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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 853 873 874
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 37 46 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.039% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.14% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 27 32 7
Average salary £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.01% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -

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
29780 32110 30300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23622 25307 24575
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 15 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 7 July 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
England +20 37 £52,500 -12.50% 11
London +35 17 £50,000 -13.79% 2
South East +28 10 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Midlands - 9 £54,250 - 5
Birmingham - 8 £54,250 - 5
Berkshire 0 7 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Slough -3 6 £53,000 +17.77%
City of London +42 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Paddington - 3 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Suffolk - 1 £52,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £52,000 -
Reading - 1 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £52,000 - 1

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 62 (77.50%) Penetration Testing
2 50 (62.50%) Information Security
3 46 (57.50%) CISSP
4 38 (47.50%) OWASP
5 36 (45.00%) OSCE
6 34 (42.50%) Linux
7 31 (38.75%) Windows
8 30 (37.50%) Data Centre
9 28 (35.00%) CEH
10 26 (32.50%) SQL
11 25 (31.25%) Security Architecture
12 22 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (22.50%) Firewall
14 15 (18.75%) Security Testing
15 14 (17.50%) SIEM
16 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
16 13 (16.25%) Telecoms
17 12 (15.00%) ISMS
18 10 (12.50%) SaaS
18 10 (12.50%) Banking
18 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
19 9 (11.25%) Cisco
19 9 (11.25%) CheckPoint
19 9 (11.25%) Network Security
20 8 (10.00%) Retail
20 8 (10.00%) Juniper
20 8 (10.00%) SSCP
20 8 (10.00%) SLA
21 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
21 7 (8.75%) Test Management

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1 (1.25%) IIS
1 1 (1.25%) Apache
1 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.50%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) Network Security
3 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.50%) SSL
5 5 (6.25%) IPv6
5 5 (6.25%) LAN
5 5 (6.25%) VoIP
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 5 (6.25%) Wireless
5 5 (6.25%) IPsec
5 5 (6.25%) SSH
5 5 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (6.25%) BIG-IP
5 5 (6.25%) DWDM
5 5 (6.25%) MPLS
5 5 (6.25%) OSPF
5 5 (6.25%) BGP
5 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
5 5 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 13 (16.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Finance
4 5 (6.25%) Games
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 53 (66.25%) Tester
1 53 (66.25%) Penetration Tester
2 16 (20.00%) Consultant
2 16 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 11 (13.75%) Web Tester
4 9 (11.25%) Security Tester
4 9 (11.25%) Applications Tester
5 7 (8.75%) IT Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) IT Security Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Designer
8 4 (5.00%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.00%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Network Designer
9 3 (3.75%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Information Security Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) PKI
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (42.50%) Linux
2 31 (38.75%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (77.50%) Penetration Testing
2 50 (62.50%) Information Security
3 38 (47.50%) OWASP
4 25 (31.25%) Security Architecture
5 15 (18.75%) Security Testing
6 14 (17.50%) SIEM
7 12 (15.00%) ISMS
8 7 (8.75%) Test Management
8 7 (8.75%) Network Design
9 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.25%) ITIL
10 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 5 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.00%) Cyber Security
12 3 (3.75%) Open Source
12 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (2.50%) TOGAF
13 2 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) C
3 4 (5.00%) C++
3 4 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (57.50%) CISSP
2 36 (45.00%) OSCE
3 28 (35.00%) CEH
4 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (10.00%) SSCP
7 7 (8.75%) GPEN
8 6 (7.50%) GIAC
9 5 (6.25%) CCSE
9 5 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (6.25%) CCIE
10 4 (5.00%) CCNA
10 4 (5.00%) CISM
10 4 (5.00%) CCDE
11 3 (3.75%) Degree
11 3 (3.75%) GCIA
12 2 (2.50%) GSEC
12 2 (2.50%) GCFA
12 2 (2.50%) CISA
12 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.00%) SLA
3 7 (8.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) vMotion
2 3 (3.75%) Nessus
3 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Cisco
1 9 (11.25%) CheckPoint
2 8 (10.00%) Juniper
3 7 (8.75%) F5
4 5 (6.25%) BT
4 5 (6.25%) VMware
5 4 (5.00%) SAP
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle
7 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.25%) Splunk
8 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Avonmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago