Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 766 769 870
Rank change year-on-year +3 +101 +83
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 114 163 253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 80 122 179
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,938 £49,188 £41,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +29.17% - -
75th Percentile £95,000 £75,938 £74,375
90th Percentile £100,000 £80,450 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +9.09%

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 18,292 21,457 36,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 21.44% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,100 16,134 26,396
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 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 +33 103 £70,000 +16.67% 18
London +31 51 £85,000 +41.67% 5
UK excluding London +48 49 £50,000 -16.67% 14
East of England +51 22 £77,500 +29.17% 2
Work from Home -165 15 £90,000 +125.00% 5
South West -14 9 £51,250 -11.64%
West Midlands -13 8 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Midlands -15 8 £45,000 -14.29% 2
South East +38 5 £58,750 -6.00% 4
North of England +12 3 £47,500 -13.64% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £58,750 - 5
North West +26 1 £42,500 -22.73%
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £33,250 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 74 (64.91%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (54.39%) Penetration Testing
3 58 (50.88%) CISSP
4 53 (46.49%) CEH
5 46 (40.35%) Information Security
6 40 (35.09%) AWS
7 39 (34.21%) Social Skills
8 37 (32.46%) Security Operations
9 36 (31.58%) Azure
10 34 (29.82%) SIEM
11 29 (25.44%) Firewall
12 28 (24.56%) Degree
13 26 (22.81%) Finance
14 25 (21.93%) GIAC
15 24 (21.05%) GPEN
16 23 (20.18%) Python
17 22 (19.30%) Linux
17 22 (19.30%) CISM
17 22 (19.30%) OWASP
18 21 (18.42%) CREST Certified
19 20 (17.54%) Threat Intelligence
19 20 (17.54%) Intrusion Detection
19 20 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 19 (16.67%) Network Security
20 19 (16.67%) OSCE
20 19 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
21 18 (15.79%) CCSA
21 18 (15.79%) CISA
21 18 (15.79%) Management Information System
21 18 (15.79%) DevOps

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 12 (10.53%) IIS
2 6 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 40 (35.09%) AWS
2 36 (31.58%) Azure
3 13 (11.40%) GCP
4 5 (4.39%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (4.39%) SaaS
5 4 (3.51%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (3.51%) Azure Sentinel
5 4 (3.51%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.44%) Firewall
2 20 (17.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (16.67%) Network Security
4 11 (9.65%) Wireless
5 5 (4.39%) Internet
5 5 (4.39%) Intranet
6 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.63%) VPN
7 3 (2.63%) WAN
8 2 (1.75%) 802.11
8 2 (1.75%) HTTP
8 2 (1.75%) LAN
8 2 (1.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Burp Suite
2 11 (9.65%) Metasploit
3 6 (5.26%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) Emacs
5 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (34.21%) Social Skills
2 26 (22.81%) Finance
3 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
5 8 (7.02%) Aerospace
5 8 (7.02%) Legal
6 5 (4.39%) Games
6 5 (4.39%) Marketing
7 4 (3.51%) Banking
7 4 (3.51%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Military
8 1 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (21.93%) Tester
2 24 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
3 21 (18.42%) Analyst
4 18 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Consultant
6 12 (10.53%) Security Consultant
7 11 (9.65%) SOC Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) Head of IT
8 10 (8.77%) Head of IT Security
8 10 (8.77%) Head of Security
9 9 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (7.02%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Architect
12 6 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Cloud Software Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Python Software Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Security Tester
12 6 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) .NET
1 4 (3.51%) Middleware
1 4 (3.51%) React
1 4 (3.51%) Web Services
2 3 (2.63%) Node.js
3 2 (1.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 5 (4.39%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.63%) SCADA
6 3 (2.63%) Social Media
7 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.75%) Robotics
7 2 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.88%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Windows
3 4 (3.51%) Kali Linux
3 4 (3.51%) VMS
4 3 (2.63%) Android
4 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (64.91%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (54.39%) Penetration Testing
3 46 (40.35%) Information Security
4 37 (32.46%) Security Operations
5 34 (29.82%) SIEM
6 22 (19.30%) OWASP
7 20 (17.54%) Threat Intelligence
8 19 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 18 (15.79%) DevOps
10 17 (14.91%) DevSecOps
10 17 (14.91%) Incident Management
10 17 (14.91%) Mentoring
10 17 (14.91%) Security Testing
10 17 (14.91%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (14.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 16 (14.04%) Red Team
11 16 (14.04%) Risk Management
12 15 (13.16%) Computer Science
12 15 (13.16%) Security Architecture
12 15 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) Python
2 11 (9.65%) Bash Shell
3 10 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.02%) Go
5 7 (6.14%) C#
6 6 (5.26%) C++
6 6 (5.26%) Java
7 4 (3.51%) Ruby
8 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.75%) Lua
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (50.88%) CISSP
2 53 (46.49%) CEH
3 28 (24.56%) Degree
4 25 (21.93%) GIAC
5 24 (21.05%) GPEN
6 22 (19.30%) CISM
7 21 (18.42%) CREST Certified
8 19 (16.67%) OSCE
9 18 (15.79%) CCSA
9 18 (15.79%) CISA
10 16 (14.04%) GCIH
11 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 14 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (10.53%) GCIA
13 12 (10.53%) IISP
13 12 (10.53%) SANS
14 9 (7.89%) GCFA
15 8 (7.02%) CompTIA Security+
16 7 (6.14%) CHECK Team Member
16 7 (6.14%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.04%) NIST
3 14 (12.28%) GDPR
3 14 (12.28%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (5.26%) SOC 1
4 6 (5.26%) SOC 2
5 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.51%) SLA
6 3 (2.63%) QA
7 2 (1.75%) COBIT
7 2 (1.75%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.88%) GLBA
8 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.88%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) QRadar
2 16 (14.04%) Nessus
3 13 (11.40%) Kubernetes
4 11 (9.65%) Terraform
5 6 (5.26%) Consul
5 6 (5.26%) linkerd
5 6 (5.26%) Prometheus
6 5 (4.39%) EnCase
7 3 (2.63%) CSIRT
7 3 (2.63%) Nmap
8 2 (1.75%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.88%) Demisto
9 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
1 16 (14.04%) Splunk
2 13 (11.40%) AlienVault
3 7 (6.14%) LogRhythm
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 6 (5.26%) Qualys
5 4 (3.51%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.75%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Darktrace
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) YouTube