The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSS Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Engineer
Rank 885 874 878
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 9 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.003% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 5
Average salary £45,000 £57,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £57,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £57,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-45.17% +30.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSS Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSS Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK.

OSS Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

OSS Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSS Engineer over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

OSS Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

OSS Engineer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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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
England +13 9 £45,000 -21.05% 1
London - 7 £45,000 -
Surrey -6 2 £31,250 - 1
South East -8 2 £31,250 -45.17% 1
Reigate - 1 £37,500 - 1

OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited OSS Engineer in their job title 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 with OSS Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (78.95%) SQL
1 15 (78.95%) MySQL
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) UNIX
4 11 (57.89%) HP
5 9 (47.37%) OpenView
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle
5 9 (47.37%) Nagios
5 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
6 8 (42.11%) Munin
6 8 (42.11%) Snort
6 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) LDAP
6 8 (42.11%) SLA
6 8 (42.11%) Puppet
6 8 (42.11%) Splunk
7 7 (36.84%) Perl
7 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (36.84%) MOS
7 7 (36.84%) Korn
8 6 (31.58%) Back Office
9 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
9 5 (26.32%) Service Management
9 5 (26.32%) Remedy
10 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (21.05%) Huawei
10 4 (21.05%) Front Office
10 4 (21.05%) OCA
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle Certification

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited OSS Engineer in their job title 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 with OSS Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) MRTG
3 1 (5.26%) Broadband
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (31.58%) Back Office
2 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (21.05%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Perl
2 7 (36.84%) Korn
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) MOS
2 4 (21.05%) OCA
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Snort
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) OpenView
1 9 (47.37%) Nagios
2 8 (42.11%) Munin
2 8 (42.11%) Puppet
3 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (5.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
3 8 (42.11%) Splunk
4 5 (26.32%) Remedy
5 4 (21.05%) Huawei
6 2 (10.53%) BMC
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Greenplum
6 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (10.53%) Velocent
6 2 (10.53%) Cerion
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) Adobe
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