Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 153 160
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 18 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.59% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.84% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 16
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £48,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.84% -11.82% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £35,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £59,250 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% -11.82% -

Security 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

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Oxfordshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Oxfordshire

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Oxfordshire

Security 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 Security 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 +4 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Abingdon +12 6 - - 1
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 11 (61.11%) Computer Science
2 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (38.89%) Social Engineering
3 7 (38.89%) Life Science
3 7 (38.89%) Network Security
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Information Security
4 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) OSCP
5 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
5 5 (27.78%) Driving Licence
5 5 (27.78%) Tigerscheme
5 5 (27.78%) Cyber Scheme
5 5 (27.78%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (27.78%) CREST Certified
5 5 (27.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (27.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (27.78%) Nessus
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) CEH
5 5 (27.78%) OWASP
5 5 (27.78%) Metasploit

Security 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Metasploit
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
1 6 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) IT Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Security Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Security Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (38.89%) Life Science
3 5 (27.78%) Driving Licence
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
4 4 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (38.89%) Social Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) OWASP
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Open Source
5 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Security Operations
5 4 (22.22%) Threat Modelling
5 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) CEH
2 5 (27.78%) CHECK Team Member
2 5 (27.78%) CREST Certified
2 5 (27.78%) Cyber Scheme
2 5 (27.78%) OSCP
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Tigerscheme
3 3 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (11.11%) CLAS
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (27.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (22.22%) SSAE 16
4 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Sophos