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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
Rank 787 872 914
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +42
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 65 53 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.054% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 39 39
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,000 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,300 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.04%

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
21275 27519 29284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.27% 27.99% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16764 22024 23422
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 65 £51,500 +3.00% 11
London +71 19 £67,500 +35.00% 4
South East +55 12 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £53,750 -
Yorkshire - 12 £53,750 -
Oxfordshire +27 10 £60,000 +9.09%
Leeds - 9 £59,423 -
West Midlands - 8 £42,500 -
South West - 6 £50,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £50,000 -
Swindon - 5 £50,000 -
Abingdon - 5 - -
Birmingham - 4 £35,000 -
City of London - 4 £77,500 - 2
East of England - 4 £32,500 - 2
North West -10 3 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £32,500 - 2
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire +12 2 £70,000 +33.33%
Warrington - 2 £70,000 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Berkshire +46 1 - -
Reading +31 1 - -
East Midlands +12 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £53,000 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OSCP.

1 147 (71.36%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (69.90%) CREST Certified
3 123 (59.71%) CEH
4 91 (44.17%) Information Security
5 84 (40.78%) Windows
6 76 (36.89%) Security Cleared
6 76 (36.89%) Cybersecurity
7 74 (35.92%) GIAC
8 72 (34.95%) Python
9 66 (32.04%) Linux
9 66 (32.04%) Finance
9 66 (32.04%) GPEN
10 65 (31.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 63 (30.58%) C++
11 63 (30.58%) Java
12 62 (30.10%) Degree
13 56 (27.18%) C
14 54 (26.21%) CISSP
15 52 (25.24%) SANS
16 51 (24.76%) Perl
16 51 (24.76%) Nessus
17 50 (24.27%) SC Cleared
18 46 (22.33%) SIEM
19 45 (21.84%) Ethical Hacking
20 44 (21.36%) Ruby
21 42 (20.39%) CHECK Team Leader
22 40 (19.42%) OWASP
22 40 (19.42%) Security Testing
22 40 (19.42%) Wireless
23 39 (18.93%) Mobile App

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.94%) Apache
1 4 (1.94%) Apache Spark
1 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.46%) MS Office
1 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.97%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.88%) Sumo Logic
2 4 (1.94%) Office 365
3 2 (0.97%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.42%) Wireless
2 24 (11.65%) Network Security
3 19 (9.22%) Firewall
4 11 (5.34%) Internet
4 11 (5.34%) Wireless Security
5 8 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.88%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.94%) HTTP
8 3 (1.46%) VoIP
8 3 (1.46%) VPN
9 2 (0.97%) Skype
10 1 (0.49%) BGP
10 1 (0.49%) LAN
10 1 (0.49%) MPLS
10 1 (0.49%) OSPF
10 1 (0.49%) SSL
10 1 (0.49%) WAN
10 1 (0.49%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) Big Data
1 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.97%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 38 (18.45%) Burp Suite
2 27 (13.11%) Metasploit
3 9 (4.37%) AppScan
4 5 (2.43%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.46%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.49%) Selenium
General
1 66 (32.04%) Finance
2 22 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.34%) Publishing
4 4 (1.94%) Marketing
4 4 (1.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Back Office
5 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 119 (57.77%) Tester
2 110 (53.40%) Penetration Tester
3 37 (17.96%) Consultant
4 34 (16.50%) Security Consultant
5 28 (13.59%) Analyst
6 25 (12.14%) Security Tester
7 22 (10.68%) Security Analyst
8 21 (10.19%) Security Penetration Tester
9 18 (8.74%) IT Consultant
9 18 (8.74%) IT Security Consultant
10 15 (7.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 14 (6.80%) Architect
12 11 (5.34%) Ethical Hacker
13 10 (4.85%) Senior Tester
14 9 (4.37%) Senior Penetration Tester
14 9 (4.37%) SOC Analyst
15 8 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 8 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Specialist
15 8 (3.88%) Principal Architect
16 7 (3.40%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.19%) .NET
2 8 (3.88%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.91%) HTML
4 4 (1.94%) ELK Stack
4 4 (1.94%) PCRE
4 4 (1.94%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.49%) LAMP
6 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.93%) Mobile App
2 21 (10.19%) CESG
2 21 (10.19%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (8.74%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (7.77%) Computer Science
5 13 (6.31%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (5.83%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.34%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.43%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.94%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.94%) Physics
11 3 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.97%) Blog
12 2 (0.97%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.97%) SCADA
13 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (40.78%) Windows
2 66 (32.04%) Linux
3 31 (15.05%) Unix
4 22 (10.68%) Kali Linux
5 9 (4.37%) Solaris
6 8 (3.88%) AIX
7 4 (1.94%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.49%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (71.36%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (44.17%) Information Security
3 76 (36.89%) Cybersecurity
4 65 (31.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 46 (22.33%) SIEM
6 45 (21.84%) Ethical Hacking
7 40 (19.42%) OWASP
7 40 (19.42%) Security Testing
8 31 (15.05%) Open Source
9 30 (14.56%) Social Engineering
10 28 (13.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 21 (10.19%) Security Operations
12 20 (9.71%) Reverse Engineering
13 17 (8.25%) Threat Modelling
14 15 (7.28%) Time Management
15 14 (6.80%) Cyber Intelligence
15 14 (6.80%) Malware Detection/Protection
16 13 (6.31%) Secure Coding
16 13 (6.31%) System Testing
17 12 (5.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.95%) Python
2 63 (30.58%) C++
2 63 (30.58%) Java
3 56 (27.18%) C
4 51 (24.76%) Perl
5 44 (21.36%) Ruby
6 27 (13.11%) Bash Shell
7 26 (12.62%) PHP
8 17 (8.25%) C#
9 12 (5.83%) SQL
10 9 (4.37%) JavaScript
11 8 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.88%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.91%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.91%) VB
13 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 144 (69.90%) CREST Certified
2 123 (59.71%) CEH
3 76 (36.89%) Security Cleared
4 74 (35.92%) GIAC
5 66 (32.04%) GPEN
6 62 (30.10%) Degree
7 54 (26.21%) CISSP
8 52 (25.24%) SANS
9 50 (24.27%) SC Cleared
10 42 (20.39%) CHECK Team Leader
11 30 (14.56%) CHECK Team Member
12 25 (12.14%) Tigerscheme
13 24 (11.65%) OSCE
14 17 (8.25%) CISA
15 15 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (6.31%) CCNA
17 12 (5.83%) DV Cleared
18 11 (5.34%) GCIH
19 10 (4.85%) GCFA
19 10 (4.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.65%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.37%) QA
4 8 (3.88%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.94%) SLA
6 2 (0.97%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (1.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.94%) HDFS
1 4 (1.94%) Snort
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (24.76%) Nessus
2 38 (18.45%) Nmap
3 19 (9.22%) OpenVAS
4 11 (5.34%) logstash
5 8 (3.88%) HP Fortify
5 8 (3.88%) WMI
6 4 (1.94%) Fluentd
6 4 (1.94%) QRadar
7 3 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.46%) Kibana
8 2 (0.97%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (11.17%) Qualys
2 18 (8.74%) Coverity
3 12 (5.83%) Sophos
3 12 (5.83%) Splunk
4 9 (4.37%) HP
5 8 (3.88%) IBM
6 6 (2.91%) AlienVault
7 4 (1.94%) ArcSight
7 4 (1.94%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.94%) FireEye
7 4 (1.94%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.94%) LogRhythm
7 4 (1.94%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.94%) Sourcefire
7 4 (1.94%) TippingPoint
8 3 (1.46%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.97%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.97%) NetIQ
9 2 (0.97%) SAP
10 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £65,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £65,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £110,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computacenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 7 days ago