Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 1055 1139
Rank change year-on-year +388 +84 +52
Permanent jobs citing OSCE 13 26 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.082% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 30
Median annual salary £90,000 £55,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.64% -10.20% -2.00%
10th Percentile £77,500 £33,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £78,500 £100,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £45,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - -35.71% +16.67%

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 10,495 31,597 38,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 23.07% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,858 23,081 28,787
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +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 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for OSCE in the UK

OSCE
Top 3 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 21 October 2020. 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 +366 13 £90,000 +63.64% 1
London +281 13 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Work from Home +38 7 £90,000 +63.64% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 12 (92.31%) AWS
2 11 (84.62%) OWASP
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (76.92%) Docker
3 10 (76.92%) Terraform
4 9 (69.23%) OSCP
5 8 (61.54%) Azure
5 8 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (61.54%) DevOps
5 8 (61.54%) GCP
5 8 (61.54%) DevSecOps
6 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (53.85%) Network Security
6 7 (53.85%) GPEN
7 6 (46.15%) SIEM
7 6 (46.15%) CEH
7 6 (46.15%) PKI
7 6 (46.15%) Information Security
7 6 (46.15%) Linux
7 6 (46.15%) CCSP
7 6 (46.15%) CISSP
7 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
7 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (46.15%) Fintech
7 6 (46.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (46.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (38.46%) GXPN
8 5 (38.46%) NIST

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 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) AWS
2 8 (61.54%) Azure
2 8 (61.54%) GCP
3 4 (30.77%) Office 365
4 2 (15.38%) IaaS
4 2 (15.38%) PaaS
4 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (30.77%) IPsec
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Security Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DevSecOps Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (46.15%) PKI
2 4 (30.77%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) CESG
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberattack
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (84.62%) OWASP
2 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) DevSecOps
2 8 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Fintech
4 6 (46.15%) Information Security
4 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (46.15%) SIEM
5 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Analytics
6 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (30.77%) Computer Security
6 4 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (30.77%) Process Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Go
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) OSCP
2 7 (53.85%) GPEN
3 6 (46.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 6 (46.15%) CCSP
3 6 (46.15%) CEH
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CISSP
4 5 (38.46%) GXPN
5 4 (30.77%) CEPT
5 4 (30.77%) EC-Council LPT
5 4 (30.77%) SANS
6 3 (23.08%) CREST Certified
6 3 (23.08%) OSWP
7 2 (15.38%) CCIE
7 2 (15.38%) CCNA
7 2 (15.38%) CISM
7 2 (15.38%) GIAC
8 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (7.69%) CSSLP
8 1 (7.69%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) NIST
2 2 (15.38%) GDPR
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) NCSC
2 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Terraform
2 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
3 4 (30.77%) CSIRT
4 2 (15.38%) Consul
4 2 (15.38%) linkerd
4 2 (15.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Google
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft