Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 382 383
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +69
Contract jobs citing SIEM 635 631 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.72% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 393 432
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £369 £369 £356
90th Percentile £663 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £43.00 - £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,850 87,697 88,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.74% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,462 58,317 58,473
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,321 2,108 2,455
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.67% +6.67% -

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 November 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 16 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 November 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 +9 592 £525 +5.00% 177
UK excluding London -28 329 £525 +5.00% 127
London -8 288 £525 +5.00% 70
South East -1 125 £600 +14.29% 32
North of England -35 79 £513 +6.77% 21
North West -6 42 £506 +8.87% 11
Midlands +17 35 £550 +15.79% 21
Yorkshire -34 33 £500 -4.76% 10
East of England +12 32 £525 +7.14% 12
West Midlands +3 32 £538 +13.16% 15
South West -26 32 £475 -5.00% 21
Scotland -29 28 £488 -11.36% 13
East Midlands +11 7 £600 +41.18% 6
North East - 4 £525 -
Wales -29 2 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 228 (35.91%) Firewall
2 200 (31.50%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (30.39%) Information Security
4 148 (23.31%) Vulnerability Management
5 134 (21.10%) CISSP
6 130 (20.47%) Security Operations
7 128 (20.16%) Network Security
8 126 (19.84%) Finance
9 120 (18.90%) Splunk
10 117 (18.43%) Security Cleared
11 109 (17.17%) Windows
12 105 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
13 98 (15.43%) Linux
14 93 (14.65%) Identity Access Management
15 92 (14.49%) SC Cleared
16 84 (13.23%) Threat Intelligence
17 83 (13.07%) Management Information System
17 83 (13.07%) CISM
17 83 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 77 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
19 73 (11.50%) PKI
19 73 (11.50%) Active Directory
20 71 (11.18%) ArcSight
21 69 (10.87%) Incident Management
21 69 (10.87%) Cisco
22 68 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
22 68 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 67 (10.55%) Microsoft
24 65 (10.24%) Python
25 63 (9.92%) VPN

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 17 (2.68%) IIS
2 12 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.26%) Apache
5 5 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.67%) Office 365
4 25 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.62%) SaaS
6 21 (3.31%) PaaS
7 18 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (2.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (2.52%) IaaS
8 16 (2.52%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.73%) Sumo Logic
10 8 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.26%) Serverless
11 7 (1.10%) Akamai
12 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.94%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.79%) GitHub
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 228 (35.91%) Firewall
2 128 (20.16%) Network Security
3 63 (9.92%) VPN
4 56 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 43 (6.77%) LAN
6 42 (6.61%) TCP/IP
6 42 (6.61%) WAN
7 26 (4.09%) HTTP
8 24 (3.78%) DNS
9 23 (3.62%) Wireless
10 22 (3.46%) Internet
11 21 (3.31%) SSL
11 21 (3.31%) WLAN
12 17 (2.68%) MPLS
12 17 (2.68%) SAN
13 15 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.89%) SSH
15 11 (1.73%) VoIP
16 10 (1.57%) DHCP
17 9 (1.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.67%) Hadoop
2 33 (5.20%) Big Data
3 18 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.10%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.79%) Power BI
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.63%) MySQL
6 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.31%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (0.31%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.31%) Impala
8 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.31%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.31%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.57%) JIRA
3 8 (1.26%) GitLab
4 7 (1.10%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) AppScan
7 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 126 (19.84%) Finance
2 33 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.41%) Banking
4 24 (3.78%) Legal
5 16 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.20%) Law
7 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.79%) Retail
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (24.72%) Analyst
2 115 (18.11%) Security Analyst
3 108 (17.01%) Architect
4 88 (13.86%) Consultant
5 87 (13.70%) Security Architect
6 84 (13.23%) Security Engineer
7 48 (7.56%) Security Manager
8 47 (7.40%) Security Consultant
8 47 (7.40%) SOC Analyst
9 30 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 23 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (3.62%) Security Solutions Architect
12 22 (3.46%) ArcSight Consultant
12 22 (3.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 22 (3.46%) Network Engineer
13 21 (3.31%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 21 (3.31%) SIEM Consultant
14 20 (3.15%) Operations Analyst
14 20 (3.15%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.09%) OAuth
2 24 (3.78%) SAML
3 22 (3.46%) OpenID
4 21 (3.31%) Web Services
5 20 (3.15%) Regular Expression
6 15 (2.36%) JSON
7 10 (1.57%) Kafka
7 10 (1.57%) OAuth2
8 8 (1.26%) LDAP
8 8 (1.26%) Middleware
9 7 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.63%) CSS
10 4 (0.63%) HTML
10 4 (0.63%) ModSecurity
11 3 (0.47%) .NET
11 3 (0.47%) REST
11 3 (0.47%) SOAP
11 3 (0.47%) XML
12 2 (0.31%) D3.js
12 2 (0.31%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.07%) Management Information System
2 73 (11.50%) PKI
3 49 (7.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 44 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 40 (6.30%) Cyberthreat
6 38 (5.98%) Data Centre
7 33 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.68%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.05%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
11 9 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.26%) Clustering
12 8 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.94%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.79%) DataPower
14 5 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.17%) Windows
2 98 (15.43%) Linux
3 41 (6.46%) Unix
4 30 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.20%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.10%) CentOS
8 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.79%) Check Point GAiA
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Solaris
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.31%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.31%) HPUX
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.31%) zOS
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (31.50%) Cybersecurity
2 193 (30.39%) Information Security
3 148 (23.31%) Vulnerability Management
4 130 (20.47%) Security Operations
5 93 (14.65%) Identity Access Management
6 84 (13.23%) Threat Intelligence
7 69 (10.87%) Incident Management
8 68 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 62 (9.76%) ITIL
10 51 (8.03%) Analytics
10 51 (8.03%) Data Loss Prevention
11 49 (7.72%) Penetration Testing
12 48 (7.56%) DevOps
13 45 (7.09%) Risk Management
13 45 (7.09%) Security Monitoring
14 43 (6.77%) Security Architecture
15 40 (6.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 38 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.24%) Python
2 22 (3.46%) Bash Shell
3 16 (2.52%) Perl
3 16 (2.52%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.05%) SQL
5 12 (1.89%) Java
6 11 (1.73%) Ruby
7 6 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.79%) C
9 3 (0.47%) C++
9 3 (0.47%) Scala
9 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.31%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) C#
11 1 (0.16%) R
11 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 134 (21.10%) CISSP
2 117 (18.43%) Security Cleared
3 92 (14.49%) SC Cleared
4 83 (13.07%) CISM
5 53 (8.35%) Degree
6 44 (6.93%) CISA
6 44 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (6.61%) CEH
8 26 (4.09%) GCIH
9 22 (3.46%) SANS
10 17 (2.68%) ISSAP
11 15 (2.36%) ISSMP
12 14 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (2.20%) DV Cleared
13 13 (2.05%) CCNA
13 13 (2.05%) CCNP
13 13 (2.05%) GCFA
13 13 (2.05%) GIAC
14 11 (1.73%) CCIE
14 11 (1.73%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (9.92%) PCI DSS
3 36 (5.67%) GDPR
4 26 (4.09%) HIPAA
5 21 (3.31%) FedRAMP
6 18 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (1.89%) QA
9 11 (1.73%) COBIT
10 9 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (1.10%) SLA
12 4 (0.63%) PMO
13 2 (0.31%) COSO
13 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.31%) PSD2
14 1 (0.16%) GAMP
14 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.16%) RMADS
14 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 73 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.73%) BitLocker
4 7 (1.10%) Docker
4 7 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.10%) vSphere
5 5 (0.79%) Snort
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.47%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.31%) Squid
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (8.19%) QRadar
2 28 (4.41%) CASB
3 27 (4.25%) Nessus
4 21 (3.31%) Ansible
5 16 (2.52%) SCCM
6 15 (2.36%) ArcSight ESM
6 15 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.05%) Puppet
7 13 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.89%) Suricata
8 12 (1.89%) Terraform
9 11 (1.73%) CSIRT
9 11 (1.73%) Istio
9 11 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (1.57%) SCOM
11 8 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.26%) Salt
12 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.94%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 120 (18.90%) Splunk
2 71 (11.18%) ArcSight
3 69 (10.87%) Cisco
4 67 (10.55%) Microsoft
5 46 (7.24%) CyberArk
6 43 (6.77%) LogRhythm
6 43 (6.77%) Qualys
7 39 (6.14%) McAfee
8 36 (5.67%) CheckPoint
9 35 (5.51%) AlienVault
10 29 (4.57%) Citrix
11 26 (4.09%) Symantec
12 25 (3.94%) VMware
13 24 (3.78%) Intel
14 21 (3.31%) IBM
15 18 (2.83%) HP
15 18 (2.83%) Oracle
16 17 (2.68%) Darktrace
16 17 (2.68%) Palo Alto
17 15 (2.36%) Juniper