Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 279 282
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +76
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 629 1,576 1,960
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.16% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.26% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 584 1,151 1,530
Median annual salary £57,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,375 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 50,654 125,160 148,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.18% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 98,999 117,971
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 +20 592 £60,000 - 107
London +95 312 £65,000 -3.70% 42
UK excluding London -8 298 £50,000 -4.76% 71
Work from Home +26 88 £52,500 -26.32% 17
South East +14 76 £58,500 -2.50% 27
Midlands +11 74 £53,750 +13.16% 11
North of England +83 61 £50,000 - 15
West Midlands +8 53 £55,000 +15.79% 7
East of England +63 30 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North West +65 28 £50,000 - 7
South West +37 28 £50,000 +38.89% 4
Yorkshire +84 24 £40,000 -27.27% 8
East Midlands +55 21 £38,750 -8.82% 4
Scotland +4 15 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Wales +50 12 £45,000 +15.38% 3
North East +26 9 £41,500 -1.19%
Northern Ireland +19 2 £62,500 +21.95% 2

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 346 (55.01%) Cybersecurity
2 309 (49.13%) Firewall
3 260 (41.34%) Information Security
4 215 (34.18%) Security Operations
5 176 (27.98%) CISSP
6 171 (27.19%) Azure
7 164 (26.07%) Vulnerability Management
8 163 (25.91%) AWS
9 139 (22.10%) NIST
10 133 (21.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 127 (20.19%) Microsoft
12 125 (19.87%) Windows
13 122 (19.40%) Finance
14 120 (19.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 115 (18.28%) CISM
16 111 (17.65%) Management Information System
17 109 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
18 108 (17.17%) Linux
19 107 (17.01%) Splunk
20 106 (16.85%) Active Directory
21 95 (15.10%) Network Security
22 93 (14.79%) Threat Intelligence
23 88 (13.99%) Office 365
24 87 (13.83%) GDPR
24 87 (13.83%) Security Monitoring
25 83 (13.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 81 (12.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
26 81 (12.88%) Identity Access Management
26 81 (12.88%) Python
27 79 (12.56%) DevOps

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 6 (0.95%) Confluence
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.16%) Apache
4 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.16%) IIS
4 1 (0.16%) nginx
4 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 23 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (4.61%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 171 (27.19%) Azure
2 163 (25.91%) AWS
3 88 (13.99%) Office 365
4 59 (9.38%) IaaS
5 35 (5.56%) PaaS
6 31 (4.93%) SaaS
7 28 (4.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (3.66%) GCP
10 21 (3.34%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 10 (1.59%) Mimecast
12 9 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
13 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.79%) Logic Apps
14 5 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.64%) GitHub
16 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 309 (49.13%) Firewall
2 133 (21.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 95 (15.10%) Network Security
4 64 (10.17%) TCP/IP
5 60 (9.54%) VPN
6 51 (8.11%) LAN
7 44 (7.00%) WAN
8 35 (5.56%) DNS
9 34 (5.41%) Internet
10 18 (2.86%) HTTP
10 18 (2.86%) Wireshark
11 16 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (2.54%) SSL
12 15 (2.38%) DHCP
13 12 (1.91%) Cisco Firepower
13 12 (1.91%) Wireless
14 11 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.75%) DMARC
15 10 (1.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.70%) Big Data
2 7 (1.11%) Data Lake
3 6 (0.95%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.16%) Redis
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.38%) Metasploit
2 14 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.75%) JIRA
4 8 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.79%) Hudson
5 5 (0.79%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.64%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.32%) Snyk
8 1 (0.16%) Ant
8 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 122 (19.40%) Finance
2 45 (7.15%) Banking
3 32 (5.09%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.93%) Manufacturing
4 31 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.77%) Retail
6 24 (3.82%) Law
7 21 (3.34%) Marketing
8 19 (3.02%) Electronics
9 17 (2.70%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.95%) Legal
12 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (31.48%) Analyst
2 151 (24.01%) Security Engineer
3 140 (22.26%) Security Analyst
4 50 (7.95%) Senior Analyst
5 48 (7.63%) SOC Analyst
6 39 (6.20%) Information Analyst
6 39 (6.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 38 (6.04%) Architect
8 35 (5.56%) Security Architect
9 32 (5.09%) Consultant
9 32 (5.09%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 32 (5.09%) Security Specialist
10 30 (4.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 28 (4.45%) Operations Analyst
11 28 (4.45%) Operations Engineer
12 27 (4.29%) Security Consultant
13 25 (3.97%) Splunk Engineer
14 24 (3.82%) Information Risk Analyst
14 24 (3.82%) Network Engineer
14 24 (3.82%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.18%) React
2 13 (2.07%) Regular Expression
3 9 (1.43%) Web Services
4 7 (1.11%) YAML
5 6 (0.95%) OAuth
6 5 (0.79%) .NET
6 5 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.64%) LDAP
8 3 (0.48%) Middleware
8 3 (0.48%) SAML
9 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.16%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.16%) JSON
10 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.16%) XML
10 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 111 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 72 (11.45%) Cyberthreat
3 70 (11.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 51 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (7.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 42 (6.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 34 (5.41%) Cyberattack
8 33 (5.25%) Public Cloud
9 23 (3.66%) Mobile App
10 21 (3.34%) PKI
11 20 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (2.38%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.59%) Internet of Things
14 8 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
15 7 (1.11%) Robotics
16 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
17 5 (0.79%) SCADA
18 4 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
18 4 (0.64%) Private Cloud
18 4 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 125 (19.87%) Windows
2 108 (17.17%) Linux
3 57 (9.06%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.72%) Unix
5 14 (2.23%) Mac OS
6 10 (1.59%) Kali Linux
7 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.11%) Solaris
8 7 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.95%) VMS
10 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.64%) CentOS
11 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.48%) Android
12 3 (0.48%) MVS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (55.01%) Cybersecurity
2 260 (41.34%) Information Security
3 215 (34.18%) Security Operations
4 164 (26.07%) Vulnerability Management
5 109 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
6 93 (14.79%) Threat Intelligence
7 87 (13.83%) Security Monitoring
8 83 (13.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 81 (12.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 81 (12.88%) Identity Access Management
10 79 (12.56%) DevOps
11 74 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (11.29%) Security Architecture
13 68 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
14 56 (8.90%) Malware Analysis
15 54 (8.59%) Incident Management
16 52 (8.27%) Patch Management
17 47 (7.47%) Configuration Management
18 46 (7.31%) OWASP
19 45 (7.15%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (12.88%) Python
2 36 (5.72%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.45%) Bash Shell
3 28 (4.45%) SQL
4 19 (3.02%) Java
5 15 (2.38%) Perl
6 14 (2.23%) C
7 8 (1.27%) C++
8 7 (1.11%) R
9 5 (0.79%) Go
9 5 (0.79%) Ruby
10 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.32%) C#
11 2 (0.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 176 (27.98%) CISSP
2 115 (18.28%) CISM
3 67 (10.65%) Security Cleared
4 62 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (9.70%) Degree
6 51 (8.11%) SANS
7 46 (7.31%) CISA
8 42 (6.68%) CEH
9 38 (6.04%) SC Cleared
10 37 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 36 (5.72%) CCSP
12 34 (5.41%) CREST Certified
13 32 (5.09%) GCIH
14 27 (4.29%) CCNA
15 24 (3.82%) GCIA
16 21 (3.34%) GCFA
17 20 (3.18%) CCNP
18 18 (2.86%) GIAC
19 15 (2.38%) SSCP
20 14 (2.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (22.10%) NIST
2 120 (19.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (13.83%) GDPR
4 60 (9.54%) PCI DSS
5 44 (7.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (3.02%) COBIT
7 18 (2.86%) SLA
8 15 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 14 (2.23%) NCSC
10 12 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (1.59%) HIPAA
11 10 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (1.43%) NIST 800
13 8 (1.27%) GAMP
14 6 (0.95%) GPG13
14 6 (0.95%) QA
15 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
17 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 2 (0.32%) COSO
System Software
1 106 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.97%) Docker
3 21 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.43%) Snort
5 4 (0.64%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Firmware
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (8.59%) QRadar
2 33 (5.25%) Nessus
3 29 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (4.45%) Terraform
5 26 (4.13%) Kubernetes
6 23 (3.66%) Ansible
7 19 (3.02%) Puppet
8 15 (2.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (2.07%) CASB
10 12 (1.91%) CSIRT
11 10 (1.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (1.43%) Grafana
13 8 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.27%) Opsview
14 7 (1.11%) SCCM
15 6 (0.95%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.79%) Graphite
16 5 (0.79%) Nagios
16 5 (0.79%) Packer
16 5 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 127 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 107 (17.01%) Splunk
3 67 (10.65%) Cisco
4 64 (10.17%) LogRhythm
5 61 (9.70%) VMware
6 37 (5.88%) AlienVault
7 31 (4.93%) CheckPoint
8 30 (4.77%) ArcSight
9 27 (4.29%) IBM
10 26 (4.13%) Palo Alto
11 25 (3.97%) Oracle
12 22 (3.50%) CyberArk
12 22 (3.50%) Google
13 20 (3.18%) SAP
14 18 (2.86%) BeyondTrust
14 18 (2.86%) Bomgar
14 18 (2.86%) NetWitness
14 18 (2.86%) Thycotic
15 16 (2.54%) McAfee
16 13 (2.07%) SolarWinds