Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1032 989 1201
Rank change year-on-year -43 +212 +33
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 139 258 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.49% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 110 211 78
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £42,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -4.55%

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 42994 53127 59835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33062 42941 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,252 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 11 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 17 August 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 -11 138 £52,500 -4.55% 8
London +23 71 £56,250 -19.64% 4
UK excluding London -25 66 £43,750 -16.67% 4
South East +22 43 £40,000 -23.81% 2
North of England -6 13 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +25 8 - - 1
North West -30 5 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands +14 4 £62,500 +19.05%
Midlands +3 4 £62,500 +19.05%
East of England - 4 £35,000 -
South West -12 2 £67,500 +22.73% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 101 (72.66%) CREST Certified
2 98 (70.50%) Penetration Testing
3 80 (57.55%) Information Security
4 56 (40.29%) Security Testing
5 54 (38.85%) CEH
6 52 (37.41%) CISSP
6 52 (37.41%) Windows
7 49 (35.25%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (33.81%) OWASP
9 41 (29.50%) Security Cleared
10 40 (28.78%) Ethical Hacking
11 38 (27.34%) Nessus
12 37 (26.62%) Network Security
13 35 (25.18%) Degree
14 34 (24.46%) Java
15 33 (23.74%) Perl
16 32 (23.02%) C
17 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
18 29 (20.86%) OSCE
19 27 (19.42%) Security Architecture
19 27 (19.42%) Ruby
20 26 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
21 25 (17.99%) CHECK Team Member
22 24 (17.27%) Metasploit
22 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 24 (17.27%) Linux
22 24 (17.27%) Unix
23 23 (16.55%) Mobile App
24 22 (15.83%) C++

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:

Cloud Services
1 17 (12.23%) SaaS
2 12 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.62%) Network Security
2 19 (13.67%) Firewall
3 16 (11.51%) Wireless
4 15 (10.79%) Internet
5 10 (7.19%) HTTP
5 10 (7.19%) Wireless Security
6 8 (5.76%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.32%) LAN
7 6 (4.32%) WAN
8 5 (3.60%) VoIP
9 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.44%) FTP
10 2 (1.44%) LDAP
10 2 (1.44%) SMTP
10 2 (1.44%) SSH
10 2 (1.44%) VPN
11 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Metasploit
2 18 (12.95%) Burp Suite
3 12 (8.63%) Eclipse
3 12 (8.63%) Xcode
4 5 (3.60%) AppScan
4 5 (3.60%) Paros
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Publishing
3 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.16%) Automotive
5 3 (2.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (57.55%) Penetration Tester
1 80 (57.55%) Tester
2 22 (15.83%) Ethical Hacker
3 21 (15.11%) Consultant
4 20 (14.39%) Security Consultant
5 16 (11.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 15 (10.79%) Analyst
6 15 (10.79%) Security Analyst
7 8 (5.76%) SIEM Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) IT Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Information Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Junior
9 6 (4.32%) Lead Tester
9 6 (4.32%) Security Penetration Tester
9 6 (4.32%) Security Tester
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Tester
10 5 (3.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) Web Services
2 15 (10.79%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
2 23 (16.55%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.07%) Driving Licence
4 12 (8.63%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (7.19%) CESG
6 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.88%) Life Science
7 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.16%) iPad
9 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 52 (37.41%) Windows
2 24 (17.27%) Linux
2 24 (17.27%) Unix
3 21 (15.11%) Android
3 21 (15.11%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.76%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.72%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (70.50%) Penetration Testing
2 80 (57.55%) Information Security
3 56 (40.29%) Security Testing
4 49 (35.25%) Cybersecurity
5 47 (33.81%) OWASP
6 40 (28.78%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (19.42%) Security Architecture
8 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 19 (13.67%) Social Engineering
10 16 (11.51%) Threat Management
11 14 (10.07%) SIEM
12 13 (9.35%) Reverse Engineering
13 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (8.63%) SDLC
14 10 (7.19%) Customer Engagement
15 9 (6.47%) Incident Management
16 8 (5.76%) Digital Forensics
16 8 (5.76%) Risk Management
16 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) Java
2 33 (23.74%) Perl
3 32 (23.02%) C
4 27 (19.42%) Ruby
5 22 (15.83%) C++
5 22 (15.83%) Python
6 14 (10.07%) SQL
7 12 (8.63%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.63%) PHP
8 4 (2.88%) C#
9 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (72.66%) CREST Certified
2 54 (38.85%) CEH
3 52 (37.41%) CISSP
4 41 (29.50%) Security Cleared
5 35 (25.18%) Degree
6 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
7 29 (20.86%) OSCE
8 25 (17.99%) CHECK Team Member
9 21 (15.11%) Tigerscheme
10 20 (14.39%) GIAC
11 18 (12.95%) Cyber Scheme
12 16 (11.51%) CISM
13 15 (10.79%) CHECK Team Leader
14 14 (10.07%) GPEN
15 13 (9.35%) DV Cleared
16 12 (8.63%) CLAS
17 11 (7.91%) SANS
18 10 (7.19%) CISA
19 9 (6.47%) Computer Science Degree
20 6 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (10.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 10 (7.19%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.60%) QA
6 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.72%) GDPR
7 1 (0.72%) IASME
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (27.34%) Nessus
2 15 (10.79%) Nmap
3 5 (3.60%) HP Fortify
3 5 (3.60%) WebInspect
4 4 (2.88%) Defensics
4 4 (2.88%) OpenVAS
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.72%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 8 (5.76%) Qualys
2 4 (2.88%) Codenomicon
2 4 (2.88%) Coverity
3 3 (2.16%) AlienVault
3 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
3 3 (2.16%) Forcepoint
3 3 (2.16%) Intel
3 3 (2.16%) Splunk
4 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco
4 2 (1.44%) Dell
4 2 (1.44%) F5
4 2 (1.44%) Fortinet
4 2 (1.44%) IBM
4 2 (1.44%) Juniper
4 2 (1.44%) McAfee
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.44%) VMware
5 1 (0.72%) LogRhythm