Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 436 499
Rank change year-on-year +42 +63 +142
Contract jobs citing SIEM 532 584 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.64% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 378 259
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £350 £331
90th Percentile £665 £648 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £450 £457
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.53% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £68.00 £27.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.38% +22.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 £27.60 £22.50
% change year-on-year +146.38% +22.67% -

SIEM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80161 91745 91678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.24% 83.47% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52582 60518 58035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £277 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2050 2197 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

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 25 July 2017.

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 15 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 25 July 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
England +30 489 £500 - 84
UK excluding London -5 289 £510 +13.33% 41
London +56 237 £500 - 45
South East -13 90 £539 +7.75% 12
North of England +48 70 £525 +23.53% 10
North West +32 52 £525 +23.53% 7
South West -22 42 £495 +28.57% 4
Scotland +55 33 £675 +68.75% 1
East of England -13 29 £475 -13.64% 6
Midlands +14 23 £413 -8.33% 7
Yorkshire +13 17 £688 +61.76% 3
West Midlands +21 16 £405 -4.71% 6
East Midlands -3 7 £820 +40.17% 1
Wales +5 5 - - 1
North East +48 1 £525 -10.64%

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 with a requirement for SIEM.

1 182 (34.21%) Information Security
2 181 (34.02%) Firewall
3 146 (27.44%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (26.50%) Windows
5 131 (24.62%) CISSP
6 122 (22.93%) Linux
7 121 (22.74%) Splunk
8 119 (22.37%) Finance
9 93 (17.48%) Security Operations
10 87 (16.35%) Network Security
11 81 (15.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 76 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 71 (13.35%) Unix
13 71 (13.35%) Vulnerability Management
14 69 (12.97%) ArcSight
14 69 (12.97%) CISM
15 68 (12.78%) TCP/IP
16 67 (12.59%) PCI DSS
17 65 (12.22%) ITIL
18 63 (11.84%) Cisco
19 62 (11.65%) Microsoft
20 60 (11.28%) Intrusion Detection
21 57 (10.71%) Incident Management
22 54 (10.15%) SANS
23 53 (9.96%) SC Cleared
24 52 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
24 52 (9.77%) Management Information System
25 50 (9.40%) VPN
25 50 (9.40%) Python
26 48 (9.02%) DNS

