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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 892 947 966
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 22 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.050% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 16
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £56,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%

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
25782 30155 31434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.36% 27.44% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20928 24253 24331
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 24 August 2016 within the UK.

OSCE Salary Histogram in the UK

OSCE
Top 10 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 24 August 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 +68 22 £55,000 - 20
London +45 11 £75,000 +42.85% 2
North West - 5 £42,500 - 1
Manchester - 4 £42,500 - 1
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands -3 1 £55,000 -4.34% 4
Birmingham -21 1 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Leicestershire - 1 £45,000 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 5

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 35 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 35 (100.00%) OSCP
2 21 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 18 (51.43%) Mobile App
4 17 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 12 (34.29%) Open Source
6 12 (34.29%) Information Security
7 8 (22.86%) Tigerscheme
7 8 (22.86%) Windows
8 7 (20.00%) Linux
8 7 (20.00%) Nessus
8 7 (20.00%) CEH
8 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 7 (20.00%) OWASP
8 7 (20.00%) Burp Suite
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) CISSP
10 5 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 5 (14.29%) CHECK Team Leader
10 5 (14.29%) SANS
11 4 (11.43%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (11.43%) sqlmap
11 4 (11.43%) HP Fortify
11 4 (11.43%) GPEN
11 4 (11.43%) Nmap
11 4 (11.43%) Degree
11 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (8.57%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Burp Suite
2 4 (11.43%) sqlmap
3 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
1 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Consultant
2 20 (57.14%) Tester
3 19 (54.29%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (54.29%) Security Consultant
4 12 (34.29%) Security Tester
5 11 (31.43%) Security Penetration Tester
6 3 (8.57%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Mobile App
2 14 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) iPad
3 3 (8.57%) SCADA
4 1 (2.86%) Blog
4 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (34.29%) Information Security
3 12 (34.29%) Open Source
4 7 (20.00%) OWASP
4 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.71%) Presales
6 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Security Management
7 1 (2.86%) Fuzz Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) SABSA
7 1 (2.86%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) PHP
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) OSCP
2 21 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 8 (22.86%) Tigerscheme
4 7 (20.00%) CEH
5 6 (17.14%) CISSP
6 5 (14.29%) CHECK Team Leader
6 5 (14.29%) SANS
7 4 (11.43%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (11.43%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) GIAC
7 4 (11.43%) GPEN
7 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.57%) CCNP
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.57%) CLAS
8 3 (8.57%) OSWP
9 2 (5.71%) CISM
10 1 (2.86%) CISA
10 1 (2.86%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nessus
2 4 (11.43%) HP Fortify
2 4 (11.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) HP
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