Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1044 980 1237
Rank change year-on-year -64 +257 0
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 167 244 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.13% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.49% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 129 196 71
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £39,500 £38,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 43206 49488 60078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.15% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33198 39694 48014
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 12 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 24 November 2017. 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 -34 156 £60,000 +14.29% 17
London +22 90 £60,000 -14.29% 7
UK excluding London -36 68 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East -3 32 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Midlands +21 16 £57,500 +9.52% 1
North of England -1 15 £54,250 +8.50% 1
West Midlands +19 12 £75,000 +42.86% 1
Yorkshire +16 9 £47,500 -20.83%
North West -27 6 £70,000 +40.00% 1
East Midlands +22 4 £57,500 -11.54%
South West +16 3 £65,000 +23.81%
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 109 (65.27%) Penetration Testing
2 106 (63.47%) CREST Certified
3 80 (47.90%) Information Security
4 69 (41.32%) CISSP
5 66 (39.52%) Cybersecurity
6 56 (33.53%) CEH
7 54 (32.34%) Linux
8 51 (30.54%) Python
9 47 (28.14%) GIAC
10 46 (27.54%) Firewall
11 42 (25.15%) Network Security
12 41 (24.55%) Unix
13 40 (23.95%) Finance
13 40 (23.95%) Security Testing
13 40 (23.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 39 (23.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 38 (22.75%) OWASP
15 38 (22.75%) Degree
16 37 (22.16%) Ruby
16 37 (22.16%) Windows
17 36 (21.56%) SANS
18 34 (20.36%) Social Engineering
19 33 (19.76%) Nessus
20 32 (19.16%) Burp Suite
21 30 (17.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 28 (16.77%) Metasploit
23 27 (16.17%) Fortinet
23 27 (16.17%) Perl
23 27 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
24 25 (14.97%) Mobile App

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 9 (5.39%) Apache
1 9 (5.39%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.80%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.19%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (27.54%) Firewall
2 42 (25.15%) Network Security
3 13 (7.78%) Wireless
4 11 (6.59%) HTTP
5 7 (4.19%) LAN
5 7 (4.19%) WAN
6 6 (3.59%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.99%) 802.11
7 5 (2.99%) DNS
7 5 (2.99%) SNMP
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.40%) Internet
8 4 (2.40%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.80%) VoIP
10 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) Big Data
1 9 (5.39%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (19.16%) Burp Suite
2 28 (16.77%) Metasploit
3 5 (2.99%) AppScan
4 3 (1.80%) Paros
5 2 (1.20%) Xcode
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (23.95%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Law
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Local Government
5 3 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.80%) Automotive
5 3 (1.80%) Games
5 3 (1.80%) Marketing
5 3 (1.80%) Publishing
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (42.51%) Tester
2 70 (41.92%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (16.17%) Consultant
4 24 (14.37%) Security Consultant
5 14 (8.38%) Analyst
6 11 (6.59%) Team Leader
7 10 (5.99%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (5.39%) Security Penetration Tester
8 9 (5.39%) Security Tester
8 9 (5.39%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 9 (5.39%) Senior Tester
9 5 (2.99%) Lead Tester
9 5 (2.99%) SOC Engineer
10 4 (2.40%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (2.40%) Lead Security Consultant
10 4 (2.40%) Security Engineer
10 4 (2.40%) Security Manager
10 4 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) .NET
2 9 (5.39%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (5.39%) PCRE
2 9 (5.39%) Regular Expression
3 8 (4.79%) Web Services
4 6 (3.59%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.99%) HTML
6 3 (1.80%) Middleware
6 3 (1.80%) RESTful
7 2 (1.20%) Ajax
7 2 (1.20%) JSON
7 2 (1.20%) REST
7 2 (1.20%) XML
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) POSIX
8 1 (0.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.97%) Mobile App
2 21 (12.57%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (8.38%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.79%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.59%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.99%) CESG
7 5 (2.99%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.80%) iPad
10 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.20%) Fintech
10 2 (1.20%) Life Science
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.60%) Blog
11 1 (0.60%) SCADA
11 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.34%) Linux
2 41 (24.55%) Unix
3 37 (22.16%) Windows
4 14 (8.38%) Kali Linux
5 11 (6.59%) Android
5 11 (6.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.27%) Penetration Testing
2 80 (47.90%) Information Security
3 66 (39.52%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (23.95%) Security Testing
4 40 (23.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 39 (23.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 38 (22.75%) OWASP
7 34 (20.36%) Social Engineering
8 25 (14.97%) SIEM
9 24 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (10.78%) Incident Management
10 18 (10.78%) Security Architecture
11 16 (9.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 15 (8.98%) Ethical Hacking
12 15 (8.98%) Open Source
13 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
14 13 (7.78%) Digital Forensics
14 13 (7.78%) Malware Analysis
14 13 (7.78%) Reverse Engineering
14 13 (7.78%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) Python
2 37 (22.16%) Ruby
3 27 (16.17%) Perl
4 24 (14.37%) Bash Shell
5 20 (11.98%) Java
6 18 (10.78%) C
7 17 (10.18%) SQL
8 15 (8.98%) C++
9 13 (7.78%) C#
10 8 (4.79%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.99%) Lua
11 5 (2.99%) PHP
12 4 (2.40%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (63.47%) CREST Certified
2 69 (41.32%) CISSP
3 56 (33.53%) CEH
4 47 (28.14%) GIAC
5 38 (22.75%) Degree
6 36 (21.56%) SANS
7 27 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (13.17%) OSCE
9 20 (11.98%) CHECK Team Leader
9 20 (11.98%) GCIH
10 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
11 15 (8.98%) CCNP
11 15 (8.98%) CHECK Team Member
11 15 (8.98%) CISA
12 13 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (7.78%) GPEN
13 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
14 10 (5.99%) Master's Degree
15 9 (5.39%) CCNA
15 9 (5.39%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.19%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.39%) GDPR
3 9 (5.39%) GPG13
4 5 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (1.80%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.80%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.60%) IASME
7 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Snort
2 9 (5.39%) HDFS
3 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (19.76%) Nessus
2 20 (11.98%) Nmap
3 12 (7.19%) Suricata
4 9 (5.39%) Core Impact
5 6 (3.59%) QRadar
6 5 (2.99%) WebInspect
7 4 (2.40%) HP Fortify
8 3 (1.80%) Fluentd
8 3 (1.80%) WMI
9 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.20%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 27 (16.17%) Fortinet
2 18 (10.78%) CheckPoint
2 18 (10.78%) Cisco
3 15 (8.98%) F5
3 15 (8.98%) Juniper
4 12 (7.19%) FireEye
4 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.19%) Palo Alto
4 12 (7.19%) Sophos
4 12 (7.19%) Sourcefire
4 12 (7.19%) TippingPoint
5 7 (4.19%) AlienVault
5 7 (4.19%) LogRhythm
5 7 (4.19%) Splunk
6 6 (3.59%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.40%) Intel
7 4 (2.40%) Qualys
8 3 (1.80%) IBM
8 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) HP