Period
to 24 February 2021

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 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 724 846 903
Rank change year-on-year +122 +57 +52
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 95 178 230
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.67% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83 176 191
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,625 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% -3.85% +13.04%

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 14,959 26,646 36,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 21.71% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10,600 20,101 26,874
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.65% +3.33% +5.88%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSCP.

Salary trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCP over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 15 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 February 2021. 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 +129 87 £65,000 +4.00% 22
UK excluding London +130 45 £52,500 -16.00% 7
London +123 44 £90,000 +44.00% 15
South East +113 15 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Work from Home -98 14 £90,000 +80.00% 2
East of England +91 10 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Midlands +32 7 £50,000 -24.53% 1
South West +37 6 £52,500 -11.02%
West Midlands +33 6 £50,000 -28.57% 1
North of England +74 4 £72,500 +8.41% 4
North West +69 3 £72,500 +31.82% 1
Scotland +37 2 £33,250 -54.92%
East Midlands +35 1 £72,500 +52.63%
Wales +34 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Yorkshire +33 1 £70,000 -5.08%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for OSCP.

1 57 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (47.37%) CISSP
3 40 (42.11%) CEH
3 40 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (35.79%) OWASP
5 32 (33.68%) Information Security
6 27 (28.42%) OSCE
7 26 (27.37%) GPEN
7 26 (27.37%) AWS
8 25 (26.32%) Azure
9 23 (24.21%) Firewall
10 22 (23.16%) GIAC
10 22 (23.16%) DevOps
11 21 (22.11%) Python
11 21 (22.11%) NIST
12 20 (21.05%) Security Operations
13 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 19 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 19 (20.00%) GCP
14 18 (18.95%) Degree
14 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (18.95%) Linux
14 18 (18.95%) Finance
14 18 (18.95%) GDPR
15 17 (17.89%) CREST Certified
15 17 (17.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 17 (17.89%) Kubernetes
15 17 (17.89%) Docker
15 17 (17.89%) Terraform
15 17 (17.89%) Network Security

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 10 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) AWS
2 25 (26.32%) Azure
3 19 (20.00%) GCP
4 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
4 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) Firewall
2 17 (17.89%) Network Security
3 10 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (8.42%) Wireless
5 5 (5.26%) Internet
5 5 (5.26%) Intranet
5 5 (5.26%) LAN
6 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.11%) WAN
8 1 (1.05%) BGP
8 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (10.53%) Redis
2 1 (1.05%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Travis CI
2 7 (7.37%) Burp Suite
3 6 (6.32%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.42%) Aerospace
4 7 (7.37%) Legal
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Law
7 2 (2.11%) Military
7 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.05%) French Language
8 1 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (1.05%) German Language
8 1 (1.05%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Security Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) Penetration Tester
2 16 (16.84%) Tester
3 13 (13.68%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Consultant
4 12 (12.63%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Security Consultant
6 10 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
8 7 (7.37%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) AWS Software Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Java Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Python Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) Gherkin
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
3 5 (5.26%) Middleware
4 3 (3.16%) React
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (6.32%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.21%) Social Media
5 4 (4.21%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.16%) PKI
7 2 (2.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.11%) Robotics
8 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.05%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Kali Linux
3 3 (3.16%) VMS
4 2 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
3 34 (35.79%) OWASP
4 32 (33.68%) Information Security
5 22 (23.16%) DevOps
6 20 (21.05%) Security Operations
7 17 (17.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (16.84%) BDD
8 16 (16.84%) SIEM
9 15 (15.79%) DevSecOps
10 14 (14.74%) Collaborative Working
10 14 (14.74%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (14.74%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (14.74%) Security Architecture
10 14 (14.74%) Security Testing
10 14 (14.74%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
11 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
12 11 (11.58%) Red Team
12 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) Python
2 11 (11.58%) Bash Shell
3 10 (10.53%) Go
3 10 (10.53%) Java
4 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.32%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.21%) C++
7 2 (2.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (47.37%) CISSP
2 40 (42.11%) CEH
3 27 (28.42%) OSCE
4 26 (27.37%) GPEN
5 22 (23.16%) GIAC
6 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (18.95%) Degree
7 17 (17.89%) CREST Certified
8 13 (13.68%) CISM
9 11 (11.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 11 (11.58%) CCSP
9 11 (11.58%) GCIH
9 11 (11.58%) SANS
10 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.47%) CISA
12 8 (8.42%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
14 6 (6.32%) CCIE
14 6 (6.32%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) NIST
2 19 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (18.95%) GDPR
4 14 (14.74%) PCI DSS
5 6 (6.32%) QA
6 5 (5.26%) SLA
7 4 (4.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (3.16%) NCSC
9 2 (2.11%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.05%) COBIT
10 1 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (17.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) Kubernetes
1 17 (17.89%) Terraform
2 10 (10.53%) Consul
2 10 (10.53%) linkerd
2 10 (10.53%) Nessus
2 10 (10.53%) Prometheus
3 8 (8.42%) CSIRT
4 4 (4.21%) QRadar
5 2 (2.11%) Demisto
5 2 (2.11%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.05%) Ansible
6 1 (1.05%) EnCase
6 1 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Splunk
3 3 (3.16%) AlienVault
3 3 (3.16%) CrowdStrike
3 3 (3.16%) Qualys
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco
4 2 (2.11%) Google
4 2 (2.11%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 1 (1.05%) Arista
5 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.05%) YouTube