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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 860 812 886
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +74
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 38 43 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.041% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.15% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 2
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
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
29889 27771 30867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.64% 26.79% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24122 22503 26105
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,000
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 28 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 28 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 +16 13 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North West - 8 £57,500 - 1
South East -27 6 £55,000 +12.82%
South West -9 4 £47,500 +22.58%
Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 -
West Midlands -3 2 £65,000 +18.18%
East Midlands +7 1 £45,000 -16.27%
OSCP
UK

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 62 (89.86%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (56.52%) CEH
3 38 (55.07%) Information Security
4 35 (50.72%) CISSP
5 33 (47.83%) OSCE
6 25 (36.23%) Linux
7 22 (31.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 21 (30.43%) PCI DSS
9 20 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (28.99%) Firewall
10 18 (26.09%) Finance
10 18 (26.09%) GPEN
11 16 (23.19%) GIAC
11 16 (23.19%) Security Testing
11 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
11 16 (23.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (20.29%) Wireless
12 14 (20.29%) Windows
13 13 (18.84%) Java
13 13 (18.84%) Retail
13 13 (18.84%) OWASP
14 11 (15.94%) CentOS
14 11 (15.94%) Open Source
14 11 (15.94%) Security Architecture
14 11 (15.94%) Ubuntu
14 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
15 10 (14.49%) Debian
15 10 (14.49%) Games
15 10 (14.49%) SQL
15 10 (14.49%) VoIP

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.90%) IIS
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Firewall
2 14 (20.29%) Wireless
3 10 (14.49%) VoIP
3 10 (14.49%) VPN
4 7 (10.14%) Network Security
5 3 (4.35%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.90%) LAN
6 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) WAN
7 1 (1.45%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Retail
3 10 (14.49%) Games
3 10 (14.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (66.67%) Tester
2 43 (62.32%) Penetration Tester
3 24 (34.78%) Security Tester
4 19 (27.54%) Consultant
4 19 (27.54%) Security Consultant
5 9 (13.04%) IT Consultant
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Tester
5 9 (13.04%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.35%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Junior
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Auditor
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Auditor
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) JSON
2 2 (2.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Open Source
2 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Ubuntu
3 11 (15.94%) CentOS
4 10 (14.49%) Debian
5 4 (5.80%) UNIX
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (55.07%) Information Security
3 22 (31.88%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (23.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 16 (23.19%) Security Testing
5 13 (18.84%) OWASP
6 11 (15.94%) Security Architecture
7 10 (14.49%) Test Management
8 9 (13.04%) Information Management
9 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.70%) SIEM
10 6 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (7.25%) Digital Forensics
11 5 (7.25%) Cyber Security
11 5 (7.25%) Project Management
12 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (5.80%) ISMS
12 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
3 10 (14.49%) SQL
4 9 (13.04%) C
5 8 (11.59%) PHP
6 7 (10.14%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.70%) C++
8 4 (5.80%) Perl
9 3 (4.35%) Python
10 1 (1.45%) Ruby
10 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (56.52%) CEH
2 35 (50.72%) CISSP
3 33 (47.83%) OSCE
4 18 (26.09%) GPEN
5 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
5 16 (23.19%) GIAC
6 9 (13.04%) CISM
6 9 (13.04%) CISMP
6 9 (13.04%) Degree
7 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.14%) GWAPT
8 7 (10.14%) GCIH
9 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (8.70%) CCNA
9 6 (8.70%) CISA
10 4 (5.80%) MCSE
10 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (5.80%) GSEC
11 2 (2.90%) GCIA
11 2 (2.90%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.43%) PCI DSS
2 20 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) HIPAA
4 2 (2.90%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) QA
5 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Nmap
2 1 (1.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) LogRhythm
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) F5
4 1 (1.45%) Splunk
4 1 (1.45%) Juniper
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.45%) Sophos
4 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.45%) Qualys
4 1 (1.45%) Imperva
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