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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 880 940
Rank change year-on-year +79 +60  
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 57 74 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.071% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 41 51 25
Median salary £55,000 £62,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +16.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% -4.34%  

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 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
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 £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 22 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 28 March 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 +92 57 £55,000 -15.38% 24
London +71 27 £60,000 -11.11% 4
South East +53 15 £55,000 - 6
Milton Keynes - 8 £52,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £52,500 - 2
West Midlands +42 7 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Oxfordshire +1 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 - 2
Solihull - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +30 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
City of London - 3 £68,750 - 2
Berkshire +39 2 £57,500 -4.16% 3
South West +23 2 - - 4
East of England - 2 £32,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 2
Reading +33 1 £75,000 - 2
Warwickshire +26 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 75 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
1 75 (57.69%) CREST Certified
2 73 (56.15%) CEH
3 57 (43.85%) CISSP
3 57 (43.85%) Windows
4 53 (40.77%) Information Security
5 52 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 47 (36.15%) Security Cleared
7 44 (33.85%) GIAC
8 41 (31.54%) Security Testing
9 38 (29.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 37 (28.46%) Degree
11 34 (26.15%) SIEM
12 33 (25.38%) Python
12 33 (25.38%) Unix
13 32 (24.62%) Perl
14 31 (23.85%) Java
15 30 (23.08%) C
15 30 (23.08%) Linux
16 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
16 29 (22.31%) CHECK Team Leader
17 28 (21.54%) C++
18 26 (20.00%) Nessus
18 26 (20.00%) Ruby
18 26 (20.00%) GPEN
19 23 (17.69%) Finance
20 22 (16.92%) Ethical Hacking
20 22 (16.92%) Bash Shell
21 21 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 20 (15.38%) OWASP

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 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.85%) Apache
2 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.38%) Office 365
3 6 (4.62%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) Wireless
2 17 (13.08%) Firewall
3 14 (10.77%) Wireless Security
3 14 (10.77%) Wireshark
4 13 (10.00%) Network Security
5 9 (6.92%) Internet
6 7 (5.38%) HTTP
6 7 (5.38%) LAN
6 7 (5.38%) WAN
7 5 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (3.85%) Skype
7 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.31%) FTP
8 3 (2.31%) LDAP
8 3 (2.31%) SMTP
8 3 (2.31%) SSH
8 3 (2.31%) VPN
9 1 (0.77%) MPLS
9 1 (0.77%) OSPF
9 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) Big Data
1 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.85%) ZAP BI
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Burp Suite
2 7 (5.38%) Fiddler
3 6 (4.62%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.54%) sqlmap
4 2 (1.54%) Xcode
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.38%) Publishing
4 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Tester
2 56 (43.08%) Penetration Tester
3 30 (23.08%) Analyst
4 23 (17.69%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Consultant
5 12 (9.23%) IT Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) IT Security Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Security Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 9 (6.92%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 9 (6.92%) SOC Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.15%) Security Penetration Tester
8 8 (6.15%) Security Specialist
8 8 (6.15%) Test Leader
9 7 (5.38%) Junior
10 6 (4.62%) Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 6 (4.62%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) .NET
2 5 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.85%) PCRE
2 5 (3.85%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.31%) HTML
4 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Mobile App
2 17 (13.08%) CESG
2 17 (13.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 12 (9.23%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.15%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.77%) PKI
10 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.85%) Windows
2 33 (25.38%) Unix
3 30 (23.08%) Linux
4 13 (10.00%) Kali Linux
5 6 (4.62%) Android
6 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (0.77%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (40.77%) Information Security
3 52 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (31.54%) Security Testing
5 38 (29.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (26.15%) SIEM
7 22 (16.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 20 (15.38%) OWASP
9 17 (13.08%) Security Operations
10 15 (11.54%) Risk Management
10 15 (11.54%) Social Engineering
11 12 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (8.46%) Data Protection
12 11 (8.46%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (8.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (7.69%) Incident Management
13 10 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
14 9 (6.92%) Problem Management
14 9 (6.92%) Security Architecture
15 8 (6.15%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.38%) Python
2 32 (24.62%) Perl
3 31 (23.85%) Java
4 30 (23.08%) C
5 28 (21.54%) C++
6 26 (20.00%) Ruby
7 22 (16.92%) Bash Shell
8 18 (13.85%) PHP
9 6 (4.62%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.85%) C#
10 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.85%) SQL
11 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (57.69%) CREST Certified
2 73 (56.15%) CEH
3 57 (43.85%) CISSP
4 47 (36.15%) Security Cleared
5 44 (33.85%) GIAC
6 37 (28.46%) Degree
7 29 (22.31%) CHECK Team Leader
7 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
8 26 (20.00%) GPEN
9 19 (14.62%) CISM
10 18 (13.85%) SANS
11 15 (11.54%) DV Cleared
12 13 (10.00%) CHECK Team Member
13 11 (8.46%) OSCE
14 9 (6.92%) CISA
14 9 (6.92%) GCFA
14 9 (6.92%) Tigerscheme
15 8 (6.15%) SSCP
16 7 (5.38%) GCIH
17 4 (3.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.62%) SSAE 16
4 3 (2.31%) GPG13
5 2 (1.54%) QA
6 1 (0.77%) PMO
6 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) HDFS
2 5 (3.85%) Snort
3 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (20.00%) Nessus
2 17 (13.08%) Nmap
3 10 (7.69%) logstash
4 8 (6.15%) OpenVAS
5 6 (4.62%) WMI
6 5 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (3.85%) Fluentd
6 5 (3.85%) QRadar
7 4 (3.08%) Kibana
8 3 (2.31%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) Qualys
2 13 (10.00%) Splunk
3 11 (8.46%) Sophos
4 9 (6.92%) AlienVault
5 8 (6.15%) Coverity
6 6 (4.62%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.85%) FireEye
7 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.85%) Sourcefire
7 5 (3.85%) TippingPoint
8 4 (3.08%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.54%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.54%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) Intel
9 2 (1.54%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.77%) Juniper
10 1 (0.77%) VMware
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago