Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 370 448
Rank change year-on-year -8 +78 +165
Contract jobs citing SIEM 568 627 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.76% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 424 321
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £352 £350
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £27.60 -
UK median hourly rate - £27.60 -

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 18 November 2017. 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 -7 295 £495 -1.00% 39
South East +17 107 £525 +10.53% 10
North of England +50 91 £480 +8.78% 14
Yorkshire +34 54 £525 +17.32% 5
North West +4 37 £465 +8.14% 8
South West -3 36 £500 +25.00% 8
East of England -34 23 £490 -6.67% 3
Midlands -4 15 £475 +2.70% 13
West Midlands +10 10 £475 +2.70% 12
East Midlands +7 5 £425 +41.67% 1
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 206 (36.27%) Information Security
2 188 (33.10%) Cybersecurity
3 182 (32.04%) Firewall
4 173 (30.46%) CISSP
5 168 (29.58%) Windows
6 167 (29.40%) Linux
7 150 (26.41%) Vulnerability Management
8 131 (23.06%) Security Operations
9 118 (20.77%) Finance
10 115 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 102 (17.96%) Splunk
12 97 (17.08%) Network Security
13 92 (16.20%) Unix
14 87 (15.32%) CISM
15 83 (14.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 83 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
16 81 (14.26%) Threat Intelligence
17 77 (13.56%) TCP/IP
18 76 (13.38%) PKI
19 75 (13.20%) PCI DSS
20 69 (12.15%) McAfee
21 64 (11.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 63 (11.09%) Security Monitoring
23 61 (10.74%) Management Information System
24 60 (10.56%) Cisco
25 59 (10.39%) Degree
26 57 (10.04%) Incident Management
26 57 (10.04%) ITIL
27 55 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
28 54 (9.51%) Security Cleared

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 18 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.46%) IIS
3 10 (1.76%) Apache
4 7 (1.23%) nginx
4 7 (1.23%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.06%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.06%) JBoss
6 4 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.70%) Drupal
6 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.70%) WordPress
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.35%) Mule
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.82%) SaaS
4 14 (2.46%) IaaS
5 13 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.29%) PaaS
6 9 (1.58%) OpenDNS
7 7 (1.23%) Office 365
8 5 (0.88%) Akamai
8 5 (0.88%) Cloudflare
8 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.70%) GitHub
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (32.04%) Firewall
2 97 (17.08%) Network Security
3 83 (14.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 77 (13.56%) TCP/IP
5 34 (5.99%) DNS
6 32 (5.63%) WAN
7 31 (5.46%) SAN
8 30 (5.28%) HTTP
8 30 (5.28%) VPN
9 29 (5.11%) LAN
10 25 (4.40%) Internet
11 24 (4.23%) VLAN
12 22 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (3.17%) IPsec
14 17 (2.99%) NAS
15 15 (2.64%) HTTPS
16 13 (2.29%) LDAP
16 13 (2.29%) MPLS
17 12 (2.11%) DHCP
17 12 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.99%) Big Data
3 10 (1.76%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.58%) Maltego
5 8 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 7 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.23%) GIS
7 5 (0.88%) DB2
7 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.53%) DataStax
9 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.53%) Power BI
10 2 (0.35%) MySQL
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.35%) Redis
11 1 (0.18%) HBase
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.18%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (2.11%) JIRA
1 12 (2.11%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.41%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.23%) Maven
3 7 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) AppScan
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (20.77%) Finance
2 36 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.23%) Banking
4 12 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.11%) Retail
5 11 (1.94%) Marketing
6 8 (1.41%) Legal
7 7 (1.23%) Advertising
7 7 (1.23%) Billing
7 7 (1.23%) Electronics
7 7 (1.23%) Law
7 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 222 (39.08%) Analyst
2 169 (29.75%) Security Analyst
3 81 (14.26%) Consultant
4 75 (13.20%) Security Engineer
5 67 (11.80%) Security Consultant
6 46 (8.10%) Architect
7 41 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
8 39 (6.87%) SOC Analyst
9 37 (6.51%) Security Specialist
10 35 (6.16%) Operations Analyst
11 34 (5.99%) Security Operations Analyst
12 33 (5.81%) Security Architect
13 29 (5.11%) SIEM Analyst
14 26 (4.58%) Network Engineer
14 26 (4.58%) Security Manager
15 25 (4.40%) IT Analyst
15 25 (4.40%) IT Security Analyst
16 20 (3.52%) Information Analyst
16 20 (3.52%) Information Security Analyst
17 17 (2.99%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (2.46%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.23%) REST
