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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 429 397 446
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +49
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 1 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.005% 0.064% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% 0.20% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
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
6661 6400 7413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.60% 31.63% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 5008 6313
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Debian

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (40.00%) SaaS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Security Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) CentOS
1 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (40.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS