Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 342 355
Rank change year-on-year +49 +13 +127
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1,764 1,608 1,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.93% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.01% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,357 1,236 1,193
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £35,800
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%

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 139,215 159,254 159,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,757 128,326 131,789
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 15 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 22 January 2019. 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 +55 1,660 £60,000 - 187
UK excluding London +178 1,136 £52,500 +5.00% 120
London -69 574 £67,500 +12.50% 76
North of England +210 336 £47,500 +5.56% 24
North West +205 289 £50,000 +5.26% 11
South East +84 275 £55,000 +10.00% 34
East of England +101 198 £50,000 - 11
Midlands +110 193 £57,500 +11.38% 28
West Midlands +85 148 £57,500 +11.38% 21
South West +18 88 £50,000 +11.11% 14
East Midlands +57 51 £60,000 +35.59% 7
Yorkshire +23 41 £47,500 +8.57% 12
Scotland +2 37 £51,000 +40.69% 1
Wales +16 20 £45,000 -5.26% 7
North East +9 6 £40,382 -16.74% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 919 (52.10%) Information Security
2 800 (45.35%) CISSP
3 765 (43.37%) Firewall
4 728 (41.27%) Cybersecurity
5 634 (35.94%) Windows
6 619 (35.09%) Linux
7 575 (32.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 483 (27.38%) Security Operations
9 477 (27.04%) Vulnerability Management
10 474 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
11 444 (25.17%) Microsoft
12 396 (22.45%) Finance
13 365 (20.69%) Network Security
14 343 (19.44%) Management Information System
15 340 (19.27%) Cisco
16 321 (18.20%) Cisco Certification
17 310 (17.57%) Risk Management
18 308 (17.46%) Degree
19 305 (17.29%) Data Loss Prevention
20 297 (16.84%) Splunk
21 291 (16.50%) GDPR
22 289 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
23 286 (16.21%) PCI DSS
24 273 (15.48%) CISM
25 272 (15.42%) Incident Management
26 269 (15.25%) CEH
26 269 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
27 264 (14.97%) SANS
28 258 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
29 243 (13.78%) Data Protection

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 (1.25%) IIS
2 18 (1.02%) Apache
3 14 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.40%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.34%) nginx
7 5 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.28%) Confluence
8 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.057%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.057%) JBoss
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.057%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.057%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (5.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.057%) assyst
1 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.057%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 289 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 269 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.88%) Office 365
4 59 (3.34%) SaaS
5 43 (2.44%) IaaS
6 40 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 39 (2.21%) PaaS
8 27 (1.53%) Mimecast
9 22 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.02%) GitHub
11 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.23%) OpenDNS
12 4 (0.23%) Route 53
13 2 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.11%) Boomi
13 2 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 765 (43.37%) Firewall
2 365 (20.69%) Network Security
3 217 (12.30%) TCP/IP
4 214 (12.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 129 (7.31%) VPN
6 110 (6.24%) Wi-Fi
7 105 (5.95%) DNS
8 83 (4.71%) Wireshark
9 70 (3.97%) WAN
10 66 (3.74%) LAN
11 63 (3.57%) DHCP
12 54 (3.06%) Internet
13 46 (2.61%) SSL
14 45 (2.55%) Wireless
15 42 (2.38%) HTTP
16 38 (2.15%) BGP
17 37 (2.10%) IPsec
18 35 (1.98%) SNMP
19 32 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
20 31 (1.76%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.53%) Big Data
2 25 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 9 (0.51%) Data Lake
4 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.40%) Redis
6 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.28%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.23%) DB2
8 4 (0.23%) Event Store
8 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.17%) MySQL
10 2 (0.11%) OLAP
10 2 (0.11%) OLTP
10 2 (0.11%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 42 (2.38%) Hudson
3 41 (2.32%) Metasploit
3 41 (2.32%) Vagrant
4 37 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 32 (1.81%) JIRA
6 31 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (1.76%) Subversion
6 31 (1.76%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.28%) Burp Suite
8 4 (0.23%) Rational Application Developer
8 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.17%) Ant
9 3 (0.17%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.11%) ER Studio
10 2 (0.11%) ERwin
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
10 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.057%) OllyDbg
General
1 396 (22.45%) Finance
2 179 (10.15%) Legal
3 122 (6.92%) Retail
4 106 (6.01%) Banking
5 31 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.02%) Law
7 18 (1.02%) Publishing
8 17 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.62%) Advertising
9 11 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.51%) Military
11 6 (0.34%) Games
12 4 (0.23%) Front Office
12 4 (0.23%) Local Government
12 4 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.23%) Marketing
12 4 (0.23%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 558 (31.63%) Analyst
2 409 (23.19%) Security Analyst
3 361 (20.46%) Security Engineer
4 240 (13.61%) Security Manager
5 170 (9.64%) Senior Analyst
6 167 (9.47%) IT Analyst
7 166 (9.41%) IT Security Analyst
8 158 (8.96%) Information Security Manager
9 153 (8.67%) Information Manager
10 150 (8.50%) Senior Security Analyst
11 148 (8.39%) Architect
12 118 (6.69%) SOC Analyst
13 110 (6.24%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 109 (6.18%) Consultant
15 103 (5.84%) Security Architect
16 98 (5.56%) Security Consultant
17 79 (4.48%) Senior Security Engineer
18 76 (4.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
19 75 (4.25%) Information Analyst
19 75 (4.25%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (1.70%) SailPoint
3 24 (1.36%) Regular Expression
4 23 (1.30%) Web Services
5 20 (1.13%) REST
6 19 (1.08%) .NET
7 17 (0.96%) LDAP
7 17 (0.96%) OAuth
8 16 (0.91%) JSON
9 15 (0.85%) Middleware
10 14 (0.79%) OpenID
11 13 (0.74%) SOAP
12 11 (0.62%) OAuth2
12 11 (0.62%) XACML
13 9 (0.51%) HTML
13 9 (0.51%) RESTful
14 6 (0.34%) SAML
15 5 (0.28%) Ajax
15 5 (0.28%) ASP.NET
16 4 (0.23%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 343 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 240 (13.61%) Security Operations Centre
3 206 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (10.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 129 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
6 118 (6.69%) Cyberthreat
7 111 (6.29%) PKI
8 109 (6.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 90 (5.10%) Data Centre
10 67 (3.80%) Data Protection Act
11 60 (3.40%) Cyber Defence
12 39 (2.21%) Fintech
13 34 (1.93%) Cyberattack
14 27 (1.53%) NHS
15 19 (1.08%) CMDB
16 18 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
19 10 (0.57%) Private Cloud
19 10 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 634 (35.94%) Windows
2 619 (35.09%) Linux
3 115 (6.52%) Unix
4 91 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.21%) Kali Linux
6 36 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.13%) CentOS
8 20 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.79%) AIX
11 11 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.57%) Debian
13 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.40%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.34%) Android
16 5 (0.28%) HPUX
16 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 919 (52.10%) Information Security
2 728 (41.27%) Cybersecurity
3 483 (27.38%) Security Operations
4 477 (27.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 474 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
6 310 (17.57%) Risk Management
7 305 (17.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 272 (15.42%) Incident Management
9 258 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 243 (13.78%) Data Protection
11 210 (11.90%) ITIL
12 206 (11.68%) Security Management
13 202 (11.45%) Mentoring
14 183 (10.37%) Threat Intelligence
15 181 (10.26%) OWASP
16 176 (9.98%) Identity Access Management
16 176 (9.98%) Threat Analysis
17 164 (9.30%) Security Architecture
18 158 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
19 153 (8.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 173 (9.81%) Python
2 162 (9.18%) SQL
3 112 (6.35%) Java
4 86 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 77 (4.37%) Bash Shell
6 60 (3.40%) Ruby
7 54 (3.06%) Perl
8 43 (2.44%) Go
9 40 (2.27%) C
10 25 (1.42%) C#
11 19 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 18 (1.02%) C++
13 15 (0.85%) PHP
14 10 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.51%) VB
16 4 (0.23%) JCL
16 4 (0.23%) R
16 4 (0.23%) REXX
16 4 (0.23%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 800 (45.35%) CISSP
2 321 (18.20%) Cisco Certification
3 308 (17.46%) Degree
4 273 (15.48%) CISM
5 269 (15.25%) CEH
6 264 (14.97%) SANS
7 166 (9.41%) CREST Certified
8 159 (9.01%) Security Cleared
9 156 (8.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 145 (8.22%) CISA
11 126 (7.14%) CCNP
12 121 (6.86%) CompTIA Security+
13 119 (6.75%) SSCP
14 117 (6.63%) GIAC
15 116 (6.58%) CCNA
16 114 (6.46%) SC Cleared
17 82 (4.65%) GCIA
18 78 (4.42%) CCIE
18 78 (4.42%) GCIH
19 77 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (32.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 291 (16.50%) GDPR
3 286 (16.21%) PCI DSS
4 76 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 72 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 47 (2.66%) SLA
7 41 (2.32%) COBIT
8 31 (1.76%) GPG13
9 22 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 19 (1.08%) MiFID
12 18 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (1.02%) ISO 22301
13 11 (0.62%) QA
14 10 (0.57%) PMO
15 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.17%) NIST 800
17 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
17 2 (0.11%) ISO 31000
18 1 (0.057%) COSO
System Software
1 204 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 190 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.29%) Docker
4 47 (2.66%) Snort
5 36 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (0.51%) vSphere
10 8 (0.45%) XenApp
11 7 (0.40%) iptables
12 6 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.28%) KVM
14 4 (0.23%) RACF
15 3 (0.17%) HDFS
15 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.11%) Squid
16 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
17 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 130 (7.37%) Nessus
2 108 (6.12%) QRadar
3 66 (3.74%) Puppet
4 53 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.95%) Ansible
5 52 (2.95%) SCCM
6 48 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 48 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
6 48 (2.72%) Nagios
6 48 (2.72%) RSA Security Analytics
6 48 (2.72%) Terraform
7 47 (2.66%) CASB
8 45 (2.55%) Packer
9 44 (2.49%) Grafana
10 43 (2.44%) Salt
11 41 (2.32%) Consul
11 41 (2.32%) Docker Swarm
11 41 (2.32%) Graphite
11 41 (2.32%) Opsview
11 41 (2.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 444 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 340 (19.27%) Cisco
3 297 (16.84%) Splunk
4 243 (13.78%) VMware
5 158 (8.96%) LogRhythm
6 144 (8.16%) Symantec
7 142 (8.05%) CheckPoint
8 141 (7.99%) Qualys
9 122 (6.92%) ArcSight
10 110 (6.24%) Palo Alto
11 103 (5.84%) McAfee
12 74 (4.20%) Red Hat
13 66 (3.74%) Juniper
14 57 (3.23%) Blue Coat
15 56 (3.17%) AlienVault
16 49 (2.78%) CyberArk
17 48 (2.72%) Citrix
17 48 (2.72%) Forcepoint
18 39 (2.21%) FireEye
19 38 (2.15%) Trend Micro