Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 984 947 1096
Rank change year-on-year -37 +149 +50
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 105 240 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.57% 1.36% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 88 210 95
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £47,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,375 £86,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -20.83% +26.32% -5.00%

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 18,475 17,648 15,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 10.52% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,898 14,048 12,814
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 15 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 18 September 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 +21 99 £50,000 -13.04% 11
UK excluding London -26 55 £47,500 -20.83% 8
London +44 45 £52,500 -8.70% 4
South East +8 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
South West +33 15 £21,000 -53.33%
Midlands +26 14 £47,500 -9.52% 5
West Midlands +12 12 £47,500 -13.64% 4
North of England +16 6 £40,000 -36.00% 1
North West +6 4 £40,000 -36.00% 1
East of England +60 2 £21,000 -57.58%
East Midlands +18 2 £67,500 +28.57% 1
North East +25 1 £32,500 -
Wales +7 1 £62,500 +60.26% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £90,000 -
Scotland -33 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 99 (94.29%) SIEM
2 88 (83.81%) Splunk
3 77 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
4 71 (67.62%) LogRhythm
5 54 (51.43%) Security Operations
6 41 (39.05%) Degree
7 39 (37.14%) TCP/IP
8 36 (34.29%) Security Operations Centre
9 34 (32.38%) ArcSight
10 33 (31.43%) Information Security
11 30 (28.57%) Linux
12 29 (27.62%) GIAC
13 26 (24.76%) Windows
13 26 (24.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (24.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 25 (23.81%) Finance
15 23 (21.90%) Firewall
15 23 (21.90%) Nessus
15 23 (21.90%) CISSP
16 22 (20.95%) Network Security
16 22 (20.95%) Threat Intelligence
17 21 (20.00%) Qualys
18 20 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 20 (19.05%) SANS
19 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (17.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 17 (16.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 16 (15.24%) AlienVault
22 16 (15.24%) IBM
23 15 (14.29%) McAfee

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) AWS
2 8 (7.62%) Azure
3 3 (2.86%) GCP
4 2 (1.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (37.14%) TCP/IP
2 23 (21.90%) Firewall
3 22 (20.95%) Network Security
4 10 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.76%) Internet
5 5 (4.76%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.81%) DNS
6 4 (3.81%) HTTP
6 4 (3.81%) IPsec
6 4 (3.81%) tcpdump
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.86%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.86%) MPLS
7 3 (2.86%) SMTP
7 3 (2.86%) SSL
7 3 (2.86%) VPN
8 2 (1.90%) BGP
8 2 (1.90%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.90%) OSPF
8 2 (1.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Metasploit
2 4 (3.81%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Retail
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.86%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (60.95%) Analyst
2 55 (52.38%) Security Analyst
3 37 (35.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 20 (19.05%) Junior
4 20 (19.05%) SOC Analyst
5 19 (18.10%) Junior Analyst
5 19 (18.10%) Junior Security Analyst
6 14 (13.33%) Security Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Security Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 4 (3.81%) IT Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Incident Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Senior IT Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (3.81%) OLE
3 2 (1.90%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) Flash
4 1 (0.95%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) ODBC
4 1 (0.95%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (34.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 26 (24.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.38%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (7.62%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (7.62%) Cyberattack
6 5 (4.76%) PKI
6 5 (4.76%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Linux
2 26 (24.76%) Windows
3 8 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.71%) Unix
5 4 (3.81%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (94.29%) SIEM
2 77 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (51.43%) Security Operations
4 33 (31.43%) Information Security
5 26 (24.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (20.95%) Threat Intelligence
7 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (17.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 17 (16.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (14.29%) Security Management
11 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
12 11 (10.48%) Security Architecture
13 9 (8.57%) ITIL
13 9 (8.57%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (8.57%) Threat Detection
14 7 (6.67%) Malware Analysis
14 7 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 6 (5.71%) Fintech
15 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) Python
2 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.90%) C
4 2 (1.90%) Perl
5 1 (0.95%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (39.05%) Degree
2 29 (27.62%) GIAC
3 23 (21.90%) CISSP
4 20 (19.05%) SANS
5 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.62%) GCIH
7 7 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.71%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (4.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (4.76%) CHFI
9 5 (4.76%) OSCE
9 5 (4.76%) OSCP
10 4 (3.81%) ECIH
10 4 (3.81%) GCIA
10 4 (3.81%) SSCP
11 3 (2.86%) CEH
11 3 (2.86%) CISA
11 3 (2.86%) CISM
11 3 (2.86%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.62%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (5.71%) NIST
5 5 (4.76%) GDPR
6 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.86%) COBIT
8 2 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.95%) QA
9 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Snort
1 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) Nessus
2 9 (8.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 9 (8.57%) CSIRT
3 8 (7.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.71%) Nmap
5 5 (4.76%) OpenVAS
6 2 (1.90%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.90%) Graylog
7 1 (0.95%) CASB
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.95%) Kibana
7 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.95%) logstash
7 1 (0.95%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 88 (83.81%) Splunk
2 71 (67.62%) LogRhythm
3 34 (32.38%) ArcSight
4 21 (20.00%) Qualys
5 16 (15.24%) AlienVault
5 16 (15.24%) IBM
6 15 (14.29%) McAfee
7 12 (11.43%) Symantec
8 10 (9.52%) Cisco
9 8 (7.62%) Meraki
9 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
10 7 (6.67%) F5
11 6 (5.71%) NetWitness
11 6 (5.71%) Palo Alto
12 4 (3.81%) VMware
13 3 (2.86%) Aruba
13 3 (2.86%) HP
13 3 (2.86%) Imperva
13 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
14 2 (1.90%) Dell