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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 837 832 876
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +44
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 28 31 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.031% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.098% 0.11% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 2
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 24 December 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
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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 - 15 £57,500 -
London - 4 £48,750 - 1
South East -20 3 £45,000 -10.00%
South West - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +10 1 £45,000 -26.53%
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (100.00%) OSCP
2 40 (97.56%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (78.05%) Information Security
4 31 (75.61%) Linux
5 24 (58.54%) CISSP
6 23 (56.10%) Security Architecture
7 22 (53.66%) Windows
8 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
9 12 (29.27%) Finance
9 12 (29.27%) CEH
10 10 (24.39%) Retail
10 10 (24.39%) PCI DSS
11 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
11 9 (21.95%) Games
11 9 (21.95%) Debian
11 9 (21.95%) Banking
11 9 (21.95%) Ubuntu
11 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (21.95%) Test Management
11 9 (21.95%) CentOS
11 9 (21.95%) SaaS
12 7 (17.07%) SQL
12 7 (17.07%) OWASP
13 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
14 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
15 4 (9.76%) Security Management
15 4 (9.76%) GCIH
15 4 (9.76%) GWAPT
16 3 (7.32%) CISM
16 3 (7.32%) Firewall

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (21.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Retail
3 9 (21.95%) Games
3 9 (21.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Tester
2 34 (82.93%) Penetration Tester
3 30 (73.17%) Consultant
3 30 (73.17%) Security Consultant
4 17 (41.46%) IT Consultant
4 17 (41.46%) IT Security Consultant
5 16 (39.02%) Security Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Penetration Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Linux
2 22 (53.66%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) Debian
3 9 (21.95%) Ubuntu
3 9 (21.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (97.56%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (78.05%) Information Security
3 23 (56.10%) Security Architecture
4 9 (21.95%) Test Management
5 7 (17.07%) OWASP
6 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Security Management
8 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.88%) Network Design
9 2 (4.88%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) Digital Forensics
10 1 (2.44%) SIEM
10 1 (2.44%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.44%) Project Management
10 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.44%) Change Management
10 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) OSCP
2 24 (58.54%) CISSP
3 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 12 (29.27%) CEH
5 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) GCIH
6 4 (9.76%) GWAPT
7 3 (7.32%) GPEN
7 3 (7.32%) Degree
7 3 (7.32%) CISM
8 2 (4.88%) CISA
9 1 (2.44%) GCIA
9 1 (2.44%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) PCI DSS
2 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.88%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle
1 1 (2.44%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.44%) LogRhythm
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