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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
Rank 809 890 921
Rank change year-on-year +81 +31  
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 58 74 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.072% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 43 51 23
Median salary £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £72,000 £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 25 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 25 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 +80 58 £55,000 -15.38% 24
London +68 28 £60,000 -11.11% 2
South East +78 14 £55,000 - 6
West Midlands +32 8 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire - 7 £52,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 7 £52,500 - 2
Solihull - 6 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 - 3
Yorkshire +26 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
City of London - 3 £68,750 - 1
Berkshire +34 2 £57,500 -4.16% 3
South West +9 2 - - 4
East of England - 2 £32,500 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 3
Reading +34 1 £75,000 - 2
Warwickshire +28 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 77 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
2 76 (57.14%) CREST Certified
3 74 (55.64%) CEH
4 58 (43.61%) Windows
5 56 (42.11%) CISSP
6 55 (41.35%) Cybersecurity
7 54 (40.60%) Information Security
8 50 (37.59%) Security Cleared
9 48 (36.09%) GIAC
10 40 (30.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 39 (29.32%) Security Testing
12 38 (28.57%) Degree
13 35 (26.32%) Python
14 34 (25.56%) SIEM
15 33 (24.81%) Perl
16 32 (24.06%) Java
16 32 (24.06%) Linux
16 32 (24.06%) Unix
17 31 (23.31%) C
17 31 (23.31%) SC Cleared
17 31 (23.31%) CHECK Team Leader
18 30 (22.56%) GPEN
18 30 (22.56%) C++
19 28 (21.05%) Nessus
20 26 (19.55%) Finance
21 25 (18.80%) Ruby
21 25 (18.80%) Bash Shell
22 23 (17.29%) Ethical Hacking
23 22 (16.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 22 (16.54%) OWASP

OSCP
Top Related 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.76%) Apache
2 5 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.26%) Office 365
2 7 (5.26%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) Wireless
2 17 (12.78%) Firewall
3 14 (10.53%) Wireless Security
3 14 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 12 (9.02%) Network Security
5 9 (6.77%) Internet
6 7 (5.26%) HTTP
6 7 (5.26%) LAN
6 7 (5.26%) WAN
7 5 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (3.76%) Skype
7 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.26%) FTP
8 3 (2.26%) LDAP
8 3 (2.26%) SMTP
8 3 (2.26%) SSH
8 3 (2.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.75%) MPLS
9 1 (0.75%) OSPF
9 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) Big Data
1 5 (3.76%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.76%) ZAP BI
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Burp Suite
2 7 (5.26%) Fiddler
3 6 (4.51%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.50%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) Xcode
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.26%) Publishing
4 4 (3.01%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (48.12%) Tester
2 59 (44.36%) Penetration Tester
3 29 (21.80%) Analyst
4 22 (16.54%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Consultant
6 11 (8.27%) IT Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) IT Security Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) Senior Tester
7 10 (7.52%) Security Tester
7 10 (7.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 9 (6.77%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Security Consultant
9 8 (6.02%) Security Penetration Tester
9 8 (6.02%) Security Specialist
9 8 (6.02%) Test Leader
10 7 (5.26%) Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 7 (5.26%) Junior
10 7 (5.26%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) .NET
2 5 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.76%) PCRE
2 5 (3.76%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.26%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 18 (13.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 17 (12.78%) CESG
4 15 (11.28%) Management Information System
5 12 (9.02%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.52%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.26%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.75%) PKI
11 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (43.61%) Windows
2 32 (24.06%) Linux
2 32 (24.06%) Unix
3 14 (10.53%) Kali Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Android
5 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
2 55 (41.35%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (40.60%) Information Security
4 40 (30.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 39 (29.32%) Security Testing
6 34 (25.56%) SIEM
7 23 (17.29%) Ethical Hacking
8 22 (16.54%) OWASP
9 18 (13.53%) Security Operations
10 15 (11.28%) Social Engineering
11 14 (10.53%) Risk Management
12 13 (9.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (9.02%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (8.27%) Data Protection
14 11 (8.27%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (8.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
15 9 (6.77%) Problem Management
15 9 (6.77%) Security Architecture
16 8 (6.02%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.32%) Python
2 33 (24.81%) Perl
3 32 (24.06%) Java
4 31 (23.31%) C
5 30 (22.56%) C++
6 25 (18.80%) Bash Shell
6 25 (18.80%) Ruby
7 18 (13.53%) PHP
8 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.76%) C#
9 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.76%) SQL
10 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (57.14%) CREST Certified
2 74 (55.64%) CEH
3 56 (42.11%) CISSP
4 50 (37.59%) Security Cleared
5 48 (36.09%) GIAC
6 38 (28.57%) Degree
7 31 (23.31%) CHECK Team Leader
7 31 (23.31%) SC Cleared
8 30 (22.56%) GPEN
9 21 (15.79%) SANS
10 19 (14.29%) CISM
11 15 (11.28%) CHECK Team Member
12 14 (10.53%) DV Cleared
13 11 (8.27%) Tigerscheme
14 10 (7.52%) GCFA
14 10 (7.52%) OSCE
15 9 (6.77%) CISA
16 8 (6.02%) SSCP
17 7 (5.26%) GCIH
18 4 (3.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.77%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.26%) SSAE 16
4 3 (2.26%) GPG13
5 2 (1.50%) QA
6 1 (0.75%) PMO
6 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.76%) HDFS
2 5 (3.76%) Snort
3 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (21.05%) Nessus
2 19 (14.29%) Nmap
3 11 (8.27%) logstash
4 10 (7.52%) OpenVAS
5 7 (5.26%) WMI
6 5 (3.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (3.76%) Fluentd
6 5 (3.76%) QRadar
7 4 (3.01%) Kibana
8 3 (2.26%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 16 (12.03%) Qualys
2 14 (10.53%) Splunk
3 12 (9.02%) Sophos
4 10 (7.52%) Coverity
5 9 (6.77%) AlienVault
6 6 (4.51%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.76%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.76%) FireEye
7 5 (3.76%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.76%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.76%) Sourcefire
7 5 (3.76%) TippingPoint
8 4 (3.01%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.50%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.50%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.50%) IBM
9 2 (1.50%) Intel
9 2 (1.50%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.75%) Juniper
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