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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 847 877 852
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -25
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 22 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.079% 0.046% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 4
Average salary £53,000 £53,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.93% +18.88%
UK excluding London average salary £53,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.63% +5.55%
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
28013 30131 28368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.29% 27.28% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 22124 24356 23158
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 6 May 2015. 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
South East +16 11 £53,500 +12.63% 1
West Midlands - 7 £53,500 -
London +26 6 £50,000 -25.92%
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
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OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 51 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 51 (100.00%) OSCP
2 44 (86.27%) Information Security
3 40 (78.43%) CISSP
4 38 (74.51%) Windows
4 38 (74.51%) Linux
4 38 (74.51%) Security Architecture
5 16 (31.37%) SQL
6 15 (29.41%) OWASP
7 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
7 11 (21.57%) CEH
8 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.69%) SaaS
9 8 (15.69%) PCI DSS
10 7 (13.73%) Test Management
10 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
10 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (11.76%) Retail
12 5 (9.80%) Banking
12 5 (9.80%) Finance
12 5 (9.80%) Games
12 5 (9.80%) Security Management
13 3 (5.88%) Firewall
13 3 (5.88%) GCIH
13 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 3 (5.88%) Wireless
13 3 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 3 (5.88%) GWAPT
13 3 (5.88%) GPEN
14 2 (3.92%) HIPAA

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (15.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
1 3 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (1.96%) VoIP
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
General
1 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Games
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (96.08%) Tester
2 48 (94.12%) Penetration Tester
3 31 (60.78%) Consultant
3 31 (60.78%) Security Consultant
4 21 (41.18%) IT Security Consultant
4 21 (41.18%) IT Consultant
5 9 (17.65%) Security Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Web Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Applications Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Ethical Hacker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Windows
1 38 (74.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (86.27%) Information Security
3 38 (74.51%) Security Architecture
4 15 (29.41%) OWASP
5 7 (13.73%) Test Management
6 5 (9.80%) Security Management
7 3 (5.88%) Security Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.92%) Network Design
8 2 (3.92%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (3.92%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.92%) Social Engineering
9 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.96%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) OSCP
2 40 (78.43%) CISSP
3 11 (21.57%) CEH
4 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) GWAPT
5 3 (5.88%) GPEN
5 3 (5.88%) GCIH
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) CISA
6 2 (3.92%) CISM
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) PCI DSS
2 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.92%) HIPAA
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