Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 740 1003 1076
Rank change year-on-year +263 +73 +105
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 32 26 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 38
Median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.80% +6.25%
10th Percentile £51,300 £49,750 £36,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -14.40% +8.70% -

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 13,215 27,420 36,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.17% 21.83% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,612 20,703 27,066
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

OSCE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSCE.

Salary trend for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCE over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 2021. 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 +258 32 £90,000 +28.57% 3
London +222 29 £90,000 +4.35% 3
Work from Home -69 8 £90,000 - 1
UK excluding London +191 3 £53,500 -14.40%
North of England +88 1 £70,000 -39.13%
South West +67 1 £52,500 -19.23%
East of England - 1 £53,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT jobs citing OSCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for OSCE.

1 25 (78.13%) OWASP
1 25 (78.13%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (75.00%) OSCP
3 23 (71.88%) AWS
4 21 (65.63%) Docker
4 21 (65.63%) Terraform
5 19 (59.38%) CISSP
5 19 (59.38%) Firewall
6 18 (56.25%) GPEN
7 17 (53.13%) Azure
7 17 (53.13%) DevOps
7 17 (53.13%) GCP
7 17 (53.13%) Information Security
8 16 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (46.88%) Ethical Hacking
9 15 (46.88%) Kubernetes
10 14 (43.75%) Linux
10 14 (43.75%) DevSecOps
11 13 (40.63%) CCSP
11 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (37.50%) Fintech
12 12 (37.50%) NIST
13 11 (34.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 11 (34.38%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (34.38%) Security Architecture
13 11 (34.38%) CEH
13 11 (34.38%) Network Security
14 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
15 9 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (28.13%) Computer Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 23 (71.88%) AWS
2 17 (53.13%) Azure
2 17 (53.13%) GCP
3 6 (18.75%) Office 365
4 2 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) Network Security
3 9 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (18.75%) IPsec
4 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 4 (12.50%) Intranet
5 4 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (18.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Penetration Tester
2 10 (31.25%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Ethical Hacker
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) DevSecOps Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Python Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Python Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 8 (25.00%) PKI
2 6 (18.75%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Mac OS
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Cybersecurity
1 25 (78.13%) OWASP
2 17 (53.13%) DevOps
2 17 (53.13%) Information Security
3 16 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Ethical Hacking
5 14 (43.75%) DevSecOps
6 12 (37.50%) Fintech
7 11 (34.38%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (34.38%) Security Architecture
8 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
9 9 (28.13%) Blue Team
9 9 (28.13%) Computer Security
9 9 (28.13%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (28.13%) Runbook
9 9 (28.13%) Task Automation
10 8 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
10 8 (25.00%) SIEM
10 8 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 6 (18.75%) Go
1 6 (18.75%) Java
1 6 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) OSCP
2 19 (59.38%) CISSP
3 18 (56.25%) GPEN
4 13 (40.63%) CCSP
4 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (34.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 11 (34.38%) CEH
6 6 (18.75%) CEPT
6 6 (18.75%) EC-Council LPT
6 6 (18.75%) GIAC
6 6 (18.75%) GXPN
6 6 (18.75%) OSWP
6 6 (18.75%) SANS
7 4 (12.50%) CCIE
7 4 (12.50%) CCNA
7 4 (12.50%) CISM
7 4 (12.50%) SSCP
8 3 (9.38%) Degree
8 3 (9.38%) GCIA
8 3 (9.38%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) NIST
2 8 (25.00%) GDPR
3 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (65.63%) Terraform
2 15 (46.88%) Kubernetes
3 9 (28.13%) CSIRT
4 6 (18.75%) Consul
4 6 (18.75%) linkerd
4 6 (18.75%) Prometheus
5 4 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Google