The table below looks at the statistics for OSCP in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCP over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 442 393 -
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 4 25 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.018% 0.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.054% 0.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 0
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
OSCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7415 6791 7819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 32.02% 34.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5643 5466 6693
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSCP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

OSCP Salary Trend in the South East

OSCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire -1 3 £50,000 +122.22%
Hampshire -34 2 £50,000 -28.57%
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
OSCP
England

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 10 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (90.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) OSCE
3 8 (80.00%) CentOS
3 8 (80.00%) Ubuntu
4 7 (70.00%) Snort
4 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (70.00%) Nmap
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Nessus
4 7 (70.00%) CISSP
4 7 (70.00%) Sophos
4 7 (70.00%) Metasploit
4 7 (70.00%) Imperva
4 7 (70.00%) HIPAA
4 7 (70.00%) tcpdump
5 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (60.00%) SIEM
5 6 (60.00%) Ruby
5 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (60.00%) Python
5 6 (60.00%) Perl
5 6 (60.00%) PHP
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (40.00%) Windows
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
1 7 (70.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) CentOS
2 8 (80.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (60.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (60.00%) Ruby
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
1 6 (60.00%) PHP
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (90.00%) OSCE
3 7 (70.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (70.00%) HIPAA
3 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Snort
1 7 (70.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Sophos
1 7 (70.00%) Imperva
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix