The first table below looks at the demand for OSCE in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCE over the 3 months to 24 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 South East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 453 428 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.017% 0.009% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.027% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7695 7282 7947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.65% 32.83% 34.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5950 5868 6832
Average salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
OSCE
England

OSCE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSCE across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OSCE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSCE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCE across the South East region.

OSCE Salary Trend in the South East

OSCE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire - 4 £45,000 -
OSCE
England

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 13 (92.86%) Linux
1 13 (92.86%) CISSP
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
1 13 (92.86%) Nessus
1 13 (92.86%) CEH
1 13 (92.86%) Nmap
1 13 (92.86%) Metasploit
1 13 (92.86%) OSCP
2 12 (85.71%) Imperva
2 12 (85.71%) tcpdump
2 12 (85.71%) HIPAA
2 12 (85.71%) Ruby
2 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 12 (85.71%) Snort
2 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 12 (85.71%) Sophos
2 12 (85.71%) Python
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Perl
3 11 (78.57%) PHP
3 11 (78.57%) Ubuntu
3 11 (78.57%) CentOS
3 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
3 11 (78.57%) Bash Shell
3 11 (78.57%) SIEM
4 8 (57.14%) CCNA
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Ubuntu
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 11 (78.57%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Ruby
1 12 (85.71%) Python
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) Perl
2 11 (78.57%) PHP
2 11 (78.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) CISSP
1 13 (92.86%) CEH
1 13 (92.86%) OSCP
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) RHCE
4 1 (7.14%) OSWP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) HIPAA
1 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Nmap
2 12 (85.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (92.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Imperva
1 12 (85.71%) Sophos
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix