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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 846 923 958
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +35
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 102 48 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.043% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 76 33 34
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%

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
28133 30520 32777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.59% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22650 23828 26212
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,150 £69,000
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 30 April 2016 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 30 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 30 April 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
(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 +58 100 £60,000 +14.28% 13
London +33 45 £67,500 +35.00% 8
South East +28 19 £55,000 +3.77%
South West +16 14 £55,000 +29.41%
Surrey +20 11 £55,000 +46.66%
West Midlands -21 10 £52,500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £57,500 -
Guildford - 9 £55,000 -
Manchester - 6 £67,500 - 1
North West - 6 £67,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £57,500 -
Gloucester - 5 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +17 3 £55,000 - 1
Bristol - 3 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £53,750 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £55,000 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £52,500 - 1
City of London +43 1 - - 3
Birmingham -25 1 £65,000 +22.64% 1
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Telford - 1 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £47,500 -
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £47,500 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 122 (78.21%) Penetration Testing
2 103 (66.03%) CREST Certified
3 101 (64.74%) CEH
4 77 (49.36%) Information Security
5 67 (42.95%) CISSP
6 64 (41.03%) Security Cleared
7 60 (38.46%) Windows
8 47 (30.13%) Java
8 47 (30.13%) Cybersecurity
9 44 (28.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 44 (28.21%) Python
9 44 (28.21%) GIAC
9 44 (28.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 42 (26.92%) Ethical Hacking
11 41 (26.28%) C
12 40 (25.64%) C++
13 37 (23.72%) Linux
13 37 (23.72%) SC Cleared
14 35 (22.44%) Degree
14 35 (22.44%) Nessus
15 34 (21.79%) OWASP
16 32 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 31 (19.87%) Internet
18 29 (18.59%) Unix
18 29 (18.59%) GPEN
19 28 (17.95%) Security Testing
19 28 (17.95%) Network Security
19 28 (17.95%) CHECK Team Member
20 27 (17.31%) Qualys
21 26 (16.67%) Wireless

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.87%) Internet
2 28 (17.95%) Network Security
3 26 (16.67%) Wireless
4 17 (10.90%) Firewall
5 13 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (5.77%) HTTP
7 7 (4.49%) Wireless Security
8 5 (3.21%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.56%) LAN
9 4 (2.56%) VPN
9 4 (2.56%) WAN
10 3 (1.92%) VoIP
10 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.28%) DNS
12 1 (0.64%) SMTP
12 1 (0.64%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Burp Suite
2 11 (7.05%) Metasploit
3 9 (5.77%) AppScan
4 2 (1.28%) Paros
5 1 (0.64%) sqlmap
General
1 19 (12.18%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.54%) Finance
3 4 (2.56%) Retail
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Games
4 3 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (47.44%) Tester
2 58 (37.18%) Penetration Tester
3 41 (26.28%) Consultant
4 33 (21.15%) Security Consultant
5 32 (20.51%) Security Tester
6 28 (17.95%) Analyst
7 25 (16.03%) Security Analyst
8 17 (10.90%) Security Penetration Tester
9 15 (9.62%) Associate Consultant
10 11 (7.05%) Senior Tester
10 11 (7.05%) Trainer
11 9 (5.77%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 7 (4.49%) Ethical Hacker
12 7 (4.49%) Information Analyst
12 7 (4.49%) Information Security Analyst
13 6 (3.85%) IT Analyst
13 6 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
14 5 (3.21%) Information Assurance Consultant
15 4 (2.56%) CISSP Consultant
15 4 (2.56%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) .NET
2 3 (1.92%) HTML
2 3 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Computer Science
2 23 (14.74%) Mobile App
3 16 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.77%) CESG
6 8 (5.13%) Blog
7 6 (3.85%) SCADA
8 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.92%) iPad
9 3 (1.92%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.28%) Social Media
11 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.46%) Windows
2 37 (23.72%) Linux
3 29 (18.59%) Unix
4 11 (7.05%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (78.21%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (49.36%) Information Security
3 47 (30.13%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (28.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 44 (28.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 42 (26.92%) Ethical Hacking
6 34 (21.79%) OWASP
7 28 (17.95%) Security Testing
8 20 (12.82%) SIEM
9 18 (11.54%) Security Operations
10 16 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (6.41%) Open Source
11 10 (6.41%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.41%) Social Engineering
11 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.41%) Threat Modelling
12 9 (5.77%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.77%) Trend Analysis
12 9 (5.77%) Web Development
13 8 (5.13%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.13%) Java
2 44 (28.21%) Python
3 41 (26.28%) C
4 40 (25.64%) C++
5 22 (14.10%) C#
5 22 (14.10%) PHP
6 18 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 14 (8.97%) Perl
8 9 (5.77%) Ruby
9 7 (4.49%) SQL
10 5 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (66.03%) CREST Certified
2 101 (64.74%) CEH
3 67 (42.95%) CISSP
4 64 (41.03%) Security Cleared
5 44 (28.21%) GIAC
6 37 (23.72%) SC Cleared
7 35 (22.44%) Degree
8 29 (18.59%) GPEN
9 28 (17.95%) CHECK Team Member
10 25 (16.03%) CHECK Team Leader
10 25 (16.03%) CISM
11 19 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (12.18%) OSCE
12 18 (11.54%) Tigerscheme
13 16 (10.26%) DV Cleared
14 14 (8.97%) EC-Council LPT
15 13 (8.33%) ECSA
16 12 (7.69%) GWAPT
17 11 (7.05%) CHFI
17 11 (7.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.28%) GPG13
3 2 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (22.44%) Nessus
2 24 (15.38%) Nmap
3 17 (10.90%) OpenVAS
4 11 (7.05%) HP Fortify
5 6 (3.85%) WebInspect
6 2 (1.28%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 27 (17.31%) Qualys
2 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.26%) Coverity
4 13 (8.33%) Cisco
5 11 (7.05%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.13%) HP
7 4 (2.56%) IBM
8 3 (1.92%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.92%) NetIQ
8 3 (1.92%) Veracode
9 2 (1.28%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.28%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.28%) Intel
9 2 (1.28%) Reuters
9 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.28%) Splunk
10 1 (0.64%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.64%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.64%) Remedy
UK
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago