Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SIEM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SIEM over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 340 329
Rank change year-on-year +86 -11 +35
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1,046 1,311 1,627
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.24% 0.98% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.07% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 806 1,106 1,258
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

SIEM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77,837 123,010 150,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.34% 92.23% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 62,288 97,161 121,623
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SIEM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SIEM in England.

Salary trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SIEM in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for SIEM in England

SIEM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +103 470 £66,250 -1.85% 17
South East +65 216 £52,500 -8.70% 4
Midlands +96 156 £52,500 -6.25% 12
West Midlands +57 112 £57,500 - 5
North of England +43 108 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North West +47 60 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East of England -10 49 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South West +38 43 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East Midlands +73 42 £48,750 -18.75% 7
Yorkshire +57 39 £56,250 +7.14% 4
North East +18 9 £50,000 +36.99% 2
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT 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 permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 533 (50.96%) Cybersecurity
2 451 (43.12%) Information Security
3 450 (43.02%) Firewall
4 444 (42.45%) Security Operations
5 308 (29.45%) CISSP
6 276 (26.39%) Windows
7 233 (22.28%) Finance
8 214 (20.46%) Vulnerability Management
9 205 (19.60%) Linux
10 189 (18.07%) Azure
11 176 (16.83%) Splunk
12 172 (16.44%) AWS
12 172 (16.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 166 (15.87%) Management Information System
14 161 (15.39%) Security Operations Centre
15 153 (14.63%) Security Cleared
16 152 (14.53%) ITIL
17 150 (14.34%) Python
18 143 (13.67%) Penetration Testing
19 141 (13.48%) Network Security
20 140 (13.38%) Threat Intelligence
21 131 (12.52%) Office 365
21 131 (12.52%) CISM
22 127 (12.14%) Degree
23 126 (12.05%) GDPR
24 124 (11.85%) LogRhythm
25 123 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 123 (11.76%) Microsoft
26 119 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
27 114 (10.90%) Security Management

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (2.39%) IIS
2 9 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.48%) Confluence
5 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.096%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 189 (18.07%) Azure
2 172 (16.44%) AWS
3 131 (12.52%) Office 365
4 35 (3.35%) IaaS
4 35 (3.35%) PaaS
4 35 (3.35%) SaaS
5 21 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.43%) GCP
7 9 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.57%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.48%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.38%) Akamai
10 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.38%) Heroku
11 3 (0.29%) Slack
11 3 (0.29%) Trello
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.096%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 450 (43.02%) Firewall
2 141 (13.48%) Network Security
3 110 (10.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 102 (9.75%) TCP/IP
5 60 (5.74%) DNS
6 56 (5.35%) VPN
7 40 (3.82%) HTTP
8 39 (3.73%) Wireshark
9 36 (3.44%) Internet
10 32 (3.06%) IPsec
11 31 (2.96%) WAN
12 28 (2.68%) DHCP
12 28 (2.68%) Wireless
13 26 (2.49%) LAN
13 26 (2.49%) SMTP
14 15 (1.43%) HTTPS
15 14 (1.34%) BGP
15 14 (1.34%) MPLS
15 14 (1.34%) tcpdump
16 13 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (0.96%) MySQL
4 9 (0.86%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.48%) Big Data
6 4 (0.38%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.19%) Redis
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.096%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.096%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.096%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.06%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.76%) Burp Suite
2 8 (0.76%) JIRA
3 7 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.67%) Hudson
3 7 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.57%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.096%) Snyk
6 1 (0.096%) SonarQube
General
1 233 (22.28%) Finance
2 38 (3.63%) Public Sector
3 29 (2.77%) Law
4 25 (2.39%) Retail
5 14 (1.34%) Marketing
6 13 (1.24%) Banking
7 12 (1.15%) Military
8 10 (0.96%) Legal
8 10 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.86%) Electronics
10 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.48%) Advertising
11 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.096%) Police
Job Titles
1 381 (36.42%) Analyst
2 312 (29.83%) Security Analyst
3 210 (20.08%) Security Engineer
4 86 (8.22%) Architect
5 84 (8.03%) SOC Analyst
6 82 (7.84%) Security Architect
7 73 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 62 (5.93%) Information Analyst
8 62 (5.93%) Information Security Analyst
9 58 (5.54%) Consultant
10 57 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
11 50 (4.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 48 (4.59%) Security Consultant
13 47 (4.49%) Security Specialist
14 43 (4.11%) Operations Analyst
14 43 (4.11%) Security Operations Analyst
15 41 (3.92%) Security Officer
16 38 (3.63%) SIEM Analyst
17 37 (3.54%) Security Manager
18 36 (3.44%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.86%) Regular Expression
2 8 (0.76%) SailPoint
3 7 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (0.57%) .NET
4 6 (0.57%) OAuth
5 5 (0.48%) ModSecurity
5 5 (0.48%) SAML
6 4 (0.38%) LDAP
6 4 (0.38%) OpenID
7 2 (0.19%) Web Services
8 1 (0.096%) Ajax
8 1 (0.096%) COM
8 1 (0.096%) CSS
8 1 (0.096%) HTML
8 1 (0.096%) jQuery
8 1 (0.096%) Laravel
8 1 (0.096%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.096%) Memcached
8 1 (0.096%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 166 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 161 (15.39%) Security Operations Centre
3 112 (10.71%) Cyberthreat
4 106 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (4.40%) PKI
6 39 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 38 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (3.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 33 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 33 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (2.87%) Cyberattack
10 27 (2.58%) Public Cloud
11 22 (2.10%) Cyber Defence
12 11 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.86%) Blog
14 8 (0.76%) User Experience
15 7 (0.67%) CESG
15 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.48%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 276 (26.39%) Windows
2 205 (19.60%) Linux
3 102 (9.75%) Unix
4 50 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.77%) Mac OS
6 23 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.91%) Kali Linux
8 16 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.86%) Solaris
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.096%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (50.96%) Cybersecurity
2 451 (43.12%) Information Security
3 444 (42.45%) Security Operations
4 214 (20.46%) Vulnerability Management
5 152 (14.53%) ITIL
6 143 (13.67%) Penetration Testing
7 140 (13.38%) Threat Intelligence
8 123 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 114 (10.90%) Security Management
10 110 (10.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 91 (8.70%) Incident Management
12 89 (8.51%) Analytics
13 83 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
14 82 (7.84%) Security Monitoring
15 71 (6.79%) Malware Analysis
16 70 (6.69%) Risk Management
17 67 (6.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 66 (6.31%) Identity Access Management
19 65 (6.21%) Security Architecture
20 63 (6.02%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 150 (14.34%) Python
2 106 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 44 (4.21%) Bash Shell
4 37 (3.54%) Perl
5 32 (3.06%) SQL
6 30 (2.87%) Ruby
7 29 (2.77%) Java
8 25 (2.39%) C
9 21 (2.01%) Go
10 19 (1.82%) C#
11 16 (1.53%) PHP
12 15 (1.43%) C++
13 13 (1.24%) JavaScript
14 11 (1.05%) R
15 6 (0.57%) VBA
16 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.096%) VB
Qualifications
1 308 (29.45%) CISSP
2 153 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 131 (12.52%) CISM
4 127 (12.14%) Degree
5 119 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (10.61%) SC Cleared
7 75 (7.17%) CEH
8 59 (5.64%) SANS
9 52 (4.97%) GIAC
10 48 (4.59%) CISA
11 47 (4.49%) CCNP
12 43 (4.11%) CCNA
13 41 (3.92%) CompTIA Security+
14 36 (3.44%) CREST Certified
15 32 (3.06%) CCSP
15 32 (3.06%) OSCP
16 30 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
17 29 (2.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 28 (2.68%) DV Cleared
18 28 (2.68%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (16.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (12.05%) GDPR
3 108 (10.33%) PCI DSS
4 84 (8.03%) NIST
5 31 (2.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (1.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (1.82%) SLA
9 18 (1.72%) COBIT
10 16 (1.53%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.86%) NCSC
12 7 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.48%) AICPA
13 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.48%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.29%) COSO
14 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
16 1 (0.096%) GPG13
System Software
1 78 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 54 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.20%) Docker
4 11 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.86%) vSphere
6 8 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.67%) Snort
8 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.19%) LXC
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.096%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (7.93%) QRadar
2 47 (4.49%) Nessus
3 22 (2.10%) SCCM
4 21 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.91%) SCOM
6 19 (1.82%) Terraform
7 18 (1.72%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.72%) Nmap
8 17 (1.63%) Nagios
9 15 (1.43%) Ansible
9 15 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.34%) CSIRT
11 13 (1.24%) Puppet
12 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.05%) RSA enVision
13 10 (0.96%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.86%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 8 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 7 (0.67%) Consul
16 7 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 176 (16.83%) Splunk
2 124 (11.85%) LogRhythm
3 123 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 93 (8.89%) Cisco
5 82 (7.84%) ArcSight
6 73 (6.98%) VMware
7 52 (4.97%) CheckPoint
8 47 (4.49%) Qualys
9 46 (4.40%) McAfee
10 45 (4.30%) CyberArk
11 35 (3.35%) Palo Alto
12 31 (2.96%) Fortinet
13 29 (2.77%) Carbon Black
14 26 (2.49%) SolarWinds
15 23 (2.20%) Darktrace
16 20 (1.91%) Juniper
17 19 (1.82%) Red Hat
18 18 (1.72%) ServiceNow
18 18 (1.72%) Sophos
19 17 (1.63%) AlienVault