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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 918 962 973
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 14 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.054% 0.053% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 15
Median salary £57,500 £53,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.47% -2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £53,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year
-8.87% +4.90%

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
26061 30373 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.33% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21094 24061 25904
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +47 14 £57,500 +7.47% 9
London +26 7 £66,250 +26.19%
Manchester - 3 £42,500 - 1
North West - 3 £42,500 - 1
City of London +59 2 £57,500 +9.52%
West Midlands -25 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £55,000 -
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 5
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 - 1

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 21 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (61.90%) CREST Certified
3 12 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 9 (42.86%) Information Security
5 8 (38.10%) Nessus
5 8 (38.10%) CEH
6 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (33.33%) CISSP
6 7 (33.33%) Tigerscheme
7 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) HP Fortify
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (23.81%) Nmap
8 5 (23.81%) GPEN
8 5 (23.81%) Open Source
8 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) SANS
9 4 (19.05%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (19.05%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (19.05%) Perl
9 4 (19.05%) Python
9 4 (19.05%) GIAC
9 4 (19.05%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (19.05%) Ruby
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared

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 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless Security
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Burp Suite
1 3 (14.29%) sqlmap
2 2 (9.52%) AppScan
2 2 (9.52%) Metasploit
2 2 (9.52%) Paros
General
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Tester
2 13 (61.90%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (42.86%) Consultant
4 7 (33.33%) Security Consultant
5 5 (23.81%) Security Tester
6 4 (19.05%) Security Penetration Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) iPad
3 3 (14.29%) SCADA
4 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Kali Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (23.81%) Open Source
5 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) OWASP
6 4 (19.05%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Data Security
7 2 (9.52%) Presales
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (4.76%) Fuzz Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Social Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (4.76%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) Python
1 4 (19.05%) Ruby
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (61.90%) CREST Certified
3 8 (38.10%) CEH
4 7 (33.33%) CISSP
4 7 (33.33%) Tigerscheme
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) GPEN
6 5 (23.81%) SANS
7 4 (19.05%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (19.05%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (19.05%) GIAC
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) CCNP
8 3 (14.29%) CISA
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (14.29%) CISM
8 3 (14.29%) CLAS
8 3 (14.29%) OSWP
9 2 (9.52%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Nessus
2 6 (28.57%) HP Fortify
3 5 (23.81%) Nmap
4 2 (9.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
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