Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 July 2018 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 356 421
Rank change year-on-year -9 +65 +45
Contract jobs citing SIEM 297 247 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.68% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 181 145
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £368 £375 £406
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -44.13% +146.38% +22.67%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,593 36,460 39,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.30% 87.01% 86.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,449 26,038 28,452
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 387 355
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.29% +9.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.20 £50.27
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in London

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Central London -14 60 £500 - 11
West London -34 12 £475 - 10
South London -43 5 £625 +31.58% 1
North London +7 3 £375 -37.50% 1
East London -24 1 - - 5
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 119 (40.07%) Firewall
2 109 (36.70%) Information Security
3 104 (35.02%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (31.31%) Finance
5 68 (22.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 64 (21.55%) CISSP
7 63 (21.21%) Windows
8 57 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
9 55 (18.52%) Linux
10 51 (17.17%) Splunk
10 51 (17.17%) Security Operations
11 37 (12.46%) CISM
12 36 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 36 (12.12%) Network Security
13 35 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (11.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 33 (11.11%) Python
15 33 (11.11%) ITIL
15 33 (11.11%) Degree
16 32 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
17 31 (10.44%) PKI
17 31 (10.44%) Qualys
17 31 (10.44%) Security Architecture
18 30 (10.10%) Project Management
19 29 (9.76%) Cisco
19 29 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (9.43%) Analytics
20 28 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
21 27 (9.09%) Cyberthreat

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.35%) IIS
2 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.67%) Confluence
3 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) HipChat
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (5.39%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (5.39%) Serverless
5 13 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (3.70%) AWS CloudTrail
7 10 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (2.69%) Akamai
8 8 (2.69%) Office 365
8 8 (2.69%) PaaS
8 8 (2.69%) SaaS
9 7 (2.36%) IaaS
10 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 119 (40.07%) Firewall
2 36 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
2 36 (12.12%) Network Security
3 21 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.73%) VPN
5 16 (5.39%) IPsec
6 13 (4.38%) LAN
7 12 (4.04%) WAN
8 10 (3.37%) HTTP
9 9 (3.03%) DNS
9 9 (3.03%) SAN
10 8 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (2.69%) Wireless
11 7 (2.36%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (2.36%) DHCP
11 7 (2.36%) Internet
11 7 (2.36%) VoIP
12 6 (2.02%) HTTPS
12 6 (2.02%) SSL
12 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.41%) Big Data
2 12 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.03%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.36%) MySQL
6 3 (1.01%) Power BI
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) JIRA
2 4 (1.35%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.01%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.34%) AppScan
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 93 (31.31%) Finance
2 21 (7.07%) Legal
3 17 (5.72%) Banking
4 11 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.02%) Law
6 5 (1.68%) Retail
7 4 (1.35%) Advertising
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (21.89%) Architect
2 60 (20.20%) Analyst
3 49 (16.50%) Security Engineer
4 45 (15.15%) Security Architect
5 41 (13.80%) Security Analyst
6 24 (8.08%) Consultant
6 24 (8.08%) Project Manager
7 23 (7.74%) Security Manager
8 16 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 16 (5.39%) Security Specialist
9 14 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (4.04%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.04%) SOC Analyst
11 11 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.70%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.70%) Security Project Manager
12 10 (3.37%) SIEM Engineer
13 9 (3.03%) AWS Architect
14 8 (2.69%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (1.68%) LDAP
1 5 (1.68%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.35%) HTML
2 4 (1.35%) HTML5
2 4 (1.35%) Middleware
2 4 (1.35%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.01%) Kafka
4 2 (0.67%) Anaconda
4 2 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) OAuth
5 1 (0.34%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.44%) PKI
2 29 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 25 (8.42%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.72%) Data Centre
6 15 (5.05%) Public Cloud
7 13 (4.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (1.68%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.68%) Fintech
11 4 (1.35%) Clustering
11 4 (1.35%) NHS
12 3 (1.01%) Cybercrime
12 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.21%) Windows
2 55 (18.52%) Linux
3 21 (7.07%) Unix
4 20 (6.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.71%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.01%) VMS
9 2 (0.67%) CentOS
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.34%) HPUX
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.34%) OpenBSD
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (36.70%) Information Security
2 104 (35.02%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (22.90%) Vulnerability Management
4 51 (17.17%) Security Operations
5 35 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (11.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 33 (11.11%) ITIL
8 32 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (10.44%) Security Architecture
10 30 (10.10%) Project Management
11 28 (9.43%) Analytics
11 28 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
12 26 (8.75%) Change Management
13 25 (8.42%) Incident Management
14 24 (8.08%) Migration
15 23 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (7.74%) Threat Intelligence
16 22 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (7.07%) Risk Management
18 17 (5.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.11%) Python
2 11 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.36%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.35%) Perl
5 3 (1.01%) C
5 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.01%) VBA
6 2 (0.67%) SQL
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (21.55%) CISSP
2 37 (12.46%) CISM
3 33 (11.11%) Degree
4 27 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 25 (8.42%) CEH
6 22 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 18 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (5.72%) CISA
9 13 (4.38%) GIAC
10 9 (3.03%) CCNP
10 9 (3.03%) Master's Degree
11 8 (2.69%) GCIA
12 7 (2.36%) CCNA
12 7 (2.36%) GCIH
13 6 (2.02%) GSEC
14 5 (1.68%) PMP
15 4 (1.35%) PCI QSA
15 4 (1.35%) SSCP
15 4 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.42%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.73%) GDPR
4 12 (4.04%) COBIT
5 11 (3.70%) HIPAA
5 11 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.35%) QA
7 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.67%) PSD2
7 2 (0.67%) SLA
8 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.34%) RMADS
8 1 (0.34%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 27 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.37%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.67%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.67%) Snort
5 2 (0.67%) Squid
5 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) KVM
6 1 (0.34%) QEMU
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (7.74%) QRadar
2 16 (5.39%) Nessus
3 12 (4.04%) Ansible
3 12 (4.04%) Terraform
4 11 (3.70%) Puppet
5 10 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (3.03%) Salt
7 8 (2.69%) CSIRT
7 8 (2.69%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.02%) Nagios
9 5 (1.68%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.35%) ArcSight ESM
10 4 (1.35%) Nmap
11 3 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.01%) Grafana
11 3 (1.01%) Kibana
11 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.01%) PowerBroker
11 3 (1.01%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 51 (17.17%) Splunk
2 31 (10.44%) Qualys
3 29 (9.76%) Cisco
4 27 (9.09%) CyberArk
4 27 (9.09%) McAfee
5 24 (8.08%) ArcSight
6 23 (7.74%) CheckPoint
7 21 (7.07%) AlienVault
8 20 (6.73%) Microsoft
9 19 (6.40%) VMware
10 16 (5.39%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.37%) Citrix
12 9 (3.03%) HP
13 8 (2.69%) ForeScout
13 8 (2.69%) Interwoven
13 8 (2.69%) LogRhythm
13 8 (2.69%) Meraki
14 7 (2.36%) IBM
14 7 (2.36%) Zscaler
15 5 (1.68%) Blue Coat