Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 329 219 368
Rank change year-on-year -110 +149 -41
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 864 1,669 1,681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.72% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.80% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 708 748 1,007
10th Percentile £38,500 £38,750 £38,597
25th Percentile £48,438 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £64,050 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.48% -1.46% +7.84%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -0.86% +7.91%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,886 92,843 159,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.13% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,763 54,795 82,800
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

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 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 19 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -57 805 £65,000 +3.80% 191
UK excluding London -188 476 £60,000 +4.35% 124
London +53 366 £70,000 +3.70% 76
Work from Home -9 327 £60,000 -7.69% 99
North of England -33 145 £56,500 +7.62% 45
South East -95 144 £57,500 - 23
South West -63 76 £90,000 +28.57% 20
Yorkshire +66 64 £62,500 +56.25% 26
North West -78 58 £47,000 -18.97% 18
East of England -19 34 £62,500 - 4
Midlands -152 33 £52,500 -10.64% 16
Scotland -189 25 £47,000 -19.50% 12
North East +19 23 £42,500 -40.35% 1
West Midlands -82 20 £57,983 -10.80% 13
East Midlands -87 13 £52,500 +10.53% 3
Wales -49 11 £58,750 +6.82% 1
Northern Ireland +13 6 £90,000 +176.92% 2
Isle of Man -17 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

SIEM
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.13%) Microsoft Exchange
3 12 (1.39%) IIS
4 2 (0.23%) Apache
4 2 (0.23%) CMS
4 2 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 301 (34.84%) Azure
2 153 (17.71%) Microsoft 365
3 132 (15.28%) AWS
4 77 (8.91%) Azure Sentinel
5 45 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (4.17%) SaaS
7 35 (4.05%) Entra ID
8 26 (3.01%) GCP
9 24 (2.78%) Microsoft Purview
10 21 (2.43%) IaaS
10 21 (2.43%) PaaS
11 16 (1.85%) Azure DevOps
12 13 (1.50%) Power Platform
13 9 (1.04%) Azure AKS
14 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.81%) GitHub
15 6 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (0.69%) Twilio
16 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 319 (36.92%) Firewall
2 150 (17.36%) Network Security
3 112 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 69 (7.99%) WAN
5 66 (7.64%) TCP/IP
6 64 (7.41%) LAN
7 53 (6.13%) DNS
8 51 (5.90%) Internet
9 35 (4.05%) VPN
10 30 (3.47%) DKIM
10 30 (3.47%) DMARC
11 29 (3.36%) Wireshark
12 25 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (2.78%) SD-WAN
14 19 (2.20%) Wireless
15 14 (1.62%) DHCP
16 12 (1.39%) VLAN
17 11 (1.27%) BGP
18 10 (1.16%) DMZ
18 10 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.39%) Power BI
3 6 (0.69%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.58%) BigQuery
4 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.23%) Big Data
6 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.23%) Redis
7 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (1.62%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.50%) JIRA
3 3 (0.35%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.23%) Git
5 1 (0.12%) Snyk
General
1 190 (21.99%) Social Skills
2 177 (20.49%) Finance
3 121 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (7.29%) Law
5 51 (5.90%) Banking
6 37 (4.28%) Military
7 33 (3.82%) Public Sector
8 32 (3.70%) Legal
9 28 (3.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 23 (2.66%) Aerospace
10 23 (2.66%) Games
10 23 (2.66%) Retail
11 14 (1.62%) Marketing
12 10 (1.16%) Telecoms
13 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
16 4 (0.46%) Advertising
16 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 357 (41.32%) Analyst
2 229 (26.50%) Security Analyst
3 154 (17.82%) Senior
4 131 (15.16%) Security Engineer
5 102 (11.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 88 (10.19%) Lead
7 85 (9.84%) SOC Analyst
8 82 (9.49%) Senior Analyst
9 69 (7.99%) Consultant
10 62 (7.18%) Information Analyst
10 62 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
10 62 (7.18%) Security Consultant
11 59 (6.83%) Architect
12 49 (5.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 49 (5.67%) IT Analyst
12 49 (5.67%) IT Security Analyst
12 49 (5.67%) Senior Security Analyst
13 41 (4.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 36 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
15 33 (3.82%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (1.39%) Fluent Bit
3 5 (0.58%) Kafka
3 5 (0.58%) Web Services
4 4 (0.46%) LDAP
4 4 (0.46%) REST
5 3 (0.35%) OAuth
5 3 (0.35%) Sass
5 3 (0.35%) web3js
6 2 (0.23%) .NET
6 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.23%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.23%) EDI
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Graph
