Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 985 1055 1058
Rank change year-on-year +70 +3 +87
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 122 139 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.080% 0.083%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.72% 0.88% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 108 82 104
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +4.65%
10th Percentile £43,375 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -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 17,061 15,756 15,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 9.05% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13,348 12,852 12,667
UK median annual salary £56,600 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +58 106 £55,000 -8.33% 9
UK excluding London +101 66 £55,000 +10.00% 7
London -8 51 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South East +40 20 £80,000 +52.38% 3
East of England +45 15 £49,500 -17.50%
Scotland - 13 £59,000 -
Midlands +28 12 £80,000 +60.00%
North of England +48 9 £67,250 +68.13% 3
West Midlands +30 8 £80,000 +60.00%
North West - 5 £67,250 -
Yorkshire +27 4 £63,750 +59.38% 3
East Midlands - 4 - -
South West +24 1 £45,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 114 (93.44%) SIEM
2 87 (71.31%) Splunk
3 73 (59.84%) Firewall
4 70 (57.38%) Cybersecurity
5 61 (50.00%) Security Operations
6 54 (44.26%) Qualys
7 48 (39.34%) Network Security
7 48 (39.34%) Vulnerability Management
8 42 (34.43%) LogRhythm
9 41 (33.61%) Python
9 41 (33.61%) Cisco
10 39 (31.97%) Security Operations Centre
11 35 (28.69%) Information Security
12 34 (27.87%) CISSP
12 34 (27.87%) Linux
12 34 (27.87%) Nessus
13 33 (27.05%) Degree
13 33 (27.05%) Management Information System
13 33 (27.05%) Palo Alto
13 33 (27.05%) ArcSight
14 32 (26.23%) Incident Management
15 31 (25.41%) PowerShell
15 31 (25.41%) Windows
15 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (24.59%) Data Loss Prevention
17 29 (23.77%) IBM
18 27 (22.13%) ITIL
19 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
19 25 (20.49%) VPN
19 25 (20.49%) Amazon AWS

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 (7.38%) IIS
2 8 (6.56%) Apache
3 4 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.49%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.74%) Office 365
5 6 (4.92%) Mimecast
6 5 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.28%) OpenDNS
8 2 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (59.84%) Firewall
2 48 (39.34%) Network Security
3 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
3 25 (20.49%) VPN
4 20 (16.39%) DNS
5 15 (12.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (12.30%) SSL
6 14 (11.48%) MPLS
7 13 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (10.66%) HTTP
7 13 (10.66%) Wireshark
8 10 (8.20%) DHCP
8 10 (8.20%) SNMP
9 9 (7.38%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (7.38%) LAN
9 9 (7.38%) VLAN
9 9 (7.38%) Wireless
10 8 (6.56%) OSPF
10 8 (6.56%) Sourcefire
10 8 (6.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) Big Data
2 6 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.28%) DB2
3 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.46%) Neo4j
4 3 (2.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (17.21%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.10%) Burp Suite
2 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.28%) Rational Application Developer
3 4 (3.28%) Subversion
3 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.46%) JIRA
General
1 11 (9.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Banking
2 8 (6.56%) Retail
3 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Security Engineer
2 32 (26.23%) Analyst
3 26 (21.31%) Consultant
4 23 (18.85%) Security Consultant
5 20 (16.39%) Security Analyst
5 20 (16.39%) SOC Analyst
6 17 (13.93%) IT Consultant
6 17 (13.93%) IT Security Consultant
7 14 (11.48%) SIEM Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) IT Security Specialist
9 7 (5.74%) Malware Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.74%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Senior IT Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Senior IT Security Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Senior Security Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) Managing Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) Web Services
2 13 (10.66%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (8.20%) .NET
4 5 (4.10%) Regular Expression
5 4 (3.28%) HTML
5 4 (3.28%) J2EE
5 4 (3.28%) Java EE
5 4 (3.28%) JSON
5 4 (3.28%) JSP
5 4 (3.28%) LDAP
5 4 (3.28%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 3 (2.46%) Flask
7 2 (1.64%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.97%) Security Operations Centre
2 33 (27.05%) Management Information System
3 23 (18.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 20 (16.39%) PKI
5 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
6 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (6.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (5.74%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (4.92%) BYOD
10 4 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.82%) CMDB
13 1 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
13 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.87%) Linux
2 31 (25.41%) Windows
3 18 (14.75%) Kali Linux
4 11 (9.02%) Unix
5 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.10%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.28%) CentOS
7 4 (3.28%) Solaris
7 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.28%) VMS
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (93.44%) SIEM
2 70 (57.38%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 48 (39.34%) Vulnerability Management
5 35 (28.69%) Information Security
6 32 (26.23%) Incident Management
7 30 (24.59%) Data Loss Prevention
8 27 (22.13%) ITIL
9 25 (20.49%) Malware Analysis
9 25 (20.49%) Threat Intelligence
10 24 (19.67%) Threat Management
11 22 (18.03%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 21 (17.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 20 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (15.57%) Identity Access Management
15 16 (13.11%) Digital Forensics
16 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 14 (11.48%) Patch Management
17 14 (11.48%) Threat Detection
18 13 (10.66%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.61%) Python
2 31 (25.41%) PowerShell
3 15 (12.30%) Bash Shell
4 14 (11.48%) C
5 13 (10.66%) C#
6 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.20%) Java
7 10 (8.20%) Perl
8 9 (7.38%) C++
8 9 (7.38%) SQL
8 9 (7.38%) VB
9 4 (3.28%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (27.87%) CISSP
2 33 (27.05%) Degree
3 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (18.85%) CEH
5 17 (13.93%) GCIA
5 17 (13.93%) SANS
6 15 (12.30%) CCNA
6 15 (12.30%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (12.30%) GCIH
7 13 (10.66%) GIAC
8 12 (9.84%) OSCP
9 11 (9.02%) CCNP
9 11 (9.02%) CISM
10 8 (6.56%) CISA
11 7 (5.74%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (4.10%) A+ Certification
12 5 (4.10%) CCENT
12 5 (4.10%) GSEC
12 5 (4.10%) SSCP
13 4 (3.28%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.92%) GDPR
2 6 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.10%) GPG13
3 5 (4.10%) SLA
4 4 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.46%) COBIT
6 2 (1.64%) NIST 800
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.84%) Snort
4 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.10%) KVM
5 3 (2.46%) HDFS
6 2 (1.64%) Squid
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (27.87%) Nessus
2 15 (12.30%) CSIRT
3 14 (11.48%) Nexpose
4 12 (9.84%) OpenVAS
4 12 (9.84%) Suricata
5 11 (9.02%) EnCase
6 9 (7.38%) FTK
7 6 (4.92%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 6 (4.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (4.10%) AirWatch
8 5 (4.10%) Nmap
8 5 (4.10%) SCCM
8 5 (4.10%) SCOM
9 4 (3.28%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (2.46%) Kibana
10 3 (2.46%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (1.64%) CASB
11 2 (1.64%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 87 (71.31%) Splunk
2 54 (44.26%) Qualys
3 42 (34.43%) LogRhythm
4 41 (33.61%) Cisco
5 33 (27.05%) ArcSight
5 33 (27.05%) Palo Alto
6 29 (23.77%) IBM
7 24 (19.67%) CheckPoint
8 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
9 20 (16.39%) CyberArk
9 20 (16.39%) McAfee
10 17 (13.93%) FireEye
10 17 (13.93%) Forcepoint
10 17 (13.93%) Symantec
11 16 (13.11%) Google
12 15 (12.30%) AlienVault
13 14 (11.48%) ServiceNow
13 14 (11.48%) VMware
14 12 (9.84%) Juniper
15 11 (9.02%) Fortinet