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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 870 963 964
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 8 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.017% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 14
Median salary £52,500 £36,250 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.82% -25.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £27,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £27,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+95.45% -42.10%

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
23562 29635 32120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.35% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18599 23502 25779
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSCE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing OSCE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 8 £52,500 +90.90% 1
North West - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester - 3 £55,000 -
London +67 2 £52,500 +16.66%
East Midlands +3 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Leicestershire -10 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing OSCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OSCE.

1 30 (100.00%) OSCP
2 27 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (53.33%) CREST Certified
5 13 (43.33%) Mobile App
5 13 (43.33%) Open Source
6 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) Information Security
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) Burp Suite
10 5 (16.67%) OWASP
10 5 (16.67%) Wireless
11 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (13.33%) CEH
11 4 (13.33%) Security Management
11 4 (13.33%) CISSP
11 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
11 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
12 3 (10.00%) GWAPT
12 3 (10.00%) GPEN
12 3 (10.00%) Nessus
12 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
12 3 (10.00%) sqlmap
12 3 (10.00%) Android
12 3 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
12 3 (10.00%) VoIP
12 3 (10.00%) VPN
12 3 (10.00%) Firewall

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Wireless
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) VoIP
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Burp Suite
2 3 (10.00%) sqlmap
3 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Consultant
1 18 (60.00%) Tester
2 17 (56.67%) Security Consultant
3 15 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (43.33%) Security Penetration Tester
4 13 (43.33%) Security Tester
5 5 (16.67%) IT Consultant
5 5 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Web Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (43.33%) Open Source
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 5 (16.67%) OWASP
6 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
7 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.67%) Information Management
8 2 (6.67%) Presales
8 2 (6.67%) SABSA
8 2 (6.67%) Security Operations
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) OSCP
2 16 (53.33%) CREST Certified
3 4 (13.33%) CEH
3 4 (13.33%) CISSP
4 3 (10.00%) GCIH
4 3 (10.00%) GPEN
4 3 (10.00%) GWAPT
4 3 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
5 2 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) CISA
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) CISMP
5 2 (6.67%) GIAC
5 2 (6.67%) SANS
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
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