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

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 959 1038 1198
Rank change year-on-year +79 +160 +18
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 242 146 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.084% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 173 109 79
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -8.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £84,400 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -8.70%

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 41,782 44,392 58,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 25.40% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,394 35,154 46,280
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +53 211 £60,000 +13.74% 36
London +69 125 £60,000 - 16
UK excluding London -28 91 £55,000 +10.00% 23
North of England -5 28 £52,500 -8.70% 4
South East -9 23 £63,750 +27.50% 7
Midlands +6 21 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West -6 19 £54,250 -1.36% 2
West Midlands 0 17 £52,500 +16.67% 1
East of England +5 10 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Yorkshire +6 9 £45,500 -24.17% 2
East Midlands +7 4 £57,500 -11.54%
Wales - 4 - - 2
South West +3 3 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Scotland - 2 £51,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 152 (62.81%) Penetration Testing
2 126 (52.07%) CISSP
3 114 (47.11%) Information Security
4 110 (45.45%) CREST Certified
5 82 (33.88%) CEH
6 71 (29.34%) Firewall
7 68 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
8 67 (27.69%) Finance
9 64 (26.45%) Python
9 64 (26.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 58 (23.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 57 (23.55%) Linux
11 57 (23.55%) GIAC
12 52 (21.49%) Social Engineering
13 51 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
14 48 (19.83%) SIEM
15 47 (19.42%) Network Security
16 46 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 46 (19.01%) SANS
17 45 (18.60%) Ruby
17 45 (18.60%) Unix
18 43 (17.77%) Degree
19 41 (16.94%) Mobile App
20 40 (16.53%) Security Testing
21 39 (16.12%) Windows
21 39 (16.12%) Incident Management
22 35 (14.46%) Bash Shell
22 35 (14.46%) Burp Suite
23 33 (13.64%) CISA
24 32 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management

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 13 (5.37%) Apache
2 12 (4.96%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.72%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (29.34%) Firewall
2 47 (19.42%) Network Security
3 31 (12.81%) Wireless
4 16 (6.61%) HTTP
5 9 (3.72%) 802.11
5 9 (3.72%) SNMP
5 9 (3.72%) VPN
6 8 (3.31%) LAN
6 8 (3.31%) WAN
7 7 (2.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.48%) DNS
8 6 (2.48%) PPP
8 6 (2.48%) Wireless Security
8 6 (2.48%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.65%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.41%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.96%) Big Data
1 12 (4.96%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.41%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 35 (14.46%) Burp Suite
2 23 (9.50%) Metasploit
3 7 (2.89%) AppScan
4 2 (0.83%) WebScarab
5 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.41%) Xcode
General
1 67 (27.69%) Finance
2 12 (4.96%) Banking
3 11 (4.55%) Law
4 9 (3.72%) Marketing
5 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.07%) Games
6 5 (2.07%) Retail
7 4 (1.65%) Advertising
7 4 (1.65%) Back Office
7 4 (1.65%) Local Government
8 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.24%) Publishing
9 2 (0.83%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (41.74%) Tester
2 98 (40.50%) Penetration Tester
3 40 (16.53%) Consultant
4 37 (15.29%) Analyst
5 35 (14.46%) Security Consultant
6 31 (12.81%) Security Analyst
7 18 (7.44%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 18 (7.44%) Senior Tester
8 17 (7.02%) Architect
8 17 (7.02%) Security Penetration Tester
8 17 (7.02%) Security Tester
9 12 (4.96%) Information Analyst
9 12 (4.96%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.72%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.31%) SOC Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) Threat Hunter
13 7 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 7 (2.89%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (4.96%) PCRE
1 12 (4.96%) Regular Expression
2 10 (4.13%) 802.1X
3 9 (3.72%) .NET
4 5 (2.07%) RESTful
5 4 (1.65%) HTML
6 3 (1.24%) Middleware
7 2 (0.83%) Ajax
7 2 (0.83%) JSON
7 2 (0.83%) REST
7 2 (0.83%) XML
8 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.41%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.41%) LDAP
8 1 (0.41%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.41%) POSIX
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.94%) Mobile App
2 22 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 16 (6.61%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (6.61%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.31%) CESG
6 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.48%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.07%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.65%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.65%) Fintech
9 4 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.41%) Blog
12 1 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.55%) Linux
2 45 (18.60%) Unix
3 39 (16.12%) Windows
4 28 (11.57%) Kali Linux
5 18 (7.44%) Android
6 15 (6.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (62.81%) Penetration Testing
2 114 (47.11%) Information Security
3 68 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (26.45%) Vulnerability Management
5 58 (23.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 52 (21.49%) Social Engineering
7 48 (19.83%) SIEM
8 40 (16.53%) Security Testing
9 39 (16.12%) Incident Management
10 32 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (10.74%) Open Source
11 26 (10.74%) OWASP
12 24 (9.92%) Security Architecture
13 23 (9.50%) GAP Analysis
14 19 (7.85%) Risk Management
15 18 (7.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
16 17 (7.02%) Malware Analysis
17 16 (6.61%) Compliance Audit
17 16 (6.61%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.45%) Python
2 45 (18.60%) Ruby
3 35 (14.46%) Bash Shell
4 26 (10.74%) Perl
5 24 (9.92%) Java
6 23 (9.50%) C
7 17 (7.02%) C#
8 14 (5.79%) C++
8 14 (5.79%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.13%) SQL
10 9 (3.72%) Lua
11 8 (3.31%) PHP
12 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (52.07%) CISSP
2 110 (45.45%) CREST Certified
3 82 (33.88%) CEH
4 57 (23.55%) GIAC
5 51 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (19.01%) SANS
7 43 (17.77%) Degree
8 33 (13.64%) CISA
9 30 (12.40%) CCNA
10 25 (10.33%) CHECK Team Member
11 24 (9.92%) CHECK Team Leader
12 21 (8.68%) GCIH
13 20 (8.26%) CISM
14 18 (7.44%) OSCE
15 17 (7.02%) CCIE
15 17 (7.02%) Security Cleared
16 16 (6.61%) GPEN
16 16 (6.61%) SSCP
17 14 (5.79%) CCNP
17 14 (5.79%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (10.74%) GDPR
3 12 (4.96%) GPG13
4 10 (4.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.24%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (6.20%) Snort
2 12 (4.96%) HDFS
3 4 (1.65%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) KVM
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (12.81%) Nessus
2 25 (10.33%) Core Impact
3 15 (6.20%) Suricata
4 14 (5.79%) Nmap
5 6 (2.48%) QRadar
6 5 (2.07%) WebInspect
7 4 (1.65%) HP Fortify
7 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.24%) Fluentd
8 3 (1.24%) WMI
9 2 (0.83%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.41%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.41%) FTK
10 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (11.57%) Fortinet
1 28 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.02%) Cisco
3 16 (6.61%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.20%) FireEye
4 15 (6.20%) Palo Alto
4 15 (6.20%) Sophos
4 15 (6.20%) Sourcefire
4 15 (6.20%) TippingPoint
5 13 (5.37%) F5
5 13 (5.37%) Juniper
6 9 (3.72%) Interwoven
7 8 (3.31%) Qualys
8 7 (2.89%) Splunk
9 6 (2.48%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.48%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.48%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.07%) HP
10 5 (2.07%) IBM
11 4 (1.65%) Google