The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 231 227 244
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 21 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.16% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.21% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 5
Average salary £42,500 £59,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £37,500 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
SIEM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6094 5316 5702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.92% 77.61% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4500 4956
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SIEM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SIEM
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SIEM across the North West region.

SIEM Salary Trend in the North West

SIEM
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SIEM across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SIEM Salary Histogram in the North West

SIEM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 13 £54,500 -8.40% 1
Manchester -6 6 £34,000 -43.33%
Lancashire -7 1 £52,500 +40.00%
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SIEM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SIEM.

1 28 (59.57%) CISSP
2 26 (55.32%) Information Security
3 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (40.43%) Cyber Security
5 18 (38.30%) Websense
6 17 (36.17%) ITIL
6 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
6 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
6 17 (36.17%) Splunk
7 16 (34.04%) Nessus
8 15 (31.91%) Finance
8 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
8 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
8 15 (31.91%) Symantec
8 15 (31.91%) McAfee
8 15 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (31.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (31.91%) Blue Coat
8 15 (31.91%) IronPort
9 14 (29.79%) ArcSight
10 13 (27.66%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (27.66%) Qualys
10 13 (27.66%) Snort
10 13 (27.66%) Lumension
10 13 (27.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (27.66%) Becrypt
10 13 (27.66%) LogRhythm
10 13 (27.66%) MS Office
10 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
10 13 (27.66%) Juniper

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SIEM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SIEM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
1 15 (31.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (25.53%) Network Security
3 9 (19.15%) Firewall
4 7 (14.89%) HTTPS
4 7 (14.89%) SSL
4 7 (14.89%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Retail
3 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Security Specialist
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Security Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Security Specialist
4 7 (14.89%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Information Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Web Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Technician
7 3 (6.38%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Tandem
3 4 (8.51%) GIS
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Information Security
2 19 (40.43%) Cyber Security
3 17 (36.17%) ITIL
4 15 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (19.15%) ISMS
6 8 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (14.89%) Service Management
7 7 (14.89%) Change Management
7 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.64%) ITIL V2
9 4 (8.51%) Web Development
10 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
11 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (2.13%) Information Security Management
11 1 (2.13%) Data Security
11 1 (2.13%) Security Management
11 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
11 1 (2.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) CISSP
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) SSCP
3 8 (17.02%) CEH
3 8 (17.02%) EnCE
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.77%) A+ Certification
4 6 (12.77%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) CISM
6 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) ISEB
8 2 (4.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.02%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Snort
2 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) Nessus
2 13 (27.66%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (27.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) Websense
3 17 (36.17%) Splunk
4 15 (31.91%) IronPort
4 15 (31.91%) Blue Coat
4 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
4 15 (31.91%) Symantec
4 15 (31.91%) McAfee
5 14 (29.79%) ArcSight
6 13 (27.66%) Lumension
6 13 (27.66%) Becrypt
6 13 (27.66%) LogRhythm
6 13 (27.66%) Qualys
6 13 (27.66%) Juniper
7 7 (14.89%) Fujitsu
8 3 (6.38%) Sourcefire
8 3 (6.38%) Sun