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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 205 221
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 14 36 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.58% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.66% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 9
Median salary £41,250 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -29.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,625 £23,500 £50,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

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 4536 5472 4973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 88.72% 87.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15009 16353 16248
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £70,000 £68,750
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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Warwickshire +12 4 £39,500 -29.77%
Birmingham -6 4 £53,500 +25.88% 1
Staffordshire +12 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 18 (60.00%) Windows
3 17 (56.67%) PCI DSS
4 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 12 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 11 (36.67%) SIEM
6 11 (36.67%) Office 365
6 11 (36.67%) OWASP
7 10 (33.33%) Back Office
7 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 10 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (30.00%) Change Control
8 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (26.67%) Juniper
9 8 (26.67%) SAN
9 8 (26.67%) Firmware
9 8 (26.67%) HP
9 8 (26.67%) WLAN
9 8 (26.67%) Benchmarking
9 8 (26.67%) Linux
9 8 (26.67%) VPN
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) CCNP
9 8 (26.67%) CCNA
9 8 (26.67%) Security Management
9 8 (26.67%) Network Security Management

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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (26.67%) iSCSI
3 8 (26.67%) NAS
3 8 (26.67%) SAN
3 8 (26.67%) VLAN
3 8 (26.67%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) Wireshark
3 8 (26.67%) WLAN
4 4 (13.33%) Skype
5 2 (6.67%) DMZ
6 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Burp Suite
1 8 (26.67%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (33.33%) Back Office
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
1 11 (36.67%) Security Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Administrator
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Network Administrator
2 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Graduate
4 3 (10.00%) Junior
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Support
5 2 (6.67%) Graduate Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Graduate Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Cybercrime
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 11 (36.67%) OWASP
3 11 (36.67%) SIEM
4 9 (30.00%) Change Control
5 8 (26.67%) Benchmarking
5 8 (26.67%) High Availability
5 8 (26.67%) Network Management
5 8 (26.67%) Network Security Management
5 8 (26.67%) Problem Management
5 8 (26.67%) Security Management
6 7 (23.33%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) Coaching
8 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (13.33%) Information Security
9 3 (10.00%) Cryptography
9 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNA
2 8 (26.67%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) CEH
3 6 (20.00%) CISM
3 6 (20.00%) CISSP
4 5 (16.67%) GIAC
4 5 (16.67%) OSCP
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Firmware
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco
1 8 (26.67%) HP
1 8 (26.67%) Juniper
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (26.67%) Palo Alto
1 8 (26.67%) ProCurve
1 8 (26.67%) Riverbed
1 8 (26.67%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 19 hours ago