Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 954 1087 1141
Rank change year-on-year +133 +54 +132
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 228 97 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.055% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.27% 0.61% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 187 73 124
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £47,000 £37,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.68% -12.86% +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 17,917 15,824 17,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.19% 8.91% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14,141 12,759 14,490
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 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 +106 181 £60,000 -1.23% 13
UK excluding London +95 132 £57,500 +25.68% 11
London +45 88 £67,500 +3.85% 3
South East +38 43 £60,000 +11.63% 4
Midlands +38 37 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands +38 36 £52,500 - 1
Scotland +3 35 £65,000 +8.33%
North of England +23 15 £62,500 +65.58% 2
East of England - 12 £46,500 - 2
North West +20 9 £62,500 +65.58% 1
Wales +6 4 £32,500 -24.86% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
South West +5 1 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 183 (80.26%) Splunk
2 179 (78.51%) SIEM
3 155 (67.98%) Firewall
4 124 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
5 123 (53.95%) Network Security
6 122 (53.51%) Security Operations
7 109 (47.81%) Qualys
8 105 (46.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 102 (44.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 93 (40.79%) LogRhythm
11 92 (40.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 80 (35.09%) Threat Management
13 78 (34.21%) PKI
14 77 (33.77%) Data Loss Prevention
15 69 (30.26%) ArcSight
16 59 (25.88%) ITIL
17 55 (24.12%) Information Security
18 54 (23.68%) CISSP
19 53 (23.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 53 (23.25%) Cisco Certification
20 50 (21.93%) Cisco
21 49 (21.49%) VPN
22 44 (19.30%) Linux
22 44 (19.30%) MPLS
22 44 (19.30%) Data Centre
23 43 (18.86%) Finance
23 43 (18.86%) SolarWinds
24 42 (18.42%) TCP/IP
25 40 (17.54%) VLAN
26 38 (16.67%) LAN

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 19 (8.33%) IIS
2 14 (6.14%) Apache
3 9 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (67.98%) Firewall
2 123 (53.95%) Network Security
3 49 (21.49%) VPN
4 44 (19.30%) MPLS
5 42 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 40 (17.54%) VLAN
7 38 (16.67%) LAN
8 37 (16.23%) WAN
9 36 (15.79%) OSPF
10 35 (15.35%) Cisco Firepower
11 30 (13.16%) DNS
12 25 (10.96%) SSL
13 24 (10.53%) Wireless
14 20 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless
14 20 (8.77%) TACACS
15 19 (8.33%) DHCP
16 18 (7.89%) SNMP
17 16 (7.02%) BGP
17 16 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (6.58%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.95%) Big Data
1 9 (3.95%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) DB2
3 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (18.86%) Finance
2 5 (2.19%) Games
2 5 (2.19%) Retail
3 1 (0.44%) Banking
3 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (46.05%) Consultant
2 82 (35.96%) Security Consultant
3 66 (28.95%) Analyst
4 54 (23.68%) IT Consultant
4 54 (23.68%) IT Security Consultant
5 53 (23.25%) Security Analyst
6 32 (14.04%) Senior Consultant
7 31 (13.60%) Senior Security Consultant
8 30 (13.16%) Senior IT Consultant
8 30 (13.16%) Senior IT Security Consultant
9 27 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (10.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 23 (10.09%) Managing Consultant
10 23 (10.09%) Senior Security Analyst
11 22 (9.65%) SOC Analyst
12 21 (9.21%) Information Analyst
12 21 (9.21%) Information Security Analyst
12 21 (9.21%) Security Engineer
13 20 (8.77%) Cisco Network Consultant
13 20 (8.77%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.77%) SailPoint
2 14 (6.14%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.63%) SAML
4 5 (2.19%) COM
5 3 (1.32%) Web Services
6 2 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.44%) Middleware
7 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (44.74%) Security Operations Centre
2 92 (40.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 78 (34.21%) PKI
4 44 (19.30%) Data Centre
5 22 (9.65%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (8.77%) Driving Licence
8 17 (7.46%) Fintech
9 13 (5.70%) Management Information System
10 12 (5.26%) Computer Science
11 10 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (1.32%) Cyberattack
13 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
15 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.30%) Linux
2 33 (14.47%) Windows
3 7 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.63%) Unix
5 5 (2.19%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.88%) VMS
9 1 (0.44%) AIX
9 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (78.51%) SIEM
2 124 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (53.51%) Security Operations
4 105 (46.05%) Vulnerability Management
5 80 (35.09%) Threat Management
6 77 (33.77%) Data Loss Prevention
7 59 (25.88%) ITIL
8 55 (24.12%) Information Security
9 36 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 35 (15.35%) Presales
11 34 (14.91%) Security Monitoring
12 26 (11.40%) Malware Analysis
13 22 (9.65%) Incident Management
14 21 (9.21%) Analytics
14 21 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (8.77%) Network Architecture
15 20 (8.77%) Network Management
15 20 (8.77%) Privileged Access Management
15 20 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (7.46%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.14%) Python
2 8 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.07%) Perl
3 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.63%) VBA
5 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.19%) C
6 4 (1.75%) Java
7 2 (0.88%) SQL
8 1 (0.44%) C#
8 1 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (23.68%) CISSP
2 53 (23.25%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (15.79%) CCNP
4 30 (13.16%) CEH
5 28 (12.28%) CCNA
6 24 (10.53%) CISA
7 23 (10.09%) CISM
7 23 (10.09%) GCIH
8 20 (8.77%) Degree
9 18 (7.89%) GCIA
10 15 (6.58%) CCDP
10 15 (6.58%) CCSE
10 15 (6.58%) IISP
10 15 (6.58%) ISSAP
10 15 (6.58%) JNCIP
10 15 (6.58%) OSCP
11 11 (4.82%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (4.82%) GIAC
11 11 (4.82%) Security Cleared
12 10 (4.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (23.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (10.96%) PCI DSS
3 22 (9.65%) COBIT
3 22 (9.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.51%) GPG13
5 4 (1.75%) GDPR
6 3 (1.32%) SLA
7 2 (0.88%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.44%) FINRA
8 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.51%) HDFS
2 8 (3.51%) Snort
3 7 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.44%) Docker
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (15.79%) Nessus
2 24 (10.53%) Nexpose
3 23 (10.09%) OpenVAS
4 21 (9.21%) Core Impact
5 20 (8.77%) WhatsUp Gold
6 12 (5.26%) CSIRT
7 8 (3.51%) Suricata
8 5 (2.19%) Nmap
8 5 (2.19%) RSA Security Analytics
9 4 (1.75%) CASB
10 3 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.32%) PowerBroker
11 1 (0.44%) Ansible
11 1 (0.44%) Juniper STRM
11 1 (0.44%) Puppet
11 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.44%) RSA enVision
11 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 183 (80.26%) Splunk
2 109 (47.81%) Qualys
3 93 (40.79%) LogRhythm
4 69 (30.26%) ArcSight
5 50 (21.93%) Cisco
6 43 (18.86%) SolarWinds
7 38 (16.67%) AlienVault
8 26 (11.40%) CheckPoint
9 25 (10.96%) F5
9 25 (10.96%) Juniper
9 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 25 (10.96%) VMware
10 24 (10.53%) IBM
11 23 (10.09%) CyberArk
11 23 (10.09%) Fortinet
12 21 (9.21%) HP
13 20 (8.77%) Aveksa
13 20 (8.77%) Bomgar
13 20 (8.77%) Tripwire
13 20 (8.77%) Tufin