The table below looks at the statistics for OSSTMM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSTMM over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 914 951 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Permanent jobs citing OSSTMM 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.005% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.001% 0.005% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Median salary - £85,000 -
UK excluding London median salary - £85,000 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84768 95572 99537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.03% 87.53% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70891 78644 79394
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

OSSTMM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing OSSTMM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OSSTMM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSTMM
Salary Trend

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

OSSTMM Salary Trend in the UK

OSSTMM
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +52 1 - -
London - 1 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing OSSTMM 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 OSSTMM.

1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Open Source
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
1 6 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (83.33%) Social Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (16.67%) SANS
4 1 (16.67%) ECSA
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) GPEN
4 1 (16.67%) OSCP

OSSTMM
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) X.509
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AppScan
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Kali Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Open Source
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Social Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Presales
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CEH
1 1 (16.67%) ECSA
1 1 (16.67%) GIAC
1 1 (16.67%) GPEN
1 1 (16.67%) OSCP
1 1 (16.67%) PhD
1 1 (16.67%) SANS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
1 1 (16.67%) WebInspect