Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1033 743 936
Rank change year-on-year -290 +193 +103
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 62 44 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.068% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.41% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 53 36 84
10th Percentile £21,250 £40,625 £20,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +18.42% -9.52%
75th Percentile £82,500 £61,438 £57,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £68,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.83% -8.95% -9.44%

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 21,298 10,674 16,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 16.50% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,591 8,841 12,511
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.20% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -253 46 £60,000 +6.67% 7
UK excluding London -183 34 £47,500 +9.83% 5
London -224 23 £75,000 +30.43% 3
Work from Home -194 18 £62,500 +56.25% 1
South East -103 14 £60,000 +33.33%
Northern Ireland - 7 £22,500 - 1
Yorkshire -72 5 £60,000 +20.00%
North of England -111 5 £60,000 +44.58% 1
Midlands - 5 £47,500 - 2
Scotland - 2 £85,000 -
South West -48 1 £29,500 +18.00%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 51 (82.26%) SIEM
2 38 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (56.45%) Security Operations
4 30 (48.39%) Splunk
4 30 (48.39%) Information Security
5 26 (41.94%) Python
6 18 (29.03%) Firewall
6 18 (29.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (24.19%) Linux
7 15 (24.19%) DNS
7 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
7 15 (24.19%) Network Security
8 14 (22.58%) LogRhythm
8 14 (22.58%) Cisco
8 14 (22.58%) Social Skills
9 13 (20.97%) Nessus
9 13 (20.97%) Windows
9 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
9 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
10 12 (19.35%) Azure
11 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (16.13%) Use Case
12 10 (16.13%) Bash
12 10 (16.13%) CISSP
12 10 (16.13%) IBM
12 10 (16.13%) CEH
12 10 (16.13%) Palo Alto
13 9 (14.52%) CompTIA Security+

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 1 (1.61%) Confluence
1 1 (1.61%) nginx
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Azure
2 9 (14.52%) AWS
2 9 (14.52%) Mimecast
3 6 (9.68%) IaaS
3 6 (9.68%) PaaS
3 6 (9.68%) SaaS
4 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (6.45%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (4.84%) Azure Sentinel
6 3 (4.84%) GCP
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (3.23%) Datadog
7 2 (3.23%) GitHub
7 2 (3.23%) Nutanix
8 1 (1.61%) Akamai
8 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Firewall
2 15 (24.19%) DNS
2 15 (24.19%) Network Security
3 9 (14.52%) DKIM
3 9 (14.52%) DMARC
4 8 (12.90%) HTTP
4 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.68%) Sourcefire
6 5 (8.06%) Internet
6 5 (8.06%) WAN
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.45%) DHCP
7 4 (6.45%) LAN
7 4 (6.45%) MPLS
7 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.84%) SMTP
8 3 (4.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) GIS
2 3 (4.84%) DB2
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Metasploit
2 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.84%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (22.58%) Social Skills
2 9 (14.52%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) French Language
4 3 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) International Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Security Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) SOC Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Security Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Senior Security Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) SIEM Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) IT Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) SIEM Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) SIEM Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Splunk Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Debian
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (82.26%) SIEM
2 38 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (56.45%) Security Operations
4 30 (48.39%) Information Security
5 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (16.13%) Use Case
8 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (12.90%) Data Privacy
10 7 (11.29%) Threat Intelligence
11 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (9.68%) Project Management
11 6 (9.68%) Threat Management
12 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (8.06%) Digital Forensics
12 5 (8.06%) Email Filtering
12 5 (8.06%) Web Filtering
13 4 (6.45%) DevOps
13 4 (6.45%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Python
2 10 (16.13%) Bash
3 8 (12.90%) Go
4 7 (11.29%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) Java
4 7 (11.29%) PHP
5 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.06%) Rust
7 2 (3.23%) C
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.13%) CEH
2 10 (16.13%) CISSP
3 9 (14.52%) CISM
3 9 (14.52%) CompTIA Security+
4 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.06%) GCFE
6 5 (8.06%) GIAC
6 5 (8.06%) GSEC
7 4 (6.45%) GISP
8 3 (4.84%) SANS
9 2 (3.23%) CCNA
9 2 (3.23%) CCSA
9 2 (3.23%) CISA
9 2 (3.23%) MCSE
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.23%) OSCP
9 2 (3.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.45%) GDPR
3 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.61%) COBIT
4 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.61%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.61%) NIST
4 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) VMware NSX
3 2 (3.23%) Docker
3 2 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Nessus
2 6 (9.68%) DatAdvantage
3 5 (8.06%) Ansible
4 3 (4.84%) CASB
4 3 (4.84%) Kibana
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.84%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (3.23%) Terraform
6 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.61%) John the Ripper
6 1 (1.61%) logstash
6 1 (1.61%) Nmap
6 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (48.39%) Splunk
2 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) Cisco
3 14 (22.58%) LogRhythm
4 10 (16.13%) IBM
4 10 (16.13%) Palo Alto
5 9 (14.52%) Proofpoint
6 6 (9.68%) Darktrace
6 6 (9.68%) McAfee
6 6 (9.68%) Oracle
6 6 (9.68%) Varonis
6 6 (9.68%) VMware
7 5 (8.06%) Carbon Black
7 5 (8.06%) EMC
8 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.45%) CyberArk
8 4 (6.45%) F5
8 4 (6.45%) Trustwave
9 3 (4.84%) Qualys
9 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds