The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 109 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.15% 0.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £60,000 £78,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1261 1495 1351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.68% 96.70% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1273 1149
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxfordshire region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the Oxfordshire region.

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) C
1 34 (100.00%) C++
1 34 (100.00%) Java
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
1 34 (100.00%) Nessus
1 34 (100.00%) Nmap
2 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (97.06%) Telecoms
2 33 (97.06%) Python
3 28 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
5 21 (61.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (61.76%) Qualys
5 21 (61.76%) OpenVAS
6 20 (58.82%) Perl
7 19 (55.88%) Linux
7 19 (55.88%) Ethical Hacking
7 19 (55.88%) Bash Shell
8 16 (47.06%) Source Code Analysis
9 14 (41.18%) DV Cleared
10 13 (38.24%) Metasploit
10 13 (38.24%) Computer Science
11 12 (35.29%) Security Testing
11 12 (35.29%) LTE
11 12 (35.29%) Open Source
11 12 (35.29%) Static Code Analysis
11 12 (35.29%) VxWorks
11 12 (35.29%) Broadband
11 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
12 10 (29.41%) CEH

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Broadband
1 12 (35.29%) LTE
1 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (97.06%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Computer Science
2 9 (26.47%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) VxWorks
4 4 (11.76%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (61.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (55.88%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (47.06%) Source Code Analysis
6 12 (35.29%) Open Source
6 12 (35.29%) Security Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Static Code Analysis
7 10 (29.41%) OWASP
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security
8 1 (2.94%) Logistics
8 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.94%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C
1 34 (100.00%) C++
1 34 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (97.06%) Python
3 20 (58.82%) Perl
4 19 (55.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) CEH
3 10 (29.41%) OSCP
4 9 (26.47%) GIAC
4 9 (26.47%) GPEN
5 3 (8.82%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.94%) Cyber Scheme
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 34 (100.00%) Nessus
1 34 (100.00%) Nmap
2 21 (61.76%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Qualys
2 9 (26.47%) Coverity