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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 94 - 119
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.01% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% - 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 3
Average salary £37,500 - £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 - £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +12.50%
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
1260 1401 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.65% 82.17% 76.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1243 1208
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,628
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 - 4 £42,500 -
Abingdon - 3 £39,000 -
Oxford - 2 £30,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) Cyber Security
2 13 (76.47%) DV Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) C++
3 12 (70.59%) Java
3 12 (70.59%) Nessus
4 10 (58.82%) C
4 10 (58.82%) Python
4 10 (58.82%) Nmap
4 10 (58.82%) Metasploit
5 8 (47.06%) VxWorks
5 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) Broadband
7 4 (23.53%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
9 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
9 2 (11.76%) Nagios
9 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (11.76%) LTE
9 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) Coverity
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (11.76%) Icinga

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Broadband
2 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
3 2 (11.76%) LTE
3 2 (11.76%) SSL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Metasploit
2 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Security Analyst
3 10 (58.82%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Graduate
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) VxWorks
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Cyber Security
2 13 (76.47%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C++
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) C
2 10 (58.82%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) DV Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) SSCP
2 1 (5.88%) GIAC
2 1 (5.88%) GCIA
2 1 (5.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) Nessus
2 10 (58.82%) Nmap
3 2 (11.76%) Icinga
3 2 (11.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
1 2 (11.76%) Coverity