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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OSSEC
UK
Rank 844 940 950
Rank change year-on-year +96 +10  
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 5 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.072% 0.073% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 6
Median salary £38,250 £70,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.35% +30.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £48,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary - - -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6918 8255 7831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.26% 8.05% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5623 6649 6211
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.52%  

OSSEC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSSEC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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 +92 5 £38,250 -45.35%
London +78 5 £38,250 -45.35%
City of London - 5 £38,250 -

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) CCSP
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) CCDP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 5 (100.00%) Snort
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (100.00%) CentOS
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 5 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 5 (100.00%) PKI
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (60.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (60.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication

OSSEC
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 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) CentOS
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (60.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (60.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCDP
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) CCSP
1 5 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Sourcefire