Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 357 472
Rank change year-on-year +11 +115 +167
Permanent jobs citing SIEM 1622 1665 1331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.88% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.98% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1314 1331 1063
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,200
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 156751 169256 193744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.24% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 123378 140808 159309
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +6.25%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 +11 1530 £57,500 -4.17% 68
London +50 907 £60,000 -7.69% 35
UK excluding London -46 651 £47,500 -5.00% 41
South East -59 216 £50,000 - 4
South West +76 145 £47,500 -13.64% 12
North of England -1 111 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Midlands -37 101 £43,750 -2.78% 4
West Midlands -46 90 £46,250 +2.78% 4
North West -4 68 £45,000 -10.00% 9
East of England -25 49 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire -4 35 £50,000 -23.08%
Scotland -8 29 £44,250 +9.94% 4
Wales +30 19 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East Midlands +43 11 £27,500 -28.10%
North East +22 8 £36,500 +32.73% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SIEM.

1 906 (55.86%) Firewall
2 821 (50.62%) Information Security
3 698 (43.03%) CISSP
4 663 (40.88%) Cybersecurity
5 511 (31.50%) Windows
6 496 (30.58%) Security Operations
7 489 (30.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 474 (29.22%) CISM
9 448 (27.62%) Linux
10 392 (24.17%) Finance
11 381 (23.49%) Network Security
12 361 (22.26%) TCP/IP
13 349 (21.52%) Vulnerability Management
14 338 (20.84%) Cisco
15 327 (20.16%) ITIL
16 285 (17.57%) Management Information System
16 285 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
17 267 (16.46%) CheckPoint
18 259 (15.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 241 (14.86%) Active Directory
20 234 (14.43%) CISA
21 230 (14.18%) Data Protection
22 225 (13.87%) Security Architecture
23 216 (13.32%) Splunk
23 216 (13.32%) Degree
24 203 (12.52%) Security Cleared
24 203 (12.52%) GIAC
25 195 (12.02%) LogRhythm
26 190 (11.71%) Palo Alto
27 183 (11.28%) Windows Server

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 33 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.29%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.49%) Apache
6 6 (0.37%) IIS
6 6 (0.37%) nginx
7 5 (0.31%) CMS
8 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.062%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) assyst
3 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.59%) Office 365
4 32 (1.97%) IaaS
5 31 (1.91%) SaaS
6 23 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.29%) PaaS
8 11 (0.68%) Akamai
9 10 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.31%) GitHub
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.062%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 906 (55.86%) Firewall
2 381 (23.49%) Network Security
3 361 (22.26%) TCP/IP
4 148 (9.12%) DNS
5 146 (9.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 138 (8.51%) WAN
7 124 (7.64%) LAN
8 121 (7.46%) Internet
9 114 (7.03%) VPN
10 108 (6.66%) DHCP
11 98 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
12 79 (4.87%) Wireless
13 70 (4.32%) HTTP
14 65 (4.01%) MPLS
15 59 (3.64%) IPsec
15 59 (3.64%) SSL
16 50 (3.08%) Wireshark
17 44 (2.71%) OSPF
18 43 (2.65%) BGP
19 42 (2.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.11%) Big Data
3 9 (0.55%) MySQL
4 5 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.062%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.062%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.062%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.062%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (1.60%) Metasploit
2 11 (0.68%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.062%) Git (software)
General
1 392 (24.17%) Finance
2 139 (8.57%) Banking
3 84 (5.18%) Legal
4 67 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.08%) Law
6 15 (0.92%) Games
7 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.55%) Billing
8 9 (0.55%) Digital Economy
8 9 (0.55%) Electronics
8 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.55%) Marketing
8 9 (0.55%) Publishing
9 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.43%) Advertising
11 4 (0.25%) French Language
11 4 (0.25%) Retail
11 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 625 (38.53%) Analyst
2 468 (28.85%) Security Analyst
3 334 (20.59%) Security Engineer
4 158 (9.74%) SOC Analyst
5 145 (8.94%) Security Manager
6 127 (7.83%) Consultant
7 120 (7.40%) IT Analyst
8 119 (7.34%) Architect
9 113 (6.97%) IT Security Analyst
9 113 (6.97%) Security Architect
10 110 (6.78%) Network Engineer
11 106 (6.54%) Security Consultant
12 100 (6.17%) IT Engineer
12 100 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
13 99 (6.10%) Information Analyst
13 99 (6.10%) Information Security Analyst
14 93 (5.73%) IT Security Engineer
15 79 (4.87%) Security Specialist
16 72 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
16 72 (4.44%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.27%) SailPoint
2 27 (1.66%) .NET
3 25 (1.54%) Web Services
4 14 (0.86%) 802.1X
4 14 (0.86%) HTML
5 12 (0.74%) OAuth
5 12 (0.74%) SAML
6 11 (0.68%) Middleware
6 11 (0.68%) OpenID
7 9 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.37%) LAMP
9 5 (0.31%) CGI
9 5 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.25%) CSS
10 4 (0.25%) XML
11 3 (0.18%) Ajax
11 3 (0.18%) jQuery
11 3 (0.18%) Laravel
11 3 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.18%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 285 (17.57%) Management Information System
2 168 (10.36%) Security Operations Centre
3 155 (9.56%) Cyberthreat
4 147 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (8.08%) Data Protection Act
6 119 (7.34%) Computer Science
7 115 (7.09%) Data Centre
8 86 (5.30%) PKI
9 66 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 60 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
11 39 (2.40%) Cyber Defence
12 29 (1.79%) CESG
12 29 (1.79%) iPad
13 28 (1.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 22 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.99%) NHS
16 12 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.74%) Reinsurance
16 12 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 511 (31.50%) Windows
2 448 (27.62%) Linux
3 183 (11.28%) Windows Server
4 125 (7.71%) Unix
5 54 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 40 (2.47%) Mac OS X
7 39 (2.40%) Kali Linux
8 20 (1.23%) CentOS
9 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.99%) Debian
12 15 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.68%) Android
13 11 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.43%) VMS
15 7 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.31%) AIX
18 3 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (50.62%) Information Security
2 663 (40.88%) Cybersecurity
3 496 (30.58%) Security Operations
4 349 (21.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 327 (20.16%) ITIL
6 285 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
7 259 (15.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 230 (14.18%) Data Protection
9 225 (13.87%) Security Architecture
10 183 (11.28%) Security Monitoring
11 182 (11.22%) Incident Management
12 157 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 144 (8.88%) Risk Management
14 137 (8.45%) Data Loss Prevention
15 131 (8.08%) Threat Intelligence
16 123 (7.58%) Analytics
17 109 (6.72%) Identity Access Management
18 101 (6.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 100 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
20 95 (5.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 142 (8.75%) Python
2 88 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 85 (5.24%) Java
4 68 (4.19%) Bash Shell
5 63 (3.88%) SQL
6 51 (3.14%) Perl
7 36 (2.22%) Ruby
8 35 (2.16%) Korn
9 30 (1.85%) Bourne shell
10 29 (1.79%) C#
11 24 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 22 (1.36%) C
13 15 (0.92%) PHP
14 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.37%) Lua
16 5 (0.31%) C-shell
16 5 (0.31%) VB
17 2 (0.12%) C++
18 1 (0.062%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.062%) VBA
Qualifications
1 698 (43.03%) CISSP
2 474 (29.22%) CISM
3 234 (14.43%) CISA
4 216 (13.32%) Degree
5 203 (12.52%) GIAC
5 203 (12.52%) Security Cleared
6 179 (11.04%) CEH
7 141 (8.69%) SC Cleared
8 129 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
9 125 (7.71%) GCIH
10 120 (7.40%) SANS
11 92 (5.67%) GSEC
12 88 (5.43%) GCIA
13 86 (5.30%) CCNA
14 75 (4.62%) CCNP
15 73 (4.50%) DV Cleared
16 58 (3.58%) CREST Certified
17 52 (3.21%) CompTIA Security+
17 52 (3.21%) Security+ Certification
18 47 (2.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (30.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (10.73%) PCI DSS
3 125 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 114 (7.03%) GDPR
5 94 (5.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 47 (2.90%) NIST 800
7 40 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 26 (1.60%) COBIT
10 19 (1.17%) ISO 22301
11 17 (1.05%) SLA
12 16 (0.99%) GPG13
13 11 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.62%) QA
15 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.31%) FISMA
17 2 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
17 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
17 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
17 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 241 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 86 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (5.06%) Snort
4 68 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (2.10%) ProxySG
6 27 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.42%) vSphere
9 8 (0.49%) pfSense
10 7 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.43%) XenApp
11 5 (0.31%) Docker
11 5 (0.31%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.18%) Firmware
14 2 (0.12%) iptables
14 2 (0.12%) KVM
14 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 155 (9.56%) Nessus
2 102 (6.29%) QRadar
3 62 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
4 57 (3.51%) SCCM
5 50 (3.08%) FortiGate
6 47 (2.90%) CSIRT
7 40 (2.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 40 (2.47%) Nexpose
8 31 (1.91%) Nmap
9 29 (1.79%) RSA Security Analytics
10 28 (1.73%) OpenVAS
11 27 (1.66%) Core Impact
12 25 (1.54%) WSUS
13 23 (1.42%) PowerBroker
14 22 (1.36%) RSA enVision
15 21 (1.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (1.23%) EnCase
17 18 (1.11%) Nagios
18 15 (0.92%) vCenter Server
19 14 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 338 (20.84%) Cisco
2 267 (16.46%) CheckPoint
3 216 (13.32%) Splunk
4 195 (12.02%) LogRhythm
5 190 (11.71%) Palo Alto
6 140 (8.63%) ArcSight
7 108 (6.66%) Microsoft
8 107 (6.60%) VMware
9 106 (6.54%) McAfee
10 101 (6.23%) Juniper
11 99 (6.10%) Symantec
12 86 (5.30%) CyberArk
13 85 (5.24%) Qualys
14 70 (4.32%) AlienVault
15 68 (4.19%) Blue Coat
16 65 (4.01%) Fortinet
17 57 (3.51%) F5
18 55 (3.39%) SolarWinds
19 50 (3.08%) FireEye
20 46 (2.84%) Citrix