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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 848 819 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 24 34 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.034% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.083% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 0
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -
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
28902 26664 31363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 26.72% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22755 22055 26662
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 19 September 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 -22 15 £50,000 +6.38% 2
East Midlands - 3 £62,500 - 1
North West - 3 £50,000 -
South East -36 2 £50,000 -28.57%
South West - 2 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire -33 1 - -
OSCP
UK

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (91.04%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (80.60%) CEH
3 45 (67.16%) CISSP
4 38 (56.72%) PCI DSS
5 35 (52.24%) Firewall
6 33 (49.25%) GPEN
7 32 (47.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 31 (46.27%) Information Security
9 29 (43.28%) OSCE
10 27 (40.30%) Ethical Hacking
10 27 (40.30%) GIAC
11 26 (38.81%) Finance
11 26 (38.81%) Wireless
12 25 (37.31%) Linux
12 25 (37.31%) Security Testing
13 24 (35.82%) CISMP
13 24 (35.82%) Java
13 24 (35.82%) VoIP
14 22 (32.84%) C
15 21 (31.34%) PHP
16 20 (29.85%) Windows
16 20 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 20 (29.85%) Open Source
17 19 (28.36%) VPN
18 17 (25.37%) Degree
18 17 (25.37%) Retail
18 17 (25.37%) Information Management
19 16 (23.88%) .NET
19 16 (23.88%) Objective-C
20 15 (22.39%) Ubuntu

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.97%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (52.24%) Firewall
2 26 (38.81%) Wireless
3 24 (35.82%) VoIP
4 19 (28.36%) VPN
5 10 (14.93%) Internet
6 7 (10.45%) Wireshark
7 6 (8.96%) WAN
7 6 (8.96%) LAN
8 5 (7.46%) tcpdump
9 3 (4.48%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.97%) AppScan
General
1 26 (38.81%) Finance
2 17 (25.37%) Retail
3 10 (14.93%) Games
3 10 (14.93%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Tester
2 34 (50.75%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (40.30%) Security Tester
4 12 (17.91%) Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) Security Analyst
5 11 (16.42%) Consultant
5 11 (16.42%) Security Consultant
5 11 (16.42%) Security Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.96%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Information Specialist
6 6 (8.96%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Penetration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) XML
2 2 (2.99%) JSON
2 2 (2.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Open Source
2 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.97%) AS400
6 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Linux
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) Ubuntu
3 15 (22.39%) CentOS
4 10 (14.93%) UNIX
4 10 (14.93%) Debian
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Solaris
5 4 (5.97%) OS/390
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (91.04%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (47.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 31 (46.27%) Information Security
4 27 (40.30%) Ethical Hacking
5 25 (37.31%) Security Testing
6 17 (25.37%) Information Management
7 13 (19.40%) SIEM
8 10 (14.93%) Test Management
8 10 (14.93%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (13.43%) Project Management
9 9 (13.43%) OWASP
10 8 (11.94%) Cyber Security
11 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (8.96%) Investment Management
13 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
14 4 (5.97%) Data Security
14 4 (5.97%) ITIL
14 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (5.97%) Security Architecture
15 3 (4.48%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) C
3 21 (31.34%) PHP
4 16 (23.88%) Objective-C
5 14 (20.90%) SQL
6 11 (16.42%) Python
6 11 (16.42%) Perl
7 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
8 8 (11.94%) C++
9 5 (7.46%) Ruby
9 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (80.60%) CEH
2 45 (67.16%) CISSP
3 33 (49.25%) GPEN
4 29 (43.28%) OSCE
5 27 (40.30%) GIAC
6 24 (35.82%) CISMP
7 17 (25.37%) Degree
8 14 (20.90%) CISA
8 14 (20.90%) CISM
9 10 (14.93%) CCNA
9 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.94%) GWAPT
10 8 (11.94%) GCIH
11 7 (10.45%) RHCE
12 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.96%) MCSE
12 6 (8.96%) CCNP
12 6 (8.96%) GSEC
13 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (56.72%) PCI DSS
2 20 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.46%) HIPAA
4 4 (5.97%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Nmap
2 5 (7.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
1 5 (7.46%) Sophos
1 5 (7.46%) Imperva
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.99%) F5
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car and benefits
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