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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 875 894 876
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 60 43 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.040% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 36 52
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,250 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £57,500 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +4.54%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 23 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 12 February 2016. 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 +31 54 £60,000 +4.34% 21
London +20 27 £62,500 +25.00% 6
South East +33 18 £67,500 +50.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 14 £55,000 -
North West +10 4 £63,750 +10.86% 2
Manchester +2 3 £67,500 +17.39% 2
South Yorkshire +11 2 £58,750 - 2
Sheffield +10 2 £58,750 - 2
Yorkshire +8 2 £58,750 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £60,000 - 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £75,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands -16 1 £60,000 +36.36% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £52,500 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £60,000 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 £52,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 78 (81.25%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (70.83%) CREST Certified
3 59 (61.46%) CEH
4 51 (53.13%) Windows
5 40 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 39 (40.63%) Information Security
7 33 (34.38%) Nessus
7 33 (34.38%) Java
8 32 (33.33%) C
8 32 (33.33%) C++
8 32 (33.33%) Linux
8 32 (33.33%) Python
8 32 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 31 (32.29%) Ethical Hacking
10 30 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
11 29 (30.21%) OWASP
12 27 (28.13%) Nmap
13 26 (27.08%) CISSP
14 24 (25.00%) GIAC
15 22 (22.92%) Telecoms
16 21 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 21 (21.88%) Degree
17 20 (20.83%) Network Security
17 20 (20.83%) GPEN
17 20 (20.83%) PCI DSS
18 19 (19.79%) CISM
18 19 (19.79%) Qualys
18 19 (19.79%) Security Testing
19 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
19 18 (18.75%) OpenVAS

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) Network Security
2 17 (17.71%) Wireless
3 16 (16.67%) Firewall
3 16 (16.67%) Internet
4 7 (7.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.25%) VoIP
6 5 (5.21%) VPN
7 4 (4.17%) Wireless Security
8 3 (3.13%) HTTP
8 3 (3.13%) LAN
8 3 (3.13%) WAN
9 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 15 (15.63%) Metasploit
2 14 (14.58%) Burp Suite
3 3 (3.13%) AppScan
4 1 (1.04%) Paros
General
1 22 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Games
4 3 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Tester
2 40 (41.67%) Penetration Tester
3 30 (31.25%) Security Penetration Tester
3 30 (31.25%) Security Tester
4 27 (28.13%) Consultant
5 20 (20.83%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Associate Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 7 (7.29%) Senior Tester
7 7 (7.29%) Trainer
8 4 (4.17%) Ethical Hacker
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Security Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.13%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Site Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Junior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.38%) Blog
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) CESG
6 2 (2.08%) Social Media
7 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.13%) Windows
2 32 (33.33%) Linux
3 16 (16.67%) Unix
4 7 (7.29%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (81.25%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (40.63%) Information Security
3 32 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 31 (32.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 30 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (30.21%) OWASP
7 19 (19.79%) Security Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Open Source
9 14 (14.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (10.42%) Project Management
10 10 (10.42%) Risk Management
11 9 (9.38%) SIEM
12 8 (8.33%) Social Engineering
13 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (7.29%) Security Management
13 7 (7.29%) Web Filtering
14 6 (6.25%) Threat Analysis
15 5 (5.21%) Mobile Device Management
15 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.38%) Java
2 32 (33.33%) C
2 32 (33.33%) C++
2 32 (33.33%) Python
3 12 (12.50%) C#
4 11 (11.46%) Perl
4 11 (11.46%) PHP
4 11 (11.46%) SQL
5 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.42%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (70.83%) CREST Certified
2 59 (61.46%) CEH
3 40 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 26 (27.08%) CISSP
5 24 (25.00%) GIAC
6 21 (21.88%) Degree
7 20 (20.83%) GPEN
8 19 (19.79%) CISM
9 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 17 (17.71%) DV Cleared
11 14 (14.58%) OSCE
12 12 (12.50%) CHECK Team Member
12 12 (12.50%) GWAPT
13 10 (10.42%) Tigerscheme
14 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (9.38%) GCIH
15 8 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
16 7 (7.29%) EC-Council LPT
16 7 (7.29%) ECSA
16 7 (7.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 33 (34.38%) Nessus
2 27 (28.13%) Nmap
3 18 (18.75%) OpenVAS
4 8 (8.33%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (3.13%) HP Fortify
6 1 (1.04%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (19.79%) Qualys
2 17 (17.71%) Coverity
3 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco
4 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.08%) AlienVault
5 2 (2.08%) Reuters
6 1 (1.04%) Huawei
6 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.04%) Splunk
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Imperative People
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training + Certs
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
i-Placements
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago