Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 926 1069 1122
Rank change year-on-year +143 +53 +128
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 233 124 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.071% 0.068%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.34% 0.79% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 207 93 99
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -19.23%
10th Percentile £47,500 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% -23.08%

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 17,403 15,627 17,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.45% 8.95% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13,891 12,704 13,976
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 14 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 24 September 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 +107 178 £57,500 -2.13% 19
UK excluding London +107 135 £60,000 +26.32% 14
London +36 89 £57,500 -6.50% 6
Scotland +35 44 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +37 37 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Midlands +25 27 £57,500 +9.52% 5
West Midlands +23 22 £57,500 +9.52% 4
East of England - 19 £49,500 - 3
North of England - 15 £62,500 - 3
North West - 11 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
Wales +8 2 £39,000 -11.36% 1
South West -5 1 £45,000 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 192 (82.40%) Splunk
2 190 (81.55%) SIEM
3 156 (66.95%) Firewall
4 150 (64.38%) Cybersecurity
5 141 (60.52%) Security Operations
6 137 (58.80%) Network Security
7 136 (58.37%) Qualys
8 126 (54.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 119 (51.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 106 (45.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 101 (43.35%) Threat Management
12 98 (42.06%) PKI
13 96 (41.20%) Data Loss Prevention
14 72 (30.90%) LogRhythm
15 58 (24.89%) Information Security
15 58 (24.89%) ITIL
16 56 (24.03%) Cisco Certification
17 55 (23.61%) CISSP
18 53 (22.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 52 (22.32%) ArcSight
20 48 (20.60%) VPN
21 45 (19.31%) Cisco
22 43 (18.45%) TCP/IP
22 43 (18.45%) CEH
23 42 (18.03%) AlienVault
24 41 (17.60%) Linux
24 41 (17.60%) MPLS
25 37 (15.88%) SolarWinds
26 36 (15.45%) Data Centre
27 35 (15.02%) 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 16 (6.87%) Apache
2 14 (6.01%) IIS
3 12 (5.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
6 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.43%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (66.95%) Firewall
2 137 (58.80%) Network Security
3 48 (20.60%) VPN
4 43 (18.45%) TCP/IP
5 41 (17.60%) MPLS
6 35 (15.02%) DNS
7 29 (12.45%) SSL
7 29 (12.45%) VLAN
8 28 (12.02%) LAN
9 27 (11.59%) OSPF
9 27 (11.59%) WAN
10 26 (11.16%) Cisco Firepower
11 22 (9.44%) HTTP
12 19 (8.15%) Wireless
13 18 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (6.87%) Cisco Wireless
15 15 (6.44%) TACACS
16 14 (6.01%) DHCP
16 14 (6.01%) SNMP
17 13 (5.58%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.01%) Big Data
2 13 (5.58%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.43%) DB2
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.43%) Redis
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 27 (11.59%) Finance
2 5 (2.15%) Games
2 5 (2.15%) Retail
3 2 (0.86%) Legal
3 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (50.21%) Consultant
2 99 (42.49%) Security Consultant
3 67 (28.76%) IT Consultant
3 67 (28.76%) IT Security Consultant
4 51 (21.89%) Analyst
5 39 (16.74%) Security Engineer
5 39 (16.74%) Senior Consultant
6 38 (16.31%) Security Analyst
6 38 (16.31%) Senior Security Consultant
7 37 (15.88%) Senior IT Consultant
7 37 (15.88%) Senior IT Security Consultant
8 29 (12.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 29 (12.45%) Managing Consultant
9 26 (11.16%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (9.44%) Senior Security Analyst
11 20 (8.58%) Information Analyst
11 20 (8.58%) Information Security Analyst
12 18 (7.73%) SOC Analyst
13 16 (6.87%) Senior Information Analyst
13 16 (6.87%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.58%) SailPoint
2 19 (8.15%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.58%) SAML
4 5 (2.15%) .NET
4 5 (2.15%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.72%) COM
6 3 (1.29%) Web Services
7 2 (0.86%) REST
8 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.43%) Flask
8 1 (0.43%) LDAP
8 1 (0.43%) Middleware
8 1 (0.43%) SOAP
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 126 (54.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 106 (45.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 98 (42.06%) PKI
4 36 (15.45%) Data Centre
5 23 (9.87%) Management Information System
6 15 (6.44%) Driving Licence
7 11 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (2.15%) BYOD
12 4 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.43%) CMDB
14 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.43%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.60%) Linux
2 27 (11.59%) Windows
3 9 (3.86%) Kali Linux
3 9 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.58%) Unix
5 6 (2.58%) VMS
6 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.86%) CentOS
7 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (81.55%) SIEM
2 150 (64.38%) Cybersecurity
3 141 (60.52%) Security Operations
4 119 (51.07%) Vulnerability Management
5 101 (43.35%) Threat Management
6 96 (41.20%) Data Loss Prevention
7 58 (24.89%) Information Security
7 58 (24.89%) ITIL
8 34 (14.59%) Malware Analysis
9 28 (12.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 27 (11.59%) Presales
11 26 (11.16%) Load Balancing
11 26 (11.16%) Security Monitoring
12 24 (10.30%) Incident Management
13 22 (9.44%) Problem Management
14 21 (9.01%) Analytics
14 21 (9.01%) Privileged Access Management
14 21 (9.01%) Risk Management
15 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (6.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.73%) Python
2 17 (7.30%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.44%) JavaScript
3 15 (6.44%) Perl
4 11 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.86%) VBA
6 5 (2.15%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (24.03%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (23.61%) CISSP
3 43 (18.45%) CEH
4 28 (12.02%) CCNA
4 28 (12.02%) Degree
5 27 (11.59%) CCNP
6 21 (9.01%) CISA
6 21 (9.01%) CISM
6 21 (9.01%) OSCP
7 20 (8.58%) GCIA
7 20 (8.58%) GCIH
8 19 (8.15%) CompTIA Security+
9 10 (4.29%) CCDP
9 10 (4.29%) CCSE
9 10 (4.29%) IISP
9 10 (4.29%) ISSAP
9 10 (4.29%) JNCIP
10 8 (3.43%) GIAC
11 7 (3.00%) SANS
11 7 (3.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (22.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (10.73%) PCI DSS
3 24 (10.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (9.87%) COBIT
5 11 (4.72%) GPG13
6 6 (2.58%) SLA
7 4 (1.72%) GDPR
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.43%) FINRA
System Software
1 23 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.72%) HDFS
3 11 (4.72%) Snort
4 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.72%) KVM
5 1 (0.43%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) NFS
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (15.02%) Nessus
2 32 (13.73%) OpenVAS
3 22 (9.44%) Nexpose
4 21 (9.01%) Core Impact
5 15 (6.44%) WhatsUp Gold
6 13 (5.58%) CSIRT
7 11 (4.72%) Suricata
8 8 (3.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (3.00%) Nmap
10 5 (2.15%) CASB
11 4 (1.72%) RSA Security Analytics
11 4 (1.72%) SCCM
11 4 (1.72%) SCOM
12 3 (1.29%) PowerBroker
13 1 (0.43%) Ansible
13 1 (0.43%) Puppet
13 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 192 (82.40%) Splunk
2 136 (58.37%) Qualys
3 72 (30.90%) LogRhythm
4 52 (22.32%) ArcSight
5 45 (19.31%) Cisco
6 42 (18.03%) AlienVault
7 37 (15.88%) SolarWinds
8 28 (12.02%) Palo Alto
9 24 (10.30%) VMware
10 22 (9.44%) CyberArk
10 22 (9.44%) Fortinet
11 21 (9.01%) F5
12 20 (8.58%) Aveksa
12 20 (8.58%) Bomgar
12 20 (8.58%) Microsoft
13 19 (8.15%) Tripwire
14 18 (7.73%) CheckPoint
14 18 (7.73%) IBM
15 16 (6.87%) HP
15 16 (6.87%) Juniper