Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 775 805
Rank change year-on-year +82 +30 +66
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 120 73 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.099% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 106 66 67
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -19.64% +33.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £75,000 £81,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%

OSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,827 16,919 19,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.90% 22.97% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11,747 12,687 16,658
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,800 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing OSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in London

OSCP
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCP in London.

Salary trend for OSCP in London

OSCP
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSCP in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for OSCP in London

OSCP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the London region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -25 10 £60,000 -17.24% 6
OSCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 77 (64.17%) Penetration Testing
2 71 (59.17%) CEH
3 69 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
4 61 (50.83%) CREST Certified
5 59 (49.17%) CISSP
6 45 (37.50%) Python
7 34 (28.33%) Linux
7 34 (28.33%) Ruby
7 34 (28.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 33 (27.50%) Information Security
9 32 (26.67%) Finance
9 32 (26.67%) Degree
10 28 (23.33%) GCIH
11 26 (21.67%) Apache
11 26 (21.67%) Fintech
11 26 (21.67%) Big Data
11 26 (21.67%) Analytics
11 26 (21.67%) Bash Shell
12 25 (20.83%) Machine Learning
12 25 (20.83%) HDFS
12 25 (20.83%) Apache Spark
12 25 (20.83%) Elastic Stack
12 25 (20.83%) Event Correlation
12 25 (20.83%) Suricata
12 25 (20.83%) Sourcefire
12 25 (20.83%) Snort
12 25 (20.83%) TippingPoint
12 25 (20.83%) Hadoop
13 23 (19.17%) Metasploit
13 23 (19.17%) Computer Science Degree

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 26 (21.67%) Apache
2 25 (20.83%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.83%) Sourcefire
2 15 (12.50%) Network Security
3 9 (7.50%) Firewall
3 9 (7.50%) Wireless
4 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.33%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.67%) LAN
6 2 (1.67%) WAN
7 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.67%) Big Data
2 25 (20.83%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.33%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (1.67%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (19.17%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.67%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.67%) sqlmap
General
1 32 (26.67%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Advertising
3 3 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (38.33%) Penetration Tester
1 46 (38.33%) Tester
2 17 (14.17%) Security Specialist
3 15 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Consultant
7 7 (5.83%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (3.33%) Junior
10 4 (3.33%) Security Penetration Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Security Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Threat Hunter
11 3 (2.50%) Ethical Hacker
11 3 (2.50%) Head of Security
12 2 (1.67%) Applications Engineer
12 2 (1.67%) Senior Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (13.33%) PCRE
2 16 (13.33%) Regular Expression
3 4 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Fintech
2 13 (10.83%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.50%) Cyber Defence
3 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.00%) Cyberattack
6 5 (4.17%) CESG
7 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.67%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.83%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.33%) Linux
2 15 (12.50%) Windows
3 9 (7.50%) Unix
4 5 (4.17%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.50%) VMS
6 1 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (64.17%) Penetration Testing
2 69 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (28.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 33 (27.50%) Information Security
5 26 (21.67%) Analytics
6 25 (20.83%) Event Correlation
6 25 (20.83%) Machine Learning
7 23 (19.17%) Malware Analysis
8 21 (17.50%) SIEM
8 21 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 19 (15.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 18 (15.00%) Cryptography
11 15 (12.50%) Security Testing
12 14 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (11.67%) Security Operations
13 13 (10.83%) OWASP
14 12 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
14 12 (10.00%) Risk Management
15 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 10 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.50%) Python
2 34 (28.33%) Ruby
3 26 (21.67%) Bash Shell
4 20 (16.67%) C++
5 19 (15.83%) Java
6 16 (13.33%) C
7 14 (11.67%) Perl
8 8 (6.67%) C#
8 8 (6.67%) PHP
9 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.50%) Go
10 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.67%) Groovy
11 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (59.17%) CEH
2 61 (50.83%) CREST Certified
3 59 (49.17%) CISSP
4 32 (26.67%) Degree
5 28 (23.33%) GCIH
6 23 (19.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (13.33%) OSCE
8 15 (12.50%) SANS
9 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
10 11 (9.17%) CISA
11 10 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
11 10 (8.33%) CISM
12 9 (7.50%) GIAC
12 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared
13 8 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
14 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (3.33%) CCNA
15 4 (3.33%) CRISC
15 4 (3.33%) MCSE
15 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.50%) GPG13
3 2 (1.67%) GCP
4 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.83%) FINRA
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.83%) HDFS
1 25 (20.83%) Snort
2 3 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) Suricata
2 13 (10.83%) QRadar
3 9 (7.50%) Nessus
4 7 (5.83%) Nmap
5 3 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.50%) OpenVAS
6 2 (1.67%) Ansible
6 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.67%) Puppet
6 2 (1.67%) Salt
6 2 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (20.83%) TippingPoint
2 12 (10.00%) AlienVault
2 12 (10.00%) LogRhythm
2 12 (10.00%) Splunk
3 9 (7.50%) ArcSight
3 9 (7.50%) FireEye
3 9 (7.50%) Fortinet
3 9 (7.50%) Palo Alto
3 9 (7.50%) Sophos
4 6 (5.00%) Qualys
5 2 (1.67%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft