Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 360 355
Rank change year-on-year +84 -5 +117
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1,978 1,615 1,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.99% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,483 1,294 1,347
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,125 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 147,385 162,932 172,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.52% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,281 128,787 143,641
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SIEM.

Salary trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 1,862 £60,000 +4.35% 170
UK excluding London +167 1,228 £55,000 +15.79% 115
London -21 702 £65,000 +8.33% 68
North of England +183 335 £51,250 +13.89% 26
East of England +213 308 £49,500 -3.41% 8
North West +156 274 £52,500 +10.53% 13
South East +43 245 £57,500 +15.00% 35
Midlands +91 187 £57,500 +27.78% 18
West Midlands +58 127 £57,500 +17.95% 10
South West -27 87 £50,000 +6.38% 15
Scotland +31 60 £53,000 +32.50% 8
Yorkshire +57 58 £47,500 - 10
East Midlands +52 57 £57,500 +100.00% 8
Wales +2 11 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North East -8 3 £42,500 +31.78% 3
Northern Ireland +3 2 - - 2
Isle of Man - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for SIEM.

1 978 (49.44%) Information Security
2 879 (44.44%) Firewall
3 877 (44.34%) Cybersecurity
4 845 (42.72%) CISSP
5 654 (33.06%) Windows
6 638 (32.25%) Linux
7 625 (31.60%) Security Operations
8 596 (30.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 582 (29.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 409 (20.68%) Microsoft
11 407 (20.58%) Penetration Testing
12 405 (20.48%) Network Security
13 367 (18.55%) Finance
14 361 (18.25%) Data Loss Prevention
15 348 (17.59%) Splunk
16 322 (16.28%) Management Information System
17 318 (16.08%) PCI DSS
18 317 (16.03%) CISM
19 315 (15.93%) Degree
20 314 (15.87%) Security Operations Centre
21 309 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
22 303 (15.32%) Cisco
23 297 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
24 295 (14.91%) GDPR
25 292 (14.76%) Risk Management
26 288 (14.56%) Incident Management
27 282 (14.26%) TCP/IP
28 276 (13.95%) Data Protection
29 261 (13.20%) SANS
30 259 (13.09%) CEH

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 29 (1.47%) IIS
2 25 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (1.16%) Apache
4 13 (0.66%) Confluence
5 12 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.46%) nginx
7 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.25%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.15%) JBoss
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.051%) CMS
10 1 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.051%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.051%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (3.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 28 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) assyst
1 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 297 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.04%) Office 365
3 80 (4.04%) SaaS
4 39 (1.97%) IaaS
5 35 (1.77%) Mimecast
6 31 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (1.47%) PaaS
8 24 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.21%) GitHub
9 13 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 12 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.61%) Route 53
11 8 (0.40%) Serverless
12 3 (0.15%) OpenDNS
12 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.051%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 879 (44.44%) Firewall
2 405 (20.48%) Network Security
3 282 (14.26%) TCP/IP
4 246 (12.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 193 (9.76%) VPN
6 101 (5.11%) DNS
7 89 (4.50%) WAN
8 84 (4.25%) LAN
9 83 (4.20%) Wireshark
10 80 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
11 67 (3.39%) SSL
12 63 (3.19%) DHCP
13 62 (3.13%) HTTP
14 58 (2.93%) Internet
15 42 (2.12%) Wireless
16 38 (1.92%) SNMP
17 36 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (1.67%) Sourcefire
19 31 (1.57%) MPLS
19 31 (1.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.67%) Big Data
3 18 (0.91%) Redis
4 12 (0.61%) Event Store
4 12 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.30%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.15%) GIS
11 3 (0.15%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.10%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.10%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.10%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 83 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 63 (3.19%) Vagrant
3 59 (2.98%) Hudson
4 55 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 51 (2.58%) Metasploit
6 39 (1.97%) JIRA
6 39 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 28 (1.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.15%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.10%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.051%) AppScan
11 1 (0.051%) GDB
11 1 (0.051%) GitLab
11 1 (0.051%) IDA Disassembler
11 1 (0.051%) OllyDbg
11 1 (0.051%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.051%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.051%) WinDbg
General
1 367 (18.55%) Finance
2 140 (7.08%) Legal
3 139 (7.03%) Retail
4 128 (6.47%) Banking
5 79 (3.99%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.47%) Law
7 28 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.01%) Publishing
9 17 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.81%) Advertising
10 16 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.56%) Games
12 7 (0.35%) French Language
12 7 (0.35%) Local Government
12 7 (0.35%) Marketing
13 5 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.25%) Military
14 4 (0.20%) German Language
14 4 (0.20%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 543 (27.45%) Analyst
2 396 (20.02%) Security Engineer
3 376 (19.01%) Security Analyst
4 256 (12.94%) Security Manager
5 198 (10.01%) Architect
6 159 (8.04%) Information Security Manager
7 157 (7.94%) Security Architect
8 154 (7.79%) Information Manager
9 148 (7.48%) SOC Analyst
10 141 (7.13%) IT Analyst
10 141 (7.13%) Senior Analyst
11 139 (7.03%) IT Security Analyst
12 136 (6.88%) Consultant
13 127 (6.42%) Security Consultant
14 124 (6.27%) Senior Security Analyst
15 88 (4.45%) Senior IT Security Analyst
16 79 (3.99%) SIEM Engineer
17 71 (3.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 71 (3.59%) SOC Engineer
17 71 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (1.16%) .NET
3 19 (0.96%) LDAP
4 18 (0.91%) Regular Expression
5 17 (0.86%) Web Services
6 16 (0.81%) Middleware
6 16 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (0.81%) REST
7 13 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.66%) HTML
8 12 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 12 (0.61%) Ajax
9 8 (0.40%) SOAP
10 7 (0.35%) CGI
11 6 (0.30%) ISPF
11 6 (0.30%) JSON
11 6 (0.30%) OAuth
11 6 (0.30%) OpenID
12 5 (0.25%) OAuth2
12 5 (0.25%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 322 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 314 (15.87%) Security Operations Centre
3 253 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
4 195 (9.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 153 (7.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 150 (7.58%) PKI
7 147 (7.43%) Cyberthreat
8 127 (6.42%) Data Centre
9 121 (6.12%) Computer Science
9 121 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
10 114 (5.76%) Data Protection Act
11 45 (2.28%) Cyber Defence
12 43 (2.17%) Fintech
13 39 (1.97%) Cyberattack
14 26 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.96%) Clustering
16 18 (0.91%) CMDB
17 14 (0.71%) Private Cloud
18 13 (0.66%) NHS
18 13 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 654 (33.06%) Windows
2 638 (32.25%) Linux
3 136 (6.88%) Unix
4 118 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 50 (2.53%) Mac OS X
6 47 (2.38%) Kali Linux
7 32 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 32 (1.62%) CentOS
8 26 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.76%) AIX
13 9 (0.46%) Debian
13 9 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.40%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.35%) HPUX
15 7 (0.35%) VMS
16 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (49.44%) Information Security
2 877 (44.34%) Cybersecurity
3 625 (31.60%) Security Operations
4 582 (29.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 407 (20.58%) Penetration Testing
6 361 (18.25%) Data Loss Prevention
7 292 (14.76%) Risk Management
8 288 (14.56%) Incident Management
9 276 (13.95%) Data Protection
10 258 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 255 (12.89%) ITIL
12 245 (12.39%) Security Architecture
13 205 (10.36%) Security Management
14 195 (9.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 190 (9.61%) Identity Access Management
16 188 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
17 180 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
18 174 (8.80%) Mentoring
19 172 (8.70%) Threat Intelligence
20 155 (7.84%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 213 (10.77%) Python
2 149 (7.53%) SQL
3 127 (6.42%) Java
4 91 (4.60%) Ruby
5 80 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 77 (3.89%) PowerShell
7 71 (3.59%) Go
8 64 (3.24%) Perl
9 29 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.26%) C#
11 22 (1.11%) PHP
12 21 (1.06%) C
13 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.51%) C++
16 9 (0.46%) VBA
17 7 (0.35%) VB
18 6 (0.30%) JCL
18 6 (0.30%) REXX
19 2 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 845 (42.72%) CISSP
2 317 (16.03%) CISM
3 315 (15.93%) Degree
4 309 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
5 261 (13.20%) SANS
6 259 (13.09%) CEH
7 176 (8.90%) CISA
7 176 (8.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 162 (8.19%) Security Cleared
9 153 (7.74%) GIAC
10 147 (7.43%) SSCP
11 140 (7.08%) CREST Certified
12 132 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 123 (6.22%) CCNP
14 122 (6.17%) SC Cleared
15 104 (5.26%) CCNA
16 89 (4.50%) GCIA
17 88 (4.45%) GCIH
18 83 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
19 80 (4.04%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 596 (30.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 318 (16.08%) PCI DSS
3 295 (14.91%) GDPR
4 112 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 66 (3.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 53 (2.68%) SLA
7 42 (2.12%) COBIT
8 39 (1.97%) GPG13
9 26 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 24 (1.21%) QA
11 23 (1.16%) MiFID
12 20 (1.01%) ISO 22301
13 15 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.46%) PMO
16 5 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
16 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.20%) COSO
18 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
19 2 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 201 (10.16%) Active Directory
2 157 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (4.20%) Docker
4 56 (2.83%) Snort
5 43 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 32 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.51%) vSphere
8 9 (0.46%) iptables
9 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.35%) XenApp
10 7 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.30%) RACF
12 5 (0.25%) KVM
13 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.15%) HDFS
14 3 (0.15%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.10%) Firmware
15 2 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 150 (7.58%) QRadar
2 107 (5.41%) Nessus
3 86 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (4.25%) Puppet
5 83 (4.20%) Ansible
6 75 (3.79%) Packer
7 72 (3.64%) Kubernetes
8 71 (3.59%) Terraform
9 69 (3.49%) Nagios
10 66 (3.34%) Grafana
11 63 (3.19%) Consul
11 63 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
11 63 (3.19%) Graphite
11 63 (3.19%) Opsview
11 63 (3.19%) Salt
11 63 (3.19%) ZABBIX
12 47 (2.38%) RSA Security Analytics
13 41 (2.07%) CASB
14 39 (1.97%) Nmap
15 36 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 409 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 348 (17.59%) Splunk
3 303 (15.32%) Cisco
4 214 (10.82%) VMware
5 200 (10.11%) Qualys
6 160 (8.09%) LogRhythm
7 134 (6.77%) ArcSight
8 130 (6.57%) CheckPoint
9 123 (6.22%) Symantec
10 84 (4.25%) Palo Alto
11 72 (3.64%) Red Hat
12 71 (3.59%) McAfee
13 67 (3.39%) Forcepoint
14 61 (3.08%) Juniper
15 58 (2.93%) AlienVault
16 56 (2.83%) Sophos
17 51 (2.58%) Oracle
18 47 (2.38%) Fortinet
19 41 (2.07%) Citrix
20 34 (1.72%) SolarWinds