Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 286 284
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 49 29 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.28% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.31% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 40
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +123.68%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,875 £19,000
90th Percentile £71,850 £64,175 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 8,626 9,212 9,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 90.14% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,728 7,249 8,117
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Coventry - 16 £52,500 - 2
Birmingham +17 9 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Shropshire - 7 £37,500 - 1
Worcestershire +16 6 £50,000 +17.65%
Solihull -11 5 £37,500 -16.67%
Warwickshire - 4 £50,000 - 3
Staffordshire -1 2 £57,500 +27.78%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 (48.98%) Information Security
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Finance
4 16 (32.65%) CISSP
5 15 (30.61%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Firewall
6 14 (28.57%) SIEM
7 13 (26.53%) CISM
7 13 (26.53%) Windows
7 13 (26.53%) Linux
8 12 (24.49%) PCI DSS
8 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.45%) CEH
9 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
9 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
10 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
11 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (18.37%) CRISC
11 9 (18.37%) DevOps
11 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (18.37%) HTTP
11 9 (18.37%) OWASP
12 8 (16.33%) Intel
12 8 (16.33%) Games
12 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (16.33%) OSINT
13 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 7 (14.29%) Back Office
13 7 (14.29%) HP

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 2 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) HTTP
3 6 (12.24%) Internet
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
5 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security
6 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) AppScan
3 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
4 1 (2.04%) TestNG
4 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Games
3 7 (14.29%) Back Office
4 6 (12.24%) Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 21 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 15 (30.61%) Information Analyst
3 15 (30.61%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (22.45%) Senior Information Analyst
5 11 (22.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 11 (22.45%) Senior Security Analyst
6 9 (18.37%) Test Engineer
7 8 (16.33%) Security Engineer
8 7 (14.29%) Tester
9 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) QA Tester
9 6 (12.24%) Senior QA Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) Senior QA Tester
9 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) Senior Tester
10 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
11 3 (6.12%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) BYOD
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) mPOS
4 1 (2.04%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Information Security
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.61%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (28.57%) SIEM
5 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
6 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
7 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (18.37%) DevOps
8 9 (18.37%) OWASP
9 8 (16.33%) OSINT
9 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (14.29%) Logistics
10 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 6 (12.24%) Performance Management
11 6 (12.24%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (12.24%) Software Delivery
11 6 (12.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) CISSP
2 13 (26.53%) CISM
3 11 (22.45%) CEH
4 9 (18.37%) CRISC
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 6 (12.24%) GIAC
5 6 (12.24%) OSCP
6 5 (10.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (8.16%) CISA
7 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.12%) CCSP
8 3 (6.12%) GCIA
8 3 (6.12%) GCIH
8 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
8 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (6.12%) SSCP
9 2 (4.08%) IISP
9 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) PCI DSS
2 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (4.08%) GDPR
4 2 (4.08%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Fortify
1 4 (8.16%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.04%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Intel
2 7 (14.29%) HP
3 6 (12.24%) Google
4 4 (8.16%) IBM
4 4 (8.16%) Qualys
4 4 (8.16%) Veracode
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) Progress