The table below looks at the statistics for OSCE in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCE over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 865 831 -
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 14 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.003% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.049% 0.011% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
OSCE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28855 26226 31350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 26.66% 28.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22738 21657 26655
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,650 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSCE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSCE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OSCE Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSCE
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCE across the England region.

OSCE Salary Trend in England

OSCE
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 9 £50,000 -
North West - 3 £50,000 -
South East -13 2 £50,000 -16.66%
South West - 2 £50,000 -
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing OSCE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSCE.

1 29 (96.67%) OSCP
2 24 (80.00%) CEH
2 24 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (66.67%) PCI DSS
4 18 (60.00%) Linux
5 17 (56.67%) CISSP
6 16 (53.33%) Information Security
7 15 (50.00%) Ubuntu
7 15 (50.00%) CentOS
8 14 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (46.67%) Retail
8 14 (46.67%) Firewall
9 13 (43.33%) Finance
10 12 (40.00%) SQL
11 11 (36.67%) Windows
12 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
12 10 (33.33%) Games
12 10 (33.33%) Debian
12 10 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (33.33%) Banking
12 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 10 (33.33%) Test Management
12 10 (33.33%) SaaS
13 8 (26.67%) GWAPT
13 8 (26.67%) GPEN
13 8 (26.67%) CISMP
13 8 (26.67%) GCIH
13 8 (26.67%) CISA
13 8 (26.67%) CISM
13 8 (26.67%) Wireless

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing OSCE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSCE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) Wireless
2 8 (26.67%) VoIP
3 5 (16.67%) tcpdump
4 4 (13.33%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Metasploit
2 4 (13.33%) AppScan
General
1 14 (46.67%) Retail
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Games
3 10 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
1 20 (66.67%) Tester
2 15 (50.00%) Security Tester
3 11 (36.67%) Consultant
3 11 (36.67%) Security Consultant
4 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Open Source
1 4 (13.33%) AS400
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 15 (50.00%) CentOS
3 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) Debian
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) OS/390
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Solaris
5 4 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (53.33%) Information Security
3 10 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (33.33%) Test Management
4 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
5 5 (16.67%) SIEM
6 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Data Security
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 4 (13.33%) Information Management
7 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) OWASP
8 2 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) Ruby
3 5 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Perl
3 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (96.67%) OSCP
2 24 (80.00%) CEH
3 17 (56.67%) CISSP
4 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) GWAPT
5 8 (26.67%) GPEN
5 8 (26.67%) CISMP
5 8 (26.67%) GCIH
5 8 (26.67%) CISA
5 8 (26.67%) CISM
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (16.67%) CCNA
7 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 14 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (16.67%) HIPAA
4 4 (13.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Nmap
1 5 (16.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Sophos
1 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 5 (16.67%) Imperva
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle