The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 900 940
Rank change year-on-year +57 +40  
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 22 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.057% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 16
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +7.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,250 £51,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £48,750 £53,500
% change year-on-year +23.07% -8.87%  

OSCE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20516 24488 28089
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.55% 26.50% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33827 42300 45822
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

OSCE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OSCE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OSCE in England

OSCE
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCE in England.

Salary trend for OSCE in England

OSCE
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSCE in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCE in England

OSCE
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCE within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
London +40 15 £62,500 -5.66%
Midlands +15 4 £62,500 -
West Midlands +15 4 £62,500 -
North of England -7 2 £61,250 +44.11%
North West -36 2 £61,250 +44.11%
South West -7 1 £60,000 +9.09%
OSCE
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for OSCE.

1 26 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 26 (100.00%) OSCP
1 26 (100.00%) CREST Certified
2 23 (88.46%) Security Architecture
3 21 (80.77%) Windows
4 19 (73.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 18 (69.23%) CISSP
6 15 (57.69%) Security Testing
6 15 (57.69%) Android
6 15 (57.69%) Apple iOS
7 13 (50.00%) Information Security
8 12 (46.15%) Xcode
8 12 (46.15%) Python
8 12 (46.15%) Eclipse
8 12 (46.15%) .NET
8 12 (46.15%) C
8 12 (46.15%) Java
8 12 (46.15%) Perl
8 12 (46.15%) OWASP
8 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (46.15%) Network Security
8 12 (46.15%) Ruby
8 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (46.15%) SDLC
8 12 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (46.15%) Threat Management
9 11 (42.31%) SQL
10 8 (30.77%) Linux
10 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite

OSCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Network Security
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Eclipse
1 12 (46.15%) Xcode
2 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite
3 3 (11.54%) AppScan
3 3 (11.54%) Metasploit
3 3 (11.54%) Paros
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Penetration Tester
1 23 (88.46%) Tester
2 15 (57.69%) Ethical Hacker
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Security Penetration Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Security Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Information
4 2 (7.69%) Head of IT
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Technology
4 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Android
2 15 (57.69%) Apple iOS
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (88.46%) Security Architecture
3 19 (73.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 15 (57.69%) Security Testing
5 13 (50.00%) Information Security
6 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (46.15%) OWASP
6 12 (46.15%) SDLC
6 12 (46.15%) Threat Management
7 4 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
8 3 (11.54%) Validation
8 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (7.69%) People Management
9 2 (7.69%) Security Management
10 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
10 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C
1 12 (46.15%) Java
1 12 (46.15%) Perl
1 12 (46.15%) Python
1 12 (46.15%) Ruby
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 26 (100.00%) OSCP
2 18 (69.23%) CISSP
3 3 (11.54%) CEH
3 3 (11.54%) CISA
3 3 (11.54%) CISM
3 3 (11.54%) GCIH
3 3 (11.54%) GPEN
3 3 (11.54%) GWAPT
4 2 (7.69%) CISMP
4 2 (7.69%) CLAS
4 2 (7.69%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Fortify
1 3 (11.54%) Nessus
1 3 (11.54%) Nmap
1 3 (11.54%) WebInspect