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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 876 904 887
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 14 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.047% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 4
Average salary £53,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -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
29780 32110 30300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23622 25307 24575
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 9 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 7 July 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 +24 14 £53,500 +1.90% 9
South East +25 6 £53,000 +17.77%
Berkshire -1 6 £53,000 +17.77%
Slough -3 6 £53,000 +17.77%
London +34 4 £52,500 -22.22% 2
Birmingham - 4 £55,000 - 4
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 - 4
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
City of London - 1 £52,500 - 1

OSCE
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 36 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 36 (100.00%) OSCP
2 31 (86.11%) Information Security
3 28 (77.78%) Windows
3 28 (77.78%) Linux
3 28 (77.78%) CISSP
4 25 (69.44%) Security Architecture
5 23 (63.89%) Data Centre
5 23 (63.89%) SQL
6 20 (55.56%) OWASP
7 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (22.22%) Retail
8 8 (22.22%) CEH
8 8 (22.22%) SaaS
8 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Test Management
9 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
9 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
9 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.89%) Banking
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) Games
11 1 (2.78%) Security Management
11 1 (2.78%) Security Testing

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (22.22%) SaaS
General
1 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Games
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Tester
1 35 (97.22%) Penetration Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Consultant
2 13 (36.11%) Security Consultant
3 8 (22.22%) Web Tester
4 7 (19.44%) IT Security Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) IT Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Security Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 23 (63.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
1 28 (77.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (86.11%) Information Security
3 25 (69.44%) Security Architecture
4 20 (55.56%) OWASP
5 7 (19.44%) Test Management
6 1 (2.78%) Security Management
6 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) OSCP
2 28 (77.78%) CISSP
3 8 (22.22%) CEH
3 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
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Salary: competitive
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