Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 53 139
Rank change year-on-year -33 +86 +29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 87 152 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.86% 5.17% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 5.83% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 68 103 28
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +53.85% -22.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £110,000 £59,125
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2681 2605 2961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.28% 88.58% 87.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2205 2086 2398
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,100 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +26 37 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Banbury -2 23 £55,000 -31.25% 2
Abingdon +14 12 - - 2
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 76 (87.36%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (44.83%) Information Security
3 34 (39.08%) C
4 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
5 30 (34.48%) DV Cleared
6 27 (31.03%) Telecoms
6 27 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (28.74%) Business Development
7 25 (28.74%) Linux
7 25 (28.74%) PCI DSS
8 22 (25.29%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (21.84%) Windows
10 18 (20.69%) Unix
10 18 (20.69%) SS7
10 18 (20.69%) Network Design
10 18 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 16 (18.39%) Python
12 15 (17.24%) CREST Certified
13 14 (16.09%) Android
13 14 (16.09%) Radio Access Network
13 14 (16.09%) VoLTE
13 14 (16.09%) Ethernet
13 14 (16.09%) Smartphone
14 12 (13.79%) Sophos
14 12 (13.79%) VxWorks
14 12 (13.79%) C++
14 12 (13.79%) Java
14 12 (13.79%) Open Source
14 12 (13.79%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) SS7
2 14 (16.09%) Ethernet
2 14 (16.09%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (16.09%) VoLTE
3 8 (9.20%) Internet
4 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.60%) Network Security
6 3 (3.45%) Broadband
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.15%) DNS
7 1 (1.15%) Firewall
7 1 (1.15%) IPv6
7 1 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.45%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 27 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.20%) Publishing
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Business Development Manager
1 25 (28.74%) Business Manager
1 25 (28.74%) Development Manager
2 18 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Core Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) IP Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) IP Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Penetration Tester
3 14 (16.09%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Tester
3 14 (16.09%) VoLTE Engineer
4 12 (13.79%) Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) Security Researcher
6 4 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.09%) Smartphone
3 8 (9.20%) Blog
3 8 (9.20%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Linux
2 19 (21.84%) Windows
3 18 (20.69%) Unix
4 14 (16.09%) Android
5 12 (13.79%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.15%) Debian
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (87.36%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (44.83%) Information Security
3 25 (28.74%) Business Development
4 22 (25.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 18 (20.69%) Network Design
5 18 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (13.79%) Open Source
7 10 (11.49%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (10.34%) Source Code Analysis
9 8 (9.20%) Information Assurance
9 8 (9.20%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (9.20%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.60%) DevOps
10 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.60%) SDLC
10 4 (4.60%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (4.60%) SIEM
10 4 (4.60%) Social Engineering
10 4 (4.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) C
2 16 (18.39%) Python
3 12 (13.79%) C++
3 12 (13.79%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.48%) DV Cleared
3 15 (17.24%) CREST Certified
4 12 (13.79%) OSCP
5 6 (6.90%) Degree
6 5 (5.75%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.30%) CEH
7 2 (2.30%) CISSP
7 2 (2.30%) CLAS
7 2 (2.30%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.30%) PhD
7 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (28.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.60%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Nessus
2 4 (4.60%) Kibana
2 4 (4.60%) logstash
3 3 (3.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Sophos
2 4 (4.60%) Splunk
3 3 (3.45%) Codenomicon
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft