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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 80 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 28 38 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.22% 2.22% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.53% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 3
Median salary £61,250 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.11% +54.54%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
1096 1501 1246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 86.98% 87.62% 88.62%
Number of salaries quoted 840 1179 1040
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +13 5 £80,000 +128.57%
Abingdon - 5 - -
Oxford - 4 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 103 (87.29%) Python
2 94 (79.66%) C
3 88 (74.58%) Security Cleared
3 88 (74.58%) Cybersecurity
4 82 (69.49%) Linux
5 78 (66.10%) Telecoms
6 75 (63.56%) DV Cleared
7 69 (58.47%) Windows
8 59 (50.00%) Open Source
9 58 (49.15%) Nessus
9 58 (49.15%) Nmap
10 57 (48.31%) Java
11 55 (46.61%) C++
12 45 (38.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 43 (36.44%) Unix
14 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (33.05%) Go
14 39 (33.05%) GitHub
15 37 (31.36%) Ethical Hacking
16 32 (27.12%) Bash Shell
16 32 (27.12%) Source Code Analysis
17 31 (26.27%) Qualys
18 30 (25.42%) GIAC
19 28 (23.73%) VxWorks
19 28 (23.73%) Metasploit
19 28 (23.73%) OpenVAS
20 27 (22.88%) OSCP
21 26 (22.03%) Finance
22 24 (20.34%) Perl
23 21 (17.80%) GPEN

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (33.05%) GitHub
2 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.78%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (1.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) Broadband
1 12 (10.17%) LTE
1 12 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.54%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) Network Security
3 2 (1.69%) SS7
4 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Metasploit
General
1 78 (66.10%) Telecoms
2 26 (22.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.54%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (32.20%) Analyst
1 38 (32.20%) Security Analyst
1 38 (32.20%) Tester
2 37 (31.36%) Penetration Tester
3 35 (29.66%) Developer
4 25 (21.19%) Security Tester
5 24 (20.34%) Security Penetration Tester
6 20 (16.95%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (14.41%) Senior Developer
7 17 (14.41%) Senior Tester
8 16 (13.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 14 (11.86%) Product Analyst
10 13 (11.02%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (11.02%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (10.17%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 12 (10.17%) Testing Analyst
12 11 (9.32%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 8 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 8 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 8 (6.78%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) .NET
1 2 (1.69%) RESTful
2 1 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (12.71%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.54%) Physics
7 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 82 (69.49%) Linux
2 69 (58.47%) Windows
3 43 (36.44%) Unix
4 28 (23.73%) VxWorks
5 4 (3.39%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (74.58%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (50.00%) Open Source
3 45 (38.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (31.36%) Ethical Hacking
6 32 (27.12%) Source Code Analysis
7 16 (13.56%) OWASP
7 16 (13.56%) Security Testing
8 12 (10.17%) Static Code Analysis
9 11 (9.32%) Information Security
9 11 (9.32%) Threat Modelling
10 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (6.78%) Security Architecture
10 8 (6.78%) Security Operations
10 8 (6.78%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.93%) Reverse Engineering
11 7 (5.93%) Secure Coding
12 4 (3.39%) Software Testing
12 4 (3.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 103 (87.29%) Python
2 94 (79.66%) C
3 57 (48.31%) Java
4 55 (46.61%) C++
5 39 (33.05%) Go
6 32 (27.12%) Bash Shell
7 24 (20.34%) Perl
8 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.85%) Haskell
9 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (74.58%) Security Cleared
2 75 (63.56%) DV Cleared
3 30 (25.42%) GIAC
4 27 (22.88%) OSCP
5 21 (17.80%) GPEN
6 19 (16.10%) CEH
7 15 (12.71%) CREST Certified
7 15 (12.71%) Degree
8 11 (9.32%) SANS
9 8 (6.78%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (49.15%) Nessus
1 58 (49.15%) Nmap
2 28 (23.73%) OpenVAS
3 8 (6.78%) logstash
3 8 (6.78%) WMI
4 3 (2.54%) Ansible
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (26.27%) Qualys
2 16 (13.56%) Coverity
3 8 (6.78%) Sophos
3 8 (6.78%) Splunk
4 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.85%) SAP
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