Period
to 2 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SIEM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIEM over the 6 months to 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 236 350
Rank change year-on-year -126 +114 +72
Contract jobs citing SIEM 470 356 529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.66% 1.14% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.31% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 236 360
10th Percentile £383 £358 £363
25th Percentile £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £531 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £628 £600
90th Percentile £750 £656 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £511
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.58% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £64.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year - +29.00% +16.28%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £66.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +32.00% +16.28%

SIEM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 63,666 27,173 64,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.20% 86.93% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,064 18,745 43,544
10th Percentile £321 £300 £300
25th Percentile £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £523 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,565 872 1,859
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.78 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.50 £27.00 £21.56
Median % change year-on-year -9.26% +25.23% +7.80%
75th Percentile £49.25 £46.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +22.73% +10.00%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SIEM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SIEM in England.

Daily rate trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SIEM in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SIEM in England.

Hourly rate trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the England region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -172 233 £543 -1.36% 69
South East -58 86 £545 +28.24% 34
South West -13 46 £509 +13.00% 24
North of England -78 29 £475 -7.36% 40
Midlands -67 18 £550 +57.14% 19
West Midlands -64 17 £550 +57.14% 13
Yorkshire -48 15 £440 -24.30% 11
North West -50 15 £625 +31.58% 25
East of England -38 14 £567 +74.54% 11
East Midlands -42 1 - - 4
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 222 (47.23%) Cybersecurity
2 196 (41.70%) Firewall
3 150 (31.91%) Information Security
4 121 (25.74%) Azure
5 105 (22.34%) Finance
6 103 (21.91%) Security Operations
7 95 (20.21%) Security Cleared
8 89 (18.94%) Splunk
9 86 (18.30%) Network Security
10 83 (17.66%) CISSP
11 82 (17.45%) AWS
12 78 (16.60%) Vulnerability Management
13 76 (16.17%) Linux
14 75 (15.96%) Windows
14 75 (15.96%) Social Skills
15 67 (14.26%) Active Directory
16 66 (14.04%) Security Architecture
17 65 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 62 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
19 58 (12.34%) Threat Intelligence
20 56 (11.91%) Microsoft
21 54 (11.49%) Cisco
22 53 (11.28%) Python
22 53 (11.28%) SC Cleared
22 53 (11.28%) Cyberthreat
23 48 (10.21%) PowerShell
24 47 (10.00%) CISM
25 44 (9.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
26 43 (9.15%) NIST
26 43 (9.15%) Risk Management

