Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 633 996 956
Rank change year-on-year +363 -40 +124
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 62 103 236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 0.56% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61 88 231
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £20,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year +15.79% -19.15% +11.90%

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 8,052 18,323 17,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.29% 13.06% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 13,775 14,006
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £31,688
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 2020. 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 +337 61 £47,500 -5.00% 6
London +253 36 £47,500 -7.32% 3
UK excluding London +305 26 £55,000 +15.79% 3
East of England +156 12 £65,000 +209.52% 2
South East +221 10 £52,500 - 1
Work from Home +63 9 £42,500 -17.07%
Midlands +131 2 £47,500 -
West Midlands +101 2 £47,500 -
North of England +170 1 - -
North West +138 1 - -
Scotland +100 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 62 (100.00%) SIEM
2 60 (96.77%) Splunk
3 54 (87.10%) LogRhythm
3 54 (87.10%) Security Operations
4 46 (74.19%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (58.06%) IBM
6 35 (56.45%) Finance
6 35 (56.45%) SANS
7 33 (53.23%) ArcSight
8 32 (51.61%) Firewall
9 29 (46.77%) Telecoms
10 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
11 27 (43.55%) CheckPoint
12 26 (41.94%) Internet
12 26 (41.94%) Identity Management
12 26 (41.94%) Electronics
12 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
12 26 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (41.94%) Cisco
12 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
12 26 (41.94%) SAP
12 26 (41.94%) Marketing
12 26 (41.94%) Digital Marketing
12 26 (41.94%) Programme Management
12 26 (41.94%) Manufacturing
12 26 (41.94%) Bomgar
12 26 (41.94%) Office 365
12 26 (41.94%) CyberArk
12 26 (41.94%) NetWitness
12 26 (41.94%) Privileged Access Management

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 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.94%) Office 365
2 12 (19.35%) AWS
3 6 (9.68%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (51.61%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) Internet
3 9 (14.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (9.68%) Network Security
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.23%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (56.45%) Finance
2 29 (46.77%) Telecoms
3 26 (41.94%) Electronics
3 26 (41.94%) Manufacturing
3 26 (41.94%) Marketing
3 26 (41.94%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Security Engineer
2 25 (40.32%) Operations Engineer
3 22 (35.48%) Analyst
4 12 (19.35%) Security Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) SOC Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) ArcSight Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) SIEM Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Splunk Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Splunk Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) DevSecOps Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
11 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 1 (1.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 1 (1.61%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 1 (1.61%) DevOps Consultant
12 1 (1.61%) SIEM Specialist
12 1 (1.61%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
1 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) SIEM
2 54 (87.10%) Security Operations
3 46 (74.19%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (41.94%) Digital Marketing
4 26 (41.94%) Identity Management
4 26 (41.94%) Privileged Access Management
4 26 (41.94%) Programme Management
5 20 (32.26%) Security Management
6 15 (24.19%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (22.58%) ITIL
8 12 (19.35%) Information Security
9 11 (17.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 11 (17.74%) Threat Intelligence
10 9 (14.52%) Information Security Management
10 9 (14.52%) Patch Management
10 9 (14.52%) Risk Management
11 6 (9.68%) Malware Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) Threat Analysis
12 3 (4.84%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) Perl
1 10 (16.13%) Python
2 9 (14.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (56.45%) SANS
2 15 (24.19%) CISSP
3 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 9 (14.52%) GPEN
4 9 (14.52%) Postgraduate
5 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) CISM
7 3 (4.84%) CEH
7 3 (4.84%) CISA
8 2 (3.23%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.23%) OSCP
9 1 (1.61%) CCSA
9 1 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.61%) EC-Council LPT
9 1 (1.61%) ECSA
9 1 (1.61%) GCFA
9 1 (1.61%) GIAC
9 1 (1.61%) GSEC
9 1 (1.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) COBIT
1 9 (14.52%) NIST
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Ansible
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
1 3 (4.84%) Terraform
2 2 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 60 (96.77%) Splunk
2 54 (87.10%) LogRhythm
3 36 (58.06%) IBM
4 33 (53.23%) ArcSight
5 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 27 (43.55%) CheckPoint
7 26 (41.94%) BeyondTrust
7 26 (41.94%) Bomgar
7 26 (41.94%) Cisco
7 26 (41.94%) CyberArk
7 26 (41.94%) NetWitness
7 26 (41.94%) Palo Alto
7 26 (41.94%) SAP
7 26 (41.94%) Thycotic
8 9 (14.52%) Darktrace
9 7 (11.29%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds