Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for QRadar skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QRadar over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 916 615 969
Rank change year-on-year -301 +354 +10
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 73 58 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 0.76% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 64 48 81
10th Percentile £40,375 £41,250 £20,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £46,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +52.63% - -17.39%
75th Percentile £82,500 £66,375 £56,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +57.89% - -20.83%

QRadar is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 19,055 7,630 16,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.10% 16.79% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12,214 6,388 12,864
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,957 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.93% +7.27%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,125
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing QRadar as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in England

QRadar
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QRadar in England.

Salary trend for QRadar in England

QRadar
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing QRadar in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for QRadar in England

QRadar
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the England region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
London -263 36 £75,000 +57.89% 4
South East -139 19 £72,500 +26.09%
North of England -118 10 £60,000 +44.58% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £60,000 - 1
East of England -107 5 £77,500 +19.23% 4
South West -93 1 £29,500 +18.00%
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
QRadar
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing QRadar 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 across the England region with a requirement for QRadar.

1 62 (84.93%) SIEM
2 49 (67.12%) Splunk
3 46 (63.01%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (46.58%) Firewall
4 34 (46.58%) Information Security
5 33 (45.21%) Security Operations
6 30 (41.10%) Python
7 29 (39.73%) LogRhythm
8 28 (38.36%) AWS
9 27 (36.99%) Azure
10 24 (32.88%) Linux
10 24 (32.88%) Social Skills
11 23 (31.51%) CISSP
12 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
13 19 (26.03%) CISM
14 18 (24.66%) Windows
15 17 (23.29%) CISA
15 17 (23.29%) Use Case
15 17 (23.29%) Network Security
16 16 (21.92%) CompTIA Security+
17 15 (20.55%) Finance
17 15 (20.55%) Cisco
18 14 (19.18%) DNS
19 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
19 13 (17.81%) Intrusion Detection
19 13 (17.81%) ArcSight
20 12 (16.44%) Go
20 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
20 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
20 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) nginx
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.36%) AWS
2 27 (36.99%) Azure
3 8 (10.96%) Azure Sentinel
4 7 (9.59%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (9.59%) Mimecast
5 6 (8.22%) Akamai
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (8.22%) Serverless
6 5 (6.85%) GCP
6 5 (6.85%) PaaS
6 5 (6.85%) SaaS
7 4 (5.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (5.48%) IaaS
8 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (46.58%) Firewall
2 17 (23.29%) Network Security
3 14 (19.18%) DNS
4 13 (17.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
5 9 (12.33%) Sourcefire
6 8 (10.96%) WAN
7 7 (9.59%) BGP
7 7 (9.59%) OSPF
8 4 (5.48%) DKIM
8 4 (5.48%) DMARC
8 4 (5.48%) HTTP
8 4 (5.48%) SMTP
9 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.11%) DHCP
9 3 (4.11%) IPv4
9 3 (4.11%) IPv6
9 3 (4.11%) LAN
9 3 (4.11%) MPLS
10 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) GIS
2 2 (2.74%) DB2
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Metasploit
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.11%) JIRA
4 2 (2.74%) Burp Suite
4 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.74%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.37%) Subversion
5 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (32.88%) Social Skills
2 15 (20.55%) Finance
3 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.70%) French Language
3 10 (13.70%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Security Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Security Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) SOC Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) SIEM Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Broadcast Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Security Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Network Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Network Security Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Head of Security
8 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) Regular Expression
2 5 (6.85%) REST
3 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.37%) LDAP
3 1 (1.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Virtual Team
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.85%) CESG
4 5 (6.85%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (6.85%) Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.37%) PKI
8 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Linux
2 18 (24.66%) Windows
3 10 (13.70%) Mac OS
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.85%) Debian
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (84.93%) SIEM
2 46 (63.01%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (46.58%) Information Security
4 33 (45.21%) Security Operations
5 17 (23.29%) Use Case
6 12 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (16.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 11 (15.07%) Security Architecture
8 10 (13.70%) Actionable Insight
8 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
8 10 (13.70%) DevOps
9 7 (9.59%) Compliance Audit
9 7 (9.59%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
9 7 (9.59%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.22%) Data Security
10 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (8.22%) SABSA
10 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) Python
2 12 (16.44%) Go
2 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.11%) SQL
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) CISSP
2 19 (26.03%) CISM
3 17 (23.29%) CISA
4 16 (21.92%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
6 11 (15.07%) SANS
7 9 (12.33%) CEH
8 7 (9.59%) CCSA
8 7 (9.59%) OSCP
9 6 (8.22%) CCIE
9 6 (8.22%) CREST Certified
10 5 (6.85%) CCNP
10 5 (6.85%) CLAS
10 5 (6.85%) IISP
11 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
12 3 (4.11%) CCNA
12 3 (4.11%) MCSE
12 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (4.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) GDPR
1 7 (9.59%) NIST
2 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (5.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.74%) COBIT
5 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.74%) SLA
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.37%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) Snort
4 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.37%) Docker
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Nessus
2 11 (15.07%) Ansible
2 11 (15.07%) Kibana
3 5 (6.85%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (5.48%) SCCM
5 2 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.37%) CASB
6 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.37%) John the Ripper
6 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.37%) logstash
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.37%) Nmap
6 1 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (1.37%) Terraform
6 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (67.12%) Splunk
2 29 (39.73%) LogRhythm
3 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
4 15 (20.55%) Cisco
5 13 (17.81%) ArcSight
6 12 (16.44%) Palo Alto
7 11 (15.07%) AlienVault
8 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
8 7 (9.59%) IBM
8 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow
8 7 (9.59%) VMware
9 6 (8.22%) McAfee
9 6 (8.22%) Oracle
9 6 (8.22%) Qualys
9 6 (8.22%) Sophos
9 6 (8.22%) Trustwave
10 5 (6.85%) CyberArk
10 5 (6.85%) Varonis
11 4 (5.48%) Google
11 4 (5.48%) Proofpoint