Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1027 970 1239
Rank change year-on-year -57 +269 +20
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 146 264 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.52% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 120 223 63
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £33,900
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -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 42330 50413 60107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.24% 26.35% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32500 40503 47958
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 10 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 19 October 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 -78 142 £50,000 -9.09% 9
London +14 79 £60,000 -7.69% 5
UK excluding London -39 63 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South East -15 36 £40,000 -20.00% 1
North of England -4 15 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Midlands +24 9 £52,500 - 2
West Midlands +13 9 £52,500 - 2
Yorkshire +32 8 £47,500 -24.00% 1
North West -15 7 £70,000 +40.00%
South West +11 3 £65,000 +23.81%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 114 (78.08%) CREST Certified
2 104 (71.23%) Penetration Testing
3 77 (52.74%) Information Security
4 58 (39.73%) Cybersecurity
5 53 (36.30%) Security Testing
6 52 (35.62%) OWASP
7 48 (32.88%) CISSP
8 43 (29.45%) CEH
9 42 (28.77%) Nessus
9 42 (28.77%) Windows
10 39 (26.71%) Network Security
11 37 (25.34%) Linux
12 34 (23.29%) Degree
13 33 (22.60%) GIAC
14 31 (21.23%) Ethical Hacking
14 31 (21.23%) Metasploit
15 30 (20.55%) OSCE
15 30 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 30 (20.55%) Firewall
15 30 (20.55%) Unix
16 28 (19.18%) Python
16 28 (19.18%) Perl
16 28 (19.18%) Social Engineering
17 27 (18.49%) Burp Suite
18 26 (17.81%) SANS
18 26 (17.81%) Security Cleared
19 25 (17.12%) Mobile App
20 24 (16.44%) Computer Science
20 24 (16.44%) Finance
21 23 (15.75%) Java

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 2 (1.37%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.59%) SaaS
2 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.71%) Network Security
2 30 (20.55%) Firewall
3 10 (6.85%) Wireless
4 7 (4.79%) Internet
5 6 (4.11%) HTTP
5 6 (4.11%) LAN
5 6 (4.11%) WAN
5 6 (4.11%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.42%) DNS
6 5 (3.42%) VoIP
7 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.74%) tcpdump
7 4 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.05%) Wireless Security
9 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.68%) Modbus
10 1 (0.68%) SNMP
10 1 (0.68%) VPN
10 1 (0.68%) WLAN
10 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (21.23%) Metasploit
2 27 (18.49%) Burp Suite
3 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.79%) Xcode
4 5 (3.42%) AppScan
4 5 (3.42%) Paros
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.42%) Law
4 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Local Government
4 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.05%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.05%) Automotive
5 3 (2.05%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (47.26%) Penetration Tester
1 69 (47.26%) Tester
2 28 (19.18%) Consultant
3 27 (18.49%) Security Consultant
4 16 (10.96%) Ethical Hacker
5 14 (9.59%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 12 (8.22%) Analyst
7 11 (7.53%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.53%) Team Leader
8 9 (6.16%) Security Penetration Tester
8 9 (6.16%) Security Tester
9 7 (4.79%) Information Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 6 (4.11%) Senior Tester
10 6 (4.11%) SIEM Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.42%) IT Security Manager
11 5 (3.42%) Security Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) Web Services
3 4 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) POSIX
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Mobile App
2 24 (16.44%) Computer Science
3 16 (10.96%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (7.53%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.79%) CESG
6 5 (3.42%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.74%) Life Science
8 3 (2.05%) iPad
9 2 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Blog
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.77%) Windows
2 37 (25.34%) Linux
3 30 (20.55%) Unix
4 13 (8.90%) Android
4 13 (8.90%) Apple iOS
5 12 (8.22%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.68%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (71.23%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (52.74%) Information Security
3 58 (39.73%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (36.30%) Security Testing
5 52 (35.62%) OWASP
6 31 (21.23%) Ethical Hacking
7 28 (19.18%) Social Engineering
8 23 (15.75%) Security Architecture
9 22 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (15.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (13.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (8.90%) Digital Forensics
12 13 (8.90%) SIEM
13 12 (8.22%) Reverse Engineering
13 12 (8.22%) Threat Management
14 11 (7.53%) SDLC
15 10 (6.85%) Customer Engagement
15 10 (6.85%) Incident Management
16 8 (5.48%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.18%) Perl
1 28 (19.18%) Python
2 23 (15.75%) Java
3 21 (14.38%) C
4 19 (13.01%) Ruby
4 19 (13.01%) SQL
5 15 (10.27%) C++
6 10 (6.85%) C#
7 7 (4.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.74%) PHP
8 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.68%) Lua
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 114 (78.08%) CREST Certified
2 48 (32.88%) CISSP
3 43 (29.45%) CEH
4 34 (23.29%) Degree
5 33 (22.60%) GIAC
6 30 (20.55%) OSCE
7 26 (17.81%) SANS
7 26 (17.81%) Security Cleared
8 19 (13.01%) Tigerscheme
9 18 (12.33%) CHECK Team Member
9 18 (12.33%) SC Cleared
10 17 (11.64%) CHECK Team Leader
11 16 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (10.27%) Cyber Scheme
13 14 (9.59%) GPEN
14 12 (8.22%) CISA
14 12 (8.22%) CISM
15 10 (6.85%) CCNP
15 10 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (6.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.96%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (7.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (3.42%) GDPR
6 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.68%) IASME
7 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.68%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (28.77%) Nessus
2 21 (14.38%) Nmap
3 5 (3.42%) Core Impact
3 5 (3.42%) HP Fortify
3 5 (3.42%) WebInspect
4 3 (2.05%) WMI
5 1 (0.68%) Defensics
5 1 (0.68%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) CheckPoint
1 12 (8.22%) Cisco
2 10 (6.85%) F5
2 10 (6.85%) Fortinet
2 10 (6.85%) Juniper
3 9 (6.16%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.37%) Qualys
5 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.68%) Coverity
5 1 (0.68%) Dell
5 1 (0.68%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Intel
5 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.68%) McAfee
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.68%) Splunk
5 1 (0.68%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) VMware