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 27 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.76%) Apache
3 11 (2.07%) JBoss
3 11 (2.07%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.88%) ArcGIS
4 10 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.88%) IIS
5 9 (1.69%) nginx
6 8 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.32%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.13%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.94%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.94%) Mule
10 4 (0.75%) SAS
11 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.38%) Confluence
11 2 (0.38%) Jetty
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.95%) SaaS
4 13 (2.44%) IaaS
5 12 (2.26%) PaaS
6 8 (1.50%) OpenDNS
7 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.94%) Cloudflare
9 3 (0.56%) Akamai
9 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.38%) Office 365
10 2 (0.38%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 181 (34.02%) Firewall
2 87 (16.35%) Network Security
3 68 (12.78%) TCP/IP
4 60 (11.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 50 (9.40%) VPN
6 48 (9.02%) DNS
7 40 (7.52%) WAN
8 38 (7.14%) LAN
9 34 (6.39%) Internet
10 24 (4.51%) HTTP
11 23 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (3.57%) Wireless
13 17 (3.20%) LDAP
14 13 (2.44%) VoIP
15 12 (2.26%) DHCP
15 12 (2.26%) IPsec
15 12 (2.26%) SSL
16 11 (2.07%) SNMP
17 10 (1.88%) HTTPS
17 10 (1.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.70%) Big Data
2 24 (4.51%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.20%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.44%) Data Mining
5 12 (2.26%) Apache Hive
6 10 (1.88%) Redis
7 8 (1.50%) Maltego
8 7 (1.32%) DataStax
8 7 (1.32%) GIS
9 5 (0.94%) DB2
9 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.75%) HBase
10 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.75%) Sqoop
11 3 (0.56%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.56%) Parquet
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.32%) JIRA
3 7 (1.32%) Maven
3 7 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.13%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.94%) Hudson
6 2 (0.38%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.19%) AppScan
7 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 119 (22.37%) Finance
2 45 (8.46%) Banking
3 17 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.01%) Law
5 14 (2.63%) Retail
6 8 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.32%) Legal
8 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Billing
9 4 (0.75%) Electronics
9 4 (0.75%) Marketing
9 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.75%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 156 (29.32%) Analyst
2 131 (24.62%) Security Analyst
3 105 (19.74%) Consultant
4 79 (14.85%) Security Consultant
5 74 (13.91%) Architect
6 50 (9.40%) Security Engineer
7 47 (8.83%) Security Architect
8 44 (8.27%) SOC Analyst
9 36 (6.77%) Security Manager
10 33 (6.20%) Security Specialist
11 32 (6.02%) Project Manager
12 25 (4.70%) Security Project Manager
12 25 (4.70%) Splunk Consultant
13 23 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (4.32%) SIEM Analyst
14 20 (3.76%) IT Analyst
14 20 (3.76%) SIEM Consultant
15 19 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 19 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
16 18 (3.38%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (3.76%) Web Services
3 17 (3.20%) Regular Expression
4 13 (2.44%) REST
5 11 (2.07%) .NET
6 10 (1.88%) RESTful
7 9 (1.69%) Middleware
8 8 (1.50%) XML
9 7 (1.32%) Servlets
10 6 (1.13%) DOM
10 6 (1.13%) JMS
10 6 (1.13%) SAX
10 6 (1.13%) XSD
10 6 (1.13%) XSLT
11 5 (0.94%) CSS
11 5 (0.94%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.94%) HTML
11 5 (0.94%) JSP
11 5 (0.94%) Struts
11 5 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 46 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (8.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 33 (6.20%) Data Centre
5 32 (6.02%) PKI
6 29 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (3.95%) Cyber Attack
8 15 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (2.63%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.88%) Replication
11 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.50%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (1.32%) PMI
13 7 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 141 (26.50%) Windows
2 122 (22.93%) Linux
3 71 (13.35%) Unix
4 22 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.07%) MVS
6 8 (1.50%) CentOS
6 8 (1.50%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.50%) VMS
7 6 (1.13%) Windows NT
8 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.56%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) Android
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) HPUX
12 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (34.21%) Information Security
2 146 (27.44%) Cybersecurity
3 93 (17.48%) Security Operations
4 71 (13.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 65 (12.22%) ITIL
6 57 (10.71%) Incident Management
7 52 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (8.27%) Identity Access Management
9 42 (7.89%) Threat Intelligence
9 42 (7.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 40 (7.52%) Use Case
11 39 (7.33%) Project Management
11 39 (7.33%) Security Monitoring
12 36 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
13 35 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (6.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 33 (6.20%) Risk Management
16 32 (6.02%) Open Source
16 32 (6.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.40%) Python
2 42 (7.89%) SQL
3 34 (6.39%) Java
3 34 (6.39%) Perl
4 25 (4.70%) PowerShell
5 21 (3.95%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.69%) Ruby
7 8 (1.50%) C
7 8 (1.50%) C-shell
7 8 (1.50%) Korn
8 7 (1.32%) Dart
8 7 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.32%) PHP
9 6 (1.13%) VBA
10 4 (0.75%) C++
10 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 131 (24.62%) CISSP
2 76 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 69 (12.97%) CISM
4 54 (10.15%) SANS
5 53 (9.96%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.58%) CISA
7 29 (5.45%) Degree
8 26 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (4.70%) GCIH
9 25 (4.70%) GIAC
10 24 (4.51%) DV Cleared
11 20 (3.76%) CEH
11 20 (3.76%) GCIA
12 16 (3.01%) SSCP
13 11 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 11 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (2.07%) CRISC
14 10 (1.88%) CCSP
15 9 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
16 8 (1.50%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (15.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (12.59%) PCI DSS
3 27 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 18 (3.38%) GDPR
5 8 (1.50%) FedRAMP
5 8 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.32%) COBIT
6 7 (1.32%) GPG13
6 7 (1.32%) NIST 800
6 7 (1.32%) QA
7 6 (1.13%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.13%) SLA
8 5 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.75%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.56%) PMO
11 2 (0.38%) GMP
11 2 (0.38%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.26%) Docker
2 12 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.69%) Snort
6 7 (1.32%) Apache Flume
7 6 (1.13%) vCloud
8 4 (0.75%) HDFS
9 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.38%) vSphere
10 2 (0.38%) Xen
11 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.19%) RACF
11 1 (0.19%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (6.77%) QRadar
2 23 (4.32%) SCCM
3 18 (3.38%) Nessus
3 18 (3.38%) Puppet
4 17 (3.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 17 (3.20%) Kibana
4 17 (3.20%) logstash
5 16 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (2.63%) Ansible
7 13 (2.44%) SCOM
8 10 (1.88%) CSIRT
8 10 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (1.69%) RSA enVision
10 8 (1.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 7 (1.32%) Nmap
12 6 (1.13%) ArcSight ESM
13 5 (0.94%) Terraform
14 4 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
14 4 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 121 (22.74%) Splunk
2 69 (12.97%) ArcSight
3 63 (11.84%) Cisco
4 62 (11.65%) Microsoft
5 37 (6.95%) McAfee
6 36 (6.77%) HP
6 36 (6.77%) IBM
6 36 (6.77%) LogRhythm
7 32 (6.02%) CheckPoint
8 31 (5.83%) VMware
9 29 (5.45%) CyberArk
10 28 (5.26%) Oracle
11 24 (4.51%) FireEye
12 22 (4.14%) Qualys
13 21 (3.95%) Citrix
13 21 (3.95%) Red Hat
14 19 (3.57%) Palo Alto
15 18 (3.38%) Blue Coat
16 17 (3.20%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.82%) Dell
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