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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 936 963 977
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +14
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 12 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.071% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 17
Median salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.49% +1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +9.74%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 13 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 1 May 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 +25 12 £57,500 +8.49%
London +15 6 £60,000 +20.00%
Bristol - 3 £55,000 -
South West - 3 £55,000 -
City of London +63 1 - -
West Midlands -25 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
North West - 1 £42,500 -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 19 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 19 (100.00%) OSCP
2 16 (84.21%) CREST Certified
3 10 (52.63%) Mobile App
3 10 (52.63%) CEH
4 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 9 (47.37%) Tigerscheme
5 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (36.84%) OWASP
6 7 (36.84%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Nessus
7 6 (31.58%) CISSP
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (26.32%) Degree
8 5 (26.32%) HP Fortify
8 5 (26.32%) GPEN
8 5 (26.32%) Security Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) SaaS
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (21.05%) SANS
9 4 (21.05%) Ruby
9 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (21.05%) Test Management
9 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) GIAC
9 4 (21.05%) Wireless

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless Security
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Burp Suite
2 2 (10.53%) AppScan
2 2 (10.53%) Metasploit
2 2 (10.53%) Paros
3 1 (5.26%) sqlmap
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Games
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Tester
2 16 (84.21%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (52.63%) Security Tester
4 9 (47.37%) Security Penetration Tester
5 8 (42.11%) Consultant
6 6 (31.58%) Security Consultant
7 5 (26.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 5 (26.32%) Senior Tester
8 4 (21.05%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (21.05%) Senior Security Consultant
9 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
9 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 1 (5.26%) Penetration Test Consultant
9 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) iPad
3 3 (15.79%) SCADA
4 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.26%) CESG
5 1 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Kali Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 7 (36.84%) OWASP
4 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Security Architecture
5 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (10.53%) Data Security
8 2 (10.53%) Open Source
8 2 (10.53%) Presales
8 2 (10.53%) Validation
9 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (5.26%) Fuzz Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
9 1 (5.26%) Social Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (5.26%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Perl
1 4 (21.05%) Python
1 4 (21.05%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) OSCP
2 16 (84.21%) CREST Certified
3 10 (52.63%) CEH
4 9 (47.37%) Tigerscheme
5 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (31.58%) CISSP
8 5 (26.32%) Degree
8 5 (26.32%) GPEN
9 4 (21.05%) GIAC
9 4 (21.05%) SANS
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) CCNP
10 3 (15.79%) CHECK Team Leader
10 3 (15.79%) CISA
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.79%) CLAS
10 3 (15.79%) OSWP
11 2 (10.53%) CISM
11 2 (10.53%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Nessus
2 5 (26.32%) HP Fortify
3 3 (15.79%) Nmap
4 2 (10.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP