Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 51 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 2.05% 2.07% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 1
Worcestershire median annual salary £73,750 £65,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.46% +52.94% -
10th Percentile £61,250 £50,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,500 £73,750 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -17.39%

Penetration 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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 501 439 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 93.47% 90.70% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 365 378 429
Worcestershire median annual salary £42,000 £36,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,500 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Worcestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Worcestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Worcestershire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Malvern -5 6 £100,000 +48.15% 3
Worcester -6 3 £75,000 -9.09%
Penetration Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing Penetration 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (54.55%) CREST Certified
4 5 (45.45%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (36.36%) Aerospace
5 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (18.18%) OSCP
7 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (9.09%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (9.09%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (9.09%) Wireless

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 4 (36.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Consultant
3 4 (36.36%) Security Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Security Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) CREST Certified
4 5 (45.45%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (18.18%) OSCP
7 1 (9.09%) Cyber Scheme
7 1 (9.09%) Tigerscheme