Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 305 339
Rank change year-on-year +36 +34 +17
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1,462 1,671 1,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.10% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.20% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,004 1,292 1,244
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 114,031 139,701 161,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.19% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,428 110,324 131,517
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,823 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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
England +30 1,336 £60,000 +4.35% 171
UK excluding London +8 849 £52,500 - 108
London +94 569 £67,500 - 72
South East +33 276 £57,500 +4.55% 29
Midlands +47 192 £47,500 -17.39% 15
West Midlands +51 160 £50,000 -13.04% 13
North of England -63 128 £52,500 +5.00% 34
South West +36 97 £45,000 -18.18% 10
North West -84 86 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Scotland +93 82 £45,000 -10.00% 8
East of England -8 60 £57,961 +36.38% 11
Yorkshire +12 37 £60,000 +14.29% 18
East Midlands +11 30 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Wales -17 10 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £55,000 -
North East +10 5 £50,000 +17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for SIEM.

1 797 (54.51%) Cybersecurity
2 610 (41.72%) Information Security
3 597 (40.83%) Firewall
4 577 (39.47%) Security Operations
5 422 (28.86%) CISSP
6 355 (24.28%) Windows
7 340 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 333 (22.78%) Finance
9 324 (22.16%) Linux
10 306 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 254 (17.37%) Splunk
12 244 (16.69%) Network Security
13 240 (16.42%) Azure
13 240 (16.42%) Penetration Testing
14 228 (15.60%) AWS
15 218 (14.91%) Degree
16 214 (14.64%) CISM
17 211 (14.43%) Threat Intelligence
18 207 (14.16%) Management Information System
19 206 (14.09%) ITIL
20 198 (13.54%) Security Operations Centre
21 197 (13.47%) Python
22 188 (12.86%) Security Cleared
23 174 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
24 170 (11.63%) GDPR
25 169 (11.56%) TCP/IP
26 168 (11.49%) PCI DSS
27 167 (11.42%) NIST
28 166 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
29 165 (11.29%) Microsoft

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 24 (1.64%) IIS
2 15 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.34%) Confluence
5 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.21%) Apache
6 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.14%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.068%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 240 (16.42%) Azure
2 228 (15.60%) AWS
3 147 (10.05%) Office 365
4 58 (3.97%) PaaS
5 57 (3.90%) IaaS
6 51 (3.49%) SaaS
7 49 (3.35%) GCP
8 32 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.55%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.27%) Akamai
13 4 (0.27%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.21%) GitHub
14 3 (0.21%) Slack
14 3 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 597 (40.83%) Firewall
2 244 (16.69%) Network Security
3 169 (11.56%) TCP/IP
4 156 (10.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 109 (7.46%) VPN
6 94 (6.43%) DNS
7 77 (5.27%) WAN
8 76 (5.20%) LAN
9 66 (4.51%) DHCP
10 50 (3.42%) IPsec
11 48 (3.28%) Internet
12 46 (3.15%) Wireless
12 46 (3.15%) Wireshark
13 42 (2.87%) HTTP
14 33 (2.26%) NetScaler
15 32 (2.19%) MPLS
16 30 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (1.92%) SSL
18 24 (1.64%) VoIP
19 22 (1.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.62%) MySQL
3 8 (0.55%) Cognos Impromptu
4 7 (0.48%) Blockchain
4 7 (0.48%) Maltego
5 6 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.21%) Big Data
6 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.068%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (2.87%) Jenkins
2 40 (2.74%) Metasploit
3 20 (1.37%) PhantomJS
3 20 (1.37%) Vagrant
4 17 (1.16%) Burp Suite
5 13 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (0.89%) Hudson
5 13 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (0.75%) JIRA
7 2 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.068%) AppScan
8 1 (0.068%) Snyk
8 1 (0.068%) SonarQube
General
1 333 (22.78%) Finance
2 83 (5.68%) Law
3 62 (4.24%) Public Sector
4 50 (3.42%) Retail
5 37 (2.53%) Legal
6 23 (1.57%) Banking
7 15 (1.03%) Games
8 12 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.62%) Military
11 8 (0.55%) Advertising
12 7 (0.48%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.34%) Marketing
14 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 3 (0.21%) Local Government
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.068%) Back Office
16 1 (0.068%) Electronics
16 1 (0.068%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 536 (36.66%) Analyst
2 366 (25.03%) Security Analyst
3 275 (18.81%) Security Engineer
4 165 (11.29%) SOC Analyst
5 101 (6.91%) Senior Analyst
6 99 (6.77%) Architect
7 93 (6.36%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 90 (6.16%) Security Architect
9 87 (5.95%) Consultant
10 76 (5.20%) Information Analyst
10 76 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
11 73 (4.99%) Security Consultant
12 66 (4.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 60 (4.10%) IT Analyst
14 57 (3.90%) IT Security Analyst
15 56 (3.83%) Security Manager
16 55 (3.76%) Network Engineer
17 53 (3.63%) Security Officer
18 50 (3.42%) Information Security Officer
18 50 (3.42%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.37%) Node.js
2 14 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (0.82%) SailPoint
3 12 (0.82%) Web Services
4 10 (0.68%) Regular Expression
5 6 (0.41%) .NET
6 5 (0.34%) JSON
6 5 (0.34%) OAuth
6 5 (0.34%) OpenID
7 4 (0.27%) LDAP
8 3 (0.21%) EJB
8 3 (0.21%) Middleware
8 3 (0.21%) ModSecurity
8 3 (0.21%) SAML
9 2 (0.14%) D3.js
10 1 (0.068%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.068%) Laravel
10 1 (0.068%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.068%) Memcached
10 1 (0.068%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 207 (14.16%) Management Information System
2 198 (13.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 166 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (9.03%) Cyberthreat
5 65 (4.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 62 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 58 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
8 57 (3.90%) Data Centre
9 56 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
10 50 (3.42%) PKI
11 48 (3.28%) Cyber Defence
12 34 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (2.26%) Cyberattack
14 21 (1.44%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.09%) Cybercrime
16 14 (0.96%) CESG
17 10 (0.68%) User Experience
18 8 (0.55%) PMI
18 8 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
19 7 (0.48%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 355 (24.28%) Windows
2 324 (22.16%) Linux
3 121 (8.28%) Unix
4 78 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.85%) Kali Linux
6 26 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.64%) Mac OS
8 21 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.27%) CentOS
13 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) Debian
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) VMS
15 1 (0.068%) Android
15 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (54.51%) Cybersecurity
2 610 (41.72%) Information Security
3 577 (39.47%) Security Operations
4 340 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 240 (16.42%) Penetration Testing
6 211 (14.43%) Threat Intelligence
7 206 (14.09%) ITIL
8 163 (11.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 150 (10.26%) Incident Management
10 149 (10.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 134 (9.17%) Security Management
12 130 (8.89%) Risk Management
13 128 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
14 127 (8.69%) Analytics
14 127 (8.69%) Identity Access Management
15 125 (8.55%) Security Architecture
16 117 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
17 105 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
18 100 (6.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 97 (6.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 197 (13.47%) Python
2 102 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 65 (4.45%) Java
4 60 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 49 (3.35%) Go
6 47 (3.21%) C++
7 41 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 33 (2.26%) Ruby
9 29 (1.98%) SQL
10 22 (1.50%) C
11 20 (1.37%) Perl
12 14 (0.96%) PHP
12 14 (0.96%) R
13 10 (0.68%) C#
14 8 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.41%) VBA
16 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 422 (28.86%) CISSP
2 218 (14.91%) Degree
3 214 (14.64%) CISM
4 188 (12.86%) Security Cleared
5 174 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (9.03%) SC Cleared
7 92 (6.29%) CEH
8 87 (5.95%) GIAC
9 74 (5.06%) CISA
10 67 (4.58%) SANS
11 58 (3.97%) CCNP
12 56 (3.83%) CCNA
13 48 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
14 46 (3.15%) DV Cleared
15 44 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
16 43 (2.94%) SSCP
17 40 (2.74%) CCSP
18 39 (2.67%) GSEC
19 36 (2.46%) OSCP
20 35 (2.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 170 (11.63%) GDPR
3 168 (11.49%) PCI DSS
4 167 (11.42%) NIST
5 39 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 34 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 32 (2.19%) SLA
8 24 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (1.30%) JSP 440
9 19 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (1.09%) COBIT
10 16 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (0.89%) NCSC
12 10 (0.68%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.55%) COSO
13 8 (0.55%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.48%) HMG Infosec
15 5 (0.34%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.34%) NIST 800
16 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 86 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.60%) Docker
4 12 (0.82%) vSphere
5 9 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.62%) Snort
5 9 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.34%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.21%) iptables
7 3 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.068%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 97 (6.63%) QRadar
2 93 (6.36%) Nessus
3 55 (3.76%) Terraform
4 51 (3.49%) Kubernetes
5 48 (3.28%) Puppet
6 47 (3.21%) Ansible
7 45 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (2.19%) SCCM
9 26 (1.78%) Nmap
10 23 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.57%) Nagios
11 21 (1.44%) FortiGate
12 20 (1.37%) Consul
12 20 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (1.37%) Grafana
12 20 (1.37%) Graphite
12 20 (1.37%) Opsview
12 20 (1.37%) Packer
12 20 (1.37%) Salt
12 20 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 254 (17.37%) Splunk
2 165 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 143 (9.78%) Cisco
4 135 (9.23%) LogRhythm
5 84 (5.75%) ArcSight
6 78 (5.34%) McAfee
7 72 (4.92%) VMware
8 67 (4.58%) Qualys
9 64 (4.38%) SolarWinds
10 63 (4.31%) Palo Alto
11 58 (3.97%) CheckPoint
12 50 (3.42%) CyberArk
12 50 (3.42%) Fortinet
13 49 (3.35%) Symantec
14 48 (3.28%) Google
15 41 (2.80%) ServiceNow
16 37 (2.53%) Darktrace
17 34 (2.33%) AlienVault
17 34 (2.33%) Juniper
18 29 (1.98%) Red Hat