Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1055 1089 1180
Rank change year-on-year +34 +91 +120
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 134 148 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.078% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 0.90% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 100 103 93
UK median annual salary £60,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -15.38% +23.81%
10th Percentile £33,750 £43,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -23.08% +30.00%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15824 16442 16739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.78% 8.66% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12972 13273 13598
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing QRadar as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QRadar.

Salary trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QRadar over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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 +24 128 £60,000 +9.09% 4
London +59 101 £61,500 -5.38% 2
UK excluding London -17 25 £51,250 +2.50% 2
Midlands +14 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
West Midlands +6 16 £52,500 -27.59%
South West +5 4 £47,500 -5.00%
South East +17 2 £45,000 -18.18% 1
North of England +3 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Scotland -10 1 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England -16 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing QRadar 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 QRadar.

1 112 (83.58%) SIEM
2 88 (65.67%) Linux
3 85 (63.43%) Information Security
4 74 (55.22%) Windows
5 67 (50.00%) Security Operations
6 62 (46.27%) Firewall
7 56 (41.79%) Network Security
8 54 (40.30%) GIAC
9 52 (38.81%) Degree
10 50 (37.31%) Splunk
10 50 (37.31%) Security Monitoring
11 49 (36.57%) Virtual Machines
11 49 (36.57%) Nessus
12 47 (35.07%) Computer Science
13 46 (34.33%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (33.58%) Management Information System
15 42 (31.34%) GCIH
15 42 (31.34%) Palo Alto
16 41 (30.60%) CISSP
17 40 (29.85%) Oracle
18 38 (28.36%) AlienVault
18 38 (28.36%) LogRhythm
19 36 (26.87%) ArcSight
20 35 (26.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 34 (25.37%) GCIA
22 32 (23.88%) Vulnerability Management
22 32 (23.88%) CSIRT
23 31 (23.13%) Information Assurance
24 30 (22.39%) SolarWinds
24 30 (22.39%) CISM

QRadar
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 9 (6.72%) SAS
2 7 (5.22%) Apache
3 6 (4.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.49%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (6.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (46.27%) Firewall
2 56 (41.79%) Network Security
3 17 (12.69%) DNS
4 15 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (8.96%) TCP/IP
6 11 (8.21%) MPLS
6 11 (8.21%) VPN
6 11 (8.21%) WAN
7 10 (7.46%) Wireless
8 9 (6.72%) NetScaler
8 9 (6.72%) OSPF
8 9 (6.72%) Wireshark
9 6 (4.48%) VoIP
10 5 (3.73%) BGP
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.73%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.73%) LAN
10 5 (3.73%) OpenFlow
10 5 (3.73%) VPLS
10 5 (3.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.48%) Big Data
3 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (21.64%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Banking
2 19 (14.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.24%) French Language
3 3 (2.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (39.55%) Analyst
2 42 (31.34%) Security Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) Security Engineer
5 17 (12.69%) Information Manager
5 17 (12.69%) Information Security Manager
5 17 (12.69%) Security Manager
6 15 (11.19%) Finance Manager
6 15 (11.19%) Network Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Consultant
7 14 (10.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) Junior
9 10 (7.46%) Technical Manager
10 9 (6.72%) Junior Analyst
10 9 (6.72%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
10 9 (6.72%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) SailPoint
2 8 (5.97%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (5.97%) Regular Expression
3 6 (4.48%) PCRE
4 3 (2.24%) Middleware
5 2 (1.49%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (35.07%) Computer Science
2 45 (33.58%) Management Information System
3 26 (19.40%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
5 11 (8.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (5.22%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (5.22%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (4.48%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (2.99%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.99%) iPad
9 2 (1.49%) BYOD
9 2 (1.49%) PKI
10 1 (0.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (65.67%) Linux
2 74 (55.22%) Windows
3 14 (10.45%) Solaris
4 6 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.73%) Unix
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (83.58%) SIEM
2 85 (63.43%) Information Security
3 67 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 50 (37.31%) Security Monitoring
5 46 (34.33%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (26.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 32 (23.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (23.13%) Information Assurance
9 24 (17.91%) Analytics
9 24 (17.91%) Incident Management
9 24 (17.91%) Threat Analysis
10 22 (16.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 16 (11.94%) Performance Management
11 16 (11.94%) Privileged Access Management
11 16 (11.94%) Remediation Plan
12 13 (9.70%) ITIL
12 13 (9.70%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (5.22%) Digital Forensics
14 7 (5.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.19%) Python
2 12 (8.96%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.97%) Java
3 8 (5.97%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.22%) C
5 6 (4.48%) Lua
5 6 (4.48%) Ruby
6 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (40.30%) GIAC
2 52 (38.81%) Degree
3 42 (31.34%) GCIH
4 41 (30.60%) CISSP
5 34 (25.37%) GCIA
6 30 (22.39%) CISM
7 23 (17.16%) CISA
8 20 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (11.94%) GISF
9 16 (11.94%) GSEC
10 15 (11.19%) SC Cleared
10 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
11 13 (9.70%) CCNP
12 11 (8.21%) CCIE
13 9 (6.72%) CCSP
14 8 (5.97%) CEH
15 7 (5.22%) SANS
16 6 (4.48%) CCNA
16 6 (4.48%) OSCP
17 5 (3.73%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.21%) SLA
3 6 (4.48%) GPG13
4 2 (1.49%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (36.57%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.97%) Snort
4 6 (4.48%) HDFS
5 4 (2.99%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.49%) KVM
8 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (36.57%) Nessus
2 32 (23.88%) CSIRT
3 19 (14.18%) SCCM
4 18 (13.43%) OpenVAS
5 17 (12.69%) RSA Security Analytics
6 16 (11.94%) Core Impact
6 16 (11.94%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (11.94%) Nexpose
6 16 (11.94%) PowerBroker
6 16 (11.94%) WSUS
7 14 (10.45%) Cacti
7 14 (10.45%) OpenView
7 14 (10.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (6.72%) Ansible
8 9 (6.72%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (4.48%) Suricata
10 5 (3.73%) Nagios
11 4 (2.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (2.99%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (2.24%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 50 (37.31%) Splunk
2 42 (31.34%) Palo Alto
3 40 (29.85%) Oracle
4 38 (28.36%) AlienVault
4 38 (28.36%) LogRhythm
5 36 (26.87%) ArcSight
6 30 (22.39%) SolarWinds
7 29 (21.64%) BeyondTrust
8 25 (18.66%) Cisco
9 24 (17.91%) McAfee
10 19 (14.18%) Qualys
11 18 (13.43%) CyberArk
11 18 (13.43%) HP
11 18 (13.43%) Symantec
12 16 (11.94%) Aveksa
12 16 (11.94%) Bomgar
12 16 (11.94%) IBM
12 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
13 13 (9.70%) VMware
14 10 (7.46%) Citrix