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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 904 962 -
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -
Permanent jobs citing OSSTMM 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.005% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.005% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Median salary £70,000 £85,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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
83876 95652 97563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.52% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 69767 79052 78125
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 29 September 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 +63 3 £70,000 -17.64%
London - 3 £70,000 -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
1 7 (100.00%) OWASP
1 7 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 6 (85.71%) Social Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 6 (85.71%) Ruby
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) JSON
2 6 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 6 (85.71%) VB
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Internet
3 5 (71.43%) Security Architecture
3 5 (71.43%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) SANS
4 1 (14.29%) ECSA
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) GPEN
4 1 (14.29%) 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 6 (85.71%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) X.509
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AppScan
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Senior Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) JSON
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Kali Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
1 7 (100.00%) OWASP
1 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Social Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (71.43%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (71.43%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
1 6 (85.71%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CEH
1 1 (14.29%) ECSA
1 1 (14.29%) GIAC
1 1 (14.29%) GPEN
1 1 (14.29%) OSCP
1 1 (14.29%) PhD
1 1 (14.29%) SANS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
1 1 (14.29%) WebInspect