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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
Rank 383 365 478
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +113
Contract jobs citing SIEM 211 270 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.53% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.65% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 156 106
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -28 178 £500 - 84
London +4 79 £525 +5.00% 33
South East -18 48 £475 -18.27% 14
Hampshire +17 39 £463 -7.50% 4
Scotland +33 23 £469 +4.16% 3
Edinburgh +32 19 £469 - 1
City of London +10 18 £505 +1.00% 13
South West -3 15 £560 +31.76% 7
East of England +3 13 £550 +29.41% 2
West Midlands +2 12 £375 -16.66% 11
Hertfordshire - 11 £550 - 1
Bristol +2 9 £575 +22.34% 3
North West +14 7 £600 +42.01% 8
Shropshire - 7 £375 -
Telford - 6 £375 -
Manchester +5 5 £650 +52.94% 8
Croydon - 5 £551 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £550 -
Glasgow +7 4 - -
Basingstoke +1 4 £475 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £438 +2.94% 7
Farnborough -6 4 £408 -18.50%
Fareham - 4 £538 -
Wales +9 3 £363 -34.09%
Milton Keynes +7 3 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £475 - 1
Wiltshire -8 3 £365 -14.11% 2
Berkshire -21 3 £525 -12.50% 5
South Wales - 3 £363 -
West Yorkshire +16 2 £488 +14.70% 7

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 297 (51.92%) Firewall
2 219 (38.29%) Information Security
3 201 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
4 164 (28.67%) Security Operations
5 153 (26.75%) Windows
6 150 (26.22%) Splunk
7 130 (22.73%) CISSP
8 124 (21.68%) Linux
9 122 (21.33%) Security Cleared
10 107 (18.71%) TCP/IP
11 106 (18.53%) Finance
12 103 (18.01%) SC Cleared
12 103 (18.01%) Intrusion Detection
13 101 (17.66%) Network Security
14 97 (16.96%) Management Information System
15 96 (16.78%) Cisco
16 92 (16.08%) Vulnerability Management
17 87 (15.21%) PCI DSS
18 85 (14.86%) Unix
19 81 (14.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 80 (13.99%) Security Operations Centre
21 79 (13.81%) VMware
22 78 (13.64%) CheckPoint
23 74 (12.94%) WAN
23 74 (12.94%) LAN
24 69 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
25 67 (11.71%) ArcSight
25 67 (11.71%) Security Monitoring
26 64 (11.19%) Nessus
27 62 (10.84%) Python

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 11 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.22%) Apache
4 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.70%) IIS
5 4 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.35%) MS Project
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.67%) IaaS
3 17 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.27%) SaaS
5 4 (0.70%) Office 365
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 297 (51.92%) Firewall
2 107 (18.71%) TCP/IP
3 103 (18.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 101 (17.66%) Network Security
5 74 (12.94%) LAN
5 74 (12.94%) WAN
6 56 (9.79%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (9.62%) DNS
8 41 (7.17%) VPN
9 27 (4.72%) HTTP
10 25 (4.37%) Internet
11 23 (4.02%) VoIP
12 18 (3.15%) DHCP
13 17 (2.97%) MPLS
13 17 (2.97%) SSL
14 11 (1.92%) LDAP
14 11 (1.92%) TACACS
14 11 (1.92%) Wireless
15 10 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (1.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.55%) Big Data
2 15 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.27%) Redis
4 11 (1.92%) DB2
5 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.75%) MySQL
6 8 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) HBase
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.17%) OLAP
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) AppScan
3 1 (0.17%) MSI
3 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 106 (18.53%) Finance
2 55 (9.62%) Banking
3 13 (2.27%) Legal
4 12 (2.10%) Law
5 9 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.22%) Retail
7 6 (1.05%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 224 (39.16%) Analyst
2 174 (30.42%) Security Analyst
3 72 (12.59%) Consultant
4 62 (10.84%) Architect
4 62 (10.84%) Security Engineer
5 58 (10.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 55 (9.62%) SIEM Analyst
7 51 (8.92%) Security Consultant
8 50 (8.74%) Security Architect
8 50 (8.74%) SOC Analyst
9 37 (6.47%) Security Manager
10 32 (5.59%) IT Analyst
10 32 (5.59%) IT Security Analyst
11 26 (4.55%) Business Analyst
12 25 (4.37%) Incident Analyst
13 23 (4.02%) Network Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) SIEM Consultant
15 21 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
15 21 (3.67%) Security Specialist
16 20 (3.50%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.97%) ELK Stack
1 17 (2.97%) Web Services
2 14 (2.45%) Middleware
3 11 (1.92%) Regular Expression
4 10 (1.75%) RESTful
5 7 (1.22%) XML
6 4 (0.70%) .NET
6 4 (0.70%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.52%) CSS
