The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 916 877 -
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 19 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.010% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.057% 0.035% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 0
Average salary £51,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 19 £51,000 +13.33% 1
South East -3 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Berkshire - 10 £47,500 -
Slough - 8 £47,500 -
London - 4 £67,500 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £55,000 -
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
East of England - 2 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £50,000 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 54 (98.18%) OSCP
2 48 (87.27%) Firewall
2 48 (87.27%) CEH
3 41 (74.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 41 (74.55%) CISSP
4 39 (70.91%) PCI DSS
5 31 (56.36%) Wireless
6 30 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (49.09%) VoIP
7 27 (49.09%) GCIH
7 27 (49.09%) Security Testing
7 27 (49.09%) GWAPT
7 27 (49.09%) GPEN
8 24 (43.64%) SQL
9 23 (41.82%) Open Source
10 21 (38.18%) Metasploit
10 21 (38.18%) Linux
10 21 (38.18%) Nmap
10 21 (38.18%) Nessus
11 20 (36.36%) Snort
11 20 (36.36%) Ruby
11 20 (36.36%) CISM
11 20 (36.36%) Python
11 20 (36.36%) Sophos
11 20 (36.36%) Imperva
11 20 (36.36%) tcpdump
12 19 (34.55%) SIEM
12 19 (34.55%) Bash Shell
12 19 (34.55%) HIPAA
12 19 (34.55%) CentOS

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (7.27%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 48 (87.27%) Firewall
2 31 (56.36%) Wireless
3 27 (49.09%) VoIP
4 20 (36.36%) tcpdump
5 14 (25.45%) VPN
6 4 (7.27%) Internet
7 3 (5.45%) LAN
7 3 (5.45%) WAN
8 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Metasploit
2 4 (7.27%) AppScan
General
1 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Penetration Tester
1 28 (50.91%) Tester
2 21 (38.18%) Security Engineer
3 18 (32.73%) Security Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Senior Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (1.82%) Testing Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Trainer
7 1 (1.82%) Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Security Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.82%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Linux
2 19 (34.55%) CentOS
2 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Ubuntu
3 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.09%) UNIX
5 4 (7.27%) OS/390
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (74.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 30 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (49.09%) Security Testing
4 19 (34.55%) SIEM
5 11 (20.00%) Information Security
5 11 (20.00%) Information Management
6 7 (12.73%) Security Management
6 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.27%) ITIL
7 4 (7.27%) Data Security
8 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) OWASP
9 1 (1.82%) Cyber Security
9 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.82%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) SQL
2 20 (36.36%) Ruby
2 20 (36.36%) Python
3 19 (34.55%) Bash Shell
3 19 (34.55%) Perl
3 19 (34.55%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (98.18%) OSCP
2 48 (87.27%) CEH
3 41 (74.55%) CISSP
4 27 (49.09%) GCIH
4 27 (49.09%) GWAPT
4 27 (49.09%) GPEN
5 20 (36.36%) CISM
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (34.55%) CCNA
7 17 (30.91%) CISMP
7 17 (30.91%) CISA
8 10 (18.18%) Degree
9 5 (9.09%) RHCE
10 3 (5.45%) SSCP
10 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.64%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (70.91%) PCI DSS
2 19 (34.55%) HIPAA
3 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (9.09%) SLA
5 4 (7.27%) COBIT
6 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Nmap
2 20 (36.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (38.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Sophos
1 20 (36.36%) Imperva
2 19 (34.55%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago