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

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 886 949 965
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 21 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.016% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.060% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 15
Median salary £52,500 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

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
24807 29886 31056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.11% 27.35% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19923 24116 24256
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSCE over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 11 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 29 September 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 +68 21 £52,500 -2.32% 8
London +50 9 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
North West - 4 £46,250 -
Manchester - 3 £42,500 -
East Midlands +14 2 £45,000 +63.63% 5
Leicestershire -6 2 £45,000 +63.63% 2
West Midlands -22 2 £53,750 -6.52% 2
Birmingham -30 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 35 (100.00%) OSCP
2 34 (97.14%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (57.14%) CREST Certified
4 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (45.71%) Mobile App
6 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
6 13 (37.14%) Open Source
7 11 (31.43%) Information Security
8 8 (22.86%) CEH
9 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 7 (20.00%) OWASP
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
9 7 (20.00%) Burp Suite
9 7 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) Nessus
11 5 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (14.29%) CISSP
11 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (14.29%) CHECK Team Leader
12 4 (11.43%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (11.43%) sqlmap
12 4 (11.43%) SANS
12 4 (11.43%) Nmap
12 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
12 4 (11.43%) Android
12 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
12 4 (11.43%) Wireless

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 4 (11.43%) Wireless
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Burp Suite
2 4 (11.43%) sqlmap
3 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Consultant
2 20 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
2 20 (57.14%) Security Consultant
2 20 (57.14%) Tester
3 13 (37.14%) Security Penetration Tester
3 13 (37.14%) Security Tester
4 4 (11.43%) IT Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Mobile App
2 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Blog
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) SCADA
3 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (37.14%) Open Source
4 11 (31.43%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) OWASP
5 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Security Management
9 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (5.71%) Information Management
9 2 (5.71%) Presales
9 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.86%) Fuzz Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
10 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.86%) SABSA
10 1 (2.86%) Security Operations
10 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) OSCP
2 20 (57.14%) CREST Certified
3 8 (22.86%) CEH
4 7 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
5 5 (14.29%) CHECK Team Leader
5 5 (14.29%) CISSP
6 4 (11.43%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (11.43%) SANS
6 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.57%) CISM
7 3 (8.57%) Degree
7 3 (8.57%) GPEN
8 2 (5.71%) CISA
8 2 (5.71%) CISMP
8 2 (5.71%) GCIH
8 2 (5.71%) GIAC
8 2 (5.71%) GWAPT
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.86%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Nessus
2 4 (11.43%) Nmap
3 3 (8.57%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) HP
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