Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OSCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1151 1190 1292
Rank change year-on-year +39 +102 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 26 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.064% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 19 36 20
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £44,750 £42,375 £28,032
90th Percentile £100,000 £75,000 £59,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.50% -9.09% +10.00%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

OSCE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSCE over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Top 8 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 6 months to 18 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
England +19 25 £60,000 +14.29% 1
London +3 17 £60,000 -20.00% 1
UK excluding London +52 8 £61,250 +22.50%
Midlands +22 5 £75,000 +50.00%
West Midlands +20 5 £75,000 +39.53%
North of England -3 2 £61,250 +22.50%
North West -29 2 £61,250 +22.50%
South West - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for OSCE.

1 26 (100.00%) OSCP
2 24 (92.31%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (88.46%) CREST Certified
4 18 (69.23%) OWASP
4 18 (69.23%) Information Security
5 16 (61.54%) Windows
6 14 (53.85%) Linux
6 14 (53.85%) Security Architecture
6 14 (53.85%) Burp Suite
7 13 (50.00%) SQL
8 11 (42.31%) CISSP
8 11 (42.31%) Nmap
8 11 (42.31%) Metasploit
8 11 (42.31%) GPEN
9 10 (38.46%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (38.46%) Nessus
9 10 (38.46%) Firewall
9 10 (38.46%) Unix
10 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (30.77%) Python
11 8 (30.77%) C
11 8 (30.77%) Java
11 8 (30.77%) Ruby
11 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (26.92%) Social Engineering
12 7 (26.92%) SANS
12 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
12 7 (26.92%) C#
12 7 (26.92%) C++
12 7 (26.92%) GCIH

OSCE
Co-occurring 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 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) Wireless
3 5 (19.23%) Internet
3 5 (19.23%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) 802.15
5 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) Modbus
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
5 1 (3.85%) WLAN
5 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Burp Suite
2 11 (42.31%) Metasploit
3 5 (19.23%) AppScan
3 5 (19.23%) Paros
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Penetration Tester
1 18 (69.23%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacker
3 3 (11.54%) Junior
3 3 (11.54%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Junior Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Lead Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Security Penetration Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Security Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
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 Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) POSIX
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Unix
4 6 (23.08%) Android
4 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
4 6 (23.08%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 18 (69.23%) OWASP
3 14 (53.85%) Security Architecture
4 10 (38.46%) Reverse Engineering
5 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Social Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
8 5 (19.23%) Validation
8 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.69%) People Management
10 2 (7.69%) Presales
10 2 (7.69%) Security Management
10 2 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Ruby
3 7 (26.92%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 6 (23.08%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) OSCP
2 23 (88.46%) CREST Certified
3 11 (42.31%) CISSP
3 11 (42.31%) GPEN
4 7 (26.92%) GCIH
4 7 (26.92%) SANS
5 6 (23.08%) CEH
5 6 (23.08%) GWAPT
5 6 (23.08%) GXPN
6 5 (19.23%) CHECK Team Leader
6 5 (19.23%) CISA
6 5 (19.23%) CISM
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Master's Degree
8 3 (11.54%) GIAC
9 2 (7.69%) CCNA
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.69%) CISMP
9 2 (7.69%) CLAS
10 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Nmap
2 10 (38.46%) Nessus
3 5 (19.23%) HP Fortify
3 5 (19.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft