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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 873 888 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 18 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.001% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.003% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -

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
30434 28618 33710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.66% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23814 23350 28241
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 19 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 1 October 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
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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
England -10 14 £50,000 -16.66% 1
London - 7 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
South East +6 3 £50,000 -16.66%
South West - 3 £50,000 -
North West - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
Reading - 2 £50,000 -
Slough - 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £47,500 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 33 (97.06%) OSCP
2 25 (73.53%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (64.71%) CEH
4 21 (61.76%) Information Security
4 21 (61.76%) Linux
5 18 (52.94%) PCI DSS
6 16 (47.06%) Firewall
7 15 (44.12%) CISSP
8 14 (41.18%) CentOS
8 14 (41.18%) Windows
8 14 (41.18%) Retail
8 14 (41.18%) Ubuntu
9 13 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (38.24%) Finance
10 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
11 11 (32.35%) GWAPT
11 11 (32.35%) GPEN
11 11 (32.35%) GCIH
12 10 (29.41%) Banking
12 10 (29.41%) Games
12 10 (29.41%) Debian
12 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
12 10 (29.41%) SQL
12 10 (29.41%) Test Management
12 10 (29.41%) SaaS
13 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (23.53%) Degree
14 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
14 8 (23.53%) tcpdump
15 7 (20.59%) Wireless

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (23.53%) tcpdump
3 7 (20.59%) Wireless
3 7 (20.59%) VoIP
4 4 (11.76%) LDAP
4 4 (11.76%) FTP
4 4 (11.76%) HTTP
4 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) SSH
4 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
4 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 3 (8.82%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Metasploit
2 3 (8.82%) AppScan
General
1 14 (41.18%) Retail
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 10 (29.41%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Tester
1 20 (58.82%) Penetration Tester
2 15 (44.12%) Security Tester
3 12 (35.29%) Consultant
3 12 (35.29%) Security Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Testing Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) AS400
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) CentOS
2 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Ubuntu
3 10 (29.41%) Debian
4 7 (20.59%) UNIX
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Solaris
6 3 (8.82%) OS/390
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (61.76%) Information Security
3 10 (29.41%) Test Management
4 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (20.59%) Data Security
6 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Information Management
7 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
7 4 (11.76%) SIEM
8 3 (8.82%) OWASP
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) Perl
2 4 (11.76%) PHP
2 4 (11.76%) Ruby
2 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (97.06%) OSCP
2 22 (64.71%) CEH
3 15 (44.12%) CISSP
4 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) GWAPT
5 11 (32.35%) GPEN
5 11 (32.35%) GCIH
6 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 7 (20.59%) CISA
7 7 (20.59%) CISM
7 7 (20.59%) CISMP
8 5 (14.71%) CCNA
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (11.76%) GCIA
9 4 (11.76%) GSEC
9 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 13 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (11.76%) HIPAA
4 3 (8.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Nmap
1 4 (11.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
1 4 (11.76%) Sophos
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
1 4 (11.76%) Imperva
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