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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 849 824 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 34 35 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.035% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 0
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
29541 27140 31398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.05% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23099 22246 26891
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCP across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 21 August 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 -13 17 £50,000 +132.55% 2
East Midlands - 11 £62,500 -
South East -38 5 £50,000 -23.07%
South West - 2 £50,000 -
North West -16 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
OSCP
UK

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (87.32%) Penetration Testing
2 59 (83.10%) CEH
3 51 (71.83%) CISSP
4 44 (61.97%) PCI DSS
5 40 (56.34%) Firewall
6 38 (53.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 38 (53.52%) GPEN
7 31 (43.66%) OSCE
8 30 (42.25%) Wireless
8 30 (42.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 29 (40.85%) GIAC
9 29 (40.85%) Security Testing
10 28 (39.44%) Java
10 28 (39.44%) VoIP
11 27 (38.03%) Linux
11 27 (38.03%) Information Security
11 27 (38.03%) CISMP
12 26 (36.62%) C
12 26 (36.62%) PHP
12 26 (36.62%) Finance
13 25 (35.21%) Open Source
14 22 (30.99%) VPN
15 20 (28.17%) Information Management
15 20 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 19 (26.76%) .NET
16 19 (26.76%) Windows
16 19 (26.76%) Objective-C
17 17 (23.94%) Retail
17 17 (23.94%) Ubuntu
17 17 (23.94%) Degree

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (5.63%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) Firewall
2 30 (42.25%) Wireless
3 28 (39.44%) VoIP
4 22 (30.99%) VPN
5 11 (15.49%) Internet
6 8 (11.27%) Wireshark
6 8 (11.27%) tcpdump
7 7 (9.86%) LAN
7 7 (9.86%) WAN
8 1 (1.41%) Network Security
8 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.63%) AppScan
General
1 26 (36.62%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Retail
3 10 (14.08%) Games
3 10 (14.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (53.52%) Tester
2 35 (49.30%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (38.03%) Security Tester
4 12 (16.90%) Security Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Security Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Consultant
5 9 (12.68%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Security Specialist
6 7 (9.86%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Information Security Specialist
6 7 (9.86%) Information Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) JSON
2 2 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.21%) Open Source
2 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.86%) Cryptography
3 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.63%) AS400
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Linux
2 19 (26.76%) Windows
3 17 (23.94%) Ubuntu
3 17 (23.94%) CentOS
4 11 (15.49%) UNIX
5 10 (14.08%) Debian
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Solaris
6 4 (5.63%) OS/390
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (87.32%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (53.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (42.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 29 (40.85%) Security Testing
5 27 (38.03%) Information Security
6 20 (28.17%) Information Management
7 16 (22.54%) SIEM
8 10 (14.08%) Test Management
8 10 (14.08%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (14.08%) Project Management
9 8 (11.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (11.27%) OWASP
10 7 (9.86%) Cyber Security
11 6 (8.45%) Investment Management
12 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
13 4 (5.63%) Data Security
13 4 (5.63%) ITIL
13 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (4.23%) Supplier Management
14 3 (4.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) C
2 26 (36.62%) PHP
3 19 (26.76%) Objective-C
4 14 (19.72%) SQL
4 14 (19.72%) Python
4 14 (19.72%) Perl
5 10 (14.08%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.68%) C++
7 7 (9.86%) Ruby
7 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (83.10%) CEH
2 51 (71.83%) CISSP
3 38 (53.52%) GPEN
4 31 (43.66%) OSCE
5 29 (40.85%) GIAC
6 27 (38.03%) CISMP
7 17 (23.94%) Degree
8 15 (21.13%) CISA
8 15 (21.13%) CISM
9 12 (16.90%) CCNA
9 12 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (14.08%) RHCE
10 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.68%) GWAPT
11 9 (12.68%) GCIH
12 7 (9.86%) GSEC
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (9.86%) MCSE
12 7 (9.86%) CCNP
13 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (61.97%) PCI DSS
2 20 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (11.27%) HIPAA
4 4 (5.63%) COBIT
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Nmap
2 8 (11.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Sophos
1 8 (11.27%) Imperva
2 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) F5
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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