3 7 (1.23%) Web Services
4 6 (1.06%) .NET
4 6 (1.06%) Middleware
5 5 (0.88%) ModSecurity
5 5 (0.88%) XML
6 4 (0.70%) SAML
7 3 (0.53%) DOM
7 3 (0.53%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.53%) SAX
7 3 (0.53%) XSD
7 3 (0.53%) XSLT
8 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.35%) CSS
8 2 (0.35%) CSS3
8 2 (0.35%) HTML
8 2 (0.35%) HTML5
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.38%) PKI
2 61 (10.74%) Management Information System
3 46 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 36 (6.34%) Security Operations Centre
6 29 (5.11%) Cyberthreat
7 27 (4.75%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.46%) Cyber Attack
9 13 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (2.29%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.11%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 10 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (1.23%) BYOD
13 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
14 6 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 168 (29.58%) Windows
2 167 (29.40%) Linux
3 92 (16.20%) Unix
4 30 (5.28%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.11%) CentOS
7 7 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.88%) HPUX
9 5 (0.88%) VMS
10 3 (0.53%) Solaris
11 2 (0.35%) Android
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) MVS
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (36.27%) Information Security
2 188 (33.10%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (26.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 131 (23.06%) Security Operations
5 83 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
6 81 (14.26%) Threat Intelligence
7 64 (11.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 63 (11.09%) Security Monitoring
9 57 (10.04%) Incident Management
9 57 (10.04%) ITIL
10 45 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (7.22%) Use Case
12 40 (7.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 39 (6.87%) Risk Management
14 38 (6.69%) Analytics
14 38 (6.69%) Data Protection
14 38 (6.69%) Security Architecture
15 36 (6.34%) Identity Access Management
15 36 (6.34%) Security Management
16 35 (6.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.80%) Python
2 31 (5.46%) Java
3 27 (4.75%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.87%) SQL
5 19 (3.35%) Ruby
6 15 (2.64%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.29%) C-shell
7 13 (2.29%) Korn
8 9 (1.58%) Perl
9 7 (1.23%) Dart
10 6 (1.06%) C
11 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 173 (30.46%) CISSP
2 87 (15.32%) CISM
3 59 (10.39%) Degree
4 55 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (9.51%) Security Cleared
6 35 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 34 (5.99%) CISA
8 25 (4.40%) CRISC
9 24 (4.23%) SANS
10 22 (3.87%) GCIH
11 21 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 21 (3.70%) GCIA
11 21 (3.70%) GIAC
12 20 (3.52%) CEH
13 16 (2.82%) CCNP
14 15 (2.64%) CompTIA Security+
14 15 (2.64%) Security+ Certification
15 12 (2.11%) CCIE
15 12 (2.11%) CCSP
15 12 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (13.20%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.99%) GDPR
4 24 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 23 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (2.99%) COBIT
7 10 (1.76%) NIST 800
8 8 (1.41%) RMADS
9 6 (1.06%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.88%) FedRAMP
11 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.70%) QA
12 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.35%) PMO
14 1 (0.18%) GCP
14 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 53 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.64%) vSphere
4 13 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.58%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.41%) Docker
7 7 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.70%) Snort
8 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.70%) XenApp
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.53%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (7.92%) Nessus
2 27 (4.75%) QRadar
3 20 (3.52%) Ansible
4 17 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (2.99%) SCCM
5 14 (2.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 14 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.29%) logstash
6 13 (2.29%) Nmap
6 13 (2.29%) Puppet
7 12 (2.11%) CSIRT
7 12 (2.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.23%) SCOM
8 7 (1.23%) Terraform
9 5 (0.88%) EnCase
9 5 (0.88%) Kibana
9 5 (0.88%) OSSEC
9 5 (0.88%) Packer
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 102 (17.96%) Splunk
2 69 (12.15%) McAfee
3 60 (10.56%) Cisco
4 54 (9.51%) ArcSight
5 48 (8.45%) LogRhythm
6 47 (8.27%) Microsoft
6 47 (8.27%) Qualys
7 44 (7.75%) VMware
8 42 (7.39%) CheckPoint
9 37 (6.51%) AlienVault
10 33 (5.81%) Citrix
11 31 (5.46%) HP
12 30 (5.28%) Red Hat
13 28 (4.93%) Juniper
14 27 (4.75%) Oracle
15 25 (4.40%) Palo Alto
16 24 (4.23%) Blue Coat
17 20 (3.52%) FireEye
17 20 (3.52%) Symantec
17 20 (3.52%) Varonis