Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1055 1113 1236
Rank change year-on-year +58 +123 +81
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 126 136 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.070% 0.034%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.81% 0.81% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 96 102 59
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.23% +23.81%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,375 £43,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,375 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -23.08% +30.00%

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 15509 16797 16731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.75% 8.66% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12614 13686 13448
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 9 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 19 September 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 +52 119 £60,000 +14.29% 4
London +61 88 £61,500 +17.14% 3
UK excluding London +4 33 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Midlands +39 22 £52,500 +16.67%
West Midlands +27 22 £52,500 +13.51%
South East +61 5 £40,000 -23.81% 1
South West +1 4 £47,500 -13.64%
Scotland -10 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Wales - 1 £44,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 108 (85.71%) SIEM
2 86 (68.25%) Information Security
3 81 (64.29%) Linux
4 64 (50.79%) Windows
5 60 (47.62%) Security Operations
6 58 (46.03%) Nessus
7 55 (43.65%) Firewall
7 55 (43.65%) Security Monitoring
8 52 (41.27%) GIAC
9 51 (40.48%) CISSP
10 50 (39.68%) LogRhythm
11 49 (38.89%) Splunk
12 43 (34.13%) CISM
13 41 (32.54%) Management Information System
13 41 (32.54%) Vulnerability Management
14 39 (30.95%) Virtual Machines
15 38 (30.16%) Palo Alto
16 37 (29.37%) AlienVault
16 37 (29.37%) ArcSight
16 37 (29.37%) SolarWinds
16 37 (29.37%) Incident Management
17 36 (28.57%) Degree
17 36 (28.57%) Network Security
18 34 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
19 33 (26.19%) Computer Science
19 33 (26.19%) McAfee
20 32 (25.40%) Oracle
20 32 (25.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 31 (24.60%) CISA
22 29 (23.02%) Finance

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 (5.56%) SAS
2 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.79%) Akamai
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (43.65%) Firewall
2 36 (28.57%) Network Security
3 12 (9.52%) VPN
4 10 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (7.94%) DNS
5 8 (6.35%) MPLS
6 7 (5.56%) WAN
7 6 (4.76%) HTTP
7 6 (4.76%) NetScaler
7 6 (4.76%) OSPF
7 6 (4.76%) Wireless
7 6 (4.76%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.97%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (3.97%) LAN
8 5 (3.97%) LDAP
9 4 (3.17%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (3.17%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (3.17%) TACACS
9 4 (3.17%) VLAN
10 3 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) DB2
2 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 26 (20.63%) Banking
3 16 (12.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) French Language
5 1 (0.79%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 55 (43.65%) Analyst
2 43 (34.13%) Security Analyst
3 24 (19.05%) Finance Manager
3 24 (19.05%) Security Manager
4 21 (16.67%) Information Manager
4 21 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
5 17 (13.49%) Consultant
5 17 (13.49%) SOC Analyst
6 16 (12.70%) Technical Manager
7 14 (11.11%) Technical Leader
8 10 (7.94%) Network Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Security Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Security Operations Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Junior
10 8 (6.35%) Operational Security Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Security Operations Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.84%) SailPoint
2 7 (5.56%) Web Services
3 4 (3.17%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 3 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.59%) .NET
5 2 (1.59%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.79%) COM
6 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.54%) Management Information System
2 33 (26.19%) Computer Science
3 22 (17.46%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (8.73%) Cyber Attack
6 11 (8.73%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (3.97%) PKI
9 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.17%) iPad
10 2 (1.59%) BYOD
11 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.79%) Derivative
11 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (64.29%) Linux
2 64 (50.79%) Windows
3 8 (6.35%) Solaris
4 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.97%) CentOS
5 5 (3.97%) Debian
5 5 (3.97%) Kali Linux
5 5 (3.97%) Unix
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (85.71%) SIEM
2 86 (68.25%) Information Security
3 60 (47.62%) Security Operations
4 55 (43.65%) Security Monitoring
5 41 (32.54%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (29.37%) Incident Management
7 34 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (25.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 28 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 27 (21.43%) Analytics
10 27 (21.43%) Information Assurance
11 25 (19.84%) Performance Management
11 25 (19.84%) Privileged Access Management
12 19 (15.08%) Threat Analysis
13 17 (13.49%) ITIL
14 12 (9.52%) Data Protection
14 12 (9.52%) Digital Forensics
14 12 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
14 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
15 11 (8.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) Python
2 4 (3.17%) Java
2 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.59%) C
3 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.59%) Lua
3 2 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) C++
4 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (41.27%) GIAC
2 51 (40.48%) CISSP
3 43 (34.13%) CISM
4 36 (28.57%) Degree
5 31 (24.60%) CISA
6 27 (21.43%) GCIH
7 25 (19.84%) GCIA
7 25 (19.84%) GISF
7 25 (19.84%) GSEC
8 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
8 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
9 18 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (11.90%) CCNP
11 11 (8.73%) CCSP
12 8 (6.35%) SANS
13 5 (3.97%) CCDP
13 5 (3.97%) CCIE
13 5 (3.97%) CCNA
13 5 (3.97%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (2.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.76%) SLA
3 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (3.97%) NIST 800
System Software
1 39 (30.95%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.97%) pfSense
4 5 (3.97%) Snort
5 4 (3.17%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.59%) KVM
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (46.03%) Nessus
2 29 (23.02%) SCCM
3 27 (21.43%) OpenVAS
4 26 (20.63%) Nexpose
4 26 (20.63%) WSUS
5 25 (19.84%) Core Impact
5 25 (19.84%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (19.84%) PowerBroker
5 25 (19.84%) RSA Security Analytics
6 24 (19.05%) CSIRT
7 9 (7.14%) Cacti
7 9 (7.14%) OpenView
7 9 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (4.76%) Ansible
10 5 (3.97%) IBM BigFix
10 5 (3.97%) OSSEC
11 4 (3.17%) Nagios
11 4 (3.17%) SCOM
11 4 (3.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 50 (39.68%) LogRhythm
2 49 (38.89%) Splunk
3 38 (30.16%) Palo Alto
4 37 (29.37%) AlienVault
4 37 (29.37%) ArcSight
4 37 (29.37%) SolarWinds
5 33 (26.19%) McAfee
6 32 (25.40%) Oracle
7 29 (23.02%) CyberArk
8 28 (22.22%) Qualys
9 26 (20.63%) Symantec
10 25 (19.84%) Aveksa
10 25 (19.84%) Bomgar
11 24 (19.05%) BeyondTrust
12 22 (17.46%) Cisco
13 20 (15.87%) IBM
14 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.90%) HP
16 13 (10.32%) VMware
17 9 (7.14%) Citrix