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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 860 867 873
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 17 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.040% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 2
Average salary £48,750 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +9.09%
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
29078 27689 31132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.77% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23445 22452 26309
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 26 November 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
North West - 7 £57,500 -
South East -9 3 £45,000 -18.18%
South West - 3 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +5 1 £45,000 -25.00%
London - 1 £50,000 - 1
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 34 (100.00%) OSCP
2 32 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (70.59%) Information Security
4 21 (61.76%) Linux
5 17 (50.00%) CEH
6 16 (47.06%) CISSP
7 14 (41.18%) Retail
7 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
8 13 (38.24%) PCI DSS
8 13 (38.24%) Finance
9 11 (32.35%) Windows
9 11 (32.35%) CentOS
9 11 (32.35%) Ubuntu
9 11 (32.35%) Security Architecture
10 10 (29.41%) SaaS
10 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (29.41%) Test Management
10 10 (29.41%) Banking
10 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
10 10 (29.41%) Games
10 10 (29.41%) Debian
11 7 (20.59%) Firewall
11 7 (20.59%) GCIH
11 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
11 7 (20.59%) GWAPT
12 6 (17.65%) GPEN
12 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 6 (17.65%) CISM
12 6 (17.65%) Wireless

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) Wireless
3 4 (11.76%) VoIP
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (41.18%) Retail
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 10 (29.41%) Games
3 10 (29.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Tester
2 23 (67.65%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (55.88%) Consultant
3 19 (55.88%) Security Consultant
4 15 (44.12%) Security Tester
5 9 (26.47%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (26.47%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Ubuntu
2 11 (32.35%) CentOS
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 10 (29.41%) Debian
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (70.59%) Information Security
3 11 (32.35%) Security Architecture
4 10 (29.41%) Test Management
5 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
6 5 (14.71%) OWASP
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) Information Management
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.88%) Network Design
9 2 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (5.88%) SIEM
9 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.94%) Analytics
10 1 (2.94%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.94%) People Management
10 1 (2.94%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) OSCP
2 17 (50.00%) CEH
3 16 (47.06%) CISSP
4 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) GWAPT
5 7 (20.59%) GCIH
6 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) GPEN
6 6 (17.65%) CISM
7 5 (14.71%) CISA
8 3 (8.82%) CISMP
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 1 (2.94%) GCIA
9 1 (2.94%) GSEC
9 1 (2.94%) CCNA
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (38.24%) PCI DSS
2 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.82%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Snort
1 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.94%) Sophos
1 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.94%) Imperva
1 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm
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