7 3 (0.52%) HTML
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 1 (0.17%) J2EE
9 1 (0.17%) REST
9 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.96%) Management Information System
2 80 (13.99%) Security Operations Centre
3 60 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (8.57%) Data Centre
5 25 (4.37%) Cyber Attack
6 24 (4.20%) PKI
7 18 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.92%) iSeries
9 11 (1.92%) Tandem
10 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.57%) CMDB
11 9 (1.57%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.57%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.05%) Clustering
13 5 (0.87%) IVR
14 4 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
14 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (26.75%) Windows
2 124 (21.68%) Linux
3 85 (14.86%) Unix
4 19 (3.32%) AIX
5 14 (2.45%) Solaris
5 14 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.92%) OpenVMS
9 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.70%) HPUX
12 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.35%) zOS
14 1 (0.17%) CentOS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (38.29%) Information Security
2 201 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
3 164 (28.67%) Security Operations
4 92 (16.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 67 (11.71%) Security Monitoring
6 60 (10.49%) ITIL
7 55 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
7 55 (9.62%) Risk Management
8 54 (9.44%) Incident Management
9 49 (8.57%) Analytics
10 48 (8.39%) Identity Access Management
10 48 (8.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 45 (7.87%) Data Loss Prevention
12 44 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
12 44 (7.69%) Use Case
12 44 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 40 (6.99%) Patch Management
14 38 (6.64%) Security Architecture
15 35 (6.12%) Security Management
15 35 (6.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.84%) Python
2 55 (9.62%) SQL
3 37 (6.47%) Perl
4 24 (4.20%) Java
5 11 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.57%) C#
6 9 (1.57%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.87%) C++
8 5 (0.87%) Ruby
9 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.52%) VBA
10 2 (0.35%) C
10 2 (0.35%) Delphi
11 1 (0.17%) Go
11 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 130 (22.73%) CISSP
2 122 (21.33%) Security Cleared
3 103 (18.01%) SC Cleared
4 51 (8.92%) CISM
5 30 (5.24%) GIAC
6 26 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 25 (4.37%) GCIH
8 24 (4.20%) CEH
9 23 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (3.85%) SANS
11 16 (2.80%) CISA
11 16 (2.80%) Degree
12 13 (2.27%) CCNA
12 13 (2.27%) SSCP
13 10 (1.75%) CCNP
14 9 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.40%) BC Cleared
15 8 (1.40%) CCSA
15 8 (1.40%) GCFA
16 7 (1.22%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (15.21%) PCI DSS
2 81 (14.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.15%) RMADS
4 12 (2.10%) COBIT
5 8 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (1.22%) QA
7 5 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.52%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.35%) COSO
9 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.35%) GPG13
9 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.35%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.35%) SLA
10 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (8.74%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.55%) vSphere
4 17 (2.97%) Snort
5 11 (1.92%) RACF
6 7 (1.22%) XenApp
7 6 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.35%) Docker
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.17%) NFS
12 1 (0.17%) pfSense
12 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 64 (11.19%) Nessus
2 53 (9.27%) QRadar
3 42 (7.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 26 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (2.80%) ArcSight ESM
5 16 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.45%) Kibana
6 14 (2.45%) logstash
7 12 (2.10%) CSIRT
8 11 (1.92%) SCCM
9 10 (1.75%) Puppet
10 8 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.22%) RSA enVision
11 7 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.22%) WSUS
12 6 (1.05%) Nmap
13 5 (0.87%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 5 (0.87%) SCOM
14 4 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 150 (26.22%) Splunk
2 96 (16.78%) Cisco
3 79 (13.81%) VMware
4 78 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 67 (11.71%) ArcSight
6 62 (10.84%) LogRhythm
7 51 (8.92%) Intel Security
8 47 (8.22%) Microsoft
8 47 (8.22%) Symantec
9 35 (6.12%) IBM
10 32 (5.59%) Fortinet
11 29 (5.07%) AlienVault
11 29 (5.07%) Juniper
12 23 (4.02%) F5
13 22 (3.85%) Oracle
13 22 (3.85%) Qualys
14 19 (3.32%) HP
15 17 (2.97%) Citrix
15 17 (2.97%) Palo Alto
15 17 (2.97%) ScanSafe
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