Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 282 320
Rank change year-on-year +35 +38 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 41 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 15
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +123.68%
10th Percentile £32,350 £36,250 £25,100
90th Percentile £71,000 £66,850 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £54,750
% change year-on-year +15.00% -8.68% +9.50%

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 7,445 9,121 10,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.96% 91.29% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 7,362 8,055
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +29 19 £47,500 -12.44% 1
Coventry +18 16 - - 2
Solihull +6 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £71,000 -
Shropshire 0 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 26 (63.41%) Information Security
2 18 (43.90%) CISSP
3 16 (39.02%) Risk Management
3 16 (39.02%) Retail
3 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (34.15%) Security Operations
6 13 (31.71%) OWASP
7 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
7 12 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (26.83%) CISM
9 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
10 9 (21.95%) GDPR
11 8 (19.51%) CEH
11 8 (19.51%) Firewall
12 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
12 7 (17.07%) Finance
12 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (14.63%) GIAC
13 6 (14.63%) Java
13 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
13 6 (14.63%) SIEM
14 5 (12.20%) Splunk
14 5 (12.20%) Degree
14 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (12.20%) Resource Management
14 5 (12.20%) Selenium
14 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
14 5 (12.20%) Windows

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 (2.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) HTTP
3 3 (7.32%) VPN
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.88%) JMeter
4 2 (4.88%) Protractor
4 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) AppScan
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 16 (39.02%) Retail
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
2 21 (51.22%) Security Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Information Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) IT Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Security Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Compliance Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Security Compliance Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.88%) Node.js
2 2 (4.88%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) BYOD
4 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) CESG
5 1 (2.44%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Information Security
2 16 (39.02%) Risk Management
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Security Operations
5 13 (31.71%) OWASP
6 12 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
9 6 (14.63%) SIEM
10 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Resource Management
10 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
11 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
11 4 (9.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Groovy
3 1 (2.44%) Scala
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) CISSP
2 11 (26.83%) CISM
3 8 (19.51%) CEH
4 6 (14.63%) GIAC
5 5 (12.20%) Degree
6 4 (9.76%) CISA
6 4 (9.76%) CRISC
6 4 (9.76%) OSCP
7 3 (7.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.88%) GWAPT
8 2 (4.88%) SANS
9 1 (2.44%) CCSP
9 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
9 1 (2.44%) GPEN
9 1 (2.44%) GXPN
9 1 (2.44%) ISEB
9 1 (2.44%) OSCE
9 1 (2.44%) OSWP
9 1 (2.44%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
3 9 (21.95%) GDPR
4 3 (7.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (4.88%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (2.44%) COBIT
6 1 (2.44%) COSO
6 1 (2.44%) PSD2
6 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) CyberArk
1 5 (12.20%) Splunk
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Qualys
3 1 (2.44%) Veracode