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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 438 447 404
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -43
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 4 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.019% 0.018% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.053% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 12
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
6671 7498 6806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.49% 33.23% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5315 5711 5480
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 1 September 2015. 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 +17 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Hampshire +21 1 - -
OSCP
England

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 17 (89.47%) Data Centre
2 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 14 (73.68%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (68.42%) OSCE
4 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
4 12 (63.16%) Security Architecture
5 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
6 6 (31.58%) OWASP
7 5 (26.32%) Network Design
7 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.79%) DWDM
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) OSPF
8 3 (15.79%) BGP
8 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Juniper
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) SLA

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) IPsec
2 3 (15.79%) SSH
2 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.79%) WAAS
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (15.79%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) IPv6
2 3 (15.79%) DWDM
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Tester
1 13 (68.42%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Designer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
1 14 (73.68%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Security Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) OWASP
4 5 (26.32%) Network Design
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.53%) SIEM
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 13 (68.42%) OSCE
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
3 3 (15.79%) GPEN
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCSE
3 3 (15.79%) CCDE
4 2 (10.53%) CEH
4 2 (10.53%) CHFI
5 1 (5.26%) PCI QSA
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) BT
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) F5
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) SAP