Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 953 986 1088
Rank change year-on-year +33 +102 +14
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 110 178 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 1.00% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85 159 97
UK median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% -6.50% +11.82%
10th Percentile £20,500 £45,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £83,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -20.83% +14.29% +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 17,555 17,826 16,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 10.93% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,350 14,053 13,253
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 13 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 16 November 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 +65 102 £47,500 -17.39% 14
UK excluding London +19 64 £47,500 -20.83% 13
London +60 41 £51,250 -6.82% 5
Midlands +40 20 £47,500 -26.92% 3
South East +22 20 £55,000 -8.33% 5
West Midlands +32 19 £47,500 -26.92% 3
South West +22 16 £21,000 -53.33%
North West +33 3 £42,500 -32.00%
North of England +31 3 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Wales - 2 £48,750 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 - 3
East Midlands +20 1 £67,500 -
Scotland -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 106 (96.36%) SIEM
2 90 (81.82%) Splunk
3 81 (73.64%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (56.36%) LogRhythm
5 59 (53.64%) Security Operations
6 40 (36.36%) Linux
7 38 (34.55%) TCP/IP
7 38 (34.55%) Information Security
8 36 (32.73%) Windows
8 36 (32.73%) Degree
9 33 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 28 (25.45%) CISSP
11 27 (24.55%) ArcSight
12 26 (23.64%) Firewall
13 25 (22.73%) McAfee
14 24 (21.82%) Network Security
15 23 (20.91%) Finance
16 21 (19.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 19 (17.27%) Threat Intelligence
18 18 (16.36%) GIAC
18 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
18 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
18 18 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
18 18 (16.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 16 (14.55%) Cisco
20 15 (13.64%) Windows Server
20 15 (13.64%) SANS
20 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
20 15 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.00%) AWS
2 4 (3.64%) Azure
3 2 (1.82%) GCP
4 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.55%) TCP/IP
2 26 (23.64%) Firewall
3 24 (21.82%) Network Security
4 8 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.55%) Internet
6 4 (3.64%) VPN
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.73%) DNS
7 3 (2.73%) IPsec
7 3 (2.73%) MPLS
7 3 (2.73%) SSL
8 2 (1.82%) BGP
8 2 (1.82%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.82%) HTTP
8 2 (1.82%) LAN
8 2 (1.82%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.91%) SAN
9 1 (0.91%) VoIP
9 1 (0.91%) WAN
9 1 (0.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.91%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Local Government
5 2 (1.82%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (56.36%) Analyst
2 54 (49.09%) Security Analyst
3 33 (30.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 17 (15.45%) Junior
4 17 (15.45%) Security Engineer
5 16 (14.55%) Junior Analyst
5 16 (14.55%) Junior Security Analyst
6 13 (11.82%) Consultant
6 13 (11.82%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) IT Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) SIEM Consultant
9 6 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) IT Security Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Senior IT Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.64%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Regular Expression
2 5 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (0.91%) Flash
4 1 (0.91%) ODBC
4 1 (0.91%) OLE
4 1 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 21 (19.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (7.27%) Cyberattack
5 5 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.64%) PKI
6 4 (3.64%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.36%) Linux
2 36 (32.73%) Windows
3 15 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.91%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (96.36%) SIEM
2 81 (73.64%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (53.64%) Security Operations
4 38 (34.55%) Information Security
5 19 (17.27%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (16.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 18 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (13.64%) ITIL
7 15 (13.64%) Security Management
8 11 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.00%) Security Architecture
9 10 (9.09%) Use Case
9 10 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (8.18%) Malware Analysis
11 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
11 8 (7.27%) Project Management
12 7 (6.36%) Analytics
12 7 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (6.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) Python
1 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
2 6 (5.45%) SQL
3 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.82%) Perl
4 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.91%) Go
5 1 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) PHP
5 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (32.73%) Degree
2 28 (25.45%) CISSP
3 18 (16.36%) GIAC
3 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.64%) SANS
5 9 (8.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (5.45%) CISM
7 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.45%) GCIH
8 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.73%) GCIA
9 3 (2.73%) OSCE
9 3 (2.73%) OSCP
9 3 (2.73%) SSCP
10 2 (1.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.82%) CCNA
10 2 (1.82%) CEH
10 2 (1.82%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.91%) GDPR
5 1 (0.91%) NIST
5 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) Snort
2 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) Nessus
2 4 (3.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 4 (3.64%) CSIRT
2 4 (3.64%) Nmap
3 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.82%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.91%) CASB
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.91%) Kibana
5 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.91%) logstash
5 1 (0.91%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 90 (81.82%) Splunk
2 62 (56.36%) LogRhythm
3 27 (24.55%) ArcSight
4 25 (22.73%) McAfee
5 16 (14.55%) Cisco
6 15 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 12 (10.91%) IBM
8 11 (10.00%) AlienVault
9 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 9 (8.18%) CheckPoint
10 9 (8.18%) Qualys
11 8 (7.27%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.55%) NetWitness
13 4 (3.64%) F5
13 4 (3.64%) Palo Alto
14 3 (2.73%) Dell
14 3 (2.73%) EMC
14 3 (2.73%) HP
14 3 (2.73%) Symantec
15 2 (1.82%) Imperva