The table below looks at the statistics for OSCP in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCP over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 838 830 877
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +47
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 37 38 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.037% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.14% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 2
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
OSCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29420 27661 30731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.73% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 23697 22487 25928
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSCP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OSCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSCP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCP across the England region.

OSCP Salary Trend in England

OSCP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

OSCP Salary Histogram in England

OSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 13 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North West - 8 £56,250 -
South East -11 6 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 - 1
South West -8 3 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -3 2 £65,000 +18.18%
East Midlands +6 1 £45,000 -16.27%
OSCP
UK

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing OSCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSCP.

1 63 (88.73%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (59.15%) CEH
3 40 (56.34%) Information Security
4 38 (53.52%) CISSP
5 33 (46.48%) OSCE
6 26 (36.62%) Linux
7 24 (33.80%) PCI DSS
8 23 (32.39%) Firewall
9 22 (30.99%) Ethical Hacking
10 21 (29.58%) GPEN
11 20 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (26.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (26.76%) Finance
13 17 (23.94%) GIAC
14 16 (22.54%) Wireless
14 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
14 16 (22.54%) Security Testing
15 15 (21.13%) Retail
15 15 (21.13%) Java
15 15 (21.13%) Windows
16 14 (19.72%) OWASP
17 13 (18.31%) Open Source
18 12 (16.90%) CentOS
18 12 (16.90%) Ubuntu
18 12 (16.90%) VoIP
18 12 (16.90%) VPN
19 11 (15.49%) C
19 11 (15.49%) SQL
19 11 (15.49%) CISM
19 11 (15.49%) Shell Script

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing OSCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) IIS
1 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) Firewall
2 16 (22.54%) Wireless
3 12 (16.90%) VoIP
3 12 (16.90%) VPN
4 7 (9.86%) Network Security
5 4 (5.63%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.23%) LAN
6 3 (4.23%) Internet
6 3 (4.23%) WAN
7 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.82%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) Retail
3 10 (14.08%) Games
3 10 (14.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Tester
2 43 (60.56%) Penetration Tester
3 25 (35.21%) Security Tester
4 18 (25.35%) Consultant
4 18 (25.35%) Security Consultant
5 9 (12.68%) Senior Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 8 (11.27%) IT Security Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) IT Consultant
7 7 (9.86%) Security Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Security Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) IT Security Manager
10 3 (4.23%) Security Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Information Specialist
11 2 (2.82%) Auditor
11 2 (2.82%) Senior Auditor
11 2 (2.82%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) JSON
2 2 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Open Source
2 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.62%) Linux
2 15 (21.13%) Windows
3 12 (16.90%) Ubuntu
3 12 (16.90%) CentOS
4 10 (14.08%) Debian
5 5 (7.04%) UNIX
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (88.73%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (56.34%) Information Security
3 22 (30.99%) Ethical Hacking
4 19 (26.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 16 (22.54%) Security Testing
6 14 (19.72%) OWASP
7 10 (14.08%) Security Architecture
7 10 (14.08%) Test Management
7 10 (14.08%) Information Management
8 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.86%) Project Management
9 7 (9.86%) SIEM
10 6 (8.45%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.04%) Digital Forensics
11 5 (7.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (7.04%) Cyber Security
12 4 (5.63%) ISMS
12 4 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) Java
2 11 (15.49%) C
2 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 10 (14.08%) PHP
4 8 (11.27%) Objective-C
5 7 (9.86%) C++
6 6 (8.45%) Perl
7 5 (7.04%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (59.15%) CEH
2 38 (53.52%) CISSP
3 33 (46.48%) OSCE
4 21 (29.58%) GPEN
5 17 (23.94%) GIAC
6 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
7 11 (15.49%) CISM
7 11 (15.49%) CISMP
8 10 (14.08%) Degree
9 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
9 8 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (11.27%) CCNA
9 8 (11.27%) CISA
9 8 (11.27%) GWAPT
9 8 (11.27%) GCIH
10 5 (7.04%) MCSE
10 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (7.04%) GSEC
11 3 (4.23%) RHCE
11 3 (4.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.80%) PCI DSS
2 20 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.63%) HIPAA
4 2 (2.82%) COBIT
5 1 (1.41%) QA
5 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Nmap
2 2 (2.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) LogRhythm
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.82%) Sophos
3 2 (2.82%) Imperva
3 2 (2.82%) F5
4 1 (1.41%) Splunk
4 1 (1.41%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.41%) Qualys
4 1 (1.41%) Juniper
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K to 70K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + On application
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
DP Connect
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Bonus,
Posted: 11 days ago