The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 91 83 122
Rank change year-on-year -8 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 31 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.85% 2.20% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.55% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 1
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +43.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1227 1217 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.27% 86.37% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1030 981
Median salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing 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 in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Oxfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing 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 23 March 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 +16 9 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Abingdon - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 55 (79.71%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (72.46%) Security Cleared
3 48 (69.57%) Python
4 46 (66.67%) Windows
4 46 (66.67%) Telecoms
5 42 (60.87%) C
6 38 (55.07%) Linux
6 38 (55.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 37 (53.62%) DV Cleared
8 33 (47.83%) C++
8 33 (47.83%) Java
9 29 (42.03%) Ethical Hacking
10 28 (40.58%) Nmap
10 28 (40.58%) Nessus
11 27 (39.13%) Source Code Analysis
12 25 (36.23%) Finance
13 22 (31.88%) GIAC
14 21 (30.43%) VxWorks
15 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
16 19 (27.54%) OSCP
17 18 (26.09%) Open Source
17 18 (26.09%) Unix
18 16 (23.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 15 (21.74%) Qualys
19 15 (21.74%) GPEN
20 14 (20.29%) Metasploit
21 13 (18.84%) Degree
21 13 (18.84%) OpenVAS
21 13 (18.84%) Perl
22 12 (17.39%) CEH

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) GitHub
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) SS7
2 3 (4.35%) Broadband
2 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) LTE
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 25 (36.23%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Analyst
1 18 (26.09%) Security Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) Tester
3 14 (20.29%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 10 (14.49%) Security Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Senior Security Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Senior Tester
5 9 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Security Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Telecoms Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Architect
7 7 (10.14%) Network Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Principal Architect
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (14.49%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
5 7 (10.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (8.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 38 (55.07%) Linux
3 21 (30.43%) VxWorks
4 18 (26.09%) Unix
5 6 (8.70%) Android
5 6 (8.70%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (79.71%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (55.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 29 (42.03%) Ethical Hacking
4 27 (39.13%) Source Code Analysis
5 18 (26.09%) Open Source
6 11 (15.94%) Information Security
7 10 (14.49%) OWASP
7 10 (14.49%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (14.49%) Secure Coding
7 10 (14.49%) Threat Modelling
8 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.59%) Network Design
9 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) Security Architecture
9 7 (10.14%) Security Operations
9 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Line Management
11 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (69.57%) Python
2 42 (60.87%) C
3 33 (47.83%) C++
3 33 (47.83%) Java
4 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
5 13 (18.84%) Perl
6 8 (11.59%) Go
7 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (72.46%) Security Cleared
2 37 (53.62%) DV Cleared
3 22 (31.88%) GIAC
4 19 (27.54%) OSCP
5 15 (21.74%) GPEN
6 13 (18.84%) Degree
7 12 (17.39%) CEH
8 10 (14.49%) CREST Certified
8 10 (14.49%) SANS
9 7 (10.14%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.49%) SSAE 16
3 4 (5.80%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (40.58%) Nessus
1 28 (40.58%) Nmap
2 13 (18.84%) OpenVAS
3 7 (10.14%) logstash
3 7 (10.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Qualys
2 10 (14.49%) Coverity
3 7 (10.14%) Sophos
3 7 (10.14%) Splunk
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Apple
5 2 (2.90%) Huawei
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
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