Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 120 180
Rank change year-on-year -36 +60 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 17 56 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.56% 1.93% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.99% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 17 51 0
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
South East median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.50% -23.08% +30.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2901 2810 3210
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 97.06% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2420 2290 2635
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured Penetration Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +7 13 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Penetration Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (94.12%) CREST Certified
2 14 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (76.47%) OSCP
4 12 (70.59%) Information Security
5 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (58.82%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
8 6 (35.29%) CHECK Team Member
9 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
10 4 (23.53%) Social Engineering
10 4 (23.53%) Degree
10 4 (23.53%) Network Security
11 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) OWASP
11 3 (17.65%) Metasploit
11 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
11 3 (17.65%) Logistics
11 3 (17.65%) Ruby
11 3 (17.65%) SaaS
11 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (17.65%) Retail
11 3 (17.65%) Nessus
11 3 (17.65%) CEH
11 3 (17.65%) Nmap
11 3 (17.65%) Finance
11 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
11 3 (17.65%) Automotive
11 3 (17.65%) C
11 3 (17.65%) C++

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 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
1 3 (17.65%) Automotive
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
3 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (58.82%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) Social Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) Logistics
8 3 (17.65%) OWASP
9 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
1 3 (17.65%) C++
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Ruby
1 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) CREST Certified
2 13 (76.47%) OSCP
3 6 (35.29%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) CEH
5 3 (17.65%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Cyber Scheme
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
1 1 (5.88%) IASME
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nessus
1 3 (17.65%) Nmap