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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 845 885 863
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -22
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 14 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.015% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.051% 0.054% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 4
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
27720 29856 27735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.14% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22233 23610 22578
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 28 July 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 +30 5 £52,500 +16.66%
London +18 5 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West Midlands - 4 £56,250 - 2
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (100.00%) OSCP
2 35 (97.22%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (77.78%) Information Security
4 26 (72.22%) Windows
5 25 (69.44%) Linux
6 24 (66.67%) CISSP
6 24 (66.67%) SQL
6 24 (66.67%) Data Centre
7 21 (58.33%) Security Architecture
7 21 (58.33%) OWASP
8 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
9 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (22.22%) Retail
10 8 (22.22%) CEH
10 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
10 8 (22.22%) SaaS
11 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
11 7 (19.44%) Test Management
12 5 (13.89%) Banking
12 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) Games
13 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
14 1 (2.78%) Malware Analysis
14 1 (2.78%) UNIX
14 1 (2.78%) Security Management
14 1 (2.78%) GIAC
14 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
14 1 (2.78%) PCI QSA

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (22.22%) SaaS
General
1 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (88.89%) Penetration Tester
1 32 (88.89%) Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Consultant
3 10 (27.78%) Security Consultant
4 9 (25.00%) Web Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Security Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Applications Tester
6 3 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) IT Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Penetration Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 24 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (77.78%) Information Security
3 21 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 21 (58.33%) OWASP
4 7 (19.44%) Test Management
5 1 (2.78%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Security Management
5 1 (2.78%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) OSCP
2 24 (66.67%) CISSP
3 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) CEH
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) GIAC
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Avonmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago