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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 887 890 872
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 17 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.057% 0.062% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 5
Average salary £53,750 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 12 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 4 September 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
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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 +11 17 £53,750 +7.50% 1
West Midlands - 7 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 7 £57,500 -
London -6 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Berkshire +18 3 £52,500 +5.00%
South East +10 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Slough -3 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Leicestershire +15 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Leicester +7 2 £28,785 -53.94%
East Midlands -1 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
City of London - 1 £52,500 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) OSCP
2 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (85.29%) Windows
4 28 (82.35%) Linux
4 28 (82.35%) CISSP
5 27 (79.41%) SQL
5 27 (79.41%) Data Centre
6 26 (76.47%) Information Security
7 24 (70.59%) Security Architecture
8 17 (50.00%) OWASP
9 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
10 5 (14.71%) Retail
10 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
11 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 3 (8.82%) CEH
12 3 (8.82%) Security Management
12 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
13 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (5.88%) GWAPT
13 2 (5.88%) GPEN
13 2 (5.88%) Open Source
13 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 2 (5.88%) Information Management
13 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
13 2 (5.88%) GCIH
13 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
14 1 (2.94%) Finance
14 1 (2.94%) Games
14 1 (2.94%) GIAC

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) VoIP
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
General
1 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Tester
1 30 (88.24%) Penetration Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Consultant
3 8 (23.53%) Security Consultant
3 8 (23.53%) Security Tester
4 6 (17.65%) IT Security Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) IT Consultant
5 5 (14.71%) Web Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Applications Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior IT Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 27 (79.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 28 (82.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (76.47%) Information Security
3 24 (70.59%) Security Architecture
4 17 (50.00%) OWASP
5 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Security Management
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.88%) Information Management
6 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (5.88%) Open Source
7 1 (2.94%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.94%) Malware Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) OSCP
2 28 (82.35%) CISSP
3 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CEH
6 2 (5.88%) GWAPT
6 2 (5.88%) GPEN
6 2 (5.88%) GCIH
7 1 (2.94%) CISMP
7 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
7 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.94%) CISA
7 1 (2.94%) CISM
7 1 (2.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
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