The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
Rank 393 364 475
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +111
Contract jobs citing SIEM 214 287 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.68% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 178 103
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SIEM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SIEM within the UK.

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SIEM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

SIEM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SIEM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SIEM within the UK.

SIEM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SIEM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -62 176 £475 - 77
London +16 87 £525 +5.00% 30
Scotland +31 26 £469 +4.16% 3
South East -39 25 £458 -8.50% 15
Edinburgh +36 23 £469 - 2
North West +18 20 £530 +29.26% 5
Manchester +8 15 £530 +32.50% 3
Hampshire -6 14 £463 +2.77% 4
East of England -1 13 £500 +13.63%
City of London +11 12 £475 +18.75% 8
South West -26 12 £365 -14.11% 12
West Midlands +7 11 £338 -28.94% 13
Salford - 8 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +11 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Wiltshire -9 7 £275 -35.29%
West Yorkshire +13 5 £450 +9.09%
Surrey +1 5 £471 -21.45% 3
South Wales - 5 £363 - 2
Wales - 5 £363 - 2
Bedfordshire +3 4 £450 +7.78%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £550 +27.16%
Shropshire - 4 £350 -
Cheshire +29 3 £525 - 2
Fleet +18 3 £420 +25.37%
Basingstoke +3 3 £463 -7.50%
Glasgow 0 3 - -
Warwickshire 0 3 £325 -48.00% 2
Swindon -4 3 £253 -30.34%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £413 -17.50%
Suffolk -5 3 £500 -9.09%

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SIEM.

1 258 (47.51%) Firewall
2 200 (36.83%) Information Security
3 190 (34.99%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (30.76%) Windows
5 149 (27.44%) Security Operations
6 138 (25.41%) Linux
7 135 (24.86%) Splunk
8 119 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 110 (20.26%) CISSP
10 100 (18.42%) Finance
11 97 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 94 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 94 (17.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 86 (15.84%) Unix
14 79 (14.55%) Security Operations Centre
15 77 (14.18%) Cisco
15 77 (14.18%) Management Information System
16 76 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
17 75 (13.81%) PCI DSS
18 74 (13.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 73 (13.44%) VMware
20 72 (13.26%) Network Security
21 70 (12.89%) LAN
22 69 (12.71%) WAN
23 67 (12.34%) Python
24 66 (12.15%) ArcSight
25 64 (11.79%) LogRhythm
26 63 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
26 63 (11.60%) ITIL
26 63 (11.60%) CheckPoint

SIEM
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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.39%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.47%) IIS
4 7 (1.29%) Apache
5 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.74%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.74%) SAS
7 3 (0.55%) JBoss
8 2 (0.37%) Jetty
8 2 (0.37%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.37%) nginx
8 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.37%) MS Project
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.95%) IaaS
3 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.47%) SaaS
5 4 (0.74%) Office 365
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 258 (47.51%) Firewall
2 97 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 94 (17.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 72 (13.26%) Network Security
5 70 (12.89%) LAN
6 69 (12.71%) WAN
7 54 (9.94%) DNS
8 53 (9.76%) VPN
9 41 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (6.08%) HTTP
11 25 (4.60%) Internet
12 23 (4.24%) VoIP
12 23 (4.24%) Wireless
13 21 (3.87%) SSL
14 15 (2.76%) TACACS
15 14 (2.58%) DHCP
16 11 (2.03%) LDAP
17 10 (1.84%) MPLS
18 8 (1.47%) IPsec
18 8 (1.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.87%) Big Data
2 19 (3.50%) Redis
3 17 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.03%) DB2
5 10 (1.84%) MySQL
5 10 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.74%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.18%) HBase
9 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.18%) OLAP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.55%) JIRA
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.37%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (18.42%) Finance
2 54 (9.94%) Banking
3 19 (3.50%) Law
4 11 (2.03%) Legal
5 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.74%) Advertising
6 4 (0.74%) Retail
7 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 211 (38.86%) Analyst
2 162 (29.83%) Security Analyst
3 69 (12.71%) Consultant
4 58 (10.68%) Security Engineer
4 58 (10.68%) SOC Analyst
5 57 (10.50%) Architect
6 55 (10.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 47 (8.66%) Security Consultant
8 44 (8.10%) SIEM Analyst
9 41 (7.55%) Security Architect
10 28 (5.16%) IT Analyst
10 28 (5.16%) IT Security Analyst
11 27 (4.97%) Security Manager
11 27 (4.97%) Security Specialist
12 24 (4.42%) SIEM Consultant
13 23 (4.24%) Network Engineer
14 17 (3.13%) Incident Analyst
14 17 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
14 17 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
14 17 (3.13%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (3.68%) Web Services
3 15 (2.76%) Middleware
4 14 (2.58%) RESTful
5 8 (1.47%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.29%) XML
7 4 (0.74%) .NET
7 4 (0.74%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.55%) CSS
8 3 (0.55%) HTML
9 2 (0.37%) J2EE
9 2 (0.37%) Servlets
10 1 (0.18%) OAuth
10 1 (0.18%) OpenID
10 1 (0.18%) REST
10 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.18%) SAML
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
10 1 (0.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 77 (14.18%) Management Information System
3 63 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (9.21%) Data Centre
5 27 (4.97%) Cyber Attack
6 23 (4.24%) PKI
7 14 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (2.58%) iSeries
7 14 (2.58%) Tandem
8 13 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.66%) CMDB
11 8 (1.47%) Clustering
11 8 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (30.76%) Windows
2 138 (25.41%) Linux
3 86 (15.84%) Unix
4 19 (3.50%) AIX
5 14 (2.58%) OpenVMS
5 14 (2.58%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.39%) Solaris
6 13 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.74%) HPUX
10 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.55%) VMS
11 3 (0.55%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.37%) MVS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) zOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (36.83%) Information Security
2 190 (34.99%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (27.44%) Security Operations
4 76 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 63 (11.60%) ITIL
6 55 (10.13%) Penetration Testing
7 48 (8.84%) Security Monitoring
8 47 (8.66%) Risk Management
9 46 (8.47%) Incident Management
10 44 (8.10%) Analytics
10 44 (8.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 43 (7.92%) Use Case
12 40 (7.37%) Identity Access Management
13 36 (6.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 35 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
15 34 (6.26%) Service Management
16 32 (5.89%) Data Loss Prevention
17 31 (5.71%) Open Source
18 30 (5.52%) Project Management
18 30 (5.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (12.34%) Python
2 56 (10.31%) SQL
3 37 (6.81%) Perl
4 24 (4.42%) Java
5 9 (1.66%) C#
5 9 (1.66%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.47%) VBA
7 7 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.92%) C++
8 5 (0.92%) Ruby
9 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.18%) Go
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 110 (20.26%) CISSP
3 94 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 44 (8.10%) CISM
5 37 (6.81%) SANS
6 34 (6.26%) GIAC
7 27 (4.97%) CEH
8 25 (4.60%) GCIH
9 24 (4.42%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.42%) SSCP
10 20 (3.68%) Degree
11 17 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (2.39%) CISA
13 10 (1.84%) CCNA
14 7 (1.29%) CCSA
15 6 (1.10%) CISMP
15 6 (1.10%) GCFA
15 6 (1.10%) MCP
16 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (13.81%) PCI DSS
2 74 (13.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.84%) ISO27002
4 7 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.29%) RMADS
4 7 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.10%) GPG13
6 5 (0.92%) COBIT
6 5 (0.92%) QA
7 4 (0.74%) GDPR
7 4 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.55%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.55%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.37%) COSO
9 2 (0.37%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.37%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.13%) vSphere
4 15 (2.76%) Snort
5 14 (2.58%) RACF
6 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.74%) vCloud
6 4 (0.74%) XenApp
7 3 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.37%) Docker
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (10.68%) QRadar
2 43 (7.92%) Nessus
3 31 (5.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 30 (5.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 20 (3.68%) Kibana
5 20 (3.68%) logstash
6 15 (2.76%) ArcSight ESM
6 15 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.03%) Puppet
7 11 (2.03%) SCCM
8 10 (1.84%) CSIRT
8 10 (1.84%) RSA enVision
9 8 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.10%) Nmap
12 4 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.74%) SCOM
12 4 (0.74%) vRealize
12 4 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (24.86%) Splunk
2 77 (14.18%) Cisco
3 73 (13.44%) VMware
4 66 (12.15%) ArcSight
5 64 (11.79%) LogRhythm
6 63 (11.60%) CheckPoint
7 52 (9.58%) Microsoft
8 46 (8.47%) Intel Security
9 43 (7.92%) IBM
10 37 (6.81%) Symantec
11 31 (5.71%) Oracle
12 30 (5.52%) HP
13 21 (3.87%) Fortinet
14 20 (3.68%) AlienVault
14 20 (3.68%) Qualys
15 19 (3.50%) Apple
15 19 (3.50%) Citrix
15 19 (3.50%) F5
16 18 (3.31%) Red Hat
17 16 (2.95%) Juniper
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