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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 869 891 895
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 17 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.037% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 2
Average salary £48,750 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +9.09%

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
31121 29869 33086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.97% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24946 23922 27695
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £66,000
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
Top 15 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 26 November 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
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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 +7 17 £48,750 -18.75% 2
North West - 7 £57,500 -
Manchester - 7 £57,500 -
South East -9 3 £45,000 -18.18%
South West - 3 £47,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £47,500 -
Leicestershire +12 1 £45,000 -32.07%
East Midlands +5 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Bristol - 1 £47,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
London - 1 £50,000 - 1

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 38 (100.00%) OSCP
2 32 (84.21%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (73.68%) Information Security
4 25 (65.79%) Linux
5 17 (44.74%) CEH
6 16 (42.11%) CISSP
7 15 (39.47%) Windows
8 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 14 (36.84%) Retail
9 13 (34.21%) Finance
9 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
10 11 (28.95%) CentOS
10 11 (28.95%) Ubuntu
10 11 (28.95%) Security Architecture
10 11 (28.95%) GWAPT
10 11 (28.95%) Firewall
10 11 (28.95%) GCIH
11 10 (26.32%) Banking
11 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (26.32%) Games
11 10 (26.32%) Debian
11 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
11 10 (26.32%) GPEN
11 10 (26.32%) SaaS
11 10 (26.32%) Test Management
12 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
12 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
12 7 (18.42%) Security Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Computer Science

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) Wireless
3 5 (13.16%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) tcpdump
4 4 (10.53%) SSH
4 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 4 (10.53%) LDAP
4 4 (10.53%) VoIP
4 4 (10.53%) FTP
4 4 (10.53%) HTTP
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (36.84%) Retail
2 13 (34.21%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Games
3 10 (26.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Tester
2 23 (60.53%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (50.00%) Consultant
3 19 (50.00%) Security Consultant
4 15 (39.47%) Security Tester
5 9 (23.68%) IT Consultant
5 9 (23.68%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Security Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Testing Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Ethical Hacker
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Penetration Test Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
1 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Open Source
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 15 (39.47%) Windows
3 11 (28.95%) Ubuntu
3 11 (28.95%) CentOS
4 10 (26.32%) Debian
5 4 (10.53%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (73.68%) Information Security
3 11 (28.95%) Security Architecture
4 10 (26.32%) Test Management
5 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (18.42%) Security Testing
6 5 (13.16%) OWASP
7 4 (10.53%) Data Security
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Information Management
8 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (5.26%) Network Design
9 2 (5.26%) SIEM
9 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.63%) Analytics
10 1 (2.63%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.63%) People Management
10 1 (2.63%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) OSCP
2 17 (44.74%) CEH
3 16 (42.11%) CISSP
4 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 11 (28.95%) GWAPT
5 11 (28.95%) GCIH
6 10 (26.32%) GPEN
7 7 (18.42%) Degree
8 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) CISM
9 5 (13.16%) GCIA
9 5 (13.16%) GSEC
9 5 (13.16%) CISA
10 3 (7.89%) CISMP
11 1 (2.63%) CCNA
11 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
2 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.89%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Snort
1 1 (2.63%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.63%) Sophos
1 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.63%) Imperva
1 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
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