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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 876 874 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 18 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.003% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.010% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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
Top 17 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 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 14 £50,000 -16.66%
London - 9 £50,000 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
North West - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 £50,000 -
South East -8 2 £50,000 -16.66%
South West - 2 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
Reading - 2 £50,000 -
Slough - 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 33 (97.06%) OSCP
2 24 (70.59%) CEH
2 24 (70.59%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (64.71%) Linux
4 20 (58.82%) Information Security
4 20 (58.82%) PCI DSS
5 18 (52.94%) Firewall
6 17 (50.00%) CISSP
7 15 (44.12%) Windows
7 15 (44.12%) Ubuntu
7 15 (44.12%) CentOS
8 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (41.18%) Retail
9 13 (38.24%) Finance
10 12 (35.29%) GCIH
10 12 (35.29%) SQL
10 12 (35.29%) GWAPT
10 12 (35.29%) GPEN
11 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
11 10 (29.41%) Banking
11 10 (29.41%) Games
11 10 (29.41%) Debian
11 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (29.41%) SaaS
11 10 (29.41%) Test Management
11 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
12 9 (26.47%) Degree
12 9 (26.47%) tcpdump
13 8 (23.53%) CISMP
13 8 (23.53%) CISA

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) tcpdump
3 8 (23.53%) Wireless
3 8 (23.53%) VoIP
4 4 (11.76%) Internet
4 4 (11.76%) LDAP
4 4 (11.76%) FTP
4 4 (11.76%) HTTP
4 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) SSH
4 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.76%) Network Security
4 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Metasploit
2 4 (11.76%) AppScan
General
1 14 (41.18%) Retail
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 10 (29.41%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Tester
1 20 (58.82%) Penetration Tester
2 15 (44.12%) Security Tester
3 11 (32.35%) Consultant
3 11 (32.35%) Security Consultant
4 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) AS400
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Ubuntu
2 15 (44.12%) CentOS
3 10 (29.41%) Debian
4 8 (23.53%) UNIX
5 4 (11.76%) OS/390
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) Solaris
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (58.82%) Information Security
3 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (29.41%) Test Management
4 8 (23.53%) Data Security
5 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
6 5 (14.71%) SIEM
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 4 (11.76%) Information Management
7 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 3 (8.82%) OWASP
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
3 5 (14.71%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (97.06%) OSCP
2 24 (70.59%) CEH
3 17 (50.00%) CISSP
4 12 (35.29%) GCIH
4 12 (35.29%) GWAPT
4 12 (35.29%) GPEN
5 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) Degree
7 8 (23.53%) CISMP
7 8 (23.53%) CISA
7 8 (23.53%) CISM
8 5 (14.71%) CCNA
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (11.76%) GCIA
9 4 (11.76%) GSEC
10 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (58.82%) PCI DSS
2 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (14.71%) HIPAA
4 4 (11.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Nmap
1 5 (14.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Imperva
1 5 (14.71%) Sophos
1 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle