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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1040 899 694
Rank change year-on-year -141 -205 +250
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 174 126 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 124 97 53
10th Percentile £45,375 £40,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £101,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £73,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +18.00% +13.64%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43,210 25,602 13,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 22.07% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 14,667 10,229
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,889 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCP over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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
England -136 136 £75,000 - 22
Work from Home -146 86 £70,000 +16.67% 7
London -140 77 £80,000 -5.88% 7
UK excluding London -61 65 £75,000 +1.69% 16
South East -26 29 £52,500 -30.00% 4
North of England -60 18 £80,000 +68.42% 2
North West -56 11 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire -22 6 £87,500 +84.21%
Scotland - 6 £81,250 - 1
South West -34 5 £90,000 - 1
Midlands -42 5 £77,500 +29.17% 6
West Midlands -61 5 £77,500 +29.17% 2
East of England -74 2 £52,500 -32.26% 2
Wales - 2 - -
North East - 1 £67,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 with a requirement for OSCP.

1 106 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
2 93 (53.45%) Information Security
3 92 (52.87%) Penetration Testing
4 91 (52.30%) CISSP
5 71 (40.80%) Finance
5 71 (40.80%) CREST Certified
6 57 (32.76%) Social Skills
7 56 (32.18%) Red Team
8 54 (31.03%) Application Security
8 54 (31.03%) CEH
9 47 (27.01%) Firewall
10 42 (24.14%) SIEM
10 42 (24.14%) NIST
11 40 (22.99%) Security Operations
11 40 (22.99%) AWS
11 40 (22.99%) Linux
12 39 (22.41%) OWASP
13 37 (21.26%) Python
13 37 (21.26%) Social Engineering
14 36 (20.69%) Mobile App
14 36 (20.69%) Windows
15 35 (20.11%) Security Testing
16 34 (19.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 34 (19.54%) Threat Intelligence
16 34 (19.54%) Incident Response
17 33 (18.97%) Infrastructure as Code
17 33 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
18 31 (17.82%) Azure
18 31 (17.82%) DevSecOps
18 31 (17.82%) Offensive Security

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (22.99%) AWS
2 31 (17.82%) Azure
3 18 (10.34%) GCP
4 12 (6.90%) Serverless
5 11 (6.32%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (5.17%) SaaS
7 7 (4.02%) IaaS
8 6 (3.45%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.57%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.01%) Firewall
2 28 (16.09%) Wireless
3 22 (12.64%) Network Security
4 10 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.87%) VPN
7 4 (2.30%) DNS
7 4 (2.30%) HTTP
7 4 (2.30%) Internet
8 3 (1.72%) FTP
8 3 (1.72%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.72%) IPsec
8 3 (1.72%) SMTP
8 3 (1.72%) SSL
9 1 (0.57%) IPv6
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
9 1 (0.57%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.57%) Telnet
9 1 (0.57%) VLAN
9 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (17.82%) Burp Suite
2 9 (5.17%) AppScan
2 9 (5.17%) Metasploit
3 8 (4.60%) SonarQube
4 6 (3.45%) Emacs
5 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.15%) JIRA
6 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (40.80%) Finance
2 57 (32.76%) Social Skills
3 14 (8.05%) Presentation Skills
4 13 (7.47%) Legal
5 12 (6.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.32%) Marketing
7 9 (5.17%) Retail
7 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.45%) Banking
9 4 (2.30%) Law
10 2 (1.15%) Aviation
10 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.15%) Games
11 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 53 (30.46%) Tester
2 50 (28.74%) Penetration Tester
3 32 (18.39%) Security Engineer
4 28 (16.09%) Consultant
5 26 (14.94%) Security Consultant
6 21 (12.07%) Security Tester
7 20 (11.49%) Analyst
7 20 (11.49%) Security Penetration Tester
8 12 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 11 (6.32%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Security Specialist
