Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1142 1176 1270
Rank change year-on-year +34 +94 +9
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 21 31 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.066% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 15 35 19
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £44,250 £42,150 £27,278
90th Percentile £100,000 £75,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 15 £60,000 -20.00% 4
Midlands +27 4 £75,000 +50.00%
West Midlands +19 4 £75,000 +39.53%
North of England +5 1 £60,000 +20.00%
North West -30 1 £60,000 +20.00%
South West - 1 £60,000 -
OSCE
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (100.00%) OSCP
2 19 (90.48%) CREST Certified
2 19 (90.48%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (71.43%) OWASP
4 14 (66.67%) Information Security
4 14 (66.67%) Windows
5 12 (57.14%) Linux
5 12 (57.14%) Burp Suite
6 11 (52.38%) Security Architecture
7 10 (47.62%) SQL
7 10 (47.62%) Unix
8 9 (42.86%) CISSP
9 8 (38.10%) Firewall
9 8 (38.10%) Metasploit
9 8 (38.10%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (38.10%) Nessus
9 8 (38.10%) Nmap
9 8 (38.10%) GPEN
10 7 (33.33%) SANS
10 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (33.33%) Ruby
10 7 (33.33%) Finance
10 7 (33.33%) Python
10 7 (33.33%) C
10 7 (33.33%) Java
11 6 (28.57%) Perl
11 6 (28.57%) C#
11 6 (28.57%) C++
11 6 (28.57%) Social Engineering

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 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) VoIP
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Burp Suite
2 8 (38.10%) Metasploit
3 3 (14.29%) AppScan
3 3 (14.29%) Paros
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Penetration Tester
1 13 (61.90%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Team Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Junior
3 3 (14.29%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Information
4 2 (9.52%) Head of IT
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Technology
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (14.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (71.43%) OWASP
3 14 (66.67%) Information Security
4 11 (52.38%) Security Architecture
5 8 (38.10%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (28.57%) Social Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Open Source
9 3 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) Validation
9 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 2 (9.52%) People Management
10 2 (9.52%) Presales
10 2 (9.52%) Security Management
10 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Ruby
3 6 (28.57%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) C++
3 6 (28.57%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) OSCP
2 19 (90.48%) CREST Certified
3 9 (42.86%) CISSP
4 8 (38.10%) GPEN
5 7 (33.33%) SANS
6 5 (23.81%) CHECK Team Leader
6 5 (23.81%) GCIH
6 5 (23.81%) GXPN
7 4 (19.05%) CEH
8 3 (14.29%) CISA
8 3 (14.29%) CISM
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) GWAPT
8 3 (14.29%) Master's Degree
9 2 (9.52%) CCNA
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (9.52%) CLAS
9 2 (9.52%) GIAC
10 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
10 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Nessus
1 8 (38.10%) Nmap
2 3 (14.29%) HP Fortify
2 3 (14.29%) WebInspect