Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 322 268 339
Rank change year-on-year -54 +71 -10
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 888 1,195 1,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.23% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.33% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 660 873 1,117
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -

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 83,974 89,905 133,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.77% 92.32% 92.39%
Number of salaries quoted 62,579 72,288 105,621
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 16 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 14 May 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 -56 766 £60,000 - 125
UK excluding London -37 505 £52,500 +5.00% 87
London -55 298 £72,500 +7.41% 44
Work from Home -17 199 £55,000 -28.80% 27
Midlands -44 101 £52,500 - 16
North of England -27 100 £55,000 - 23
South East -60 100 £58,497 +11.42% 28
West Midlands -16 94 £52,500 - 13
East of England +53 80 £72,500 +11.54% 7
South West +1 74 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire +8 59 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Scotland -47 43 £60,000 +33.33% 4
North West -14 36 £50,000 - 19
Wales +21 13 £35,000 -30.00% 2
East Midlands -31 9 £75,000 +50.00% 3
North East -4 5 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 480 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
2 345 (38.85%) Firewall
3 305 (34.35%) Information Security
4 262 (29.50%) Security Operations
5 254 (28.60%) Azure
6 200 (22.52%) CISSP
6 200 (22.52%) Splunk
7 190 (21.40%) Windows
8 189 (21.28%) Linux
9 170 (19.14%) Microsoft
10 163 (18.36%) Vulnerability Management
11 155 (17.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 153 (17.23%) AWS
13 138 (15.54%) Social Skills
14 132 (14.86%) Network Security
15 116 (13.06%) NIST
16 115 (12.95%) Security Cleared
16 115 (12.95%) Active Directory
17 112 (12.61%) CISM
17 112 (12.61%) Finance
18 111 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
19 105 (11.82%) Python
20 100 (11.26%) Management Information System
21 97 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
22 95 (10.70%) Microsoft 365
23 94 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
24 93 (10.47%) Security Monitoring
25 91 (10.25%) PCI DSS
25 91 (10.25%) Security Architecture
26 90 (10.14%) Cisco

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 21 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (1.69%) IIS
3 13 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.13%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.01%) Confluence
6 7 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (0.34%) nginx
8 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 254 (28.60%) Azure
2 153 (17.23%) AWS
3 95 (10.70%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (7.21%) PaaS
5 56 (6.31%) Azure Sentinel
6 55 (6.19%) IaaS
7 52 (5.86%) SaaS
8 34 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (2.93%) GCP
10 22 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.69%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 15 (1.69%) Serverless
12 11 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.13%) OpenShift
14 9 (1.01%) GitHub
15 6 (0.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 6 (0.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 6 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 345 (38.85%) Firewall
2 132 (14.86%) Network Security
3 89 (10.02%) TCP/IP
4 86 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 67 (7.55%) WAN
6 63 (7.09%) DNS
7 60 (6.76%) LAN
8 56 (6.31%) Internet
9 35 (3.94%) VPN
10 33 (3.72%) DHCP
11 32 (3.60%) SSL
12 29 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (2.59%) HTTP
14 18 (2.03%) FTP
15 17 (1.91%) SAN
15 17 (1.91%) SMTP
16 13 (1.46%) BGP
17 12 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (1.24%) MPLS
19 10 (1.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.24%) Big Data
2 8 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (0.79%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.34%) MySQL
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.34%) Tableau
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.23%) Power BI
6 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.23%) Redis
6 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.11%) Looker
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (2.14%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.69%) JIRA
3 13 (1.46%) Metasploit
4 10 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.79%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.34%) MSI
7 3 (0.34%) Snyk
8 1 (0.11%) Ant
8 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.11%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 138 (15.54%) Social Skills
2 112 (12.61%) Finance
3 75 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.73%) Public Sector
5 41 (4.62%) Law
6 29 (3.27%) Legal
7 25 (2.82%) Retail
8 19 (2.14%) Banking
9 15 (1.69%) Marketing
10 14 (1.58%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.46%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.24%) Games
12 11 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (1.01%) Local Government
14 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.56%) French Language
15 5 (0.56%) Police
16 4 (0.45%) Electronics
16 4 (0.45%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 221 (24.89%) Analyst
2 154 (17.34%) Security Engineer
3 133 (14.98%) Architect
4 132 (14.86%) Security Analyst
5 102 (11.49%) Consultant
6 97 (10.92%) Security Architect
7 73 (8.22%) SOC Analyst
8 62 (6.98%) Security Consultant
9 54 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
10 48 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 42 (4.73%) IT Engineer
12 40 (4.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 40 (4.50%) Splunk Consultant
13 39 (4.39%) Cloud Architect
13 39 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
14 36 (4.05%) Security Manager
15 35 (3.94%) Network Engineer
16 34 (3.83%) SIEM Consultant
17 33 (3.72%) Head of Security
18 31 (3.49%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.41%) Web Services
2 31 (3.49%) Elastic Stack
3 18 (2.03%) LDAP
4 17 (1.91%) OAuth
5 11 (1.24%) JSON
5 11 (1.24%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.68%) COM
7 5 (0.56%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (0.45%) Middleware
8 4 (0.45%) React
8 4 (0.45%) SAML
9 3 (0.34%) ISPF
9 3 (0.34%) Kafka
9 3 (0.34%) Node.js
9 3 (0.34%) XML
10 2 (0.23%) Laravel
10 2 (0.23%) REST
10 2 (0.23%) ServiceStack
10 2 (0.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.26%) Management Information System
2 94 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 71 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 49 (5.52%) Public Cloud
5 48 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 39 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 38 (4.28%) Cyberattack
8 36 (4.05%) Cyber Defence
9 34 (3.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 24 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (2.48%) PKI
11 22 (2.48%) Private Cloud
12 21 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (2.03%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
15 11 (1.24%) Cloud Native
15 11 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (1.13%) Blog
16 10 (1.13%) FMCG
17 8 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (21.40%) Windows
2 189 (21.28%) Linux
3 57 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.93%) Unix
5 20 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.13%) CentOS
8 9 (1.01%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.34%) Debian
12 3 (0.34%) VMS
13 2 (0.23%) Android
13 2 (0.23%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
2 305 (34.35%) Information Security
3 262 (29.50%) Security Operations
4 163 (18.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 111 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 97 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
7 93 (10.47%) Security Monitoring
8 91 (10.25%) Security Architecture
9 88 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (8.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 69 (7.77%) Incident Management
12 68 (7.66%) Analytics
12 68 (7.66%) ITIL
13 67 (7.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 66 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
15 63 (7.09%) DevOps
16 62 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 60 (6.76%) Security Management
18 55 (6.19%) Presales
18 55 (6.19%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 105 (11.82%) Python
2 47 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 38 (4.28%) Perl
4 36 (4.05%) Java
5 33 (3.72%) SQL
6 29 (3.27%) Ruby
7 28 (3.15%) Go
8 24 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.36%) C
10 19 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.35%) VBA
12 8 (0.90%) PHP
13 6 (0.68%) C#
14 5 (0.56%) C++
15 4 (0.45%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.34%) R
16 3 (0.34%) Scala
16 3 (0.34%) VBScript
17 2 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 200 (22.52%) CISSP
2 115 (12.95%) Security Cleared
3 112 (12.61%) CISM
4 80 (9.01%) Degree
5 78 (8.78%) SC Cleared
6 74 (8.33%) CISA
7 56 (6.31%) CEH
8 51 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (4.50%) SANS
10 34 (3.83%) OSCP
11 32 (3.60%) GIAC
12 30 (3.38%) SSCP
13 29 (3.27%) CCNP
14 28 (3.15%) GCIH
15 25 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
16 21 (2.36%) DV Cleared
17 19 (2.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 19 (2.14%) CCSA
17 19 (2.14%) GCIA
17 19 (2.14%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (17.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (13.06%) NIST
3 91 (10.25%) PCI DSS
4 63 (7.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 57 (6.42%) GDPR
6 31 (3.49%) NCSC
7 29 (3.27%) GRC
8 20 (2.25%) SLA
9 16 (1.80%) COBIT
10 12 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 12 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (1.13%) PMBOK
13 9 (1.01%) QA
14 7 (0.79%) ITGC
15 6 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.68%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.68%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.68%) PMO
16 5 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 115 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.07%) Docker
3 40 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.14%) KVM
5 9 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.45%) Snort
6 4 (0.45%) vSphere
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 78 (8.78%) QRadar
2 47 (5.29%) Terraform
3 44 (4.95%) Ansible
4 42 (4.73%) Nessus
5 38 (4.28%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.48%) Demisto
6 22 (2.48%) Puppet
6 22 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.14%) CFEngine
9 14 (1.58%) CASB
10 12 (1.35%) SCCM
11 11 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 8 (0.90%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.79%) Kibana
13 7 (0.79%) WSUS
14 6 (0.68%) EnCase
Vendors
1 200 (22.52%) Splunk
2 170 (19.14%) Microsoft
3 90 (10.14%) Cisco
4 86 (9.68%) LogRhythm
5 46 (5.18%) VMware
6 42 (4.73%) AlienVault
6 42 (4.73%) CheckPoint
7 41 (4.62%) Palo Alto
8 39 (4.39%) ArcSight
8 39 (4.39%) Oracle
9 30 (3.38%) Symantec
10 28 (3.15%) McAfee
11 27 (3.04%) Juniper
11 27 (3.04%) ServiceNow
12 23 (2.59%) Red Hat
13 22 (2.48%) Blue Coat
14 21 (2.36%) CyberArk
15 20 (2.25%) Qualys
15 20 (2.25%) Sun
16 19 (2.14%) Citrix