Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 426 316 458
Rank change year-on-year -110 +142 +32
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 21 16 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.68% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 23
10th Percentile £49,500 - £48,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £53,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.42% -10.42% -7.69%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £70,625
90th Percentile £80,000 - £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92% -

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 5,027 2,351 6,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.30% 23.49% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 1,700 4,740
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,985 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,731
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -57 14 £75,000 +15.38%
Berkshire -27 10 £75,000 +15.38%
Hampshire -89 5 £61,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Surrey -69 1 £40,000 -27.27%
OSCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (76.19%) Information Security
3 14 (66.67%) Social Skills
4 11 (52.38%) NIST
5 10 (47.62%) OWASP
5 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (42.86%) GDPR
6 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (42.86%) CISSP
7 8 (38.10%) Emacs
7 8 (38.10%) Burp Suite
7 8 (38.10%) Kali Linux
7 8 (38.10%) Zero Trust
7 8 (38.10%) DevSecOps
8 7 (33.33%) Power Platform
8 7 (33.33%) CI/CD
8 7 (33.33%) Power BI
8 7 (33.33%) CREST Certified
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (33.33%) DevOps
8 7 (33.33%) HIPAA
8 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (33.33%) SCADA
8 7 (33.33%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
9 6 (28.57%) Innovative Thinking
9 6 (28.57%) Business Agility
9 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 6 (28.57%) Red Team

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 7 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
1 7 (33.33%) Power Platform
2 1 (4.76%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Burp Suite
1 8 (38.10%) Emacs
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (66.67%) Social Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Security Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) SCADA
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Kali Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (76.19%) Information Security
3 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (47.62%) OWASP
4 8 (38.10%) DevSecOps
4 8 (38.10%) Zero Trust
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) CI/CD
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Business Agility
6 6 (28.57%) Innovative Thinking
6 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Red Team
7 4 (19.05%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (19.05%) Information Assurance
7 4 (19.05%) SIEM
7 4 (19.05%) Social Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Offensive Security
8 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C++
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 7 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 5 (23.81%) OSCE
4 4 (19.05%) CEH
4 4 (19.05%) PCI QSA
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) GIAC
5 2 (9.52%) GPEN
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ISEB
6 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.76%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) NIST
2 9 (42.86%) GDPR
2 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (33.33%) HIPAA
4 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
5 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP ALM
1 1 (4.76%) HP Fortify
1 1 (4.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.76%) Black Duck
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Qualys
2 1 (4.76%) Sonatype
2 1 (4.76%) Splunk
2 1 (4.76%) Tripwire