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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK / England
Rank 837 915 898
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -17
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 3 3 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.003% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% 0.012% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 31
Median salary £50,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +13.04%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%

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
19886 25711 27295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.17% 27.85% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15846 20798 21984
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSCE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing OSCE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £53,000 - 1
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing OSCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for OSCE.

1 22 (100.00%) OSCP
2 18 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (72.73%) CREST Certified
4 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
4 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Information Security
6 6 (27.27%) Open Source
7 5 (22.73%) Burp Suite
7 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) CISSP
8 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (18.18%) Security Management
8 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
8 4 (18.18%) OWASP
8 4 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (13.64%) SANS
9 3 (13.64%) GWAPT
9 3 (13.64%) GPEN
9 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
9 3 (13.64%) CEH
9 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (13.64%) GCIH
9 3 (13.64%) Retail
9 3 (13.64%) Firewall
9 3 (13.64%) VoIP

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Wireless
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) VoIP
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Burp Suite
2 2 (9.09%) sqlmap
3 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Tester
2 16 (72.73%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (59.09%) Security Penetration Tester
3 13 (59.09%) Security Tester
4 9 (40.91%) Consultant
5 8 (36.36%) Security Consultant
6 5 (22.73%) IT Consultant
6 5 (22.73%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (31.82%) Information Security
4 6 (27.27%) Open Source
5 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (18.18%) OWASP
5 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 4 (18.18%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 2 (9.09%) Information Management
7 2 (9.09%) Presales
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) SABSA
7 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) OSCP
2 16 (72.73%) CREST Certified
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
4 3 (13.64%) CEH
4 3 (13.64%) GCIH
4 3 (13.64%) GPEN
4 3 (13.64%) GWAPT
4 3 (13.64%) SANS
5 2 (9.09%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) CISA
5 2 (9.09%) CISM
5 2 (9.09%) CISMP
5 2 (9.09%) GIAC
6 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Nessus
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