Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OSSEC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSSEC over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OSSEC
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1141 1189 1258
Rank change year-on-year +48 +69 +62
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 32 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.11% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 10
UK median annual salary £90,000 £38,625 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +133.01% -42.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £52,500 £36,625 £59,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £55,625 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £53,750 -
% change year-on-year +16.28% - -

OSSEC is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 17,558 15,733 17,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.47% 8.92% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14,004 12,782 14,006
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

OSSEC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSSEC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSSEC in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OSSEC in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSSEC over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for OSSEC in the UK

OSSEC
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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 +48 32 £90,000 +135.29% 3
London +39 18 £90,000 +135.29% 1
UK excluding London +27 14 £62,500 +16.28% 2
South West - 9 £65,000 - 1
South East +10 5 £47,500 -17.39% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing OSSEC 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 OSSEC.

1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (87.50%) Information Security
2 28 (87.50%) Windows
3 27 (84.38%) Snort
4 21 (65.63%) Linux
4 21 (65.63%) CISSP
4 21 (65.63%) CISM
4 21 (65.63%) SIEM
5 19 (59.38%) Finance
6 18 (56.25%) Legal
6 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
6 18 (56.25%) MiFID
6 18 (56.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (56.25%) Open Source
6 18 (56.25%) Data Privacy
6 18 (56.25%) Elastic Stack
6 18 (56.25%) Threat Detection
6 18 (56.25%) Data Encryption
6 18 (56.25%) GDPR
6 18 (56.25%) Data Loss Prevention
6 18 (56.25%) Remediation Plan
7 11 (34.38%) Security Operations
8 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
9 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
9 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
9 9 (28.13%) LogRhythm
10 8 (25.00%) FortiGate
10 8 (25.00%) VPN

OSSEC
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 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 8 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (9.38%) BGP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) H.323
4 3 (9.38%) OSPF
4 3 (9.38%) Telepresence
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 18 (56.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Security Manager
2 18 (56.25%) Security Officer
3 9 (28.13%) Operational Security Manager
3 9 (28.13%) Operations Manager
3 9 (28.13%) Security Operations Manager
4 8 (25.00%) Information Manager
4 8 (25.00%) Information Officer
4 8 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
4 8 (25.00%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Secure Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.13%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (9.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (9.38%) Debian
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Information Security
2 21 (65.63%) SIEM
3 18 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (56.25%) Data Encryption
3 18 (56.25%) Data Loss Prevention
3 18 (56.25%) Data Privacy
3 18 (56.25%) Open Source
3 18 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (56.25%) Remediation Plan
3 18 (56.25%) Threat Detection
3 18 (56.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (34.38%) Security Operations
5 9 (28.13%) Security Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Network Design
7 3 (9.38%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) CISM
1 21 (65.63%) CISSP
2 3 (9.38%) CCNP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) CISA
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) IISP
3 2 (6.25%) SSCP
4 1 (3.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) GDPR
1 18 (56.25%) MiFID
2 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Snort
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.38%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
1 9 (28.13%) LogRhythm
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
2 5 (15.63%) Qualys
3 3 (9.38%) AlienVault
3 3 (9.38%) Polycom
3 3 (9.38%) Sophos
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 2 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (6.25%) Centrify
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) McAfee
4 2 (6.25%) Splunk
4 2 (6.25%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.13%) Thales