Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1091 1135 1271
Rank change year-on-year +44 +136 +22
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 101 146 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.072% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.84% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77 118 36
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +7.48%
10th Percentile £36,431 £47,500 £36,875
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +17.65%

QRadar is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15562 17306 16868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.72% 8.54% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12574 14040 13390
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £29,475
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +57 98 £60,000 +14.29% 7
London +66 67 £61,500 +17.14% 4
UK excluding London +42 34 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Midlands +52 21 £52,500 +10.53% 1
West Midlands +36 21 £52,500 +10.53% 1
South East +77 7 £53,750 +7.50% 1
South West +10 2 £47,500 -20.83% 1
North West -21 2 £37,747 -24.51%
North of England -25 2 £37,747 -24.51%
Wales - 2 £43,250 -
Scotland -4 1 £60,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing QRadar also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for QRadar.

1 81 (80.20%) SIEM
2 64 (63.37%) Information Security
3 59 (58.42%) Linux
4 47 (46.53%) Windows
5 45 (44.55%) Security Operations
6 44 (43.56%) Nessus
7 43 (42.57%) CISSP
7 43 (42.57%) Security Monitoring
7 43 (42.57%) LogRhythm
8 42 (41.58%) Splunk
9 40 (39.60%) Firewall
10 36 (35.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 34 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
11 34 (33.66%) AlienVault
12 33 (32.67%) ArcSight
12 33 (32.67%) Management Information System
12 33 (32.67%) GIAC
13 32 (31.68%) CISM
13 32 (31.68%) McAfee
14 31 (30.69%) Incident Management
15 30 (29.70%) Network Security
16 29 (28.71%) Palo Alto
17 25 (24.75%) CyberArk
17 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 25 (24.75%) SolarWinds
18 24 (23.76%) Virtual Machines
19 23 (22.77%) Analytics
19 23 (22.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 23 (22.77%) Degree
19 23 (22.77%) IBM

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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.96%) SAS
4 3 (2.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.98%) Apache
5 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (10.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Akamai
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (39.60%) Firewall
2 30 (29.70%) Network Security
3 11 (10.89%) VPN
4 8 (7.92%) LDAP
5 7 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (6.93%) HTTP
5 7 (6.93%) LAN
6 6 (5.94%) DNS
7 5 (4.95%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (4.95%) WAN
7 5 (4.95%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.96%) Internet
8 4 (3.96%) MPLS
9 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.97%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.97%) NetScreen
9 3 (2.97%) OSPF
9 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.97%) VLAN
10 2 (1.98%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) DB2
2 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
General
1 19 (18.81%) Banking
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.99%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.99%) French Language
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.99%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 46 (45.54%) Analyst
2 33 (32.67%) Security Analyst
3 19 (18.81%) Security Manager
4 18 (17.82%) Finance Manager
5 15 (14.85%) Information Manager
5 15 (14.85%) Information Security Manager
6 14 (13.86%) SOC Analyst
7 13 (12.87%) Consultant
7 13 (12.87%) Technical Leader
7 13 (12.87%) Technical Manager
8 10 (9.90%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (9.90%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Security Engineer
10 7 (6.93%) IT Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) IT Security Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (5.94%) Firewall Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) IAM Consultant
11 6 (5.94%) Junior Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) SailPoint
2 9 (8.91%) Web Services
3 8 (7.92%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (6.93%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 4 (3.96%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.99%) COM
6 1 (0.99%) PCRE
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.67%) Management Information System
2 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
3 19 (18.81%) Computer Science
4 14 (13.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (12.87%) Cyber Attack
6 12 (11.88%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (10.89%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (4.95%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (4.95%) PKI
9 2 (1.98%) Derivative
9 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.98%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.98%) iPad
10 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.99%) Clustering
10 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Linux
2 47 (46.53%) Windows
3 9 (8.91%) Unix
4 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.93%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.94%) CentOS
6 5 (4.95%) Debian
6 5 (4.95%) Kali Linux
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.97%) Solaris
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (80.20%) SIEM
2 64 (63.37%) Information Security
3 45 (44.55%) Security Operations
4 43 (42.57%) Security Monitoring
5 36 (35.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 34 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (30.69%) Incident Management
8 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 23 (22.77%) Analytics
9 23 (22.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 19 (18.81%) Information Assurance
11 18 (17.82%) Performance Management
11 18 (17.82%) Privileged Access Management
12 16 (15.84%) ITIL
13 13 (12.87%) Data Protection
14 12 (11.88%) Digital Forensics
14 12 (11.88%) ITIL V3
14 12 (11.88%) Service Delivery
15 11 (10.89%) Problem Management
15 11 (10.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) Python
2 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.96%) Java
2 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.96%) Ruby
3 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) CISSP
2 33 (32.67%) GIAC
3 32 (31.68%) CISM
4 23 (22.77%) Degree
5 19 (18.81%) CISA
6 18 (17.82%) GISF
6 18 (17.82%) GSEC
7 16 (15.84%) GCIH
8 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
8 15 (14.85%) Security Cleared
9 14 (13.86%) GCIA
10 11 (10.89%) CCNP
10 11 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (7.92%) CCSP
12 7 (6.93%) CEH
13 6 (5.94%) CCDP
14 5 (4.95%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (4.95%) SANS
15 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (2.97%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (5.94%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.95%) NIST 800
4 4 (3.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.99%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (8.91%) Snort
3 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.95%) pfSense
6 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) XenApp
7 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 44 (43.56%) Nessus
2 22 (21.78%) Nexpose
3 20 (19.80%) SCCM
3 20 (19.80%) WSUS
4 19 (18.81%) CSIRT
5 18 (17.82%) Core Impact
5 18 (17.82%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (17.82%) OpenVAS
5 18 (17.82%) PowerBroker
5 18 (17.82%) RSA Security Analytics
6 9 (8.91%) IBM BigFix
7 7 (6.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Cacti
8 6 (5.94%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (5.94%) OpenView
8 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (4.95%) Kibana
9 5 (4.95%) logstash
9 5 (4.95%) Nagios
9 5 (4.95%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 43 (42.57%) LogRhythm
2 42 (41.58%) Splunk
3 34 (33.66%) AlienVault
4 33 (32.67%) ArcSight
5 32 (31.68%) McAfee
6 29 (28.71%) Palo Alto
7 25 (24.75%) CyberArk
7 25 (24.75%) SolarWinds
8 23 (22.77%) IBM
9 21 (20.79%) Qualys
10 20 (19.80%) Symantec
11 19 (18.81%) Cisco
11 19 (18.81%) Oracle
12 18 (17.82%) Aveksa
12 18 (17.82%) BeyondTrust
12 18 (17.82%) Bomgar
13 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
14 11 (10.89%) HP
15 9 (8.91%) Juniper
15 9 (8.91%) Sourcefire
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