Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 984 1060 1124
Rank change year-on-year +76 +64 +136
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 199 106 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.063% 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 136 81 127
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £83,125 £90,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +43.75% -23.81% +5.00%

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 17,227 14,827 17,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.02% 8.76% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13,611 11,969 14,033
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 15 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 May 2018. 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 +64 167 £60,000 +9.09% 15
UK excluding London +26 106 £57,500 +43.75% 10
London +25 88 £67,500 +12.50% 5
South East +23 46 £60,000 +11.63% 5
Midlands +32 41 £52,500 +50.00% 3
West Midlands +27 40 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Scotland - 23 £65,000 -
North of England +5 11 £52,396 +30.99% 1
North West +8 5 £52,396 +38.81%
Yorkshire +30 4 - - 1
Wales +8 4 £32,500 -24.86%
East of England - 3 - -
North East - 2 - -
South West -23 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 166 (83.42%) SIEM
2 146 (73.37%) Splunk
3 135 (67.84%) Firewall
4 119 (59.80%) Network Security
5 102 (51.26%) Security Operations
6 94 (47.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 93 (46.73%) Cybersecurity
7 93 (46.73%) LogRhythm
8 79 (39.70%) Security Operations Centre
9 73 (36.68%) Qualys
10 72 (36.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 68 (34.17%) Information Security
12 61 (30.65%) CISSP
13 60 (30.15%) Cisco
14 59 (29.65%) Linux
15 57 (28.64%) ITIL
15 57 (28.64%) ArcSight
16 52 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
17 51 (25.63%) Threat Management
18 50 (25.13%) PKI
19 49 (24.62%) Data Loss Prevention
20 47 (23.62%) TCP/IP
20 47 (23.62%) VPN
21 46 (23.12%) Data Centre
22 44 (22.11%) Windows
22 44 (22.11%) LAN
23 43 (21.61%) WAN
24 42 (21.11%) VLAN
24 42 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 41 (20.60%) Nessus

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 27 (13.57%) IIS
2 20 (10.05%) Apache
3 9 (4.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 135 (67.84%) Firewall
2 119 (59.80%) Network Security
3 47 (23.62%) TCP/IP
3 47 (23.62%) VPN
4 44 (22.11%) LAN
5 43 (21.61%) WAN
6 42 (21.11%) VLAN
7 38 (19.10%) Cisco Firepower
7 38 (19.10%) MPLS
7 38 (19.10%) OSPF
8 31 (15.58%) DNS
9 30 (15.08%) DHCP
10 29 (14.57%) SNMP
11 27 (13.57%) SSL
12 23 (11.56%) BGP
12 23 (11.56%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (11.56%) Ethernet
12 23 (11.56%) FWSM
12 23 (11.56%) Wireshark
12 23 (11.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.52%) Big Data
1 9 (4.52%) Hadoop
1 9 (4.52%) MySQL
2 1 (0.50%) DB2
2 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (17.09%) Finance
2 4 (2.01%) Games
2 4 (2.01%) Retail
3 3 (1.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (35.18%) Analyst
2 68 (34.17%) Consultant
3 62 (31.16%) Security Analyst
4 53 (26.63%) Security Consultant
5 34 (17.09%) IT Consultant
5 34 (17.09%) IT Security Consultant
6 24 (12.06%) Architect
6 24 (12.06%) Security Architect
7 23 (11.56%) Security Solutions Architect
7 23 (11.56%) SOC Analyst
7 23 (11.56%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (11.06%) Senior Analyst
9 21 (10.55%) Senior Security Analyst
10 18 (9.05%) Senior Consultant
10 18 (9.05%) Senior IT Consultant
10 18 (9.05%) Senior IT Security Consultant
10 18 (9.05%) Senior Security Consultant
11 16 (8.04%) SIEM Analyst
12 15 (7.54%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 15 (7.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (6.53%) SailPoint
3 5 (2.51%) SAML
4 4 (2.01%) Web Services
5 3 (1.51%) COM
6 2 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.50%) LDAP
7 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (39.70%) Security Operations Centre
2 72 (36.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 50 (25.13%) PKI
4 46 (23.12%) Data Centre
5 35 (17.59%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (12.56%) Computer Science
8 23 (11.56%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (11.06%) Management Information System
10 17 (8.54%) Fintech
11 15 (7.54%) Driving Licence
12 11 (5.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 5 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (1.51%) Cyberattack
14 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
15 1 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
15 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.65%) Linux
2 44 (22.11%) Windows
3 8 (4.02%) FreeBSD
4 6 (3.02%) Unix
4 6 (3.02%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.51%) Kali Linux
5 3 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.01%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (83.42%) SIEM
2 102 (51.26%) Security Operations
3 94 (47.24%) Vulnerability Management
4 93 (46.73%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (34.17%) Information Security
6 57 (28.64%) ITIL
7 51 (25.63%) Threat Management
8 49 (24.62%) Data Loss Prevention
9 39 (19.60%) Load Balancing
10 38 (19.10%) Presales
10 38 (19.10%) Security Monitoring
11 28 (14.07%) Incident Management
12 27 (13.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 26 (13.07%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 25 (12.56%) Analytics
15 23 (11.56%) E-Commerce
15 23 (11.56%) ITIL V3
15 23 (11.56%) Network Design
15 23 (11.56%) Software Optimisation
16 21 (10.55%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.54%) C
2 6 (3.02%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.01%) Java
3 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.01%) Python
4 2 (1.01%) Perl
4 2 (1.01%) SQL
5 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (30.65%) CISSP
2 52 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (19.60%) CCNP
4 34 (17.09%) GCIH
5 29 (14.57%) Degree
5 29 (14.57%) GIAC
6 25 (12.56%) CCNA
6 25 (12.56%) CISA
7 24 (12.06%) CISM
8 23 (11.56%) CCDP
8 23 (11.56%) CCSE
8 23 (11.56%) GCIA
8 23 (11.56%) IISP
8 23 (11.56%) ISSAP
8 23 (11.56%) JNCIP
9 19 (9.55%) CEH
10 15 (7.54%) SANS
11 12 (6.03%) OSCP
12 8 (4.02%) CCSA
12 8 (4.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.55%) PCI DSS
3 13 (6.53%) COBIT
3 13 (6.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.52%) GPG13
5 6 (3.02%) GDPR
6 3 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.01%) ISO 31000
7 2 (1.01%) SLA
8 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (10.05%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.02%) HDFS
3 8 (4.02%) Snort
4 5 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.51%) vSphere
5 4 (2.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (20.60%) Nessus
2 20 (10.05%) CSIRT
3 16 (8.04%) Nexpose
4 15 (7.54%) WhatsUp Gold
5 13 (6.53%) Core Impact
5 13 (6.53%) OpenVAS
6 10 (5.03%) RSA Security Analytics
7 8 (4.02%) Juniper STRM
7 8 (4.02%) RSA enVision
7 8 (4.02%) Suricata
8 4 (2.01%) CASB
9 3 (1.51%) Nmap
10 2 (1.01%) PowerBroker
10 2 (1.01%) vRealize
11 1 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 146 (73.37%) Splunk
2 93 (46.73%) LogRhythm
3 73 (36.68%) Qualys
4 60 (30.15%) Cisco
5 57 (28.64%) ArcSight
6 40 (20.10%) CheckPoint
7 38 (19.10%) IBM
7 38 (19.10%) Juniper
8 32 (16.08%) SolarWinds
9 31 (15.58%) Fortinet
10 29 (14.57%) AlienVault
11 27 (13.57%) Tufin
12 23 (11.56%) Forcepoint
12 23 (11.56%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.56%) VMware
13 21 (10.55%) BeyondTrust
13 21 (10.55%) Oracle
14 18 (9.05%) F5
15 16 (8.04%) HP
15 16 (8.04%) Palo Alto