6 2 (0.23%) Next.js
6 2 (0.23%) Node.js
6 2 (0.23%) OpenID
6 2 (0.23%) React
6 2 (0.23%) RESTful
6 2 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (17.13%) Security Operations Centre
2 127 (14.70%) Management Information System
3 101 (11.69%) Cyber Threat
4 78 (9.03%) Cyberattack
5 66 (7.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 62 (7.18%) Security Posture
7 60 (6.94%) Cyber Defence
8 26 (3.01%) Data Centre
9 23 (2.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 21 (2.43%) Onboarding
11 20 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 20 (2.31%) IoT
12 19 (2.20%) Client/Server
12 19 (2.20%) Operational Technology
13 18 (2.08%) Cyber Security Posture
14 17 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (1.85%) PKI
16 14 (1.62%) Cloud Native
17 10 (1.16%) Product Ownership
17 10 (1.16%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 174 (20.14%) Windows
2 86 (9.95%) Linux
3 70 (8.10%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.31%) Unix
5 16 (1.85%) Android
5 16 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.81%) CentOS
10 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.58%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.46%) Solaris
12 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.46%) zOS
13 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (71.06%) Cybersecurity
2 317 (36.69%) Security Operations
3 269 (31.13%) Incident Response
4 264 (30.56%) Information Security
5 211 (24.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 154 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
7 137 (15.86%) Cloud Security
8 117 (13.54%) Incident Management
9 102 (11.81%) SOAR
10 94 (10.88%) Threat Intelligence
11 89 (10.30%) Identity Access Management
12 86 (9.95%) Data Loss Prevention
13 84 (9.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 81 (9.38%) Security Architecture
15 80 (9.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 79 (9.14%) ITIL
16 79 (9.14%) MITRE ATT&CK
17 72 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
18 70 (8.10%) Penetration Testing
19 69 (7.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (12.04%) Python
2 84 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 48 (5.56%) SQL
4 38 (4.40%) Bash
5 14 (1.62%) Kusto Query Language
6 8 (0.93%) Java
7 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.23%) C#
8 2 (0.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 213 (24.65%) Security Cleared
2 206 (23.84%) CISSP
3 134 (15.51%) Degree
4 109 (12.62%) DV Cleared
5 103 (11.92%) SC Cleared
6 67 (7.75%) CISM
7 56 (6.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 50 (5.79%) CISA
9 49 (5.67%) CEH
10 47 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (4.17%) CCSP
12 30 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 30 (3.47%) SANS
13 27 (3.13%) Master's Degree
14 26 (3.01%) CompTIA CySA+
15 25 (2.89%) SSCP
16 23 (2.66%) Azure Certification
17 21 (2.43%) GIAC
18 20 (2.31%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (23.26%) NIST
2 190 (21.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (8.33%) PCI DSS
4 69 (7.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 45 (5.21%) GDPR
6 41 (4.75%) NCSC
7 27 (3.13%) SOC 2
8 25 (2.89%) GRC
9 24 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 21 (2.43%) NIST 800
11 15 (1.74%) HIPAA
12 12 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.93%) COBIT
15 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.58%) QA
16 4 (0.46%) SLA
17 3 (0.35%) FISMA
17 3 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
17 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.05%) vSphere
3 29 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (1.16%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.04%) Docker
8 9 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) Snort
10 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (6.25%) CASB
2 34 (3.94%) QRadar
3 32 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (2.31%) Kubernetes
5 19 (2.20%) Ansible
5 19 (2.20%) CSIRT
6 18 (2.08%) logstash
6 18 (2.08%) Nessus
7 17 (1.97%) Terraform
8 15 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.62%) Nmap
10 12 (1.39%) Fluentd
10 12 (1.39%) WSUS
11 9 (1.04%) SCOM
12 5 (0.58%) Suricata
13 4 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 4 (0.46%) SCCM
14 3 (0.35%) ZENworks
15 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.23%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 218 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.16%) Splunk
3 47 (5.44%) Cisco
4 36 (4.17%) Juniper
4 36 (4.17%) Qualys
4 36 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 34 (3.94%) VMware
6 31 (3.59%) Rapid7
7 29 (3.36%) Tripwire
8 28 (3.24%) ServiceNow
8 28 (3.24%) Tanium
9 22 (2.55%) IBM
9 22 (2.55%) McAfee
10 17 (1.97%) Palo Alto
11 15 (1.74%) ArcSight
12 14 (1.62%) Carbon Black
12 14 (1.62%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.62%) Thycotic
13 13 (1.50%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.50%) Fortinet