Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 406 372 396
Rank change year-on-year -34 +24 +51
Contract jobs citing SIEM 594 669 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.78% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 411 393
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -0.11%
10th Percentile £364 £375 £339
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 86,410 86,099 82,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.83% 85.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,036 57,590 54,781
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.86% +1.33% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,199 2,021 2,396
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.02 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -25 566 £525 +5.00% 166
UK excluding London -56 302 £500 +1.01% 106
London -19 277 £525 +5.00% 70
South East +14 123 £575 +13.86% 33
North of England -33 59 £525 +9.38% 21
East of England +17 41 £396 -20.05% 9
South West -21 36 £475 -5.00% 12
Midlands -9 29 £575 +21.05% 21
North West -14 26 £500 +4.17% 10
West Midlands -22 25 £588 +23.68% 15
Yorkshire -42 23 £500 -1.96% 8
Scotland -6 19 £500 +5.26% 2
North East - 10 £525 - 3
East Midlands +9 8 £600 +26.32% 6
Wales -16 2 £500 -13.04% 7

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 197 (33.16%) Firewall
2 196 (33.00%) Information Security
3 194 (32.66%) Cybersecurity
4 155 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 139 (23.40%) Security Operations
6 135 (22.73%) Splunk
7 134 (22.56%) CISSP
8 129 (21.72%) Network Security
9 114 (19.19%) Security Cleared
10 111 (18.69%) Finance
11 108 (18.18%) Windows
12 100 (16.84%) Linux
13 96 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
14 93 (15.66%) Identity Access Management
15 88 (14.81%) SC Cleared
16 86 (14.48%) Management Information System
17 83 (13.97%) Incident Management
18 82 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
19 80 (13.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 78 (13.13%) Active Directory
21 76 (12.79%) Threat Intelligence
22 75 (12.63%) CISM
23 71 (11.95%) Microsoft
24 70 (11.78%) QRadar
25 69 (11.62%) Cisco
25 69 (11.62%) ArcSight
26 64 (10.77%) VPN
27 61 (10.27%) Python
27 61 (10.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
28 60 (10.10%) Agile Software Development

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 (2.86%) IIS
2 9 (1.52%) Apache
3 8 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.34%) SPSS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.89%) Office 365
4 24 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (3.20%) IaaS
6 19 (3.20%) PaaS
7 17 (2.86%) Mimecast
8 15 (2.53%) SaaS
8 15 (2.53%) Sumo Logic
8 15 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.52%) GitHub
11 6 (1.01%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.84%) Serverless
13 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.51%) Akamai
14 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.51%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 197 (33.16%) Firewall
2 129 (21.72%) Network Security
3 64 (10.77%) VPN
4 56 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 55 (9.26%) WAN
6 54 (9.09%) LAN
7 44 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 26 (4.38%) WLAN
9 21 (3.54%) HTTP
9 21 (3.54%) Wireless
10 19 (3.20%) DNS
11 18 (3.03%) MPLS
12 17 (2.86%) VoIP
13 16 (2.69%) SSL
14 15 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (2.53%) SAN
15 14 (2.36%) Internet
16 12 (2.02%) SSH
17 9 (1.52%) SNMP
18 7 (1.18%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.04%) Hadoop
2 19 (3.20%) Big Data
3 12 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.01%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.67%) MySQL
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.51%) Power BI
8 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.34%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.34%) HBase
8 2 (0.34%) Impala
8 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.34%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.34%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.34%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.69%) JIRA
3 14 (2.36%) GitLab
4 9 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.35%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 111 (18.69%) Finance
2 32 (5.39%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.70%) Legal
4 20 (3.37%) Law
5 17 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.19%) Banking
7 7 (1.18%) Retail
8 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.67%) Billing
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (22.90%) Analyst
2 99 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 93 (15.66%) Security Engineer
4 85 (14.31%) Consultant
5 72 (12.12%) Architect
6 61 (10.27%) Security Architect
7 42 (7.07%) SOC Analyst
8 41 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 41 (6.90%) Security Manager
9 30 (5.05%) SIEM Engineer
10 29 (4.88%) Project Manager
11 27 (4.55%) SIEM Consultant
12 24 (4.04%) ArcSight Consultant
