Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 403 394
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +90
Contract jobs citing SIEM 626 571 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 364 419
UK median daily rate £505 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +3.72%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £520 £450
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +146.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -44.13% +146.38% -

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 88,563 84,563 91,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,464 55,705 60,520
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,088 2,384
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.86% -0.04% +6.82%

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 21 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 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 +7 580 £500 - 215
UK excluding London +19 342 £500 -3.85% 150
London -15 267 £525 +5.00% 74
South East -4 108 £575 +6.48% 52
North of England +11 100 £500 -4.76% 26
Yorkshire +13 51 £525 -19.23% 14
North West -9 48 £465 -3.13% 10
Midlands +6 41 £513 +22.39% 28
West Midlands +8 40 £513 +30.16% 21
East of England +7 36 £475 - 20
South West -21 31 £500 -3.85% 15
Scotland -31 27 £475 - 2
East Midlands +5 5 £600 +20.00% 7
Wales -22 3 - - 7
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East - 1 £360 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 248 (39.62%) Firewall
2 206 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
3 191 (30.51%) Information Security
4 141 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 136 (21.73%) CISSP
6 125 (19.97%) Finance
7 123 (19.65%) Security Operations
8 122 (19.49%) Windows
9 116 (18.53%) Network Security
10 96 (15.34%) Security Cleared
11 90 (14.38%) Threat Intelligence
12 89 (14.22%) Linux
13 85 (13.58%) Splunk
14 84 (13.42%) Active Directory
15 80 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
15 80 (12.78%) Identity Access Management
16 79 (12.62%) Management Information System
17 78 (12.46%) PKI
18 74 (11.82%) CISM
19 73 (11.66%) SC Cleared
20 72 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 70 (11.18%) Microsoft
22 68 (10.86%) ITIL
23 66 (10.54%) Cisco
23 66 (10.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 63 (10.06%) Penetration Testing
25 60 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
26 59 (9.42%) Degree
26 59 (9.42%) 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 22 (3.51%) IIS
2 13 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.28%) Apache
4 8 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.16%) Appian
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) HipChat
4 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.95%) Office 365
4 28 (4.47%) SaaS
5 18 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (2.72%) PaaS
7 13 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (1.92%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.92%) Serverless
8 12 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.76%) IaaS
10 9 (1.44%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.12%) Akamai
13 6 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.64%) GitHub
14 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 248 (39.62%) Firewall
2 116 (18.53%) Network Security
3 56 (8.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (6.07%) VPN
5 37 (5.91%) LAN
5 37 (5.91%) WAN
6 34 (5.43%) TCP/IP
7 29 (4.63%) Internet
8 27 (4.31%) HTTP
9 26 (4.15%) SAN
10 23 (3.67%) DNS
11 20 (3.19%) SSL
12 17 (2.72%) Wireless
13 15 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (2.24%) NAS
15 12 (1.92%) DHCP
15 12 (1.92%) MPLS
16 10 (1.60%) IPsec
17 9 (1.44%) Skype
17 9 (1.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.27%) Big Data
2 30 (4.79%) Hadoop
3 27 (4.31%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.28%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.64%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.48%) MySQL
6 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.48%) Power BI
7 2 (0.32%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (0.32%) DB2
7 2 (0.32%) Maltego
7 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 12 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 9 (1.44%) JIRA
3 4 (0.64%) GitLab
4 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.48%) Selenium
5 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) AppScan
6 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 125 (19.97%) Finance
2 42 (6.71%) Banking
3 31 (4.95%) Legal
4 23 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.40%) Law
6 11 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.96%) Retail
9 5 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.48%) Electronics
10 3 (0.48%) Marketing
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (25.88%) Analyst
2 116 (18.53%) Architect
3 115 (18.37%) Security Analyst
4 93 (14.86%) Security Architect
5 75 (11.98%) Security Engineer
6 72 (11.50%) Consultant
7 56 (8.95%) Security Manager
8 45 (7.19%) SOC Analyst
9 37 (5.91%) Security Consultant
10 31 (4.95%) Project Manager
11 28 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.99%) Operations Analyst
12 25 (3.99%) Security Operations Analyst
