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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 831 924
Rank change year-on-year +50 +93  
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 82 108 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 64 80 32
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +4.76%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 23 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 81 £55,000 - 9
London +59 47 £58,750 -6.00% 5
South East +59 21 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Oxfordshire +9 12 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Yorkshire - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
City of London +30 5 £60,000 -6.97% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Birmingham +14 2 £50,000 -23.07%
West Midlands +12 2 £50,000 -4.76%
North West -33 2 £63,750 +50.00% 1
Farnborough - 2 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £41,250 -
Manchester -28 1 £62,500 +47.05% 1
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 -
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Reading - 1 £42,500 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OSCP.

1 83 (58.04%) Penetration Testing
1 83 (58.04%) CREST Certified
2 78 (54.55%) CEH
3 73 (51.05%) CISSP
4 70 (48.95%) Information Security
5 62 (43.36%) Security Testing
6 56 (39.16%) Windows
7 47 (32.87%) Security Cleared
8 43 (30.07%) Cybersecurity
9 39 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
10 38 (26.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 37 (25.87%) Degree
12 36 (25.17%) OWASP
13 34 (23.78%) SIEM
14 33 (23.08%) Nessus
14 33 (23.08%) Perl
14 33 (23.08%) Python
15 32 (22.38%) C
15 32 (22.38%) Java
16 31 (21.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 31 (21.68%) Network Security
17 30 (20.98%) Ruby
18 29 (20.28%) GIAC
18 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
19 24 (16.78%) Unix
19 24 (16.78%) CISM
20 23 (16.08%) Linux
21 22 (15.38%) Firewall
21 22 (15.38%) CHECK Team Leader
22 21 (14.69%) CHECK Team Member

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 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.50%) Apache
2 5 (3.50%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.29%) SaaS
4 7 (4.90%) Office 365
5 3 (2.10%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.68%) Network Security
2 22 (15.38%) Firewall
3 18 (12.59%) Wireless
4 16 (11.19%) Internet
5 13 (9.09%) Wireless Security
5 13 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 10 (6.99%) HTTP
7 9 (6.29%) LAN
7 9 (6.29%) WAN
8 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.50%) Skype
10 4 (2.80%) FTP
10 4 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.80%) LDAP
10 4 (2.80%) SMTP
10 4 (2.80%) SSH
10 4 (2.80%) VPN
11 3 (2.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) Big Data
1 5 (3.50%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.50%) ZAP BI
2 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Burp Suite
2 14 (9.79%) Metasploit
3 11 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.69%) Xcode
4 7 (4.90%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.40%) AppScan
5 2 (1.40%) Paros
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Publishing
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (48.95%) Penetration Tester
1 70 (48.95%) Tester
2 33 (23.08%) Analyst
3 27 (18.88%) Security Analyst
4 20 (13.99%) Ethical Hacker
5 14 (9.79%) Consultant
6 12 (8.39%) IT Analyst
6 12 (8.39%) IT Security Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 10 (6.99%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 10 (6.99%) Senior Tester
8 10 (6.99%) SIEM Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 8 (5.59%) Junior
10 8 (5.59%) Security Specialist
11 6 (4.20%) Information Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.50%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) .NET
2 9 (6.29%) Web Services
3 5 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.50%) PCRE
3 5 (3.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.99%) Mobile App
2 16 (11.19%) CESG
2 16 (11.19%) Computer Science
3 13 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.99%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (6.29%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.20%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.70%) Life Science
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.16%) Windows
2 24 (16.78%) Unix
3 23 (16.08%) Linux
4 17 (11.89%) Android
4 17 (11.89%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.99%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.04%) Penetration Testing
2 70 (48.95%) Information Security
3 62 (43.36%) Security Testing
4 43 (30.07%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
6 38 (26.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 36 (25.17%) OWASP
8 34 (23.78%) SIEM
9 18 (12.59%) Security Architecture
10 17 (11.89%) Risk Management
11 16 (11.19%) Social Engineering
12 15 (10.49%) Threat Management
13 13 (9.09%) Security Operations
13 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 12 (8.39%) Reverse Engineering
15 11 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (7.69%) Incident Management
15 11 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.08%) Perl
1 33 (23.08%) Python
2 32 (22.38%) C
2 32 (22.38%) Java
3 30 (20.98%) Ruby
4 21 (14.69%) C++
5 20 (13.99%) Bash Shell
6 15 (10.49%) PHP
7 7 (4.90%) SQL
8 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 83 (58.04%) CREST Certified
2 78 (54.55%) CEH
3 73 (51.05%) CISSP
4 47 (32.87%) Security Cleared
5 37 (25.87%) Degree
6 29 (20.28%) GIAC
6 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
7 24 (16.78%) CISM
8 22 (15.38%) CHECK Team Leader
9 21 (14.69%) CHECK Team Member
10 20 (13.99%) GPEN
10 20 (13.99%) OSCE
11 18 (12.59%) Tigerscheme
12 17 (11.89%) DV Cleared
13 12 (8.39%) CISA
14 10 (6.99%) Cyber Scheme
15 9 (6.29%) SANS
16 8 (5.59%) CLAS
16 8 (5.59%) GCIH
17 6 (4.20%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (21.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.79%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (6.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (3.50%) QA
5 3 (2.10%) GPG13
5 3 (2.10%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) HDFS
2 5 (3.50%) Snort
3 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (23.08%) Nessus
2 11 (7.69%) Nmap
3 7 (4.90%) logstash
4 6 (4.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (4.20%) Defensics
4 6 (4.20%) OpenVAS
5 5 (3.50%) Fluentd
5 5 (3.50%) QRadar
6 4 (2.80%) Kibana
7 3 (2.10%) CSIRT
7 3 (2.10%) WMI
8 2 (1.40%) HP Fortify
8 2 (1.40%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (8.39%) Qualys
1 12 (8.39%) Splunk
2 9 (6.29%) AlienVault
3 8 (5.59%) Sophos
4 7 (4.90%) LogRhythm
5 6 (4.20%) Codenomicon
5 6 (4.20%) Coverity
6 5 (3.50%) ArcSight
6 5 (3.50%) FireEye
6 5 (3.50%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.50%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.50%) Sourcefire
6 5 (3.50%) TippingPoint
7 4 (2.80%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.80%) Forcepoint
7 4 (2.80%) Intel
7 4 (2.80%) McAfee
8 3 (2.10%) IBM
9 2 (1.40%) Dell
9 2 (1.40%) Microsoft
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