The table below looks at the statistics for OSCP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 850 887 888
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 46 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.035% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.13% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 4
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK.

OSCP Salary Trend in the UK

OSCP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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
England +26 46 £52,500 -12.50% 1
London +33 21 £50,000 -13.79%
South East +13 15 £53,000 +11.57% 1
Berkshire +2 14 £53,500 +12.63% 1
Slough +5 10 £53,500 +12.63%
West Midlands - 10 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 9 £53,000 -
Reading 0 4 £50,000 - 1
City of London +29 3 £71,250 +29.54%
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Haverhill - 1 £52,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £52,000 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
South West - 1 £42,500 -
East of England - 1 £52,000 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 77 (84.62%) Penetration Testing
2 63 (69.23%) Information Security
3 58 (63.74%) CISSP
4 55 (60.44%) OSCE
5 48 (52.75%) Linux
6 45 (49.45%) Windows
7 41 (45.05%) Security Architecture
8 36 (39.56%) OWASP
9 28 (30.77%) CEH
10 24 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (21.98%) SQL
12 18 (19.78%) Security Testing
13 15 (16.48%) ISMS
14 14 (15.38%) Firewall
15 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 12 (13.19%) SIEM
17 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
18 10 (10.99%) SaaS
19 8 (8.79%) PCI DSS
19 8 (8.79%) GPEN
20 7 (7.69%) Mobile App
20 7 (7.69%) Test Management
20 7 (7.69%) SSCP
20 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
21 6 (6.59%) Cisco
21 6 (6.59%) CISM
21 6 (6.59%) Security Management
21 6 (6.59%) Banking
21 6 (6.59%) Retail
21 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (2.20%) IIS
1 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.10%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) Firewall
2 6 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.59%) Network Security
3 5 (5.49%) Wireless
4 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.20%) VPN
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) VoIP
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.10%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.10%) SSH
6 1 (1.10%) DWDM
6 1 (1.10%) MPLS
6 1 (1.10%) OSPF
6 1 (1.10%) BGP
6 1 (1.10%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.10%) Intranet
6 1 (1.10%) Internet
6 1 (1.10%) Extranet
General
1 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Banking
2 6 (6.59%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.10%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (71.43%) Tester
2 64 (70.33%) Penetration Tester
3 34 (37.36%) Consultant
3 34 (37.36%) Security Consultant
4 24 (26.37%) IT Security Consultant
4 24 (26.37%) IT Consultant
5 12 (13.19%) Security Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Web Tester
7 7 (7.69%) Applications Tester
8 5 (5.49%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.30%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Information Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Security Manager
11 2 (2.20%) IT Security Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Information Security Engineer
12 1 (1.10%) Technical Design Authority
12 1 (1.10%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.49%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Linux
2 45 (49.45%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (84.62%) Penetration Testing
2 63 (69.23%) Information Security
3 41 (45.05%) Security Architecture
4 36 (39.56%) OWASP
5 18 (19.78%) Security Testing
6 15 (16.48%) ISMS
7 12 (13.19%) SIEM
8 7 (7.69%) Test Management
9 6 (6.59%) Security Management
9 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (5.49%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (5.49%) Network Design
10 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.40%) ITIL
12 3 (3.30%) Ethical Hacking
12 3 (3.30%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.30%) CRM
12 3 (3.30%) Cyber Security
12 3 (3.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (3.30%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.30%) C++
3 3 (3.30%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (63.74%) CISSP
2 55 (60.44%) OSCE
3 28 (30.77%) CEH
4 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.79%) GPEN
6 7 (7.69%) SSCP
6 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.59%) CISM
8 5 (5.49%) GIAC
8 5 (5.49%) CCNA
9 4 (4.40%) GWAPT
9 4 (4.40%) GCIA
9 4 (4.40%) GCIH
9 4 (4.40%) Degree
10 3 (3.30%) GCFA
10 3 (3.30%) GSEC
11 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.20%) MCSE
11 2 (2.20%) CISA
11 2 (2.20%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.40%) SLA
3 4 (4.40%) COBIT
4 2 (2.20%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.10%) OpenSSH
1 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Nessus
2 1 (1.10%) Nmap
2 1 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Cisco
2 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
3 4 (4.40%) Juniper
4 2 (2.20%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) SAP
4 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.10%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.10%) BT
5 1 (1.10%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) F5
5 1 (1.10%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago