Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 418 441
Rank change year-on-year +78 +23 +93
Contract jobs citing SIEM 715 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 331 360
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £375 £363 £343
90th Percentile £650 £650 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.13% - -

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 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

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 18 June 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 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 June 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 +68 664 £500 - 171
UK excluding London +62 388 £500 +5.26% 101
London +37 308 £525 +4.90% 76
North of England +33 112 £480 -8.57% 21
South East +22 100 £500 +5.26% 28
North West -13 61 £465 -11.43% 14
Midlands +24 55 £488 +18.18% 10
East of England +20 52 £588 +23.68% 22
Yorkshire +20 51 £513 +2.50% 7
West Midlands +2 40 £488 +18.18% 5
South West +11 36 £500 +3.09% 14
Scotland -50 24 £425 +3.03% 2
Wales -5 11 £500 - 3
East Midlands +6 10 £500 -39.02% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 313 (43.78%) Firewall
2 253 (35.38%) Information Security
3 251 (35.10%) Cybersecurity
4 169 (23.64%) CISSP
5 166 (23.22%) Security Operations
6 147 (20.56%) Finance
7 144 (20.14%) Windows
8 142 (19.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 124 (17.34%) Linux
10 108 (15.10%) Threat Intelligence
11 102 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
12 98 (13.71%) Network Security
13 93 (13.01%) Splunk
14 88 (12.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 86 (12.03%) CISM
16 85 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 85 (11.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 84 (11.75%) Security Cleared
17 84 (11.75%) ITIL
18 82 (11.47%) Unix
19 75 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
19 75 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
19 75 (10.49%) Python
20 72 (10.07%) Cisco
20 72 (10.07%) Data Loss Prevention
21 71 (9.93%) Security Architecture
22 70 (9.79%) Management Information System
23 69 (9.65%) ArcSight
24 67 (9.37%) Risk Management
25 66 (9.23%) Cyberthreat

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 24 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (1.96%) IIS
3 7 (0.98%) Confluence
4 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.70%) nginx
6 4 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.98%) HipChat
4 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 102 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.50%) SaaS
4 24 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 20 (2.80%) Office 365
6 19 (2.66%) PaaS
7 14 (1.96%) AWS CloudTrail
8 13 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.68%) Serverless
10 11 (1.54%) IaaS
11 10 (1.40%) Akamai
12 9 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.56%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.14%) Logentries
14 1 (0.14%) Loggly
14 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 313 (43.78%) Firewall
2 98 (13.71%) Network Security
3 85 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 49 (6.85%) LAN
5 39 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 39 (5.45%) VPN
5 39 (5.45%) WAN
6 31 (4.34%) HTTP
7 27 (3.78%) DNS
7 27 (3.78%) SAN
8 19 (2.66%) IPsec
9 18 (2.52%) Internet
9 18 (2.52%) SSL
10 17 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (2.38%) DHCP
10 17 (2.38%) MPLS
10 17 (2.38%) SNMP
10 17 (2.38%) VLAN
11 12 (1.68%) NAS
12 8 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.43%) Big Data
2 31 (4.34%) SQL Server
3 27 (3.78%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.10%) MySQL
5 13 (1.82%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.56%) GIS
7 4 (0.56%) Maltego
7 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.28%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.28%) OrientDB
8 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) Power BI
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (2.94%) JIRA
2 13 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.68%) Metasploit
4 11 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.84%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.70%) Maven
6 5 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.56%) MSI
8 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.42%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) AppScan
9 1 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 147 (20.56%) Finance
2 46 (6.43%) Banking
3 39 (5.45%) Legal
4 23 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.96%) Retail
6 10 (1.40%) Law
7 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.70%) Advertising
8 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) Billing
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (25.45%) Analyst
2 144 (20.14%) Architect
3 139 (19.44%) Security Analyst
4 110 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 95 (13.29%) Security Engineer
6 81 (11.33%) Consultant
7 76 (10.63%) Security Manager
8 49 (6.85%) SOC Analyst
9 47 (6.57%) Security Consultant
10 46 (6.43%) Project Manager
11 40 (5.59%) Information Manager
12 39 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
13 37 (5.17%) Operations Analyst
13 37 (5.17%) Security Operations Analyst
14 32 (4.48%) SIEM Engineer
15 29 (4.06%) Security Project Manager
16 27 (3.78%) SIEM Analyst
17 22 (3.08%) Business Analyst
17 22 (3.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 22 (3.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.52%) Regular Expression
2 17 (2.38%) Middleware
3 15 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (1.82%) OAuth
4 13 (1.82%) SAML
4 13 (1.82%) Web Services
5 9 (1.26%) LDAP
6 8 (1.12%) OAuth2
6 8 (1.12%) REST
7 7 (0.98%) HTML
7 7 (0.98%) HTML5
7 7 (0.98%) Kafka
8 6 (0.84%) Anaconda
9 5 (0.70%) .NET
9 5 (0.70%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.56%) JSON
10 4 (0.56%) ModSecurity
10 4 (0.56%) XML
11 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.79%) Management Information System
2 66 (9.23%) Cyberthreat
3 51 (7.13%) PKI
4 46 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 37 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 29 (4.06%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.66%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.54%) Clustering
10 11 (1.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 9 (1.26%) Cyberattack
12 8 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
15 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 144 (20.14%) Windows
2 124 (17.34%) Linux
3 82 (11.47%) Unix
4 42 (5.87%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.98%) CentOS
8 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) VMS
9 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (35.38%) Information Security
2 251 (35.10%) Cybersecurity
3 166 (23.22%) Security Operations
4 142 (19.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 108 (15.10%) Threat Intelligence
6 85 (11.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 84 (11.75%) ITIL
8 75 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
8 75 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (10.07%) Data Loss Prevention
10 71 (9.93%) Security Architecture
11 67 (9.37%) Risk Management
12 66 (9.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 60 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
14 57 (7.97%) Security Monitoring
15 56 (7.83%) Change Management
16 55 (7.69%) Identity Management
17 54 (7.55%) Incident Management
18 52 (7.27%) Use Case
19 51 (7.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (10.49%) Python
2 29 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.08%) Bash Shell
4 19 (2.66%) SQL
5 17 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.24%) Perl
7 14 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.54%) C
9 6 (0.84%) Ruby
10 5 (0.70%) C#
10 5 (0.70%) Dart
10 5 (0.70%) Java
11 3 (0.42%) Scala
11 3 (0.42%) VBA
12 2 (0.28%) C++
13 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 169 (23.64%) CISSP
2 86 (12.03%) CISM
3 84 (11.75%) Security Cleared
4 64 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (8.95%) Degree
5 54 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 41 (5.73%) CEH
7 32 (4.48%) CISA
8 30 (4.20%) CCNP
9 28 (3.92%) GIAC
10 23 (3.22%) SANS
11 21 (2.94%) CCNA
12 18 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (2.38%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 11 (1.54%) CCIE
16 10 (1.40%) CISMP
16 10 (1.40%) MCSE
16 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (1.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (12.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (8.53%) GDPR
3 55 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 23 (3.22%) COBIT
5 15 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.54%) RMADS
7 10 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.26%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.84%) SLA
10 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.56%) QA
11 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.42%) PMO
12 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 63 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.24%) BitLocker
4 11 (1.54%) Docker
5 9 (1.26%) vSphere
6 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.42%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.42%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.28%) Snort
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.14%) QEMU
9 1 (0.14%) RACF
9 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (7.97%) QRadar
2 52 (7.27%) Nessus
3 32 (4.48%) Ansible
4 19 (2.66%) Puppet
5 17 (2.38%) ArcSight ESM
6 16 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (1.68%) CSIRT
9 12 (1.68%) Terraform
10 11 (1.54%) Nmap
10 11 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.54%) SCCM
11 10 (1.40%) FortiGate
11 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (1.12%) SCOM
14 7 (0.98%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.98%) Nagios
15 6 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (13.01%) Splunk
2 72 (10.07%) Cisco
3 69 (9.65%) ArcSight
4 63 (8.81%) McAfee
5 48 (6.71%) Microsoft
6 43 (6.01%) VMware
7 40 (5.59%) CyberArk
7 40 (5.59%) Qualys
8 34 (4.76%) IBM
8 34 (4.76%) LogRhythm
9 33 (4.62%) AlienVault
10 26 (3.64%) CheckPoint
10 26 (3.64%) Citrix
10 26 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 26 (3.64%) Symantec
11 23 (3.22%) Oracle
11 23 (3.22%) Palo Alto
12 19 (2.66%) HP
12 19 (2.66%) Intel
13 14 (1.96%) Cloudera