Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 650 918 974
Rank change year-on-year +268 +56 +87
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 75 144 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 65 134 176
Median annual salary £65,000 £68,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,875 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -17.31% +4.00% +15.21%

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 11,613 30,437 38,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 22.43% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8,859 22,565 28,466
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 £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 14 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 4 December 2020. 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 +259 68 £65,000 -7.14% 27
UK excluding London +234 38 £53,750 -17.31% 10
London +203 35 £90,000 +28.57% 17
South East +187 13 £53,750 -17.31% 5
Work from Home -22 9 £72,500 +20.83% 1
South West +112 7 £65,000 +8.33% 2
North of England +134 5 £72,500 +3.57%
East of England +128 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland +83 5 £62,500 -15.25%
North West +114 4 £72,500 -9.38%
Midlands +96 3 £61,250 -12.50% 3
West Midlands +63 2 £50,000 -28.57% 3
Yorkshire +87 1 £70,000 -
East Midlands +85 1 £72,500 +45.00%

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 46 (61.33%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (48.00%) CISSP
3 33 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (42.67%) CEH
5 23 (30.67%) OWASP
5 23 (30.67%) Information Security
6 19 (25.33%) Firewall
6 19 (25.33%) Security Architecture
7 17 (22.67%) GPEN
7 17 (22.67%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
8 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
8 16 (21.33%) Finance
8 16 (21.33%) OSCE
9 15 (20.00%) AWS
9 15 (20.00%) CISM
9 15 (20.00%) NIST
10 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
10 14 (18.67%) GIAC
10 14 (18.67%) Azure
10 14 (18.67%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (18.67%) DevOps
10 14 (18.67%) GCP
11 13 (17.33%) CREST Certified
11 13 (17.33%) GDPR
11 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
12 12 (16.00%) Network Security
12 12 (16.00%) Security Operations
12 12 (16.00%) Terraform

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 6 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) AWS
2 14 (18.67%) Azure
2 14 (18.67%) GCP
3 2 (2.67%) IaaS
3 2 (2.67%) PaaS
3 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) Firewall
2 12 (16.00%) Network Security
3 7 (9.33%) Internet
4 6 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.00%) LAN
6 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.33%) BGP
7 1 (1.33%) DNS
7 1 (1.33%) Intranet
7 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (8.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Travis CI
2 5 (6.67%) Burp Suite
3 4 (5.33%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Legal
3 6 (8.00%) Law
4 5 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Military
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) French Language
6 1 (1.33%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Security Engineer
1 14 (18.67%) Tester
2 13 (17.33%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (13.33%) Consultant
4 9 (12.00%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.33%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Development Officer
7 5 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (6.67%) Cybercrime
5 4 (5.33%) Social Media
5 4 (5.33%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.00%) PKI
6 3 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 7 (9.33%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (30.67%) Information Security
3 23 (30.67%) OWASP
4 19 (25.33%) Security Architecture
5 14 (18.67%) DevOps
5 14 (18.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
6 12 (16.00%) Security Operations
7 11 (14.67%) BDD
7 11 (14.67%) Collaborative Working
7 11 (14.67%) DevSecOps
7 11 (14.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.33%) Digital Forensics
8 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (10.67%) Blue Team
9 8 (10.67%) Business Continuity
9 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Time Management
10 7 (9.33%) Red Team
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) Python
2 6 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.00%) Go
2 6 (8.00%) Java
3 5 (6.67%) TypeScript
4 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) CISSP
2 32 (42.67%) CEH
3 17 (22.67%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (22.67%) GPEN
4 16 (21.33%) OSCE
4 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
5 15 (20.00%) CISM
6 14 (18.67%) GIAC
7 13 (17.33%) CREST Certified
7 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
8 11 (14.67%) Degree
9 10 (13.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (13.33%) CCSP
10 7 (9.33%) CCNA
10 7 (9.33%) SANS
11 6 (8.00%) CISA
12 5 (6.67%) DBS Check
13 4 (5.33%) CCIE
13 4 (5.33%) GCIH
13 4 (5.33%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
3 15 (20.00%) NIST
4 13 (17.33%) GDPR
5 11 (14.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (10.67%) NCSC
7 7 (9.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (6.67%) ISO 22301
8 5 (6.67%) ISO 31000
8 5 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (6.67%) QA
9 2 (2.67%) IASME
9 2 (2.67%) SLA
10 1 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) Kubernetes
1 12 (16.00%) Terraform
2 7 (9.33%) CSIRT
3 6 (8.00%) Consul
3 6 (8.00%) linkerd
3 6 (8.00%) Prometheus
4 5 (6.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (5.33%) Nessus
6 2 (2.67%) Demisto
6 2 (2.67%) QRadar
7 1 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Splunk
3 2 (2.67%) Google
3 2 (2.67%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.33%) Arista
4 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.33%) VMware