The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 114 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.21% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £60,000 £77,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.58% -  
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £57,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year -28.26% +2.22%  

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 1377 1401 1348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.70% 97.02% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1213 1100
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) C++
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Nessus
1 11 (100.00%) Nmap
2 10 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 10 (90.91%) Python
3 9 (81.82%) Perl
3 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (72.73%) Qualys
4 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
4 8 (72.73%) OpenVAS
4 8 (72.73%) Linux
4 8 (72.73%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (63.64%) CEH
5 7 (63.64%) Finance
5 7 (63.64%) OSCP
5 7 (63.64%) OWASP
5 7 (63.64%) Source Code Analysis
6 6 (54.55%) GPEN
6 6 (54.55%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (54.55%) Coverity
6 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (54.55%) GIAC
7 5 (45.45%) Kali Linux
7 5 (45.45%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (27.27%) Metasploit

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 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Broadband
1 2 (18.18%) LTE
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (45.45%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Kali Linux
4 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (63.64%) OWASP
3 7 (63.64%) Source Code Analysis
4 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) C++
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (90.91%) Python
3 9 (81.82%) Perl
4 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) CEH
2 7 (63.64%) OSCP
3 6 (54.55%) GIAC
3 6 (54.55%) GPEN
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
5 1 (9.09%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) Nessus
1 11 (100.00%) Nmap
2 8 (72.73%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Qualys
2 6 (54.55%) Coverity