Period
to 20 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 765 778
Rank change year-on-year +56 +13 +88
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 103 78 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 91 69 61
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.98% -

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 15,046 16,813 18,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.29% 22.66% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11,218 12,470 15,525
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +2.80%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 October 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 October 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 -27 11 £60,000 -25.00% 7
West London +43 5 £65,000 +52.94%
North London - 1 £36,500 - 1
OSCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (63.11%) Penetration Testing
2 59 (57.28%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (53.40%) CREST Certified
4 54 (52.43%) CISSP
5 51 (49.51%) CEH
6 35 (33.98%) Python
7 29 (28.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (26.21%) Ruby
9 26 (25.24%) Information Security
10 25 (24.27%) Linux
10 25 (24.27%) Ethical Hacking
11 24 (23.30%) GCIH
12 23 (22.33%) OSCE
13 22 (21.36%) Malware Analysis
13 22 (21.36%) Java
14 21 (20.39%) Finance
15 20 (19.42%) Degree
15 20 (19.42%) Metasploit
16 19 (18.45%) Bash Shell
16 19 (18.45%) SIEM
17 18 (17.48%) Analytics
17 18 (17.48%) Big Data
17 18 (17.48%) Security Testing
18 17 (16.50%) Hadoop
18 17 (16.50%) TippingPoint
18 17 (16.50%) Sourcefire
18 17 (16.50%) Snort
18 17 (16.50%) Apache
18 17 (16.50%) Machine Learning
18 17 (16.50%) Apache Spark

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 17 (16.50%) Apache
1 17 (16.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.97%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) Sourcefire
2 13 (12.62%) Firewall
2 13 (12.62%) Network Security
3 12 (11.65%) Wireless
4 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.94%) LAN
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
6 2 (1.94%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.94%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.97%) Internet
7 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) Big Data
2 17 (16.50%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.88%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.97%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.94%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.97%) AppScan
3 1 (0.97%) Paros
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 15 (14.56%) Retail
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (46.60%) Penetration Tester
1 48 (46.60%) Tester
2 15 (14.56%) Security Engineer
3 11 (10.68%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Security Specialist
5 6 (5.83%) Junior
5 6 (5.83%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 6 (5.83%) Senior Tester
6 5 (4.85%) Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Consultant
6 5 (4.85%) Junior Penetration Tester
6 5 (4.85%) Junior Tester
6 5 (4.85%) Security Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (2.91%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 3 (2.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (2.91%) Security Penetration Tester
8 3 (2.91%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (9.71%) PCRE
2 10 (9.71%) Regular Expression
3 6 (5.83%) .NET
4 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Fintech
2 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
3 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.77%) Cyber Defence
5 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.80%) Cyberattack
5 7 (6.80%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.83%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.85%) CESG
7 5 (4.85%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (3.88%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.88%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.94%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.97%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.27%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 8 (7.77%) Kali Linux
4 6 (5.83%) VMS
5 4 (3.88%) Unix
6 2 (1.94%) Android
6 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (63.11%) Penetration Testing
2 59 (57.28%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (28.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 26 (25.24%) Information Security
5 25 (24.27%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (21.36%) Malware Analysis
7 19 (18.45%) SIEM
8 18 (17.48%) Analytics
8 18 (17.48%) Security Testing
9 17 (16.50%) Event Correlation
9 17 (16.50%) Machine Learning
10 16 (15.53%) Reverse Engineering
10 16 (15.53%) Risk Management
10 16 (15.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (14.56%) OWASP
12 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (10.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (8.74%) Cryptography
14 9 (8.74%) Security Operations
15 8 (7.77%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) Python
2 27 (26.21%) Ruby
3 22 (21.36%) Java
4 19 (18.45%) Bash Shell
5 16 (15.53%) C++
6 14 (13.59%) C
7 12 (11.65%) Perl
8 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.80%) PHP
10 6 (5.83%) C#
11 4 (3.88%) Groovy
12 3 (2.91%) Go
12 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.97%) Lua
14 1 (0.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (53.40%) CREST Certified
2 54 (52.43%) CISSP
3 51 (49.51%) CEH
4 24 (23.30%) GCIH
5 23 (22.33%) OSCE
6 20 (19.42%) Degree
7 16 (15.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (15.53%) GIAC
8 11 (10.68%) CISM
8 11 (10.68%) GPEN
8 11 (10.68%) SANS
9 9 (8.74%) CISA
9 9 (8.74%) Tigerscheme
10 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
11 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (5.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (5.83%) CCSP
12 6 (5.83%) CHECK Team Member
12 6 (5.83%) CHFI
12 6 (5.83%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) GPG13
1 7 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) FINRA
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) HDFS
1 17 (16.50%) Snort
2 3 (2.91%) Docker
3 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) Suricata
2 14 (13.59%) QRadar
3 11 (10.68%) Nessus
4 9 (8.74%) Nmap
5 6 (5.83%) OpenVAS
6 4 (3.88%) Ansible
6 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.88%) Puppet
6 4 (3.88%) Salt
7 3 (2.91%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.97%) EnCase
8 1 (0.97%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.97%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.97%) SCCM
8 1 (0.97%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) TippingPoint
2 13 (12.62%) AlienVault
2 13 (12.62%) LogRhythm
2 13 (12.62%) Splunk
3 9 (8.74%) Qualys
4 7 (6.80%) ArcSight
4 7 (6.80%) FireEye
4 7 (6.80%) Fortinet
4 7 (6.80%) Palo Alto
4 7 (6.80%) Sophos
5 2 (1.94%) Google
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee
6 1 (0.97%) Twitter