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (2.55%) Apache
2 9 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.70%) nginx
4 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.43%) CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (5.53%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 121 (25.74%) Azure
2 82 (17.45%) AWS
3 33 (7.02%) Azure Sentinel
3 33 (7.02%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (7.02%) SaaS
4 25 (5.32%) GCP
5 20 (4.26%) PaaS
6 18 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (3.83%) IaaS
7 14 (2.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 12 (2.55%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 11 (2.34%) Azure Storage
9 11 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (1.28%) Amazon Macie
11 6 (1.28%) Serverless
11 6 (1.28%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (1.06%) Azure Logic Apps
13 4 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 196 (41.70%) Firewall
2 86 (18.30%) Network Security
3 36 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 33 (7.02%) DNS
5 31 (6.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 27 (5.74%) VPN
7 22 (4.68%) WAN
8 20 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (4.26%) HTTP
9 17 (3.62%) Internet
9 17 (3.62%) VSAN
10 15 (3.19%) LAN
11 14 (2.98%) DHCP
12 12 (2.55%) SD-WAN
12 12 (2.55%) X.509
13 10 (2.13%) DMZ
13 10 (2.13%) Wireless
14 9 (1.91%) SNMP
15 8 (1.70%) FTP
15 8 (1.70%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.62%) Big Data
3 12 (2.55%) Data Lake
4 9 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.06%) Redis
7 4 (0.85%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.85%) Power BI
8 3 (0.64%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (0.64%) Tableau
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.43%) DTS
9 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Jenkins
1 9 (1.91%) JIRA
2 7 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.49%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.43%) GitLab
5 2 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.21%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) kappa
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (22.34%) Finance
2 75 (15.96%) Social Skills
3 41 (8.72%) Banking
4 35 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (6.17%) Telecoms
6 28 (5.96%) Public Sector
7 20 (4.26%) Legal
8 19 (4.04%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.91%) Electronics
10 9 (1.91%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.91%) Marketing
10 9 (1.91%) Military
11 8 (1.70%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.64%) French Language
15 2 (0.43%) German Language
15 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (22.98%) Security Engineer
2 80 (17.02%) Architect
3 78 (16.60%) Analyst
4 54 (11.49%) Consultant
5 52 (11.06%) Security Analyst
6 48 (10.21%) Security Architect
7 40 (8.51%) Security Consultant
8 34 (7.23%) Security Manager
9 26 (5.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 26 (5.53%) SIEM Engineer
10 22 (4.68%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 22 (4.68%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.83%) Network Engineer
11 18 (3.83%) SOC Analyst
12 17 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (3.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 14 (2.98%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (2.55%) Cloud Architect
14 12 (2.55%) Operational Security Manager
14 12 (2.55%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.17%) SAML
2 8 (1.70%) FIDO
2 8 (1.70%) LDAP
3 5 (1.06%) OAuth
3 5 (1.06%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.85%) .NET
4 4 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.85%) Middleware
5 3 (0.64%) Kafka
5 3 (0.64%) OpenID
5 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (0.64%) SOAP
6 2 (0.43%) ARM Templates
6 2 (0.43%) LAMP
6 2 (0.43%) Node.js
6 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.21%) PySpark
7 1 (0.21%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.28%) Cyberthreat
2 42 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 31 (6.60%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (3.19%) Cyber Defence
5 15 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.98%) Cyberattack
6 14 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.77%) PKI
8 12 (2.55%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.91%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.85%) Blog
13 4 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.64%) CMDB
14 3 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.17%) Linux
2 75 (15.96%) Windows
3 25 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.62%) Unix
5 13 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.85%) HPUX
8 3 (0.64%) Solaris
9 2 (0.43%) CentOS
9 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) VMS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (47.23%) Cybersecurity
2 150 (31.91%) Information Security
3 103 (21.91%) Security Operations
4 78 (16.60%) Vulnerability Management
5 66 (14.04%) Security Architecture
6 62 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (12.34%) Threat Intelligence
8 44 (9.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 43 (9.15%) Risk Management
9 43 (9.15%) Use Case
10 41 (8.72%) Incident Management
11 38 (8.09%) DevOps
12 37 (7.87%) Data Protection
12 37 (7.87%) Security Monitoring
13 32 (6.81%) ITIL
13 32 (6.81%) Threat Modelling
14 29 (6.17%) OWASP
15 27 (5.74%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.32%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.28%) Python
2 48 (10.21%) PowerShell
3 32 (6.81%) SQL
4 20 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.70%) VBA
6 7 (1.49%) Perl
7 6 (1.28%) Java
8 4 (0.85%) C#
8 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.64%) PHP
9 3 (0.64%) Search Processing Language
10 2 (0.43%) C
10 2 (0.43%) C++
10 2 (0.43%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 83 (17.66%) CISSP
3 53 (11.28%) SC Cleared
4 47 (10.00%) CISM
5 33 (7.02%) Degree
6 30 (6.38%) DV Cleared
7 26 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (4.47%) CEH
8 21 (4.47%) GIAC
9 17 (3.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 15 (3.19%) OSCP
11 13 (2.77%) CCSP
12 11 (2.34%) CRISC
13 9 (1.91%) SANS
14 8 (1.70%) CCNA
14 8 (1.70%) CISA
14 8 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (1.28%) CREST Certified
17 5 (1.06%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (9.15%) NIST
3 37 (7.87%) GDPR
4 25 (5.32%) PCI DSS
5 16 (3.40%) SLA
6 14 (2.98%) QA
7 10 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (2.13%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.91%) GRC
8 9 (1.91%) NCSC
9 6 (1.28%) GPG13
9 6 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.85%) COBIT
11 4 (0.85%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.64%) RMADS
13 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 67 (14.26%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.89%) vSphere
4 18 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (3.40%) vCloud
5 16 (3.40%) VMware NSX
6 11 (2.34%) Docker
7 2 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) Snort
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (7.02%) Ansible
2 30 (6.38%) QRadar
3 28 (5.96%) Kubernetes
4 17 (3.62%) Terraform
4 17 (3.62%) vCenter Server
5 15 (3.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 13 (2.77%) Nessus
7 12 (2.55%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.70%) SCCM
10 7 (1.49%) Consul
10 7 (1.49%) Grafana
10 7 (1.49%) Istio
11 6 (1.28%) Demisto
11 6 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.28%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.06%) Puppet
12 5 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (18.94%) Splunk
2 56 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 54 (11.49%) Cisco
4 42 (8.94%) VMware
5 37 (7.87%) LogRhythm
6 30 (6.38%) Google
7 25 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 23 (4.89%) CyberArk
9 22 (4.68%) ArcSight
10 21 (4.47%) McAfee
10 21 (4.47%) Oracle
11 19 (4.04%) Dell
12 18 (3.83%) F5
13 17 (3.62%) Juniper
14 15 (3.19%) Ericsson
15 13 (2.77%) Red Hat
16 12 (2.55%) Palo Alto
17 11 (2.34%) Qualys
18 10 (2.13%) Darktrace
19 9 (1.91%) SAP