
5 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Burp Suite
2 10 (33.33%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Back Office
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Information Security Specialist
3 8 (26.67%) Information Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Application Security Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Junior
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Support
7 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) BYOD
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) OWASP
3 10 (33.33%) SIEM
4 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) Benchmarking
6 4 (13.33%) Change Control
6 4 (13.33%) Coaching
6 4 (13.33%) High Availability
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 4 (13.33%) Network Management
6 4 (13.33%) Network Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) System Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Source Code Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Time Management
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Erlang
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) CISM
1 9 (30.00%) CISSP
2 8 (26.67%) CEH
3 7 (23.33%) GIAC
3 7 (23.33%) OSCP
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) CCNP
6 3 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Firmware
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
1 4 (13.33%) HP
1 4 (13.33%) Juniper
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
1 4 (13.33%) ProCurve
1 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
1 4 (13.33%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
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