The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 91 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.25% 0.14% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.16% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 10
Average salary £48,750 £33,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -48.07%
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
Penetration Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1418 1230 1263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 86.25% 87.30% 82.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1035 1060
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury -15 2 £40,000 -
Thame - 2 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 65 (94.20%) Nessus
1 65 (94.20%) Nmap
2 62 (89.86%) Security Cleared
3 59 (85.51%) DV Cleared
4 57 (82.61%) C
5 56 (81.16%) C++
5 56 (81.16%) Java
5 56 (81.16%) Windows
5 56 (81.16%) Python
5 56 (81.16%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (75.36%) Ethical Hacking
7 44 (63.77%) Telecoms
8 35 (50.72%) Metasploit
8 35 (50.72%) VxWorks
9 31 (44.93%) Finance
10 28 (40.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 27 (39.13%) Coverity
12 22 (31.88%) Qualys
12 22 (31.88%) OpenVAS
13 18 (26.09%) Broadband
13 18 (26.09%) GIAC
13 18 (26.09%) CEH
13 18 (26.09%) OSCP
13 18 (26.09%) Degree
13 18 (26.09%) OWASP
13 18 (26.09%) Network Security
13 18 (26.09%) CREST Certified
14 17 (24.64%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
15 10 (14.49%) Linux

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) Broadband
1 18 (26.09%) Network Security
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 35 (50.72%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (63.77%) Telecoms
2 31 (44.93%) Finance
3 9 (13.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Analyst
1 39 (56.52%) Security Analyst
2 38 (55.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 20 (28.99%) Tester
4 12 (17.39%) Security Penetration Tester
4 12 (17.39%) Security Tester
5 9 (13.04%) Graduate
5 9 (13.04%) Graduate Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Graduate Security Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Product Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Security Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Security Product Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Testing Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Information Analyst
7 1 (1.45%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (1.45%) Research Analyst
7 1 (1.45%) Security Researcher
7 1 (1.45%) Vulnerability Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (13.04%) Robotics
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) CESG
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 35 (50.72%) VxWorks
3 10 (14.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (75.36%) Ethical Hacking
3 28 (40.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (26.09%) OWASP
5 9 (13.04%) Security Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
6 8 (11.59%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Test Management
6 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.35%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) SIEM
8 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.90%) Data Security
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL
8 2 (2.90%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (2.90%) Security Operations
8 2 (2.90%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (1.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (82.61%) C
2 56 (81.16%) C++
2 56 (81.16%) Java
2 56 (81.16%) Python
3 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
3 10 (14.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (89.86%) Security Cleared
2 59 (85.51%) DV Cleared
3 18 (26.09%) CEH
3 18 (26.09%) CREST Certified
3 18 (26.09%) Degree
3 18 (26.09%) GIAC
3 18 (26.09%) OSCP
4 6 (8.70%) CHECK Team Leader
4 6 (8.70%) GPEN
5 2 (2.90%) CISM
5 2 (2.90%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.90%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (94.20%) Nessus
1 65 (94.20%) Nmap
2 22 (31.88%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Coverity
2 22 (31.88%) Qualys
3 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
3 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) Huawei