Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 February 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 396 417
Rank change year-on-year +64 +21 +192
Contract jobs citing SIEM 733 549 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.58% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 369 359
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.11% -4.90%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £463 £468
% change year-on-year +7.03% -1.07% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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
England +61 680 £500 +5.26% 171
UK excluding London +23 357 £495 +7.03% 113
London +76 356 £500 +2.56% 72
South East -1 113 £488 +2.63% 23
North of England +48 91 £480 +6.67% 23
Yorkshire +19 49 £495 +10.00% 9
East of England +3 45 £550 +3.53% 19
Midlands +8 43 £494 +6.76% 19
North West +6 42 £480 +6.67% 11
West Midlands +9 35 £488 +5.41% 11
South West +12 29 £500 +25.00% 15
Scotland -30 23 £550 +4.76% 6
Wales +1 14 £500 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +5 3 £550 - 8

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 with a requirement for SIEM.

1 302 (41.20%) Information Security
2 266 (36.29%) Firewall
3 257 (35.06%) Cybersecurity
4 215 (29.33%) CISSP
5 198 (27.01%) Windows
6 189 (25.78%) Linux
7 169 (23.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 164 (22.37%) Security Operations
9 138 (18.83%) Finance
10 126 (17.19%) Unix
11 121 (16.51%) Splunk
12 117 (15.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 112 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
14 105 (14.32%) CISM
15 102 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
16 96 (13.10%) Network Security
17 95 (12.96%) Threat Intelligence
18 93 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
18 93 (12.69%) Management Information System
19 85 (11.60%) PCI DSS
20 82 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
20 82 (11.19%) McAfee
21 81 (11.05%) Python
21 81 (11.05%) Degree
22 79 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
23 78 (10.64%) Security Architecture
24 77 (10.50%) Security Cleared
25 76 (10.37%) GDPR
25 76 (10.37%) Security Monitoring
25 76 (10.37%) ArcSight

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 21 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.09%) IIS
3 6 (0.82%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.82%) Confluence
4 5 (0.68%) nginx
5 4 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.55%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.55%) Drupal
5 4 (0.55%) WordPress
6 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) HipChat
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 112 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.14%) Office 365
4 22 (3.00%) PaaS
5 20 (2.73%) SaaS
6 19 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (2.05%) AWS CloudTrail
9 14 (1.91%) IaaS
10 11 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.95%) Akamai
13 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.55%) Serverless
15 3 (0.41%) GitHub
15 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 266 (36.29%) Firewall
2 102 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 96 (13.10%) Network Security
4 63 (8.59%) TCP/IP
5 55 (7.50%) LAN
6 47 (6.41%) WAN
7 44 (6.00%) SAN
8 33 (4.50%) VLAN
9 32 (4.37%) VPN
10 28 (3.82%) MPLS
11 24 (3.27%) HTTP
12 23 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (2.86%) SNMP
14 19 (2.59%) DNS
15 18 (2.46%) NAS
16 17 (2.32%) IPsec
17 11 (1.50%) Internet
17 11 (1.50%) SSL
18 10 (1.36%) HTTPS
19 9 (1.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.87%) Big Data
2 27 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.05%) Data Mining
4 14 (1.91%) MySQL
5 11 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 10 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.82%) Parquet
9 5 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.55%) GIS
10 4 (0.55%) Power BI
11 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.14%) DB2
13 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.14%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 28 (3.82%) JIRA
2 15 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.09%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.09%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.68%) Maven
5 5 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.55%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.55%) MSI
7 1 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 138 (18.83%) Finance
2 46 (6.28%) Banking
3 41 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.73%) Retail
5 19 (2.59%) Legal
6 12 (1.64%) Advertising
7 10 (1.36%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.09%) Marketing
10 6 (0.82%) Billing
10 6 (0.82%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) Automotive
11 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.55%) Electronics
12 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 227 (30.97%) Analyst
2 165 (22.51%) Security Analyst
3 123 (16.78%) Security Engineer
4 119 (16.23%) Architect
5 90 (12.28%) Security Architect
6 74 (10.10%) Consultant
7 58 (7.91%) Security Consultant
7 58 (7.91%) Security Manager
8 52 (7.09%) SOC Analyst
9 44 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
9 44 (6.00%) Security Operations Analyst
10 36 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
11 32 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 31 (4.23%) SIEM Engineer
13 30 (4.09%) SIEM Analyst
14 25 (3.41%) Security Specialist
15 23 (3.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 23 (3.14%) Network Engineer
16 19 (2.59%) Information Security Manager
16 19 (2.59%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.82%) Regular Expression
2 15 (2.05%) LDAP
3 13 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.64%) SAML
5 9 (1.23%) .NET
6 8 (1.09%) OAuth
7 7 (0.95%) Middleware
7 7 (0.95%) Web Services
8 6 (0.82%) Grok
8 6 (0.82%) JSON
8 6 (0.82%) Kafka
8 6 (0.82%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.68%) HTML
9 5 (0.68%) HTML5
9 5 (0.68%) REST
10 4 (0.55%) ModSecurity
10 4 (0.55%) WAP
10 4 (0.55%) XML
11 3 (0.41%) Node.js
11 3 (0.41%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.69%) Management Information System
2 67 (9.14%) PKI
3 66 (9.00%) Cyberthreat
4 50 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.46%) Security Operations Centre
6 33 (4.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 30 (4.09%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.32%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.05%) Cyberattack
10 13 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.36%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 10 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (0.95%) BYOD
14 7 (0.95%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 198 (27.01%) Windows
2 189 (25.78%) Linux
3 126 (17.19%) Unix
4 34 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.50%) CentOS
7 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.68%) VMS
10 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.55%) Solaris
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.14%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (41.20%) Information Security
2 257 (35.06%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (23.06%) Vulnerability Management
4 164 (22.37%) Security Operations
5 95 (12.96%) Threat Intelligence
6 93 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
7 78 (10.64%) Security Architecture
8 76 (10.37%) Security Monitoring
8 76 (10.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 71 (9.69%) Data Loss Prevention
9 71 (9.69%) ITIL
10 67 (9.14%) Use Case
11 65 (8.87%) Data Protection
12 62 (8.46%) Analytics
13 58 (7.91%) Incident Management
14 57 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (7.64%) Risk Management
15 56 (7.64%) Security Management
16 47 (6.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 81 (11.05%) Python
2 42 (5.73%) Bash Shell
3 38 (5.18%) PowerShell
4 30 (4.09%) Java
5 25 (3.41%) Perl
6 21 (2.86%) SQL
7 18 (2.46%) Ruby
8 14 (1.91%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.36%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.82%) C
11 5 (0.68%) C-shell
11 5 (0.68%) Dart
11 5 (0.68%) Korn
12 4 (0.55%) C#
13 2 (0.27%) C++
13 2 (0.27%) COBOL
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) Scala
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 215 (29.33%) CISSP
2 105 (14.32%) CISM
3 81 (11.05%) Degree
4 79 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (10.50%) Security Cleared
6 47 (6.41%) SC Cleared
7 40 (5.46%) CEH
7 40 (5.46%) CISA
8 38 (5.18%) CCNP
9 34 (4.64%) SANS
10 27 (3.68%) GIAC
11 24 (3.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 22 (3.00%) CCNA
13 20 (2.73%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.91%) CCSP
15 13 (1.77%) CompTIA Security+
16 12 (1.64%) CRISC
17 11 (1.50%) GCIA
18 10 (1.36%) GCIH
19 9 (1.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (15.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (11.60%) PCI DSS
3 76 (10.37%) GDPR
4 30 (4.09%) COBIT
4 30 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (2.32%) RMADS
7 10 (1.36%) QA
8 7 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.68%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.55%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.41%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.41%) SLA
12 2 (0.27%) CESG Infosec
12 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.27%) PMO
13 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 63 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.73%) vSphere
4 13 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.09%) XenApp
6 6 (0.82%) Docker
6 6 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.41%) Snort
7 3 (0.41%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.14%) QEMU
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (8.05%) Nessus
2 50 (6.82%) QRadar
3 38 (5.18%) Ansible
4 23 (3.14%) Puppet
5 22 (3.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 19 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.77%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (1.50%) ArcSight ESM
10 11 (1.50%) Packer
10 11 (1.50%) Terraform
11 10 (1.36%) FortiGate
11 10 (1.36%) OSSEC
12 9 (1.23%) Nmap
13 8 (1.09%) logstash
13 8 (1.09%) SCCM
14 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 121 (16.51%) Splunk
2 82 (11.19%) McAfee
3 76 (10.37%) ArcSight
4 73 (9.96%) Cisco
5 69 (9.41%) VMware
6 65 (8.87%) AlienVault
7 59 (8.05%) Qualys
8 47 (6.41%) Microsoft
9 38 (5.18%) LogRhythm
10 35 (4.77%) Citrix
11 32 (4.37%) Red Hat
12 31 (4.23%) Symantec
13 30 (4.09%) HP
13 30 (4.09%) IBM
13 30 (4.09%) Oracle
14 28 (3.82%) CheckPoint
14 28 (3.82%) CyberArk
15 26 (3.55%) Intel
16 23 (3.14%) Palo Alto
17 19 (2.59%) FireEye