Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 822 842 1029
Rank change year-on-year +20 +187 -24
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 81 86 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.089% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.55% 0.66% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 75 72 62
10th Percentile £40,500 £41,625 £21,325
25th Percentile £54,375 £45,000 £45,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +63.16% -5.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £85,000 £55,000 £60,000
90th Percentile " £64,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +63.16% -5.00% -4.76%

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 14,786 13,052 17,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 13.53% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11,353 10,383 13,755
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,971
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 13 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 15 May 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
England +13 65 £75,000 +57.89% 10
UK excluding London -5 49 £77,500 +63.16% 7
London +64 27 £75,000 +76.47% 3
East of England +33 18 £77,500 +19.23% 2
Work from Home -149 16 £80,000 +88.24% 5
Scotland -4 11 £85,000 +88.89%
North of England -4 7 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £57,500 - 1
South East +9 4 £80,000 +52.38% 3
Midlands -25 4 £77,500 +63.16% 1
West Midlands -28 4 £77,500 +63.16% 1
South West -33 3 £25,000 +19.05%
Wales - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 May 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 with a requirement for QRadar.

1 78 (96.30%) SIEM
2 55 (67.90%) Splunk
3 52 (64.20%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (58.02%) LogRhythm
5 29 (35.80%) Security Operations
6 27 (33.33%) Azure
6 27 (33.33%) Firewall
7 23 (28.40%) CISSP
7 23 (28.40%) CEH
8 21 (25.93%) CISM
9 20 (24.69%) Information Security
9 20 (24.69%) AWS
9 20 (24.69%) Social Skills
10 19 (23.46%) AlienVault
10 19 (23.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
11 18 (22.22%) OSCP
11 18 (22.22%) Linux
12 17 (20.99%) CCSA
12 17 (20.99%) CISA
13 15 (18.52%) Presales
14 13 (16.05%) Python
14 13 (16.05%) Network Security
14 13 (16.05%) Incident Management
14 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
15 12 (14.81%) IIS
15 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 12 (14.81%) IISP
16 11 (13.58%) Windows
16 11 (13.58%) Finance

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 12 (14.81%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (33.33%) Azure
2 20 (24.69%) AWS
3 8 (9.88%) Azure Sentinel
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (3.70%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.47%) Akamai
6 2 (2.47%) Serverless
7 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.23%) PaaS
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.33%) Firewall
2 19 (23.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (16.05%) Network Security
4 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.70%) BGP
5 3 (3.70%) OSPF
5 3 (3.70%) Sourcefire
5 3 (3.70%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) DNS
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Metasploit
2 6 (7.41%) Burp Suite
General
1 20 (24.69%) Social Skills
2 11 (13.58%) Finance
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) French Language
4 4 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Consultant
2 19 (23.46%) SOC Consultant
3 18 (22.22%) Analyst
4 17 (20.99%) SIEM Consultant
5 15 (18.52%) Security Consultant
6 14 (17.28%) Senior Consultant
6 14 (17.28%) Senior Security Consultant
6 14 (17.28%) Splunk Consultant
7 11 (13.58%) Head of Security
7 11 (13.58%) Security Analyst
8 10 (12.35%) Head of IT
8 10 (12.35%) Head of IT Security
9 8 (9.88%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) SOC Engineer
11 5 (6.17%) IT Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) Security Engineer
12 3 (3.70%) Network Security Architect
12 3 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Regular Expression
2 5 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.70%) CESG
2 3 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 5 (6.17%) Unix
4 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.70%) Debian
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (96.30%) SIEM
2 52 (64.20%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (35.80%) Security Operations
4 20 (24.69%) Information Security
5 18 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
6 15 (18.52%) Presales
7 13 (16.05%) Incident Management
7 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (12.35%) Security Management
10 9 (11.11%) ITIL
11 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
13 4 (4.94%) Actionable Insight
13 4 (4.94%) Asset Management
13 4 (4.94%) Data Modelling
13 4 (4.94%) Forensic Analysis
13 4 (4.94%) Security Architecture
13 4 (4.94%) Threat Analysis
14 3 (3.70%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) Python
2 7 (8.64%) C
3 5 (6.17%) Go
3 5 (6.17%) Java
4 4 (4.94%) C#
4 4 (4.94%) PHP
4 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.94%) Ruby
5 1 (1.23%) C++
5 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) CEH
1 23 (28.40%) CISSP
2 21 (25.93%) CISM
3 18 (22.22%) OSCP
4 17 (20.99%) CCSA
4 17 (20.99%) CISA
5 12 (14.81%) IISP
6 9 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (6.17%) EC-Council LPT
7 5 (6.17%) ECSA
7 5 (6.17%) SANS
8 4 (4.94%) CREST Certified
8 4 (4.94%) GSEC
8 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.70%) CCIE
9 3 (3.70%) CCNP
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.70%) CLAS
9 3 (3.70%) Degree
10 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) NIST
2 5 (6.17%) GDPR
3 3 (3.70%) HIPAA
3 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (3.70%) SOC 1
3 3 (3.70%) SOC 2
4 2 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.47%) SLA
5 1 (1.23%) COBIT
5 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Snort
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Nessus
2 4 (4.94%) Kibana
3 3 (3.70%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (1.23%) John the Ripper
4 1 (1.23%) Nmap
4 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Splunk
2 47 (58.02%) LogRhythm
3 19 (23.46%) AlienVault
4 9 (11.11%) ArcSight
5 6 (7.41%) Cisco
6 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.17%) Sophos
7 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.70%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) Trustwave
9 2 (2.47%) Clearswift
9 2 (2.47%) Darktrace
10 1 (1.23%) Okta
10 1 (1.23%) SAP
10 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.23%) Varonis
10 1 (1.23%) VMware