Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 284 285
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 52 31 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.32% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.35% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 35 31 49
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - -29.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £48,750 £64,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.79% -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 8,551 8,872 11,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.36% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 7,292 8,739
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 27 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Coventry +6 15 £48,500 -
Herefordshire - 4 £71,000 -
Solihull -3 3 £47,500 +5.56%
Worcestershire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 28 (53.85%) CISSP
2 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.00%) Information Security
4 24 (46.15%) Waterfall
5 23 (44.23%) CEH
6 21 (40.38%) Risk Management
6 21 (40.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (38.46%) CISM
8 18 (34.62%) Finance
9 16 (30.77%) OWASP
10 15 (28.85%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (28.85%) BYOD
10 15 (28.85%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (28.85%) Threat Intelligence
11 13 (25.00%) Selenium
12 12 (23.08%) SIEM
12 12 (23.08%) CRISC
12 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
13 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (19.23%) Logistics
14 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
15 9 (17.31%) DevOps
15 9 (17.31%) OSCP
15 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
15 9 (17.31%) Games
15 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
15 9 (17.31%) Back Office
15 9 (17.31%) Firewall
15 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) HTTP
3 5 (9.62%) Internet
4 2 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (9.62%) AppScan
2 5 (9.62%) JUnit
2 5 (9.62%) TestNG
2 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Back Office
2 9 (17.31%) Games
3 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 4 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Security Analyst
3 17 (32.69%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (30.77%) Senior Security Analyst
5 11 (21.15%) IT Analyst
5 11 (21.15%) IT Security Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Information Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Information Security Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Senior Information Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
7 7 (13.46%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Project Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Security Officer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) BYOD
2 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
4 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.62%) CESG
5 5 (9.62%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.92%) Fintech
8 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Information Security
3 24 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 21 (40.38%) Risk Management
5 20 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (30.77%) OWASP
7 15 (28.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 15 (28.85%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (28.85%) Threat Intelligence
8 12 (23.08%) SIEM
8 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (19.23%) Logistics
11 9 (17.31%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (17.31%) DevOps
11 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 8 (15.38%) Information Assurance
12 8 (15.38%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) CISSP
2 23 (44.23%) CEH
3 20 (38.46%) CISM
4 12 (23.08%) CRISC
5 9 (17.31%) OSCP
6 8 (15.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 8 (15.38%) CCSP
6 8 (15.38%) CISA
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (9.62%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (9.62%) GIAC
8 4 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (7.69%) GWAPT
8 4 (7.69%) SANS
9 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
9 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.92%) Degree
10 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 7 (13.46%) GDPR
4 5 (9.62%) COBIT
4 5 (9.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
5 4 (7.69%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (1.92%) COSO
6 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) HP Fortify
1 5 (9.62%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) HP
1 7 (13.46%) Intel
2 5 (9.62%) IBM
2 5 (9.62%) Qualys
2 5 (9.62%) Veracode
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft