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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 866 853 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 17 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.006% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.022% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 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% -
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
29541 27140 31398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.05% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23099 22246 26891
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCE across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 21 August 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 -14 9 £50,000 +11.11%
South East -18 4 £50,000 -16.66%
East Midlands - 3 £61,250 -
South West - 2 £50,000 -
North West -16 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
OSCE
UK

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 31 (96.88%) OSCP
2 28 (87.50%) CEH
3 23 (71.88%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (71.88%) PCI DSS
4 19 (59.38%) Linux
5 18 (56.25%) CISSP
5 18 (56.25%) Firewall
6 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
6 17 (53.13%) CentOS
7 14 (43.75%) Information Security
7 14 (43.75%) Retail
7 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (37.50%) SQL
10 11 (34.38%) Finance
11 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
11 10 (31.25%) Games
11 10 (31.25%) Debian
11 10 (31.25%) Banking
11 10 (31.25%) Test Management
11 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
11 10 (31.25%) SaaS
12 9 (28.13%) Windows
12 9 (28.13%) VoIP
12 9 (28.13%) Wireless
12 9 (28.13%) GCIH
12 9 (28.13%) GWAPT
12 9 (28.13%) GPEN
13 8 (25.00%) Sophos
13 8 (25.00%) CISA

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (12.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) Wireless
2 9 (28.13%) VoIP
3 8 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 4 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Metasploit
2 4 (12.50%) AppScan
General
1 14 (43.75%) Retail
2 11 (34.38%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Games
3 10 (31.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Penetration Tester
1 19 (59.38%) Tester
2 13 (40.63%) Security Tester
3 10 (31.25%) Security Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Security Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
2 17 (53.13%) CentOS
3 10 (31.25%) Debian
4 9 (28.13%) Windows
5 4 (12.50%) Solaris
5 4 (12.50%) OS/390
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Information Security
3 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (31.25%) Test Management
5 8 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (21.88%) SIEM
7 4 (12.50%) Data Security
7 4 (12.50%) Information Management
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
9 2 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
10 1 (3.13%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 7 (21.88%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
3 7 (21.88%) Python
3 7 (21.88%) Perl
3 7 (21.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) OSCP
2 28 (87.50%) CEH
3 18 (56.25%) CISSP
4 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) GWAPT
5 9 (28.13%) GPEN
5 9 (28.13%) GCIH
6 8 (25.00%) CISA
6 8 (25.00%) CISM
6 8 (25.00%) CISMP
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (18.75%) CCNA
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
9 3 (9.38%) RHCE
10 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (71.88%) PCI DSS
2 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (25.00%) HIPAA
4 4 (12.50%) COBIT
5 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Snort
1 8 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Sophos
1 8 (25.00%) Imperva
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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