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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 64 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 71 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.20% 1.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 1.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 43 17 0
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
1500 1239 1368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 88.70% 83.38% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 1030 1206
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxfordshire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury +2 15 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Oxford -8 5 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 86 (94.51%) C
2 82 (90.11%) Python
3 79 (86.81%) Security Cleared
4 76 (83.52%) Nessus
4 76 (83.52%) Nmap
5 73 (80.22%) C++
5 73 (80.22%) Java
6 71 (78.02%) Telecoms
7 67 (73.63%) Windows
7 67 (73.63%) DV Cleared
8 62 (68.13%) Cybersecurity
9 48 (52.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 39 (42.86%) Metasploit
10 39 (42.86%) VxWorks
11 38 (41.76%) Source Code Analysis
12 37 (40.66%) Qualys
13 35 (38.46%) Linux
14 33 (36.26%) CEH
14 33 (36.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 33 (36.26%) GIAC
14 33 (36.26%) OSCP
15 31 (34.07%) OpenVAS
16 29 (31.87%) OWASP
17 28 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
18 26 (28.57%) Coverity
19 20 (21.98%) Perl
19 20 (21.98%) Bash Shell
20 19 (20.88%) GPEN
21 16 (17.58%) Finance
22 13 (14.29%) CREST Certified

Penetration Testing
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:

Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) Broadband
2 7 (7.69%) LTE
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 39 (42.86%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (78.02%) Telecoms
2 16 (17.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (58.24%) Analyst
1 53 (58.24%) Security Analyst
2 38 (41.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 29 (31.87%) Tester
4 24 (26.37%) Penetration Tester
5 11 (12.09%) Security Tester
6 10 (10.99%) Product Analyst
7 9 (9.89%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (9.89%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (9.89%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Security Penetration Tester
10 5 (5.49%) Consultant
10 5 (5.49%) Graduate
10 5 (5.49%) Security Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Security Consultant
12 3 (3.30%) Information Security Analyst
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 28 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (5.49%) Physics
5 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.40%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (73.63%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) VxWorks
3 35 (38.46%) Linux
4 10 (10.99%) Unix
5 4 (4.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.13%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (52.75%) Ethical Hacking
3 38 (41.76%) Source Code Analysis
4 33 (36.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 29 (31.87%) OWASP
6 13 (14.29%) Open Source
7 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) SIEM
9 3 (3.30%) Information Security
9 3 (3.30%) Secure Coding
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.30%) Static Code Analysis
10 2 (2.20%) OO
10 2 (2.20%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (2.20%) Security Testing
11 1 (1.10%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 86 (94.51%) C
2 82 (90.11%) Python
3 73 (80.22%) C++
3 73 (80.22%) Java
4 20 (21.98%) Bash Shell
4 20 (21.98%) Perl
5 10 (10.99%) Go
6 3 (3.30%) Haskell
6 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) C#
7 2 (2.20%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 79 (86.81%) Security Cleared
2 67 (73.63%) DV Cleared
3 33 (36.26%) CEH
3 33 (36.26%) GIAC
3 33 (36.26%) OSCP
4 19 (20.88%) GPEN
5 13 (14.29%) CREST Certified
6 9 (9.89%) Degree
7 2 (2.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 76 (83.52%) Nessus
1 76 (83.52%) Nmap
2 31 (34.07%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) Qualys
2 26 (28.57%) Coverity
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
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