The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 120 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 7 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.52% 0.67% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 0
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.62% +7.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1302 1580 1549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.30% 95.82% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1305 1288
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester 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 in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in Oxfordshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Tester in Oxfordshire

Penetration Tester
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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Oxford +5 3 £47,500 - 2
Penetration Tester
South East

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) OWASP
2 7 (70.00%) OSCP
2 7 (70.00%) Nessus
2 7 (70.00%) CEH
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Nmap
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (40.00%) Codenomicon
5 4 (40.00%) Defensics
5 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (40.00%) GIAC
5 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Qualys
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Coverity

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (30.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
1 4 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) OWASP
3 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 4 (40.00%) Social Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Source Code Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (20.00%) Logistics
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) CEH
2 7 (70.00%) OSCP
3 5 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) CREST Certified
4 4 (40.00%) GIAC
4 4 (40.00%) GPEN
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (10.00%) CISSP
7 1 (10.00%) CLAS
7 1 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Nessus
2 6 (60.00%) Nmap
3 4 (40.00%) Defensics
3 4 (40.00%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Codenomicon
1 4 (40.00%) Coverity
1 4 (40.00%) Qualys
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 11 days ago