Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 766 1030 984
Rank change year-on-year +264 -46 +130
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 80 79 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.054% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 0.42% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 75 68 207
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £20,500 £47,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,375 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -13.04% +25.68%

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 11,196 18,671 18,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.23% 12.70% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,917 14,267 14,342
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing QRadar over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 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 +273 79 £47,500 -5.00% 7
UK excluding London +235 59 £50,000 - 3
South East +157 36 £52,500 -
London +147 21 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Midlands +116 14 £47,500 -
West Midlands +103 14 £47,500 -
Work from Home +77 9 £42,500 -17.07%
East of England +108 7 £65,000 +209.52% 1
North of England +130 1 - - 1
North West +99 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 with a requirement for QRadar.

1 80 (100.00%) SIEM
2 70 (87.50%) Security Operations
3 69 (86.25%) LogRhythm
4 67 (83.75%) Splunk
5 52 (65.00%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (51.25%) ArcSight
7 40 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 39 (48.75%) Security Management
9 35 (43.75%) Firewall
10 32 (40.00%) SC Cleared
10 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
11 26 (32.50%) ITIL
12 24 (30.00%) SANS
13 23 (28.75%) IBM
14 22 (27.50%) CISSP
15 19 (23.75%) Public Sector
16 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
16 18 (22.50%) Information Security
17 16 (20.00%) Programme Management
17 16 (20.00%) Electronics
17 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
17 16 (20.00%) Finance
17 16 (20.00%) Manufacturing
17 16 (20.00%) Marketing
17 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
17 16 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (20.00%) Cisco
17 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (20.00%) SAP
17 16 (20.00%) CheckPoint

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:

Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (7.50%) AWS
3 4 (5.00%) Azure
4 1 (1.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 35 (43.75%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) Internet
3 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
General
1 19 (23.75%) Public Sector
2 16 (20.00%) Electronics
2 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 16 (20.00%) Marketing
2 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Local Government
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Analyst
2 38 (47.50%) Security Analyst
3 25 (31.25%) SIEM Analyst
4 23 (28.75%) ArcSight Analyst
4 23 (28.75%) Security Engineer
4 23 (28.75%) Splunk Analyst
5 13 (16.25%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) SOC Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) SIEM Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Information Officer
10 2 (2.50%) Information Security Officer
10 2 (2.50%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 40 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Linux
2 10 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) SIEM
2 70 (87.50%) Security Operations
3 52 (65.00%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (48.75%) Security Management
5 26 (32.50%) ITIL
6 18 (22.50%) Information Security
7 16 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 16 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 16 (20.00%) Programme Management
8 15 (18.75%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 15 (18.75%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (13.75%) OWASP
10 10 (12.50%) Threat Detection
11 8 (10.00%) Analytics
11 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
12 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
12 7 (8.75%) Project Management
13 6 (7.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) Perl
1 13 (16.25%) Python
2 7 (8.75%) C
2 7 (8.75%) C#
2 7 (8.75%) Java
2 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.75%) Ruby
3 6 (7.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.00%) SANS
3 22 (27.50%) CISSP
4 11 (13.75%) CEH
4 11 (13.75%) CISM
5 6 (7.50%) Degree
5 6 (7.50%) GPEN
5 6 (7.50%) Postgraduate
6 2 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.50%) CCSP
6 2 (2.50%) CISA
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.50%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) COBIT
1 6 (7.50%) NIST
2 2 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) NCSC
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 69 (86.25%) LogRhythm
2 67 (83.75%) Splunk
3 41 (51.25%) ArcSight
4 23 (28.75%) IBM
5 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 16 (20.00%) BeyondTrust
6 16 (20.00%) Bomgar
6 16 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 16 (20.00%) Cisco
6 16 (20.00%) CyberArk
6 16 (20.00%) NetWitness
6 16 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 16 (20.00%) SAP
6 16 (20.00%) Thycotic
7 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.75%) Darktrace
9 3 (3.75%) Capita
10 2 (2.50%) McAfee