Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 309 272 329
Rank change year-on-year -37 +57 +55
Contract jobs citing SIEM 469 273 668
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.85% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.97% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 180 458
10th Percentile £363 £328 £363
25th Percentile £445 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £631 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £535 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
10th Percentile £27.10 " "
25th Percentile £31.75 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.75
75th Percentile £55.25 " £52.50
90th Percentile £61.10 " "
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.75

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 50,957 28,099 73,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.99% 87.03% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,330 19,092 49,556
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 775 1,928
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.39
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.79
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.70% +13.95%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.02 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.88% +9.78% +12.50%

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 1 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SIEM in England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 August 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 -99 218 £550 +10.00% 71
South East +30 102 £550 +10.00% 27
North of England -25 45 £459 -8.30% 33
North West -13 31 £445 +4.71% 17
South West -4 27 £508 -7.59% 10
East of England -10 20 £450 -5.26% 5
Midlands -36 19 £450 -23.40% 15
West Midlands -24 15 £488 -25.00% 11
Yorkshire -26 14 £475 -6.86% 16
East Midlands -23 6 £328 -18.63% 4
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 200 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
2 149 (31.77%) Firewall
3 139 (29.64%) Information Security
4 123 (26.23%) Security Cleared
5 113 (24.09%) Azure
6 90 (19.19%) Windows
7 89 (18.98%) Security Operations
8 87 (18.55%) Splunk
8 87 (18.55%) SC Cleared
9 84 (17.91%) Network Security
10 83 (17.70%) Social Skills
11 80 (17.06%) AWS
12 78 (16.63%) Linux
13 75 (15.99%) Finance
14 69 (14.71%) Security Architecture
15 67 (14.29%) CISSP
16 63 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 57 (12.15%) Threat Intelligence
18 51 (10.87%) Python
19 50 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 49 (10.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 48 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (10.23%) Use Case
21 48 (10.23%) Management Information System
21 48 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
22 47 (10.02%) Microsoft
23 45 (9.59%) Banking
24 44 (9.38%) Security Monitoring
25 43 (9.17%) PowerShell
25 43 (9.17%) Degree

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 6 (1.28%) Confluence
1 6 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.85%) IIS
3 3 (0.64%) Apache
3 3 (0.64%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) nginx
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 113 (24.09%) Azure
2 80 (17.06%) AWS
3 36 (7.68%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (6.18%) GCP
5 27 (5.76%) IaaS
5 27 (5.76%) PaaS
6 26 (5.54%) SaaS
7 20 (4.26%) Azure Sentinel
8 12 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.28%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 5 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.07%) Azure Logic Apps
12 5 (1.07%) Azure Storage
13 4 (0.85%) Amazon Macie
13 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.85%) GitHub
14 3 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 149 (31.77%) Firewall
2 84 (17.91%) Network Security
3 40 (8.53%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (5.97%) VPN
6 19 (4.05%) WAN
7 17 (3.62%) Internet
8 16 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (3.20%) LAN
10 13 (2.77%) DNS
10 13 (2.77%) HTTP
11 12 (2.56%) Wireless
12 11 (2.35%) SNMP
12 11 (2.35%) VSAN
13 10 (2.13%) MPLS
14 9 (1.92%) DMZ
15 8 (1.71%) SD-WAN
16 7 (1.49%) VoIP
17 6 (1.28%) Broadband
17 6 (1.28%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.56%) Big Data
3 11 (2.35%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.13%) Tableau
5 9 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.71%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.49%) Redis
8 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.07%) MySQL
9 3 (0.64%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.64%) DTS
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.64%) Power BI
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.43%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.99%) JIRA
2 7 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.43%) Maven
5 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
6 1 (0.21%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.21%) kappa
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (17.70%) Social Skills
2 75 (15.99%) Finance
3 45 (9.59%) Banking
4 42 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (7.46%) Public Sector
6 29 (6.18%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (2.56%) Legal
9 10 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.28%) Electronics
10 6 (1.28%) Marketing
10 6 (1.28%) Military
10 6 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.85%) Law
12 4 (0.85%) Retail
13 3 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.64%) German Language
13 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (19.83%) Security Engineer
2 75 (15.99%) Analyst
3 73 (15.57%) Architect
4 47 (10.02%) Consultant
5 43 (9.17%) Security Analyst
6 39 (8.32%) Security Architect
7 29 (6.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 29 (6.18%) Security Consultant
7 29 (6.18%) Security Manager
7 29 (6.18%) SIEM Engineer
8 24 (5.12%) Project Manager
9 23 (4.90%) SOC Analyst
10 19 (4.05%) ArcSight Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.99%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 13 (2.77%) Azure Engineer
14 13 (2.77%) Security Specialist
15 12 (2.56%) Security Project Manager
15 12 (2.56%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.62%) SAML
2 8 (1.71%) OAuth
2 8 (1.71%) Regular Expression
3 6 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (1.07%) OpenID
5 4 (0.85%) XML
6 3 (0.64%) .NET
6 3 (0.64%) FIDO
6 3 (0.64%) JSON
6 3 (0.64%) Kafka
6 3 (0.64%) LDAP
6 3 (0.64%) Middleware
6 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.43%) Node.js
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.43%) Web Services
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.23%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.25%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (5.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 23 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.99%) Cyberattack
7 13 (2.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 12 (2.56%) PKI
9 9 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.07%) AS400
12 5 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 90 (19.19%) Windows
2 78 (16.63%) Linux
3 25 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.90%) Unix
5 19 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.28%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.85%) Solaris
7 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.64%) CentOS
8 3 (0.64%) Debian
8 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) Android
9 2 (0.43%) HPUX
9 2 (0.43%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
2 139 (29.64%) Information Security
3 89 (18.98%) Security Operations
4 69 (14.71%) Security Architecture
5 63 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 57 (12.15%) Threat Intelligence
7 49 (10.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 48 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (10.23%) Use Case
9 44 (9.38%) Security Monitoring
10 39 (8.32%) ITIL
11 36 (7.68%) Incident Management
12 34 (7.25%) Risk Management
13 32 (6.82%) Analytics
14 31 (6.61%) Data Protection
15 30 (6.40%) Threat Modelling
16 29 (6.18%) Identity Access Management
17 26 (5.54%) DevOps
18 24 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.87%) Python
2 43 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.18%) SQL
4 14 (2.99%) Java
5 10 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.92%) C++
7 8 (1.71%) Search Processing Language
8 7 (1.49%) R
8 7 (1.49%) Ruby
9 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.28%) Scala
10 4 (0.85%) Perl
10 4 (0.85%) VBA
11 2 (0.43%) VBScript
12 1 (0.21%) C
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 87 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 67 (14.29%) CISSP
4 43 (9.17%) Degree
5 35 (7.46%) DV Cleared
6 29 (6.18%) CISM
7 16 (3.41%) GIAC
8 15 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (1.92%) GCIH
9 9 (1.92%) SANS
10 8 (1.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (1.71%) CEH
11 7 (1.49%) CISA
11 7 (1.49%) OSCP
12 6 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.07%) CISMP
13 5 (1.07%) CRISC
13 5 (1.07%) GCFE
13 5 (1.07%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (6.82%) NIST
3 27 (5.76%) PCI DSS
4 26 (5.54%) GDPR
5 16 (3.41%) GPG13
6 10 (2.13%) JSP 440
7 9 (1.92%) GRC
7 9 (1.92%) QA
8 8 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.71%) SLA
9 7 (1.49%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.85%) COBIT
11 3 (0.64%) HMG Infosec
11 3 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.64%) NCSC
11 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.43%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 31 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.56%) Docker
3 12 (2.56%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.35%) vSphere
5 9 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.71%) vCloud
7 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.43%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) IAG
9 1 (0.21%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.84%) Ansible
2 17 (3.62%) QRadar
3 16 (3.41%) Kubernetes
4 11 (2.35%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.13%) CSIRT
6 9 (1.92%) Terraform
7 7 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.28%) CASB
8 6 (1.28%) Nessus
8 6 (1.28%) Puppet
8 6 (1.28%) SCCM
9 5 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 4 (0.85%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.64%) EnCase
11 3 (0.64%) Kibana
11 3 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (18.55%) Splunk
2 47 (10.02%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.17%) ArcSight
4 37 (7.89%) Cisco
5 31 (6.61%) VMware
6 29 (6.18%) Google
7 25 (5.33%) LogRhythm
8 19 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.62%) McAfee
10 15 (3.20%) Juniper
11 14 (2.99%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.56%) Dell
13 10 (2.13%) F5
13 10 (2.13%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.13%) Qualys
14 8 (1.71%) Darktrace
14 8 (1.71%) Ericsson
14 8 (1.71%) IBM
14 8 (1.71%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.71%) Zscaler