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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 947 959
Rank change year-on-year +93 +12  
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 4 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.024% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 17
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary - £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.34%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSCE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSCE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
Top 5 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +102 4 £60,000 - 8
London +76 3 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

OSCE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (100.00%) OSCP
2 9 (81.82%) CREST Certified
3 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) CISSP
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) SANS
6 3 (27.27%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (18.18%) Unix
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) OWASP
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Ruby
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) sqlmap

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 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) sqlmap
1 2 (18.18%) Xcode
2 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Tester
2 7 (63.64%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (18.18%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Presales
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Threat Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) OSCP
2 9 (81.82%) CREST Certified
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) SANS
4 3 (27.27%) Tigerscheme
5 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (18.18%) GIAC
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) CEH
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) GCIH
6 1 (9.09%) GPEN
6 1 (9.09%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
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