10 10 (5.75%) SOC Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Testing Consultant
12 8 (4.60%) Lead Tester
12 8 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Senior Security Engineer
13 7 (4.02%) Senior Penetration Tester
13 7 (4.02%) Senior Tester
14 6 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
14 6 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.32%) .NET
1 11 (6.32%) Web Services
2 10 (5.75%) SLSA
3 6 (3.45%) OAuth
3 6 (3.45%) OpenID
4 5 (2.87%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.87%) J2EE
4 5 (2.87%) Node.js
5 4 (2.30%) LDAP
5 4 (2.30%) SAML
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 25 (14.37%) Cyberattack
3 22 (12.64%) IoT
4 21 (12.07%) Management Information System
5 17 (9.77%) Data Centre
6 16 (9.20%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (8.62%) Cyber Defence
7 15 (8.62%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (6.32%) Cloud Native
8 11 (6.32%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (6.32%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (6.32%) Public Cloud
9 10 (5.75%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (5.75%) SCADA
9 10 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (5.17%) Cybercrime
11 7 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (3.45%) PKI
13 5 (2.87%) CSOC
14 3 (1.72%) Insider Threat
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.99%) Linux
2 36 (20.69%) Windows
3 21 (12.07%) Kali Linux
4 7 (4.02%) Unix
5 4 (2.30%) Android
5 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
2 93 (53.45%) Information Security
3 92 (52.87%) Penetration Testing
4 56 (32.18%) Red Team
5 54 (31.03%) Application Security
6 42 (24.14%) SIEM
7 40 (22.99%) Security Operations
8 39 (22.41%) OWASP
9 37 (21.26%) Social Engineering
10 35 (20.11%) Security Testing
11 34 (19.54%) Incident Response
11 34 (19.54%) Threat Intelligence
11 34 (19.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 33 (18.97%) Infrastructure as Code
12 33 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (17.82%) DevSecOps
13 31 (17.82%) Offensive Security
14 30 (17.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 27 (15.52%) CI/CD
15 27 (15.52%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.26%) Python
2 21 (12.07%) C#
3 20 (11.49%) C
4 15 (8.62%) PowerShell
5 13 (7.47%) C++
5 13 (7.47%) Java
6 12 (6.90%) Go
7 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.45%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.30%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.72%) Bash
10 3 (1.72%) SQL
11 2 (1.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) Bicep
12 1 (0.57%) Perl
12 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (52.30%) CISSP
2 71 (40.80%) CREST Certified
3 54 (31.03%) CEH
4 29 (16.67%) GIAC
4 29 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 28 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (16.09%) SC Cleared
6 27 (15.52%) CISA
7 25 (14.37%) Degree
8 24 (13.79%) Cyber Scheme
9 23 (13.22%) SANS
10 21 (12.07%) CISM
10 21 (12.07%) CompTIA Security+
11 20 (11.49%) OSCE
12 15 (8.62%) GPEN
13 14 (8.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 14 (8.05%) GCIH
13 14 (8.05%) Tigerscheme
14 13 (7.47%) CCSP
15 12 (6.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.14%) NIST
2 18 (10.34%) GDPR
2 18 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (10.34%) NCSC
3 13 (7.47%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (3.45%) HIPAA
5 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.30%) IASME
6 4 (2.30%) RMADS
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.57%) MiFID
7 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.17%) HP Fortify
2 9 (5.17%) QRadar
3 5 (2.87%) Terraform
4 4 (2.30%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.15%) Istio
5 2 (1.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) CASB
6 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.17%) Checkmarx
2 9 (5.17%) Splunk
3 8 (4.60%) Micro Focus
3 8 (4.60%) Palo Alto
4 7 (4.02%) Google
5 5 (2.87%) Qualys
6 4 (2.30%) Centrify
7 3 (1.72%) Dell
7 3 (1.72%) LogLogic
7 3 (1.72%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.57%) Carbon Black
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco
8 1 (0.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.57%) Tanium