Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 767 911 1033
Rank change year-on-year +144 +122 +41
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 45 98 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.080% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 0.63% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 40 78 79
Median annual salary £59,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.21% -5.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £36,875 £28,025 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £61,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -13.64% +4.76%

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 12,196 15,620 17,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.11% 12.78% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,875 12,139 13,594
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +159 41 £57,500 +21.05% 11
London +187 22 £58,000 -10.77% 3
UK excluding London +83 17 £45,000 -5.26% 9
East of England - 8 £70,000 - 3
Work from Home - 5 £85,000 - 1
North of England +61 3 £40,750 -4.12%
South West +33 3 £25,000 +19.05%
South East +91 2 £80,000 +52.38% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Wales +33 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North East - 1 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 41 (91.11%) SIEM
2 27 (60.00%) Splunk
3 25 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (53.33%) LogRhythm
5 16 (35.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (35.56%) Security Operations
6 14 (31.11%) Finance
6 14 (31.11%) Azure
6 14 (31.11%) AWS
7 12 (26.67%) Information Security
7 12 (26.67%) Security Management
8 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (24.44%) AlienVault
9 10 (22.22%) Network Security
9 10 (22.22%) Firewall
9 10 (22.22%) CISSP
10 8 (17.78%) Degree
10 8 (17.78%) Darktrace
11 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
11 7 (15.56%) CISA
11 7 (15.56%) CISM
11 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
12 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.33%) ITIL
12 6 (13.33%) C
12 6 (13.33%) Banking
12 6 (13.33%) CEH
12 6 (13.33%) DevOps

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 3 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) AWS
1 14 (31.11%) Azure
2 6 (13.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 10 (22.22%) Network Security
3 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) BGP
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
4 2 (4.44%) OSPF
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.22%) HTTP
5 1 (2.22%) IPsec
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) NX-OS
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Burp Suite
1 2 (4.44%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Security Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) SOC Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) SOC Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) DevSecOps Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Security Officer
6 4 (8.89%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Splunk Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Head of Security
8 2 (4.44%) Junior
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Debian
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (91.11%) SIEM
2 25 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (35.56%) Security Operations
4 12 (26.67%) Information Security
4 12 (26.67%) Security Management
5 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
6 7 (15.56%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (13.33%) DevOps
7 6 (13.33%) ITIL
7 6 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (13.33%) Threat Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.11%) DevSecOps
8 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
2 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) CISSP
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
3 7 (15.56%) CISA
3 7 (15.56%) CISM
3 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) CEH
5 5 (11.11%) OSCP
6 4 (8.89%) CCSA
6 4 (8.89%) CRISC
7 3 (6.67%) IISP
8 2 (4.44%) CCNP
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.22%) CCDA
9 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.22%) CLAS
9 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.22%) CREST Certified
9 1 (2.22%) ECSA
9 1 (2.22%) SANS
9 1 (2.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) GDPR
1 4 (8.89%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.44%) COBIT
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) NIST
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
2 5 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (11.11%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Terraform
3 3 (6.67%) Nessus
4 1 (2.22%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Splunk
2 24 (53.33%) LogRhythm
3 11 (24.44%) AlienVault
4 8 (17.78%) Darktrace
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.67%) IBM
6 3 (6.67%) Sophos
7 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco
8 1 (2.22%) Brocade
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper
8 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds