The table below looks at the statistics for OSCE in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSCE over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 928 909 897
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 7 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.026% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.025% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 39
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £57,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSCE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OSCE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSCE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCE within the UK.

OSCE Salary Trend in the UK

OSCE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCE over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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 +9 4 £66,250 +39.47% 2
England -4 4 £66,250 +15.21% 7

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 14 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 14 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (92.86%) CEH
2 13 (92.86%) CREST Certified
3 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) GWAPT
5 6 (42.86%) GPEN
5 6 (42.86%) Open Source
5 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) GCIH
5 6 (42.86%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (35.71%) Information Management
6 5 (35.71%) Test Management
6 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (35.71%) SaaS
6 5 (35.71%) OWASP
6 5 (35.71%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (35.71%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (28.57%) Retail
7 4 (28.57%) Security Management
7 4 (28.57%) Information Security
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) CISSP
8 3 (21.43%) CISA

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 5 (35.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless Security
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AppScan
1 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
1 1 (7.14%) Paros
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Tester
2 12 (85.71%) Security Penetration Tester
2 12 (85.71%) Security Tester
3 11 (78.57%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (42.86%) Consultant
5 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
6 4 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (28.57%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (28.57%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (35.71%) Information Management
3 5 (35.71%) OWASP
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
5 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Social Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (92.86%) CEH
2 13 (92.86%) CREST Certified
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) GCIH
4 6 (42.86%) GPEN
4 6 (42.86%) GWAPT
5 5 (35.71%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (35.71%) Tigerscheme
6 3 (21.43%) CISA
6 3 (21.43%) CISSP
7 2 (14.29%) CISM
7 2 (14.29%) CISMP
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Fortify
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
1 1 (7.14%) WebInspect
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