13 21 (3.35%) Security Solutions Architect
13 21 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (3.19%) Information Manager
14 20 (3.19%) Information Security Manager
14 20 (3.19%) Security Project Manager
14 20 (3.19%) SIEM Analyst
15 18 (2.88%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.83%) SAML
2 22 (3.51%) OAuth
3 17 (2.72%) Regular Expression
4 16 (2.56%) Middleware
5 11 (1.76%) OAuth2
5 11 (1.76%) OpenID
6 8 (1.28%) Kafka
7 7 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.96%) LDAP
9 5 (0.80%) JSON
10 4 (0.64%) REST
10 4 (0.64%) Web Services
11 3 (0.48%) SOAP
12 2 (0.32%) .NET
12 2 (0.32%) CSS
12 2 (0.32%) HTML
12 2 (0.32%) ModSecurity
12 2 (0.32%) WSH
12 2 (0.32%) XML
13 1 (0.16%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.62%) Management Information System
2 78 (12.46%) PKI
3 44 (7.03%) Data Centre
4 42 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (6.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 38 (6.07%) Cyberthreat
7 35 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 25 (3.99%) Computer Science
10 15 (2.40%) Clustering
11 12 (1.92%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (1.60%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.28%) Cyberattack
14 8 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.28%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.80%) DataPower
16 5 (0.80%) Driving Licence
17 4 (0.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.49%) Windows
2 89 (14.22%) Linux
3 49 (7.83%) Unix
4 34 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.96%) CentOS
8 5 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) HPUX
11 2 (0.32%) zOS
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
2 191 (30.51%) Information Security
3 141 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 123 (19.65%) Security Operations
5 90 (14.38%) Threat Intelligence
6 80 (12.78%) Identity Access Management
7 68 (10.86%) ITIL
8 66 (10.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 63 (10.06%) Penetration Testing
10 59 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (9.27%) Incident Management
12 55 (8.79%) Risk Management
13 53 (8.47%) Security Architecture
14 50 (7.99%) Data Loss Prevention
14 50 (7.99%) Security Monitoring
15 48 (7.67%) Analytics
16 47 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (7.19%) Identity Management
18 41 (6.55%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 41 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.83%) Python
2 14 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.08%) SQL
4 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.96%) C
4 6 (0.96%) Perl
5 4 (0.64%) Java
5 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.32%) C#
6 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.32%) VBA
6 2 (0.32%) VBScript
7 1 (0.16%) C++
7 1 (0.16%) R
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby
7 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (21.73%) CISSP
2 96 (15.34%) Security Cleared
3 74 (11.82%) CISM
4 73 (11.66%) SC Cleared
5 59 (9.42%) Degree
6 49 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (7.35%) CEH
8 28 (4.47%) CISA
9 22 (3.51%) GCIH
10 17 (2.72%) SANS
11 16 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (2.40%) CCIE
12 15 (2.40%) CCNP
13 13 (2.08%) CCNA
14 11 (1.76%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.76%) GIAC
15 10 (1.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (1.44%) GCFA
16 9 (1.44%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (5.59%) GDPR
3 34 (5.43%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.56%) COBIT
5 14 (2.24%) HIPAA
6 13 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.60%) QA
8 9 (1.44%) FedRAMP
9 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.96%) SLA
11 5 (0.80%) GCP
11 5 (0.80%) PMO
12 3 (0.48%) RMADS
13 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.32%) PSD2
14 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 84 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.72%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.64%) Snort
4 4 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.64%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.64%) vSphere
5 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.48%) XenApp
6 2 (0.32%) Docker
6 2 (0.32%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.32%) Squid
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (7.83%) QRadar
2 28 (4.47%) Nessus
3 23 (3.67%) CASB
4 19 (3.04%) Ansible
5 18 (2.88%) CSIRT
5 18 (2.88%) SCCM
5 18 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (2.24%) ArcSight ESM
6 14 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.08%) Terraform
8 11 (1.76%) Nmap
9 10 (1.60%) Puppet
9 10 (1.60%) Salt
9 10 (1.60%) SCOM
10 7 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.48%) Opsview
12 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (13.58%) Splunk
2 70 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 66 (10.54%) Cisco
4 59 (9.42%) ArcSight
5 37 (5.91%) LogRhythm
6 36 (5.75%) Citrix
7 35 (5.59%) AlienVault
7 35 (5.59%) CheckPoint
8 34 (5.43%) McAfee
9 33 (5.27%) VMware
10 32 (5.11%) Qualys
11 28 (4.47%) CyberArk
12 24 (3.83%) Symantec
13 22 (3.51%) Oracle
14 21 (3.35%) Palo Alto
15 20 (3.19%) Intel
16 18 (2.88%) IBM
17 17 (2.72%) HP
18 15 (2.40%) Juniper
19 14 (2.24%) Zscaler