Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 957 1073 1066
Rank change year-on-year +116 -7 +148
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 179 130 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.072% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.01% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 160 97 106
UK median annual salary £57,500 £61,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.50% +11.82% -15.38%
10th Percentile £45,000 £33,750 £40,625
90th Percentile £82,875 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -9.09%

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 17,798 16,146 16,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.88% 8.93% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14,056 13,251 13,676
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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 +78 144 £57,500 -4.17% 14
UK excluding London +111 106 £60,000 +14.29% 10
London +21 64 £55,000 -10.57% 5
Scotland +17 28 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South East +39 27 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East of England +53 22 £49,500 -17.50%
Midlands +21 18 £57,500 +9.52% 2
West Midlands +24 14 £57,500 +9.52% 2
North of England - 14 £62,500 - 4
North West - 9 £62,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £72,500 - 3
East Midlands - 4 - -
South West -2 1 £45,000 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 150 (83.80%) SIEM
2 135 (75.42%) Splunk
3 114 (63.69%) Firewall
4 110 (61.45%) Cybersecurity
5 100 (55.87%) Security Operations
6 94 (52.51%) Qualys
7 82 (45.81%) Network Security
8 78 (43.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 75 (41.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 60 (33.52%) Data Loss Prevention
11 57 (31.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 56 (31.28%) Threat Management
12 56 (31.28%) LogRhythm
13 55 (30.73%) PKI
14 50 (27.93%) Information Security
15 47 (26.26%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (25.14%) CISSP
16 45 (25.14%) ITIL
17 43 (24.02%) Python
18 42 (23.46%) ArcSight
19 40 (22.35%) Nessus
20 39 (21.79%) VPN
20 39 (21.79%) Cisco
21 36 (20.11%) Linux
21 36 (20.11%) CEH
22 35 (19.55%) Management Information System
23 34 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 33 (18.44%) Degree
24 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
24 33 (18.44%) Malware Analysis

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 (5.03%) Apache
1 9 (5.03%) IIS
2 3 (1.68%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.12%) Confluence
3 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.79%) Office 365
5 4 (2.23%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.68%) OpenDNS
6 3 (1.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 114 (63.69%) Firewall
2 82 (45.81%) Network Security
3 39 (21.79%) VPN
4 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
5 30 (16.76%) DNS
5 30 (16.76%) MPLS
6 24 (13.41%) HTTP
7 23 (12.85%) SSL
8 16 (8.94%) OSPF
8 16 (8.94%) VLAN
8 16 (8.94%) Wireless
9 15 (8.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 15 (8.38%) LAN
9 15 (8.38%) WAN
10 12 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (6.15%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (5.59%) SNMP
12 10 (5.59%) TACACS
12 10 (5.59%) Wireshark
13 9 (5.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.47%) Big Data
2 5 (2.79%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.12%) DB2
4 2 (1.12%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.12%) Redis
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (11.73%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.68%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.68%) JIRA
3 2 (1.12%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (1.12%) Subversion
3 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (12.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.03%) Retail
3 4 (2.23%) Banking
3 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 2 (1.12%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (39.11%) Consultant
2 57 (31.84%) Security Consultant
3 43 (24.02%) Analyst
4 41 (22.91%) Security Engineer
5 39 (21.79%) IT Consultant
5 39 (21.79%) IT Security Consultant
6 27 (15.08%) Security Analyst
7 23 (12.85%) Senior Consultant
7 23 (12.85%) SOC Analyst
8 22 (12.29%) Senior Security Consultant
9 21 (11.73%) Senior IT Consultant
9 21 (11.73%) Senior IT Security Consultant
10 18 (10.06%) SIEM Engineer
11 16 (8.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 16 (8.94%) Managing Consultant
12 15 (8.38%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (7.26%) Information Analyst
13 13 (7.26%) Information Security Analyst
14 11 (6.15%) SIEM Consultant
15 10 (5.59%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.26%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (6.70%) SailPoint
3 9 (5.03%) Web Services
4 8 (4.47%) .NET
5 5 (2.79%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.23%) COM
7 2 (1.12%) Flask
7 2 (1.12%) HTML
7 2 (1.12%) J2EE
7 2 (1.12%) Java EE
7 2 (1.12%) JSON
7 2 (1.12%) JSP
7 2 (1.12%) LDAP
7 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.56%) Middleware
8 1 (0.56%) SAML
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (41.90%) Security Operations Centre
2 57 (31.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 55 (30.73%) PKI
4 35 (19.55%) Management Information System
5 23 (12.85%) Data Centre
6 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.59%) Driving Licence
8 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (3.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (3.91%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (3.35%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (3.35%) BYOD
10 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.68%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.56%) CMDB
13 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.11%) Linux
2 28 (15.64%) Windows
3 17 (9.50%) Kali Linux
4 9 (5.03%) Unix
4 9 (5.03%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.35%) VMS
7 5 (2.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.68%) CentOS
8 3 (1.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (83.80%) SIEM
2 110 (61.45%) Cybersecurity
3 100 (55.87%) Security Operations
4 78 (43.58%) Vulnerability Management
5 60 (33.52%) Data Loss Prevention
6 56 (31.28%) Threat Management
7 50 (27.93%) Information Security
8 45 (25.14%) ITIL
9 33 (18.44%) Malware Analysis
10 29 (16.20%) Incident Management
11 22 (12.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 20 (11.17%) Security Monitoring
12 20 (11.17%) Threat Intelligence
13 19 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (10.06%) Security Architecture
14 18 (10.06%) Security Management
15 17 (9.50%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (9.50%) Presales
15 17 (9.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 16 (8.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.02%) Python
2 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.38%) Perl
5 14 (7.82%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.03%) C
6 9 (5.03%) C#
6 9 (5.03%) VBA
7 8 (4.47%) Java
8 6 (3.35%) C++
8 6 (3.35%) SQL
8 6 (3.35%) VB
9 2 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (26.26%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (25.14%) CISSP
3 36 (20.11%) CEH
4 33 (18.44%) Degree
5 26 (14.53%) CCNA
6 24 (13.41%) GCIA
7 22 (12.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 21 (11.73%) CISM
9 19 (10.61%) CISA
10 16 (8.94%) CCNP
10 16 (8.94%) GCIH
11 15 (8.38%) OSCP
12 14 (7.82%) SANS
13 12 (6.70%) GIAC
14 7 (3.91%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (3.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (3.35%) CCSP
15 6 (3.35%) CHFI
15 6 (3.35%) ECIH
15 6 (3.35%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (10.06%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (8.38%) COBIT
5 7 (3.91%) SLA
6 5 (2.79%) GDPR
7 3 (1.68%) GPG13
8 2 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.56%) FINRA
System Software
1 21 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.06%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.03%) Snort
4 5 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.79%) KVM
5 3 (1.68%) HDFS
6 2 (1.12%) Squid
7 1 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.56%) NFS
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (22.35%) Nessus
2 25 (13.97%) OpenVAS
3 20 (11.17%) Nexpose
4 17 (9.50%) CSIRT
5 13 (7.26%) Core Impact
6 10 (5.59%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (5.03%) Suricata
8 8 (4.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (3.91%) Nmap
10 6 (3.35%) EnCase
10 6 (3.35%) FTK
11 5 (2.79%) SCCM
11 5 (2.79%) SCOM
12 3 (1.68%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 3 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.68%) RSA Security Analytics
13 2 (1.12%) CASB
13 2 (1.12%) Kibana
13 2 (1.12%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 135 (75.42%) Splunk
2 94 (52.51%) Qualys
3 56 (31.28%) LogRhythm
4 42 (23.46%) ArcSight
5 39 (21.79%) Cisco
6 29 (16.20%) Palo Alto
7 26 (14.53%) AlienVault
8 24 (13.41%) SolarWinds
9 21 (11.73%) CyberArk
9 21 (11.73%) IBM
9 21 (11.73%) VMware
10 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.06%) Bomgar
12 17 (9.50%) F5
13 16 (8.94%) CheckPoint
14 15 (8.38%) McAfee
14 15 (8.38%) Tripwire
15 14 (7.82%) FireEye
16 13 (7.26%) Meraki
17 12 (6.70%) Google