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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 831 839 865
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +26
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 27 28 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.027% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.084% 0.098% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 3
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%

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
32264 28466 29425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 27.29% 28.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25732 22397 24046
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 2015 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 14 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 6 March 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 +13 27 £57,500 +15.00% 4
North West - 17 £57,500 - 1
Manchester - 17 £57,500 - 1
London +16 7 £50,000 -23.07% 2
Reading -2 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Berkshire -17 3 £55,000 +15.78% 1
South East -26 3 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Slough -4 2 £55,000 +15.78%
West Midlands -23 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
City of London - 1 - - 1

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 44 (100.00%) OSCP
2 43 (97.73%) Penetration Testing
3 35 (79.55%) Information Security
4 29 (65.91%) CISSP
5 28 (63.64%) Windows
5 28 (63.64%) Linux
5 28 (63.64%) Security Architecture
6 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.00%) OWASP
7 10 (22.73%) CEH
8 7 (15.91%) SaaS
8 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
9 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (13.64%) Test Management
9 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
10 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Retail
11 4 (9.09%) Banking
11 4 (9.09%) Finance
11 4 (9.09%) Games
11 4 (9.09%) GCIH
11 4 (9.09%) Security Management
11 4 (9.09%) SQL
11 4 (9.09%) VCP4
11 4 (9.09%) GWAPT
11 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (6.82%) Degree
12 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
12 3 (6.82%) GPEN

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (15.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
1 3 (6.82%) Wireless
2 1 (2.27%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) VoIP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
General
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Tester
2 36 (81.82%) Penetration Tester
3 34 (77.27%) Consultant
3 34 (77.27%) Security Consultant
4 24 (54.55%) IT Security Consultant
4 24 (54.55%) IT Consultant
5 9 (20.45%) Security Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Web Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (2.27%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
1 28 (63.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (79.55%) Information Security
3 28 (63.64%) Security Architecture
4 11 (25.00%) OWASP
5 6 (13.64%) Test Management
6 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Security Management
8 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.55%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (4.55%) Network Design
9 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.27%) Analytics
10 1 (2.27%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.27%) People Management
10 1 (2.27%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.27%) Project Management
10 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) OSCP
2 29 (65.91%) CISSP
3 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.73%) CEH
5 4 (9.09%) GCIH
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) VCP4
5 4 (9.09%) GWAPT
6 3 (6.82%) GPEN
6 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 3 (6.82%) CISM
7 2 (4.55%) CISA
8 1 (2.27%) GCIA
8 1 (2.27%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.55%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle
1 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.27%) LogRhythm
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £4000000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 21 days ago