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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Rank 833 836 885
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +49
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 33 39 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.037% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.14% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 1
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 14 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 29 January 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 +10 33 £57,500 +4.54% 1
North West - 23 £57,500 -
Manchester - 23 £57,500 -
London -3 4 £48,750 -7.14% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South West - 2 £47,500 -
Leicestershire +21 1 £45,000 -28.00%
East Midlands +3 1 £45,000 -26.53%
South East -32 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucester - 1 - -

OSCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 49 (100.00%) OSCP
2 45 (91.84%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (81.63%) Information Security
4 39 (79.59%) Linux
5 34 (69.39%) Windows
6 33 (67.35%) CISSP
7 32 (65.31%) Security Architecture
8 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.33%) CEH
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) SQL
10 7 (14.29%) GCIH
10 7 (14.29%) OWASP
10 7 (14.29%) GWAPT
11 6 (12.24%) GPEN
11 6 (12.24%) Degree
11 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
11 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) Retail
11 6 (12.24%) Firewall
12 5 (10.20%) Games
12 5 (10.20%) Debian
12 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
12 5 (10.20%) Banking
12 5 (10.20%) Ubuntu
12 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
12 5 (10.20%) Test Management
12 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (10.20%) CentOS

OSCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (10.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) Network Security
3 3 (6.12%) Wireless
3 3 (6.12%) FTP
3 3 (6.12%) HTTP
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.12%) SSH
3 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.12%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.04%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) VPN
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Games
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (83.67%) Tester
2 39 (79.59%) Penetration Tester
3 35 (71.43%) Consultant
3 35 (71.43%) Security Consultant
4 26 (53.06%) IT Consultant
4 26 (53.06%) IT Security Consultant
5 12 (24.49%) Security Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Ethical Hacker
7 1 (2.04%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 39 (79.59%) Linux
2 34 (69.39%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) Debian
3 5 (10.20%) Ubuntu
3 5 (10.20%) CentOS
4 3 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (91.84%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (81.63%) Information Security
3 32 (65.31%) Security Architecture
4 7 (14.29%) OWASP
5 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Test Management
6 4 (8.16%) Security Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Security
7 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.08%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (4.08%) Network Design
9 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.04%) Change Management
9 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.04%) Project Management
9 1 (2.04%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) OSCP
2 33 (67.35%) CISSP
3 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) CEH
5 7 (14.29%) GCIH
5 7 (14.29%) GWAPT
6 6 (12.24%) GPEN
6 6 (12.24%) Degree
6 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) GCIA
7 4 (8.16%) GSEC
8 3 (6.12%) CISM
9 2 (4.08%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle
1 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.04%) LogRhythm
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