13 23 (3.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 21 (3.54%) Security Project Manager
15 20 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
17 17 (2.86%) CyberArk Consultant
17 17 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.05%) Web Services
2 23 (3.87%) SAML
3 20 (3.37%) OAuth
4 16 (2.69%) OpenID
4 16 (2.69%) Regular Expression
5 15 (2.53%) JSON
6 9 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.52%) LDAP
7 5 (0.84%) .NET
7 5 (0.84%) Middleware
7 5 (0.84%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.84%) XML
8 4 (0.67%) CSS
8 4 (0.67%) HTML
8 4 (0.67%) ModSecurity
9 3 (0.51%) Kafka
9 3 (0.51%) SOAP
10 2 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.34%) D3.js
10 2 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.48%) Management Information System
2 51 (8.59%) PKI
3 49 (8.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 49 (8.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 41 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
5 37 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.70%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.19%) Cloud Native
8 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.68%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.35%) Clustering
11 8 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.67%) Wiki
15 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.18%) Windows
2 100 (16.84%) Linux
3 36 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.22%) Unix
5 6 (1.01%) CentOS
5 6 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Android
8 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (33.00%) Information Security
2 194 (32.66%) Cybersecurity
3 155 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 139 (23.40%) Security Operations
5 93 (15.66%) Identity Access Management
6 83 (13.97%) Incident Management
7 76 (12.79%) Threat Intelligence
8 61 (10.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 60 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (9.60%) DevOps
11 54 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 52 (8.75%) Use Case
13 51 (8.59%) Security Architecture
14 50 (8.42%) ITIL
14 50 (8.42%) Penetration Testing
15 46 (7.74%) Data Loss Prevention
15 46 (7.74%) Security Management
16 45 (7.58%) Analytics
17 42 (7.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 41 (6.90%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.27%) Python
2 27 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 20 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 17 (2.86%) Perl
5 16 (2.69%) Java
6 13 (2.19%) SQL
7 11 (1.85%) Ruby
8 5 (0.84%) C
9 3 (0.51%) C++
9 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.34%) C#
10 2 (0.34%) PHP
10 2 (0.34%) Scala
10 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.34%) VB
11 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 134 (22.56%) CISSP
2 114 (19.19%) Security Cleared
3 88 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 75 (12.63%) CISM
5 46 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (7.07%) CISA
7 41 (6.90%) Degree
8 38 (6.40%) CEH
9 27 (4.55%) GCIH
10 24 (4.04%) SANS
11 21 (3.54%) GIAC
11 21 (3.54%) ISSAP
12 20 (3.37%) ISSMP
13 19 (3.20%) CCNP
14 17 (2.86%) DV Cleared
15 15 (2.53%) CSSLP
16 14 (2.36%) CCNA
17 13 (2.19%) GCFA
18 11 (1.85%) CREST Certified
19 10 (1.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (13.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 36 (6.06%) GDPR
4 25 (4.21%) FedRAMP
4 25 (4.21%) HIPAA
5 16 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (2.36%) COBIT
7 13 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (1.68%) QA
10 4 (0.67%) SLA
11 3 (0.51%) COSO
11 3 (0.51%) PMO
12 2 (0.34%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.34%) RMADS
13 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.17%) GAMP
13 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 78 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.19%) Docker
5 12 (2.02%) vSphere
6 8 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.67%) Snort
7 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.51%) HDFS
9 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.17%) Squid
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (11.78%) QRadar
2 33 (5.56%) Nessus
3 25 (4.21%) CASB
4 21 (3.54%) Ansible
5 17 (2.86%) Puppet
6 16 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.69%) SCCM
6 16 (2.69%) SCOM
7 15 (2.53%) Istio
8 14 (2.36%) ArcSight ESM
9 13 (2.19%) Terraform
10 12 (2.02%) CSIRT
10 12 (2.02%) Kubernetes
10 12 (2.02%) Suricata
10 12 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.35%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 5 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 135 (22.73%) Splunk
2 71 (11.95%) Microsoft
3 69 (11.62%) ArcSight
3 69 (11.62%) Cisco
4 52 (8.75%) CyberArk
5 46 (7.74%) AlienVault
6 45 (7.58%) McAfee
7 44 (7.41%) Qualys
8 37 (6.23%) LogRhythm
9 32 (5.39%) CheckPoint
10 27 (4.55%) VMware
11 26 (4.38%) Symantec
12 22 (3.70%) Citrix
12 22 (3.70%) Intel
13 19 (3.20%) IBM
14 17 (2.86%) Google
15 16 (2.69%) Darktrace
15 16 (2.69%) Juniper
15 16 (2.69%) Palo Alto
16 15 (2.53%) Thycotic