The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 859 846 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 15 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.012% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.051% 0.043% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 0
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29561 27812 30636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.11% 27.23% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23384 22809 26512
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
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UK

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCE across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

OSCE Salary Histogram 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 11 July 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
London -33 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South East -8 4 £45,000 -25.00%
East Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
South West - 2 £60,000 -
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OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (96.97%) OSCP
2 28 (84.85%) CEH
3 25 (75.76%) Firewall
4 24 (72.73%) CISSP
5 23 (69.70%) PCI DSS
6 18 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 17 (51.52%) SQL
8 16 (48.48%) Linux
9 14 (42.42%) Wireless
9 14 (42.42%) Ubuntu
9 14 (42.42%) CentOS
10 13 (39.39%) Metasploit
10 13 (39.39%) Nmap
10 13 (39.39%) Nessus
11 12 (36.36%) Snort
11 12 (36.36%) Ruby
11 12 (36.36%) GCIH
11 12 (36.36%) Sophos
11 12 (36.36%) Windows
11 12 (36.36%) Python
11 12 (36.36%) VoIP
11 12 (36.36%) Imperva
11 12 (36.36%) HIPAA
11 12 (36.36%) GWAPT
11 12 (36.36%) GPEN
11 12 (36.36%) tcpdump
12 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
12 11 (33.33%) SIEM
12 11 (33.33%) Security Testing

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) Wireless
3 12 (36.36%) tcpdump
3 12 (36.36%) VoIP
4 5 (15.15%) Internet
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Metasploit
2 5 (15.15%) AppScan
General
1 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Penetration Tester
1 14 (42.42%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Security Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Security Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Open Source
2 5 (15.15%) AS400
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Ubuntu
2 14 (42.42%) CentOS
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.18%) UNIX
5 5 (15.15%) Solaris
5 5 (15.15%) OS/390
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 18 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 11 (33.33%) SIEM
3 9 (27.27%) Information Security
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Data Security
5 4 (12.12%) Information Management
6 3 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (3.03%) OWASP
7 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) Ruby
3 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 11 (33.33%) Perl
3 11 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (96.97%) OSCP
2 28 (84.85%) CEH
3 24 (72.73%) CISSP
4 12 (36.36%) GCIH
4 12 (36.36%) GWAPT
4 12 (36.36%) GPEN
5 11 (33.33%) CISM
6 10 (30.30%) CISA
6 10 (30.30%) CISMP
7 9 (27.27%) CCNA
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) RHCE
10 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
11 2 (6.06%) OSWP
12 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
12 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (69.70%) PCI DSS
2 12 (36.36%) HIPAA
3 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (15.15%) COBIT
5 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Nmap
2 12 (36.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Sophos
1 12 (36.36%) Imperva
2 11 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix