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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 862 836 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 37 37 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.035% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -

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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 2014. 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 -42 30 £50,000 -16.66% 3
London +7 16 £50,000 +50.37% 2
Leicester - 8 £62,500 -
Leicestershire - 8 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 8 £62,500 -
South East -41 4 £50,000 -23.07%
Scotland - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
City of London -4 3 - -
Berkshire -6 3 £50,000 +122.22%
Slough - 3 £50,000 -
Basingstoke -7 2 £50,000 -
Reading -7 2 £50,000 +122.22%
North West -13 2 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -31 2 £50,000 -28.57%
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Manchester - 2 £52,500 - 1
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
South West - 2 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 67 (84.81%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (72.15%) CEH
3 54 (68.35%) CISSP
4 46 (58.23%) GPEN
5 42 (53.16%) Firewall
5 42 (53.16%) PCI DSS
6 41 (51.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 37 (46.84%) Information Security
8 35 (44.30%) OSCE
9 33 (41.77%) Security Testing
9 33 (41.77%) GIAC
10 31 (39.24%) Linux
11 29 (36.71%) Wireless
11 29 (36.71%) Ethical Hacking
12 28 (35.44%) Java
13 27 (34.18%) VoIP
13 27 (34.18%) Finance
14 26 (32.91%) CISMP
14 26 (32.91%) C
15 25 (31.65%) Degree
16 24 (30.38%) Open Source
16 24 (30.38%) PHP
16 24 (30.38%) Windows
17 21 (26.58%) VPN
17 21 (26.58%) Management Information System
18 20 (25.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 19 (24.05%) Information Management
20 18 (22.78%) Objective-C
20 18 (22.78%) .NET
21 17 (21.52%) Retail

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (5.06%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (53.16%) Firewall
2 29 (36.71%) Wireless
3 27 (34.18%) VoIP
4 21 (26.58%) VPN
5 12 (15.19%) Wireshark
6 11 (13.92%) tcpdump
6 11 (13.92%) Internet
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) WAN
8 5 (6.33%) Network Security
9 4 (5.06%) SSH
9 4 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.06%) FTP
9 4 (5.06%) HTTP
9 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.06%) LDAP
10 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.06%) AppScan
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Retail
3 10 (12.66%) Games
3 10 (12.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (48.10%) Tester
2 35 (44.30%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (34.18%) Security Tester
4 16 (20.25%) Security Analyst
4 16 (20.25%) Analyst
5 15 (18.99%) Consultant
5 15 (18.99%) Security Consultant
6 11 (13.92%) Security Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (8.86%) Information Specialist
7 7 (8.86%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Applications Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Testing Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Security Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.06%) Test Team Leader
10 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.53%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) JSON
3 2 (2.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.38%) Open Source
2 21 (26.58%) Management Information System
3 12 (15.19%) Cryptography
4 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.06%) AS400
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Linux
2 24 (30.38%) Windows
3 16 (20.25%) Ubuntu
3 16 (20.25%) CentOS
4 15 (18.99%) UNIX
5 10 (12.66%) Debian
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) Solaris
6 4 (5.06%) OS/390
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (84.81%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (51.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 37 (46.84%) Information Security
4 33 (41.77%) Security Testing
5 29 (36.71%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (24.05%) Information Management
7 15 (18.99%) SIEM
8 10 (12.66%) Test Management
8 10 (12.66%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (12.66%) Project Management
9 9 (11.39%) OWASP
10 8 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (10.13%) Data Security
11 7 (8.86%) Cyber Security
12 6 (7.59%) Investment Management
13 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
14 4 (5.06%) ITIL
14 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (3.80%) Supplier Management
15 3 (3.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) Java
2 26 (32.91%) C
3 24 (30.38%) PHP
4 18 (22.78%) Objective-C
5 14 (17.72%) SQL
6 13 (16.46%) Python
6 13 (16.46%) Perl
7 10 (12.66%) C++
7 10 (12.66%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.59%) Ruby
8 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (72.15%) CEH
2 54 (68.35%) CISSP
3 46 (58.23%) GPEN
4 35 (44.30%) OSCE
5 33 (41.77%) GIAC
6 26 (32.91%) CISMP
7 25 (31.65%) Degree
8 15 (18.99%) CISA
8 15 (18.99%) CISM
9 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
10 13 (16.46%) GWAPT
10 13 (16.46%) GCIH
11 12 (15.19%) CCNA
11 12 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (13.92%) GSEC
13 9 (11.39%) RHCE
14 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (8.86%) MCSE
14 7 (8.86%) CCNP
15 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (53.16%) PCI DSS
2 20 (25.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.86%) HIPAA
4 4 (5.06%) COBIT
5 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Nmap
2 7 (8.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Sophos
1 7 (8.86%) Imperva
2 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.33%) Capita
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.53%) F5
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago