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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK
Rank 846 930 925
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 3 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% 0.028% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 27
Median salary £50,250 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,050 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,450 £77,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,250 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -13.04%

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
20686 28636 29355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.79% 27.99% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16349 22919 23401
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 6 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +103 3 £50,250 -25.55% 10
West Midlands - 2 £53,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £53,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 14 (100.00%) OSCP
2 10 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (71.43%) CREST Certified
3 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (35.71%) Tigerscheme
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) CISSP
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) SANS
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 3 (21.43%) OWASP
6 3 (21.43%) GWAPT
6 3 (21.43%) GPEN
6 3 (21.43%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (21.43%) GCIH
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 2 (14.29%) Information Management
7 2 (14.29%) Nessus
7 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 2 (14.29%) QA

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 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Burp Suite
1 2 (14.29%) sqlmap
2 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Tester
2 10 (71.43%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (42.86%) Security Penetration Tester
3 6 (42.86%) Security Tester
4 4 (28.57%) Consultant
5 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) IT Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Presales
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) SABSA
6 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) OSCP
2 10 (71.43%) CREST Certified
3 5 (35.71%) Tigerscheme
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) SANS
5 3 (21.43%) CEH
5 3 (21.43%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (21.43%) GCIH
5 3 (21.43%) GPEN
5 3 (21.43%) GWAPT
6 2 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (14.29%) CISA
6 2 (14.29%) CISM
6 2 (14.29%) CISMP
6 2 (14.29%) GIAC
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nessus
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago