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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 814 942
Rank change year-on-year +19 +128  
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 79 119 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.46% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 63 96 29
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.90% -  

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 21989 25899 30478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17158 20956 24185
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 25 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 26 June 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 +1 78 £52,500 -4.54% 3
London +30 41 £60,000 -5.88% 1
South East +34 22 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Oxfordshire +6 15 £35,000 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +20 5 - -
Oxford +12 5 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire -1 5 - -
City of London +25 4 £55,000 +2.32%
Birmingham +11 4 £62,500 -3.84%
West Midlands +10 4 £62,500 +19.04%
North West -36 3 £62,500 +47.05%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Hampshire +18 2 £60,000 -15.78%
Farnborough +6 2 £60,000 -17.24%
Manchester -35 2 £61,250 +44.11%
Berkshire - 2 £43,750 -
Reading - 2 £43,750 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £36,250 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £36,250 -
South West -18 1 £60,000 +6.66%
Bristol -24 1 £60,000 +6.66%
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 86 (63.24%) CREST Certified
2 82 (60.29%) Penetration Testing
3 69 (50.74%) Information Security
4 67 (49.26%) CEH
5 65 (47.79%) CISSP
5 65 (47.79%) Security Testing
6 60 (44.12%) Windows
7 46 (33.82%) Security Cleared
7 46 (33.82%) OWASP
8 44 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
9 42 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (27.94%) Nessus
11 35 (25.74%) Degree
12 33 (24.26%) Network Security
12 33 (24.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 32 (23.53%) Java
14 31 (22.79%) C
15 30 (22.06%) Perl
15 30 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 30 (22.06%) SC Cleared
16 28 (20.59%) Ruby
16 28 (20.59%) SIEM
17 26 (19.12%) OSCE
18 25 (18.38%) CHECK Team Member
19 24 (17.65%) Security Architecture
19 24 (17.65%) GIAC
19 24 (17.65%) Python
20 23 (16.91%) Linux
20 23 (16.91%) Unix
20 23 (16.91%) CISM

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 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.21%) Apache
2 3 (2.21%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) SaaS
2 13 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.41%) Office 365
5 1 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.26%) Network Security
2 21 (15.44%) Firewall
3 17 (12.50%) Internet
4 14 (10.29%) Wireless
4 14 (10.29%) Wireshark
5 12 (8.82%) HTTP
6 10 (7.35%) Wireless Security
7 9 (6.62%) LAN
7 9 (6.62%) WAN
8 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.94%) FTP
9 4 (2.94%) LDAP
9 4 (2.94%) Skype
9 4 (2.94%) SMTP
9 4 (2.94%) SSH
10 3 (2.21%) VoIP
10 3 (2.21%) VPN
11 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) ZAP BI
2 3 (2.21%) Big Data
2 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Burp Suite
2 20 (14.71%) Metasploit
3 12 (8.82%) Eclipse
3 12 (8.82%) Xcode
4 6 (4.41%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.21%) AppScan
5 3 (2.21%) Paros
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Publishing
3 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.68%) Marketing
5 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.47%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.47%) Automotive
6 2 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 68 (50.00%) Tester
2 29 (21.32%) Analyst
3 26 (19.12%) Security Analyst
4 22 (16.18%) Ethical Hacker
5 17 (12.50%) Consultant
6 15 (11.03%) Security Consultant
7 13 (9.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 12 (8.82%) IT Analyst
8 12 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (6.62%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 9 (6.62%) Senior Tester
10 8 (5.88%) Security Specialist
10 8 (5.88%) SIEM Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Information Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Information Security Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) Junior
12 5 (3.68%) Lead Tester
13 4 (2.94%) Security Tester
13 4 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.03%) Web Services
2 14 (10.29%) .NET
3 3 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.21%) PCRE
3 3 (2.21%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Computer Science
2 21 (15.44%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.56%) Driving Licence
4 11 (8.09%) CESG
5 8 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (3.68%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.21%) Life Science
9 2 (1.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.12%) Windows
2 23 (16.91%) Linux
2 23 (16.91%) Unix
3 19 (13.97%) Android
3 19 (13.97%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.62%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (60.29%) Penetration Testing
2 69 (50.74%) Information Security
3 65 (47.79%) Security Testing
4 46 (33.82%) OWASP
5 44 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
6 42 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (24.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 28 (20.59%) SIEM
9 24 (17.65%) Security Architecture
10 20 (14.71%) Social Engineering
11 16 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 14 (10.29%) Threat Management
13 12 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
13 12 (8.82%) SDLC
14 11 (8.09%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (8.09%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (8.09%) Test Automation
15 9 (6.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.53%) Java
2 31 (22.79%) C
3 30 (22.06%) Perl
4 28 (20.59%) Ruby
5 24 (17.65%) Python
6 20 (14.71%) C++
7 17 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 13 (9.56%) SQL
9 12 (8.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.47%) C#
10 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 86 (63.24%) CREST Certified
2 67 (49.26%) CEH
3 65 (47.79%) CISSP
4 46 (33.82%) Security Cleared
5 35 (25.74%) Degree
6 30 (22.06%) SC Cleared
7 26 (19.12%) OSCE
8 25 (18.38%) CHECK Team Member
9 24 (17.65%) GIAC
10 23 (16.91%) CISM
11 20 (14.71%) CHECK Team Leader
12 19 (13.97%) Tigerscheme
13 18 (13.24%) DV Cleared
14 16 (11.76%) Cyber Scheme
15 15 (11.03%) GPEN
16 12 (8.82%) CLAS
17 9 (6.62%) CISA
18 8 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (5.88%) SANS
19 6 (4.41%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (9.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 12 (8.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.68%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) GPG13
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.74%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.21%) HDFS
2 3 (2.21%) Snort
3 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (27.94%) Nessus
2 13 (9.56%) Nmap
3 6 (4.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (3.68%) Defensics
4 5 (3.68%) OpenVAS
5 4 (2.94%) logstash
6 3 (2.21%) Fluentd
6 3 (2.21%) HP Fortify
6 3 (2.21%) Kibana
6 3 (2.21%) QRadar
6 3 (2.21%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.74%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (8.09%) Qualys
2 8 (5.88%) Splunk
3 7 (5.15%) AlienVault
4 5 (3.68%) Codenomicon
4 5 (3.68%) Coverity
4 5 (3.68%) LogRhythm
5 4 (2.94%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.94%) Forcepoint
5 4 (2.94%) Intel
5 4 (2.94%) Sophos
6 3 (2.21%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.21%) FireEye
6 3 (2.21%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.21%) IBM
6 3 (2.21%) McAfee
6 3 (2.21%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.21%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.21%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.47%) Dell
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft
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