Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 288 278
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 +80
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 595 1,408 1,850
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.14% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.23% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 549 1,040 1,449
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £89,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%

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 46,999 114,383 137,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.35% 92.22% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39,329 91,441 110,056
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 +81 315 £65,000 -3.70% 41
South East +8 78 £58,250 -2.92% 23
Midlands +4 71 £52,500 +10.53% 8
North of England +90 61 £50,000 - 20
West Midlands +4 51 £55,000 +15.79% 6
East of England +73 31 £52,500 -4.55% 5
North West +51 28 £50,000 - 11
South West +47 28 £50,000 +38.89% 3
Yorkshire +85 24 £40,000 -28.89% 9
East Midlands +55 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North East +26 9 £41,500 -1.19%
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 328 (55.13%) Cybersecurity
2 290 (48.74%) Firewall
3 248 (41.68%) Information Security
4 201 (33.78%) Security Operations
5 170 (28.57%) CISSP
6 163 (27.39%) Vulnerability Management
7 159 (26.72%) Azure
8 153 (25.71%) AWS
9 135 (22.69%) NIST
10 129 (21.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 119 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 115 (19.33%) Windows
13 113 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 111 (18.66%) Finance
15 110 (18.49%) Management Information System
15 110 (18.49%) CISM
16 102 (17.14%) Splunk
17 101 (16.97%) Linux
18 98 (16.47%) Active Directory
19 97 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
20 95 (15.97%) Network Security
21 88 (14.79%) Threat Intelligence
22 85 (14.29%) GDPR
22 85 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
23 81 (13.61%) Office 365
24 80 (13.45%) DevOps
25 78 (13.11%) Identity Access Management
26 77 (12.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
27 74 (12.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
28 73 (12.27%) Python

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 6 (1.01%) Confluence
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.17%) Apache
4 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.17%) IIS
4 1 (0.17%) nginx
4 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 23 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.03%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 159 (26.72%) Azure
2 153 (25.71%) AWS
3 81 (13.61%) Office 365
4 59 (9.92%) IaaS
5 35 (5.88%) PaaS
6 31 (5.21%) SaaS
7 27 (4.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (3.87%) GCP
10 21 (3.53%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 9 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
12 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.01%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.84%) GitHub
14 5 (0.84%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.50%) Slack
16 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.34%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 290 (48.74%) Firewall
2 129 (21.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 95 (15.97%) Network Security
4 58 (9.75%) TCP/IP
5 54 (9.08%) VPN
6 52 (8.74%) LAN
7 46 (7.73%) WAN
8 33 (5.55%) Internet
9 29 (4.87%) DNS
10 18 (3.03%) HTTP
11 16 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (2.52%) SSL
13 14 (2.35%) DHCP
14 13 (2.18%) Wireshark
15 12 (2.02%) Cisco Firepower
15 12 (2.02%) Wireless
16 11 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
16 11 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (1.51%) SMTP
18 8 (1.34%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.69%) Big Data
2 6 (1.01%) Blockchain
2 6 (1.01%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.17%) Redis
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.02%) JIRA
3 10 (1.68%) Metasploit
4 8 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.84%) Hudson
5 5 (0.84%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.67%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.34%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.34%) Snyk
8 1 (0.17%) Ant
8 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.17%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
General
1 111 (18.66%) Finance
2 43 (7.23%) Banking
3 31 (5.21%) Public Sector
3 31 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 30 (5.04%) Retail
5 26 (4.37%) Manufacturing
6 24 (4.03%) Law
7 21 (3.53%) Marketing
8 19 (3.19%) Electronics
9 17 (2.86%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.01%) Legal
12 3 (0.50%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (30.25%) Analyst
2 142 (23.87%) Security Engineer
3 124 (20.84%) Security Analyst
4 47 (7.90%) SOC Analyst
5 45 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
6 37 (6.22%) Architect
7 34 (5.71%) Information Analyst
7 34 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
7 34 (5.71%) Security Architect
8 32 (5.38%) Consultant
8 32 (5.38%) Security Specialist
9 31 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 29 (4.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 28 (4.71%) Operations Engineer
12 27 (4.54%) Security Consultant
13 25 (4.20%) Network Engineer
14 24 (4.03%) Information Risk Analyst
14 24 (4.03%) Risk Analyst
14 24 (4.03%) Security Risk Analyst
15 23 (3.87%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.36%) React
2 13 (2.18%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.18%) YAML
4 6 (1.01%) OAuth
5 5 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (0.84%) Web Services
6 3 (0.50%) LDAP
6 3 (0.50%) Middleware
6 3 (0.50%) SAML
7 2 (0.34%) .NET
8 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.17%) JSON
8 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.17%) XML
8 1 (0.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 110 (18.49%) Management Information System
2 68 (11.43%) Cyberthreat
3 58 (9.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 50 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (7.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 42 (7.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (5.88%) Cyberattack
8 33 (5.55%) Public Cloud
9 21 (3.53%) Mobile App
9 21 (3.53%) PKI
10 20 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (2.69%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
12 10 (1.68%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.18%) Robotics
14 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.84%) SCADA
16 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (19.33%) Windows
2 101 (16.97%) Linux
3 55 (9.24%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.71%) Unix
5 14 (2.35%) Mac OS
6 8 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.18%) Solaris
7 7 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.01%) VMS
9 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.67%) CentOS
10 4 (0.67%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Android
11 3 (0.50%) MVS
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (55.13%) Cybersecurity
2 248 (41.68%) Information Security
3 201 (33.78%) Security Operations
4 163 (27.39%) Vulnerability Management
5 97 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
6 88 (14.79%) Threat Intelligence
7 85 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
8 80 (13.45%) DevOps
9 78 (13.11%) Identity Access Management
10 77 (12.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 74 (12.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 71 (11.93%) Security Architecture
13 70 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (10.76%) Kalman Filter
15 55 (9.24%) Malware Analysis
16 52 (8.74%) Incident Management
17 47 (7.90%) Configuration Management
18 44 (7.39%) OWASP
18 44 (7.39%) Patch Management
18 44 (7.39%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.27%) Python
2 33 (5.55%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.87%) SQL
4 20 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.86%) Java
6 14 (2.35%) C
6 14 (2.35%) Perl
7 7 (1.18%) C++
8 6 (1.01%) R
9 5 (0.84%) Go
9 5 (0.84%) Ruby
10 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.34%) C#
11 2 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 170 (28.57%) CISSP
2 110 (18.49%) CISM
3 69 (11.60%) Security Cleared
4 60 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (9.08%) Degree
6 44 (7.39%) CISA
6 44 (7.39%) SANS
7 39 (6.55%) SC Cleared
8 37 (6.22%) CEH
9 36 (6.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 35 (5.88%) CCSP
11 28 (4.71%) GCIH
12 26 (4.37%) CREST Certified
13 25 (4.20%) CCNA
14 20 (3.36%) GCFA
15 19 (3.19%) CCNP
16 18 (3.03%) GCIA
17 15 (2.52%) DV Cleared
17 15 (2.52%) GIAC
18 14 (2.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (22.69%) NIST
2 113 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (14.29%) GDPR
4 57 (9.58%) PCI DSS
5 41 (6.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (3.03%) COBIT
7 17 (2.86%) SLA
8 14 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (2.18%) NCSC
10 12 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (1.68%) HIPAA
12 8 (1.34%) GAMP
12 8 (1.34%) NIST 800
13 6 (1.01%) GPG13
13 6 (1.01%) QA
14 5 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
17 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 2 (0.34%) COSO
System Software
1 98 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.03%) Docker
3 16 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.67%) Snort
5 2 (0.34%) Firmware
5 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (9.08%) QRadar
2 32 (5.38%) Nessus
3 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (4.71%) Terraform
5 25 (4.20%) Kubernetes
6 24 (4.03%) Ansible
7 19 (3.19%) Puppet
8 13 (2.18%) CASB
9 12 (2.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (1.85%) CSIRT
11 9 (1.51%) Grafana
12 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.34%) Opsview
13 7 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (1.18%) SCCM
14 6 (1.01%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.84%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 5 (0.84%) Consul
15 5 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.84%) Nagios
Vendors
1 119 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 102 (17.14%) Splunk
3 62 (10.42%) Cisco
3 62 (10.42%) LogRhythm
4 54 (9.08%) VMware
5 37 (6.22%) AlienVault
6 29 (4.87%) ArcSight
7 27 (4.54%) IBM
8 26 (4.37%) CheckPoint
8 26 (4.37%) Palo Alto
9 25 (4.20%) Oracle
10 21 (3.53%) CyberArk
10 21 (3.53%) Google
11 20 (3.36%) SAP
12 18 (3.03%) BeyondTrust
12 18 (3.03%) Bomgar
12 18 (3.03%) NetWitness
12 18 (3.03%) Thycotic
13 13 (2.18%) Rapid7
14 12 (2.02%) Fortinet