Period
to 19 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 922 1047 1144
Rank change year-on-year +125 +97 +99
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 274 134 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.078% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 195 95 108
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £39,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -18.18% +2.80%

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 41,611 43,350 57,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 31,850 34,158 45,811
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCP.

Salary trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSCP over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 14 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 April 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
England +122 239 £60,000 +9.09% 30
London +92 135 £60,000 - 10
UK excluding London +10 110 £60,000 +33.33% 21
South East -17 37 £61,000 +10.91% 5
Midlands +13 25 £65,000 +44.44% 5
North of England +11 25 £53,500 -0.47% 5
North West +1 22 £53,500 -10.83% 2
West Midlands -5 20 £71,000 +57.78% 3
East of England -8 13 £50,000 +53.85% 4
Wales - 5 £32,500 -
East Midlands +7 4 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Yorkshire +1 3 £30,000 -44.19% 2
South West -10 3 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £51,250 -

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

1 168 (61.31%) Penetration Testing
2 153 (55.84%) CISSP
3 120 (43.80%) Information Security
4 115 (41.97%) CEH
5 105 (38.32%) CREST Certified
6 91 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
7 76 (27.74%) Finance
8 69 (25.18%) Python
9 59 (21.53%) Firewall
10 57 (20.80%) Degree
11 56 (20.44%) Mobile App
12 54 (19.71%) Linux
13 53 (19.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 53 (19.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 52 (18.98%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (18.61%) Ruby
16 50 (18.25%) SIEM
17 49 (17.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 49 (17.88%) GIAC
18 45 (16.42%) Network Security
18 45 (16.42%) Social Engineering
19 43 (15.69%) SANS
20 41 (14.96%) Bash Shell
21 38 (13.87%) CISA
21 38 (13.87%) Windows
21 38 (13.87%) Incident Management
22 37 (13.50%) Unix
23 36 (13.14%) Security Testing
24 34 (12.41%) Wireless
25 33 (12.04%) Ethical Hacking

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 22 (8.03%) Apache
2 20 (7.30%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.92%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.19%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.53%) Firewall
2 45 (16.42%) Network Security
3 34 (12.41%) Wireless
4 12 (4.38%) HTTP
5 10 (3.65%) Wireless Security
6 8 (2.92%) 802.11
6 8 (2.92%) SNMP
6 8 (2.92%) VPN
7 6 (2.19%) PPP
8 4 (1.46%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.09%) LAN
9 3 (1.09%) WAN
9 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.73%) DNS
10 2 (0.73%) Internet
10 2 (0.73%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.36%) SSH
11 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.30%) Big Data
1 20 (7.30%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.73%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.36%) Maltego
3 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (8.39%) Burp Suite
2 21 (7.66%) Metasploit
3 10 (3.65%) AppScan
4 6 (2.19%) sqlmap
5 2 (0.73%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.73%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 76 (27.74%) Finance
2 13 (4.74%) Marketing
3 10 (3.65%) Banking
3 10 (3.65%) Retail
4 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.55%) Advertising
5 7 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.55%) Games
5 7 (2.55%) Legal
6 6 (2.19%) Back Office
6 6 (2.19%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 106 (38.69%) Tester
2 103 (37.59%) Penetration Tester
3 41 (14.96%) Consultant
4 38 (13.87%) Analyst
5 34 (12.41%) Security Consultant
6 32 (11.68%) Security Analyst
7 24 (8.76%) Architect
8 15 (5.47%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 15 (5.47%) Senior Tester
9 14 (5.11%) Information Analyst
9 14 (5.11%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (5.11%) Security Penetration Tester
9 14 (5.11%) Security Tester
9 14 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.74%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (4.38%) Security Engineer
11 12 (4.38%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.65%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 8 (2.92%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.30%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (6.57%) PCRE
2 18 (6.57%) Regular Expression
3 11 (4.01%) .NET
4 8 (2.92%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.82%) RESTful
6 4 (1.46%) HTML
7 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.09%) Middleware
8 2 (0.73%) Ajax
8 2 (0.73%) JSON
8 2 (0.73%) XML
9 1 (0.36%) CakePHP
9 1 (0.36%) LAMP
9 1 (0.36%) LDAP
9 1 (0.36%) ModSecurity
9 1 (0.36%) REST
9 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.44%) Mobile App
2 24 (8.76%) Mainframe
3 21 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.74%) Fintech
6 12 (4.38%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (4.38%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.92%) Cyber Defence
9 7 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (2.19%) CESG
10 6 (2.19%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.19%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.46%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.46%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.71%) Linux
2 38 (13.87%) Windows
3 37 (13.50%) Unix
4 23 (8.39%) Kali Linux
5 20 (7.30%) Android
6 17 (6.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (61.31%) Penetration Testing
2 120 (43.80%) Information Security
3 91 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (19.34%) Vulnerability Management
4 53 (19.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 50 (18.25%) SIEM
6 45 (16.42%) Social Engineering
7 38 (13.87%) Incident Management
8 36 (13.14%) Security Testing
9 33 (12.04%) Ethical Hacking
10 30 (10.95%) OWASP
11 27 (9.85%) Open Source
11 27 (9.85%) Security Architecture
12 26 (9.49%) Risk Management
13 25 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (9.12%) Threat Modelling
14 20 (7.30%) Analytics
14 20 (7.30%) Event Correlation
15 19 (6.93%) Security Operations
15 19 (6.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.18%) Python
2 51 (18.61%) Ruby
3 41 (14.96%) Bash Shell
4 31 (11.31%) Java
5 26 (9.49%) C
6 20 (7.30%) Perl
7 18 (6.57%) C++
8 16 (5.84%) C#
9 15 (5.47%) PHP
10 13 (4.74%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.92%) Lua
12 7 (2.55%) SQL
13 3 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 153 (55.84%) CISSP
2 115 (41.97%) CEH
3 105 (38.32%) CREST Certified
4 57 (20.80%) Degree
5 52 (18.98%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (17.88%) GIAC
7 43 (15.69%) SANS
8 38 (13.87%) CISA
9 32 (11.68%) CCNA
9 32 (11.68%) CHECK Team Member
10 29 (10.58%) Security Cleared
11 27 (9.85%) GCIH
12 26 (9.49%) CISM
12 26 (9.49%) SC Cleared
13 25 (9.12%) OSCE
14 24 (8.76%) CCIE
15 22 (8.03%) CHECK Team Leader
16 21 (7.66%) Computer Science Degree
17 19 (6.93%) MCSE
17 19 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (9.85%) GDPR
3 14 (5.11%) GPG13
4 7 (2.55%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.19%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (2.19%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 4 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 23 (8.39%) Snort
2 20 (7.30%) HDFS
3 4 (1.46%) Docker
4 1 (0.36%) KVM
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (8.76%) Nessus
2 23 (8.39%) Suricata
3 21 (7.66%) Core Impact
4 10 (3.65%) Nmap
5 9 (3.28%) QRadar
6 8 (2.92%) WebInspect
7 6 (2.19%) HP Fortify
8 4 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.09%) Fluentd
10 2 (0.73%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.36%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.36%) FTK
11 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (8.39%) Sourcefire
1 23 (8.39%) TippingPoint
2 22 (8.03%) Fortinet
3 20 (7.30%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.57%) Palo Alto
5 17 (6.20%) FireEye
5 17 (6.20%) Sophos
6 10 (3.65%) Qualys
6 10 (3.65%) Splunk
7 9 (3.28%) AlienVault
7 9 (3.28%) Interwoven
7 9 (3.28%) LogRhythm
8 8 (2.92%) ArcSight
8 8 (2.92%) Cisco
8 8 (2.92%) HP
8 8 (2.92%) IBM
9 6 (2.19%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.19%) Juniper
9 6 (2.19%) Veracode
10 5 (1.82%) F5