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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 862 850 866
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 15 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.051% 0.040% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 2
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +9.09%
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
29439 27640 29641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.52% 26.74% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23715 22496 24965
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 November 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
North West - 7 £57,500 -
South East -14 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
South West - 2 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +1 1 £45,000 -16.27%
London - 1 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (100.00%) OSCP
2 29 (90.63%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (71.88%) Information Security
4 21 (65.63%) Linux
5 17 (53.13%) CEH
6 15 (46.88%) CISSP
7 14 (43.75%) Retail
7 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
7 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 13 (40.63%) Finance
9 12 (37.50%) CentOS
9 12 (37.50%) Ubuntu
10 11 (34.38%) Windows
11 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
11 10 (31.25%) Games
11 10 (31.25%) Debian
11 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (31.25%) Test Management
11 10 (31.25%) Banking
11 10 (31.25%) SaaS
11 10 (31.25%) Security Architecture
12 7 (21.88%) SQL
12 7 (21.88%) Firewall
12 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (18.75%) GCIH
13 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
13 6 (18.75%) GWAPT
14 5 (15.63%) GPEN
14 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
14 5 (15.63%) OWASP

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) Wireless
3 4 (12.50%) VoIP
3 4 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (43.75%) Retail
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Games
3 10 (31.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Tester
2 21 (65.63%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (56.25%) Consultant
3 18 (56.25%) Security Consultant
4 15 (46.88%) Security Tester
5 8 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 8 (25.00%) IT Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 12 (37.50%) CentOS
3 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) Debian
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (71.88%) Information Security
3 10 (31.25%) Test Management
3 10 (31.25%) Security Architecture
4 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
5 5 (15.63%) OWASP
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Information Management
7 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.38%) SIEM
8 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.13%) Analytics
8 1 (3.13%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
8 1 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (3.13%) Network Design
8 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) OSCP
2 17 (53.13%) CEH
3 15 (46.88%) CISSP
4 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) GWAPT
5 6 (18.75%) GCIH
5 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) GPEN
6 5 (15.63%) CISM
7 4 (12.50%) CISA
8 3 (9.38%) CISMP
9 2 (6.25%) Degree
9 2 (6.25%) CCNA
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (3.13%) GCIA
10 1 (3.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.38%) HIPAA
4 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Snort
1 2 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
1 2 (6.25%) Sophos
1 2 (6.25%) Imperva
2 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
2 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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