Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 694 726 774
Rank change year-on-year +32 +48 +82
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 79 106 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.67% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66 97 44
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,125 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £83,800
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -4.55%

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 13,394 15,721 16,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.54% 22.48% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 9,969 12,162 13,941
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +16 12 £70,000 +7.69% 4
West London +24 7 £65,000 +44.44%
North London +14 4 £36,500 -14.12% 1
OSCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 49 (62.03%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (53.16%) CREST Certified
3 39 (49.37%) CISSP
4 38 (48.10%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (34.18%) Python
6 26 (32.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (32.91%) CEH
7 23 (29.11%) Information Security
7 23 (29.11%) OSCE
8 22 (27.85%) Java
8 22 (27.85%) Security Testing
9 21 (26.58%) GIAC
10 19 (24.05%) Ruby
11 16 (20.25%) GPEN
11 16 (20.25%) SIEM
12 15 (18.99%) C++
13 14 (17.72%) Wireless
14 13 (16.46%) Finance
14 13 (16.46%) Windows
14 13 (16.46%) Linux
14 13 (16.46%) Ethical Hacking
14 13 (16.46%) Malware Analysis
15 12 (15.19%) Mobile App
15 12 (15.19%) GCIH
15 12 (15.19%) C
15 12 (15.19%) Firewall
16 11 (13.92%) Degree
16 11 (13.92%) OWASP
16 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared

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 7 (8.86%) Apache
1 7 (8.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.27%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) Wireless
2 12 (15.19%) Firewall
3 9 (11.39%) Network Security
4 7 (8.86%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.53%) LAN
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.53%) WAN
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) Big Data
2 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.06%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.27%) AppScan
3 1 (1.27%) Paros
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (59.49%) Penetration Tester
1 47 (59.49%) Tester
2 9 (11.39%) Security Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 9 (11.39%) Senior Tester
3 7 (8.86%) Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) Consultant
3 7 (8.86%) Junior
3 7 (8.86%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 7 (8.86%) Junior Tester
3 7 (8.86%) Security Analyst
4 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
4 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Risk Officer
6 2 (2.53%) Security Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (2.53%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.06%) PCRE
4 4 (5.06%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Mobile App
2 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.06%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (5.06%) CESG
5 4 (5.06%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (5.06%) Cyberattack
6 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.53%) Fintech
7 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.27%) Bitcoin
8 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Linux
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Kali Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Unix
3 4 (5.06%) VMS
4 3 (3.80%) Android
4 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (48.10%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (32.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 23 (29.11%) Information Security
5 22 (27.85%) Security Testing
6 16 (20.25%) SIEM
7 13 (16.46%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (16.46%) Malware Analysis
8 11 (13.92%) OWASP
9 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
10 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (10.13%) Analytics
11 8 (10.13%) Open Source
12 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
12 7 (8.86%) Event Correlation
12 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
12 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (8.86%) Reverse Engineering
13 6 (7.59%) Project Management
13 6 (7.59%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.18%) Python
2 22 (27.85%) Java
3 19 (24.05%) Ruby
4 15 (18.99%) C++
5 12 (15.19%) C
6 9 (11.39%) PHP
6 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
7 8 (10.13%) Bash Shell
7 8 (10.13%) C#
7 8 (10.13%) Perl
8 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.80%) Go
9 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.53%) Groovy
10 2 (2.53%) Lua
10 2 (2.53%) SQL
11 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (53.16%) CREST Certified
2 39 (49.37%) CISSP
3 26 (32.91%) CEH
4 23 (29.11%) OSCE
5 21 (26.58%) GIAC
6 16 (20.25%) GPEN
7 12 (15.19%) GCIH
8 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (13.92%) Degree
9 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.13%) Tigerscheme
11 6 (7.59%) CCNA
11 6 (7.59%) Cyber Scheme
11 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.33%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (6.33%) CISM
12 5 (6.33%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (6.33%) OSWP
13 4 (5.06%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) GPG13
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) HDFS
1 7 (8.86%) Snort
2 3 (3.80%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) QRadar
1 7 (8.86%) Suricata
2 5 (6.33%) Nessus
2 5 (6.33%) Nmap
3 4 (5.06%) Nexpose
3 4 (5.06%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.80%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.53%) Ansible
5 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.53%) Puppet
5 2 (2.53%) Salt
6 1 (1.27%) EnCase
6 1 (1.27%) HP Fortify
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) AlienVault
1 7 (8.86%) LogRhythm
1 7 (8.86%) Splunk
1 7 (8.86%) TippingPoint
2 4 (5.06%) Qualys
3 3 (3.80%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.80%) FireEye
3 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
3 3 (3.80%) Palo Alto
3 3 (3.80%) Sophos
4 2 (2.53%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee
5 1 (1.27%) Twitter