The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 440 465 442
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.029% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.091% 0.052% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
Average salary £53,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.77% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -16.66%
OSCE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6599 7735 7422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.41% 33.86% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5094 6070 6009
Average salary £43,500 £42,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.75% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015. 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 -1 6 £53,000 +17.77%
OSCE
England

OSCE
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (86.67%) Information Security
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 12 (80.00%) CISSP
3 12 (80.00%) Security Architecture
3 12 (80.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (60.00%) OWASP
4 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) CEH
5 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) SaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Games
6 1 (6.67%) Banking
6 1 (6.67%) Retail

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Tester
1 14 (93.33%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Information Security
3 12 (80.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (60.00%) OWASP
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) OSCP
2 12 (80.00%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) CEH
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS