Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 428 280 489
Rank change year-on-year -148 +209 +44
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 22 12 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.57% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 20
10th Percentile £51,950 " £32,500
25th Percentile £59,750 £48,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £52,500 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +2.44% -25.45%
75th Percentile £81,563 £60,000 £69,688
90th Percentile £101,000 " £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,069 2,096 6,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.31% 26.33% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,730 1,560 5,201
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the South East

OSCP
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSCP in the South East.

Salary trend for OSCP in the South East

OSCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCP in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the South East

OSCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -87 9 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Berkshire -65 8 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Hampshire -117 4 £58,250 - 1
Surrey -74 3 £67,500 +22.73%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
OSCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 18 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (59.09%) OWASP
2 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (50.00%) CEH
3 11 (50.00%) Information Security
4 10 (45.45%) SIEM
4 10 (45.45%) AWS
5 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
5 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (40.91%) Python
5 9 (40.91%) NIST
5 9 (40.91%) Social Skills
6 8 (36.36%) GDPR
6 8 (36.36%) CISSP
6 8 (36.36%) Firewall
6 8 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (31.82%) Splunk
7 7 (31.82%) ArcSight
7 7 (31.82%) GIAC
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) CISA
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 6 (27.27%) Java
8 6 (27.27%) HTTP
8 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
8 6 (27.27%) SSL
8 6 (27.27%) Unix

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Azure
3 3 (13.64%) GCP
3 3 (13.64%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) HTTP
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security
2 6 (27.27%) SSL
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
1 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
1 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) Burp Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Emacs
General
1 9 (40.91%) Social Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (4.55%) Legal
6 1 (4.55%) Publishing
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Security Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Security Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (27.27%) QA Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) QA Leader
3 6 (27.27%) Senior QA Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Digital Media
2 4 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.55%) SCADA
5 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
1 6 (27.27%) Solaris
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (59.09%) OWASP
3 11 (50.00%) Information Security
4 10 (45.45%) SIEM
5 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (27.27%) API Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 6 (27.27%) Open Source
7 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (27.27%) Security Architecture
7 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Supplier Management
7 6 (27.27%) Test Planning
7 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) Go
6 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 2 (9.09%) Perl
6 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CEH
2 8 (36.36%) CISSP
3 7 (31.82%) CISA
3 7 (31.82%) GIAC
4 6 (27.27%) GPEN
4 6 (27.27%) ISEB
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (27.27%) OSCE
5 5 (22.73%) CREST Certified
6 4 (18.18%) SANS
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) GCFA
7 2 (9.09%) GCIA
7 2 (9.09%) GCIH
7 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) SSCP
8 1 (4.55%) CCNA
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.55%) MCP
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (40.91%) NIST
2 8 (36.36%) GDPR
3 6 (27.27%) QA
4 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.55%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP ALM
1 6 (27.27%) HP Fortify
1 6 (27.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) ArcSight
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) Splunk
2 6 (27.27%) Black Duck
2 6 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) Micro Focus
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) Qualys
2 6 (27.27%) Sonatype
2 6 (27.27%) Tripwire
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Darktrace
4 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto