Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 260 298
Rank change year-on-year -81 +38 -9
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1,241 601 1,526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.24% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.33% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 890 466 1,103
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,125 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -9.09%

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 118,311 45,094 126,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.22% 93.12% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 78,392 37,630 100,617
10th Percentile £32,750 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SIEM over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -78 1,070 £65,000 +8.33% 196
UK excluding London -18 740 £60,000 +14.29% 142
London -131 413 £70,000 +7.69% 64
Work from Home -105 244 £67,500 +28.57% 30
South East -21 214 £67,500 +17.39% 40
South West +11 129 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North of England -66 124 £57,500 +15.00% 39
Midlands -93 114 £55,000 -4.35% 24
West Midlands -77 100 £55,000 -12.00% 18
Scotland -32 82 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North West -49 78 £50,750 +1.50% 16
East of England -71 53 £68,750 +12.24% 14
Yorkshire -101 35 £58,750 +20.51% 19
Wales -45 17 £43,750 +4.79% 3
East Midlands -100 12 £65,000 +36.84% 6
North East -28 11 £60,275 +20.55% 4
Northern Ireland -37 7 £25,000 -61.54% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 825 (66.48%) Cybersecurity
2 446 (35.94%) Information Security
3 405 (32.63%) Azure
4 378 (30.46%) Firewall
5 354 (28.53%) Social Skills
6 331 (26.67%) Security Operations
7 290 (23.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 288 (23.21%) AWS
9 262 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 251 (20.23%) Windows
11 249 (20.06%) Finance
12 241 (19.42%) NIST
13 238 (19.18%) Splunk
14 230 (18.53%) Python
15 229 (18.45%) Microsoft
16 215 (17.32%) CISSP
17 207 (16.68%) Risk Management
18 190 (15.31%) Management Information System
19 180 (14.50%) Cyber Essentials
20 177 (14.26%) Linux
21 167 (13.46%) Security Cleared
22 160 (12.89%) PowerShell
23 159 (12.81%) GDPR
24 156 (12.57%) CISM
25 148 (11.93%) Security Testing
26 146 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
27 143 (11.52%) Network Security
28 141 (11.36%) Degree
28 141 (11.36%) Threat Intelligence
29 134 (10.80%) TCP/IP

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 43 (3.46%) IIS
2 21 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.73%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.64%) Apache
6 7 (0.56%) Confluence
7 5 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.16%) nginx
8 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.081%) Weka
Business Applications
1 87 (7.01%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 405 (32.63%) Azure
2 288 (23.21%) AWS
3 146 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
4 125 (10.07%) Azure Sentinel
5 91 (7.33%) GCP
6 68 (5.48%) Amazon S3
7 67 (5.40%) CloudFront
8 58 (4.67%) SaaS
9 54 (4.35%) PaaS
10 50 (4.03%) Serverless
11 49 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 49 (3.95%) IaaS
12 45 (3.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 42 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
14 38 (3.06%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 36 (2.90%) AWS CloudTrail
16 35 (2.82%) Azure Logic Apps
17 34 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
17 34 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
18 33 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 378 (30.46%) Firewall
2 143 (11.52%) Network Security
3 134 (10.80%) TCP/IP
4 120 (9.67%) DNS
5 76 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 69 (5.56%) HTTP
6 69 (5.56%) Internet
7 63 (5.08%) DHCP
8 58 (4.67%) VPN
9 49 (3.95%) WAN
10 42 (3.38%) LAN
11 28 (2.26%) AMQP
12 24 (1.93%) Sourcefire
12 24 (1.93%) Wireless
13 23 (1.85%) SSL
14 22 (1.77%) SAN
14 22 (1.77%) SMTP
15 20 (1.61%) Wireshark
16 16 (1.29%) VLAN
17 15 (1.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 28 (2.26%) Amazon Athena
2 28 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 28 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (2.26%) Redis
3 18 (1.45%) Power BI
3 18 (1.45%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.97%) Big Data
7 10 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.48%) GIS
10 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.32%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.32%) HBase
11 2 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.16%) Looker
Development Applications
1 39 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.82%) JIRA
3 34 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.01%) CircleCI
4 25 (2.01%) Selenium
5 9 (0.73%) Metasploit
6 8 (0.64%) SoapUI
6 8 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.48%) Travis CI
8 5 (0.40%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.24%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.16%) GitLab
10 2 (0.16%) Snyk
10 2 (0.16%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.081%) sqlmap
11 1 (0.081%) Vagrant
General
1 354 (28.53%) Social Skills
2 249 (20.06%) Finance
3 123 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (7.98%) Police
5 85 (6.85%) Banking
6 63 (5.08%) Public Sector
7 58 (4.67%) Retail
8 39 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
8 39 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 35 (2.82%) Legal
10 27 (2.18%) Games
11 26 (2.10%) Automotive
11 26 (2.10%) Law
11 26 (2.10%) Manufacturing
12 25 (2.01%) Marketing
13 19 (1.53%) Electronics
14 14 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 12 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (0.89%) French Language
17 8 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 286 (23.05%) Analyst
2 231 (18.61%) Security Engineer
3 199 (16.04%) Security Analyst
4 172 (13.86%) Consultant
5 165 (13.30%) Architect
6 126 (10.15%) Security Consultant
7 122 (9.83%) Security Architect
8 110 (8.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 80 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
10 78 (6.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 71 (5.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 55 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
13 44 (3.55%) Head of Security
14 42 (3.38%) Security Manager
15 40 (3.22%) Information Analyst
15 40 (3.22%) Information Security Analyst
15 40 (3.22%) Senior Security Engineer
16 39 (3.14%) Senior Consultant
17 38 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
18 34 (2.74%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.11%) JSON
2 42 (3.38%) Regular Expression
2 42 (3.38%) XML
3 34 (2.74%) WebSockets
4 32 (2.58%) LDAP
5 29 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (2.26%) Django
6 28 (2.26%) FastAPI
6 28 (2.26%) Flask
6 28 (2.26%) SQLAlchemy
7 25 (2.01%) Celery
7 25 (2.01%) pytest
8 21 (1.69%) Web Services
9 14 (1.13%) Kafka
10 13 (1.05%) HTML
11 11 (0.89%) .NET
11 11 (0.89%) Node.js
12 10 (0.81%) OAuth
12 10 (0.81%) SAML
13 9 (0.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 190 (15.31%) Management Information System
2 105 (8.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 99 (7.98%) Cyberthreat
3 99 (7.98%) Smart Meter
4 53 (4.27%) Cyber Defence
5 52 (4.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 44 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 39 (3.14%) Cyberattack
7 39 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 37 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 32 (2.58%) Public Cloud
10 28 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (2.26%) Video\Live Streaming
11 27 (2.18%) Private Cloud
12 26 (2.10%) Virtual Team
13 25 (2.01%) PKI
13 25 (2.01%) Video on Demand
14 21 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (1.45%) Cloud Native
16 17 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 251 (20.23%) Windows
2 177 (14.26%) Linux
3 59 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 50 (4.03%) Mac OS
5 38 (3.06%) Unix
6 15 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
8 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.64%) Solaris
10 7 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.40%) Debian
11 5 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.32%) CentOS
12 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) OpenBSD
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (66.48%) Cybersecurity
2 446 (35.94%) Information Security
3 331 (26.67%) Security Operations
4 290 (23.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 207 (16.68%) Risk Management
6 148 (11.93%) Security Testing
7 141 (11.36%) Threat Intelligence
8 126 (10.15%) Security Architecture
9 121 (9.75%) Identity Management
10 117 (9.43%) Mentoring
11 116 (9.35%) DevOps
12 114 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
13 109 (8.78%) Analytics
14 104 (8.38%) Security Monitoring
15 103 (8.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 100 (8.06%) Incident Management
16 100 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
16 100 (8.06%) Security Management
17 99 (7.98%) Change Management
17 99 (7.98%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 230 (18.53%) Python
2 160 (12.89%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 56 (4.51%) Perl
5 53 (4.27%) C#
6 47 (3.79%) Ruby
7 40 (3.22%) Bash Shell
8 34 (2.74%) VB
9 29 (2.34%) SQL
10 25 (2.01%) Java
11 21 (1.69%) Go
12 19 (1.53%) C
13 11 (0.89%) PHP
14 10 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.24%) Rust
15 3 (0.24%) VBA
16 1 (0.081%) C++
Qualifications
1 215 (17.32%) CISSP
2 167 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 156 (12.57%) CISM
4 141 (11.36%) Degree
5 98 (7.90%) CEH
6 91 (7.33%) SANS
7 86 (6.93%) CISA
8 82 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
9 72 (5.80%) SC Cleared
10 62 (5.00%) GCIA
11 52 (4.19%) GCIH
12 41 (3.30%) CCNA
13 40 (3.22%) CompTIA Security+
13 40 (3.22%) GCFA
13 40 (3.22%) GIAC
14 37 (2.98%) GCFE
14 37 (2.98%) OSCP
15 34 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (2.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 28 (2.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 241 (19.42%) NIST
3 180 (14.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 159 (12.81%) GDPR
5 117 (9.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 81 (6.53%) PCI DSS
7 42 (3.38%) NCSC
8 32 (2.58%) SLA
9 18 (1.45%) GRC
10 14 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.97%) QA
12 10 (0.81%) COBIT
12 10 (0.81%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.56%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.56%) ITGC
14 6 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.40%) GPG13
15 5 (0.40%) HIPAA
System Software
1 118 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.08%) Docker
3 55 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 53 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.13%) vSphere
7 13 (1.05%) NFS
8 11 (0.89%) Snort
9 6 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.32%) HDFS
12 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.24%) vCloud
13 2 (0.16%) Ceph
13 2 (0.16%) iptables
13 2 (0.16%) KVM
13 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 95 (7.66%) QRadar
2 50 (4.03%) Ansible
3 45 (3.63%) Kubernetes
3 45 (3.63%) Terraform
4 38 (3.06%) Nessus
5 26 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (1.37%) CASB
6 17 (1.37%) CSIRT
7 16 (1.29%) Kibana
8 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.81%) Nmap
10 9 (0.73%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.73%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.56%) HP Fortify
11 7 (0.56%) Pingdom
11 7 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.56%) WebInspect
12 6 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (0.48%) Istio
12 6 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 238 (19.18%) Splunk
2 229 (18.45%) Microsoft
3 115 (9.27%) Cisco
3 115 (9.27%) LogRhythm
4 95 (7.66%) VMware
5 53 (4.27%) Palo Alto
6 51 (4.11%) Google
7 49 (3.95%) ArcSight
8 38 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 37 (2.98%) Qualys
10 29 (2.34%) Meraki
11 28 (2.26%) AlienVault
11 28 (2.26%) Citrix
12 26 (2.10%) Oracle
13 24 (1.93%) Carbon Black
13 24 (1.93%) CyberArk
13 24 (1.93%) McAfee
14 23 (1.85%) Juniper
15 22 (1.77%) ServiceNow
16 21 (1.69%) CrowdStrike