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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 873 842 -
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 29 34 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.032% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.094% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
Top 25 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 19 September 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 -29 24 £50,000 -23.07% 3
London -22 15 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £62,500 -
North West - 3 £50,000 -
Leicester - 3 £62,500 -
Manchester - 3 £50,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £62,500 -
City of London +5 2 - - 2
Basingstoke +1 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire -2 2 £50,000 +122.22%
Reading -9 2 £50,000 +122.22%
Hampshire -19 2 £50,000 -28.57%
South East -36 2 £50,000 -28.57%
South West - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Slough - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds -28 1 - -
Yorkshire -33 1 - -
West Yorkshire -33 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (86.84%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (71.05%) CEH
3 49 (64.47%) CISSP
4 42 (55.26%) GPEN
5 40 (52.63%) Information Security
6 39 (51.32%) Firewall
7 38 (50.00%) PCI DSS
8 37 (48.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (43.42%) OSCE
10 32 (42.11%) GIAC
11 30 (39.47%) Security Testing
12 29 (38.16%) Linux
13 27 (35.53%) Ethical Hacking
14 26 (34.21%) Finance
14 26 (34.21%) Wireless
15 25 (32.89%) Java
15 25 (32.89%) Degree
16 24 (31.58%) CISMP
16 24 (31.58%) Windows
16 24 (31.58%) VoIP
17 23 (30.26%) C
18 21 (27.63%) PHP
19 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
19 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 20 (26.32%) Open Source
20 19 (25.00%) VPN
21 17 (22.37%) Retail
21 17 (22.37%) Information Management
22 16 (21.05%) .NET
22 16 (21.05%) Objective-C

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) Firewall
2 26 (34.21%) Wireless
3 24 (31.58%) VoIP
4 19 (25.00%) VPN
5 11 (14.47%) Wireshark
6 10 (13.16%) Internet
7 9 (11.84%) tcpdump
8 7 (9.21%) Network Security
9 6 (7.89%) LAN
9 6 (7.89%) WAN
10 4 (5.26%) FTP
10 4 (5.26%) HTTP
10 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.26%) LDAP
10 4 (5.26%) SSH
10 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.26%) AppScan
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Retail
3 10 (13.16%) Games
3 10 (13.16%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Tester
2 34 (44.74%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (35.53%) Security Tester
4 16 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 16 (21.05%) Analyst
4 16 (21.05%) Consultant
4 16 (21.05%) Security Consultant
5 11 (14.47%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Information Security Specialist
6 6 (7.89%) Information Specialist
6 6 (7.89%) Security Specialist
7 5 (6.58%) Applications Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Testing Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.63%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) JSON
3 2 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
1 20 (26.32%) Open Source
2 11 (14.47%) Cryptography
2 11 (14.47%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.26%) AS400
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.16%) Linux
2 24 (31.58%) Windows
3 15 (19.74%) Ubuntu
3 15 (19.74%) CentOS
4 14 (18.42%) UNIX
5 10 (13.16%) Debian
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.26%) Solaris
6 4 (5.26%) OS/390
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (86.84%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (52.63%) Information Security
3 37 (48.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (39.47%) Security Testing
5 27 (35.53%) Ethical Hacking
6 17 (22.37%) Information Management
7 13 (17.11%) SIEM
8 10 (13.16%) Test Management
8 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (11.84%) Project Management
9 9 (11.84%) OWASP
10 8 (10.53%) Cyber Security
10 8 (10.53%) Data Security
11 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (7.89%) Investment Management
13 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
14 4 (5.26%) ITIL
14 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (5.26%) Security Architecture
15 3 (3.95%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) Java
2 23 (30.26%) C
3 21 (27.63%) PHP
4 16 (21.05%) Objective-C
5 14 (18.42%) SQL
6 11 (14.47%) Python
6 11 (14.47%) Perl
7 10 (13.16%) Shell Script
8 9 (11.84%) C++
9 5 (6.58%) Ruby
9 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (71.05%) CEH
2 49 (64.47%) CISSP
3 42 (55.26%) GPEN
4 33 (43.42%) OSCE
5 32 (42.11%) GIAC
6 25 (32.89%) Degree
7 24 (31.58%) CISMP
8 14 (18.42%) CISA
8 14 (18.42%) CISM
8 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
9 12 (15.79%) GWAPT
9 12 (15.79%) GCIH
10 10 (13.16%) GSEC
10 10 (13.16%) CCNA
10 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (9.21%) RHCE
12 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (7.89%) MCSE
12 6 (7.89%) CCNP
12 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.58%) HIPAA
4 4 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Nmap
2 5 (6.58%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
1 5 (6.58%) Sophos
1 5 (6.58%) Capita
1 5 (6.58%) Imperva
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.63%) F5
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