Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OSSEC
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1102 1181 1196
Rank change year-on-year +79 +15 +99
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 17 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.001%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.099% 0.074% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 1
UK median annual salary £90,000 £45,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +98.90% -17.73% +29.41%
10th Percentile £42,250 £37,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £57,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year -18.18% - -

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 17,246 16,252 15,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 9.25% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,481 13,124 12,534
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,303
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.33% +2.61%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.05%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +87 17 £90,000 +98.90%
London +73 11 £90,000 +136.84%
UK excluding London +48 6 £45,000 -18.18%
South East - 4 £44,000 -
South West +19 2 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (88.24%) CISM
2 15 (88.24%) CISSP
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Snort
4 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (64.71%) Open Source
5 11 (64.71%) SIEM
5 11 (64.71%) Data Privacy
5 11 (64.71%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (64.71%) MiFID
5 11 (64.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (64.71%) Finance
5 11 (64.71%) Legal
5 11 (64.71%) Linux
5 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
5 11 (64.71%) Threat Detection
5 11 (64.71%) Remediation Plan
5 11 (64.71%) Data Encryption
5 11 (64.71%) GDPR
5 11 (64.71%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
6 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (35.29%) Qualys
6 6 (35.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (23.53%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (23.53%) Degree

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 4 (23.53%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
1 11 (64.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Security Manager
2 11 (64.71%) Security Officer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Security Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Information Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Information Officer
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (11.76%) Operational Security Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
5 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Manager
6 1 (5.88%) ArcSight Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) CISSP Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (64.71%) Data Encryption
3 11 (64.71%) Data Loss Prevention
3 11 (64.71%) Data Privacy
3 11 (64.71%) Open Source
3 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (64.71%) Remediation Plan
3 11 (64.71%) SIEM
3 11 (64.71%) Threat Detection
3 11 (64.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Change Control
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
5 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
5 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) CISM
1 15 (88.24%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) IISP
2 4 (23.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) GDPR
1 11 (64.71%) MiFID
2 6 (35.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (23.53%) ISO 9001
3 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Nessus
2 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Qualys
2 4 (23.53%) ArcSight
2 4 (23.53%) Barracuda Networks
2 4 (23.53%) Centrify
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) McAfee
2 4 (23.53%) Splunk
2 4 (23.53%) Tripwire
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm