Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OSSEC
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1204 1220 1318
Rank change year-on-year +16 +98 -8
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 7 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.002%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.044% 0.012% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 5
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.29% -16.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £53,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £57,250 £66,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 - -

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 15829 16401 16837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.79% 8.67% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12977 13243 13681
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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
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 24 November 2017. 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 +49 7 £50,000 -16.67% 3
UK excluding London - 7 £50,000 - 3
East of England - 3 £50,000 -
South West - 3 £50,000 - 3
South East - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing OSSEC 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 OSSEC.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
1 6 (85.71%) MongoDB
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
1 6 (85.71%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) Nagios
3 3 (42.86%) CESG
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) DSDM
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA

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 3 (42.86%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon S3
1 3 (42.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (42.86%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (42.86%) OpenShift
1 3 (42.86%) Route 53
1 3 (42.86%) Serverless
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
1 3 (42.86%) SSL
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MongoDB
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Artifactory
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) SonarQube
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CESG
1 3 (42.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) CentOS
1 3 (42.86%) CoreOS
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) DSDM
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) IISP
3 1 (14.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
1 3 (42.86%) GlusterFS
1 3 (42.86%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Kubernetes
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (42.86%) Terraform
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) New Relic
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 1 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Qualys
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) Tripwire