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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 861 857 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 30 32 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.030% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 0
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -

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
30434 28618 33710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.66% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23814 23350 28241
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 27 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 1 October 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
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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 -30 25 £50,000 -23.07% 7
London +3 15 £50,000 +6.38% 5
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
South East -15 3 £50,000 -28.57%
South West - 3 £50,000 - 1
North West - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 £50,000 -
Basingstoke +8 2 £50,000 -
City of London +8 2 £95,000 - 1
Reading -1 2 £50,000 +122.22%
Berkshire -1 2 £50,000 +122.22%
Hampshire -16 2 £50,000 -28.57%
Leicestershire - 2 £62,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Leicester - 2 £62,500 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Slough - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds -22 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -24 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -38 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £47,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 66 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (68.83%) CEH
3 47 (61.04%) CISSP
4 43 (55.84%) Information Security
5 40 (51.95%) GPEN
6 37 (48.05%) Firewall
7 35 (45.45%) PCI DSS
8 34 (44.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (42.86%) OSCE
10 32 (41.56%) GIAC
11 29 (37.66%) Linux
12 28 (36.36%) Security Testing
13 26 (33.77%) Ethical Hacking
13 26 (33.77%) Finance
14 25 (32.47%) Java
15 24 (31.17%) Wireless
16 23 (29.87%) Windows
16 23 (29.87%) Degree
17 22 (28.57%) CISMP
17 22 (28.57%) C
17 22 (28.57%) VoIP
18 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
19 19 (24.68%) PHP
19 19 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 19 (24.68%) Open Source
20 18 (23.38%) VPN
21 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
21 17 (22.08%) Retail
22 16 (20.78%) Information Management
22 16 (20.78%) .NET

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.05%) Firewall
2 24 (31.17%) Wireless
3 22 (28.57%) VoIP
4 18 (23.38%) VPN
5 11 (14.29%) Wireshark
6 9 (11.69%) Internet
7 8 (10.39%) tcpdump
7 8 (10.39%) Network Security
8 6 (7.79%) LAN
8 6 (7.79%) WAN
9 5 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (5.19%) LDAP
10 4 (5.19%) FTP
10 4 (5.19%) HTTP
10 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.19%) SSH
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.90%) AppScan
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 17 (22.08%) Retail
3 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 10 (12.99%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Tester
2 33 (42.86%) Penetration Tester
3 26 (33.77%) Security Tester
4 17 (22.08%) Consultant
4 17 (22.08%) Security Consultant
5 15 (19.48%) Analyst
5 15 (19.48%) Security Analyst
6 11 (14.29%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Information Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Testing Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Information Security Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Security Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.19%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (5.19%) IT Security Manager
10 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.60%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
2 19 (24.68%) Open Source
3 11 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) AS400
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Linux
2 23 (29.87%) Windows
3 14 (18.18%) UNIX
3 14 (18.18%) CentOS
3 14 (18.18%) Ubuntu
4 10 (12.99%) Debian
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.90%) Solaris
6 3 (3.90%) OS/390
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (55.84%) Information Security
3 34 (44.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 28 (36.36%) Security Testing
5 26 (33.77%) Ethical Hacking
6 16 (20.78%) Information Management
7 12 (15.58%) SIEM
8 10 (12.99%) Test Management
8 10 (12.99%) OWASP
9 9 (11.69%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (11.69%) Project Management
9 9 (11.69%) Cyber Security
10 7 (9.09%) Data Security
10 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (6.49%) Investment Management
11 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
12 4 (5.19%) ITIL
12 4 (5.19%) Security Architecture
13 3 (3.90%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) Java
2 22 (28.57%) C
3 19 (24.68%) PHP
4 15 (19.48%) Objective-C
5 13 (16.88%) SQL
6 10 (12.99%) C++
6 10 (12.99%) Perl
6 10 (12.99%) Python
6 10 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.19%) Ruby
7 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (68.83%) CEH
2 47 (61.04%) CISSP
3 40 (51.95%) GPEN
4 33 (42.86%) OSCE
5 32 (41.56%) GIAC
6 23 (29.87%) Degree
7 22 (28.57%) CISMP
8 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
9 14 (18.18%) CISM
10 13 (16.88%) CISA
11 12 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (15.58%) CCNA
11 12 (15.58%) GCIH
12 11 (14.29%) GWAPT
12 11 (14.29%) GSEC
13 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
14 7 (9.09%) MCSE
14 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (7.79%) RHCE
15 6 (7.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (45.45%) PCI DSS
2 19 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) HIPAA
3 4 (5.19%) COBIT
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Nmap
2 4 (5.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Capita
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle
2 4 (5.19%) Sophos
2 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.19%) Imperva
2 4 (5.19%) LogRhythm
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) F5
4 1 (1.30%) Splunk
4 1 (1.30%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 days ago