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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 835 833 884
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +51
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 45 56 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.054% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.20% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 1
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

OSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 17 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 26 January 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 -11 45 £57,500 - 3
North West - 24 £57,500 - 2
Manchester - 24 £57,500 - 2
London +8 11 £50,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands -8 3 £44,000 -20.00%
Birmingham - 3 £44,000 -
South West -10 2 £47,500 +22.58%
South East -47 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire +10 1 £45,000 -28.00%
East Midlands -2 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Bristol -5 1 £47,500 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £50,000 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 68 (85.00%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (67.50%) Information Security
3 49 (61.25%) CISSP
3 49 (61.25%) OSCE
4 44 (55.00%) Linux
5 37 (46.25%) Windows
6 32 (40.00%) Security Architecture
7 23 (28.75%) CEH
8 16 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (20.00%) OWASP
9 14 (17.50%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (17.50%) Firewall
10 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
11 12 (15.00%) GIAC
12 11 (13.75%) Degree
13 10 (12.50%) Security Testing
13 10 (12.50%) GPEN
13 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
13 10 (12.50%) Finance
14 9 (11.25%) SQL
14 9 (11.25%) Network Security
14 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
15 8 (10.00%) GCIH
15 8 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
15 8 (10.00%) PCI DSS
15 8 (10.00%) GWAPT
15 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
15 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
16 7 (8.75%) UNIX

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (2.50%) IIS
1 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) Network Security
3 7 (8.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.75%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.75%) tcpdump
4 3 (3.75%) Wireless
4 3 (3.75%) SSH
4 3 (3.75%) LDAP
4 3 (3.75%) FTP
4 3 (3.75%) HTTP
4 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Games
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (68.75%) Tester
2 53 (66.25%) Penetration Tester
3 36 (45.00%) Consultant
3 36 (45.00%) Security Consultant
4 26 (32.50%) IT Consultant
4 26 (32.50%) IT Security Consultant
5 14 (17.50%) Security Tester
6 10 (12.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 10 (12.50%) Senior Tester
7 7 (8.75%) Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Security Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.50%) Auditor
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Auditor
10 2 (2.50%) Testing Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) Junior Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) XML
2 2 (2.50%) JSON
2 2 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Open Source
3 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.00%) Linux
2 37 (46.25%) Windows
3 7 (8.75%) UNIX
4 5 (6.25%) Debian
4 5 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (85.00%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (67.50%) Information Security
3 32 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 16 (20.00%) OWASP
5 14 (17.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 10 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 8 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 7 (8.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (8.75%) ISMS
9 6 (7.50%) SIEM
9 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.25%) Cyber Security
10 5 (6.25%) Digital Forensics
10 5 (6.25%) Test Management
11 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
11 4 (5.00%) Security Management
12 3 (3.75%) Data Security
12 3 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 2 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (61.25%) CISSP
1 49 (61.25%) OSCE
2 23 (28.75%) CEH
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) GIAC
5 11 (13.75%) Degree
6 10 (12.50%) GPEN
7 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) GCIH
8 8 (10.00%) GWAPT
9 6 (7.50%) GCIA
10 5 (6.25%) GSEC
10 5 (6.25%) SSCP
10 5 (6.25%) CISM
11 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.00%) CCNA
12 3 (3.75%) GCFA
13 2 (2.50%) MCSE
13 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.50%) COBIT
3 2 (2.50%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Cisco
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle
2 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
3 2 (2.50%) Splunk
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Juniper
4 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.25%) Capita
4 1 (1.25%) Qualys
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago