The table below looks at the statistics for OSSEC skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSEC over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSSEC
Rank 860 897 857
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -40
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 6 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.083% 0.056% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 7
Average salary £52,500 £30,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -34.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £28,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £46,000
OSSEC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7246 7172 6656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 7.08% 6.55% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5874 5770 5372
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -

OSSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OSSEC Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSSEC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC across the England region.

OSSEC Salary Trend in England

OSSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +34 6 £52,500 +75.00%
OSSEC
UK

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) Snort
3 13 (81.25%) Java
4 12 (75.00%) Nagios
4 12 (75.00%) Docker
4 12 (75.00%) DevOps
4 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) Elixir
6 6 (37.50%) Clojure
6 6 (37.50%) Ruby
6 6 (37.50%) Groovy
6 6 (37.50%) JRuby
7 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Nessus
9 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
9 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (18.75%) Juniper
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) CRM

OSSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) OpenVPN
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) Junos
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 6 (37.50%) Groovy
2 6 (37.50%) Clojure
2 6 (37.50%) Elixir
3 3 (18.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Snort
2 12 (75.00%) Docker
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) vCloud
5 2 (12.50%) pfSense
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Nagios
2 3 (18.75%) Nessus
3 1 (6.25%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp