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 3 months to 30 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 875 965
Rank change year-on-year +61 +90  
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 54 64 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.065% 0.018%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 0.76% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 17
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.00%  

QRadar is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7375 8367 8165
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.62% 8.52% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5902 6802 6465
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing QRadar as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 17 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 3 months to 30 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +59 53 £60,000 +14.28% 6
London +63 34 £62,500 +19.04% 4
West Midlands +21 13 £40,000 -11.11%
Birmingham - 11 £38,750 -
South East +64 6 £53,750 +2.38%
City of London +30 5 £38,000 -53.93%
Hampshire +29 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Berkshire +21 2 £135,000 +134.78%
Reading +15 2 £135,000 +125.00%
Aldershot - 2 £37,500 -
Farnborough +1 1 £40,000 -
South Wales - 1 £44,000 -
Wales - 1 £44,000 -
Solihull - 1 £82,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £67,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £44,000 -
Marlow - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 83 (80.58%) SIEM
2 55 (53.40%) Information Security
3 52 (50.49%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (48.54%) Linux
4 50 (48.54%) LogRhythm
5 44 (42.72%) Firewall
5 44 (42.72%) Splunk
6 42 (40.78%) IBM
6 42 (40.78%) Security Operations
7 41 (39.81%) Windows
8 39 (37.86%) CISSP
9 38 (36.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 36 (34.95%) AlienVault
11 30 (29.13%) ArcSight
11 30 (29.13%) Nessus
12 27 (26.21%) McAfee
13 26 (25.24%) Management Information System
13 26 (25.24%) Incident Management
14 24 (23.30%) Network Security
14 24 (23.30%) Palo Alto
14 24 (23.30%) Security Monitoring
15 23 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 23 (22.33%) CISM
15 23 (22.33%) Cisco
16 21 (20.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 20 (19.42%) CyberArk
18 19 (18.45%) Analytics
18 19 (18.45%) GIAC
18 19 (18.45%) Security Operations Centre
19 18 (17.48%) Degree

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 9 (8.74%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.77%) Apache Spark
3 7 (6.80%) Apache
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Akamai
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (42.72%) Firewall
2 24 (23.30%) Network Security
3 9 (8.74%) LDAP
4 8 (7.77%) HTTP
4 8 (7.77%) VPN
5 6 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (4.85%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (4.85%) LAN
7 4 (3.88%) DNS
7 4 (3.88%) Internet
7 4 (3.88%) NetScreen
8 3 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.91%) WAN
8 3 (2.91%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.94%) FTP
9 2 (1.94%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.94%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.94%) SAN
9 2 (1.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.80%) Big Data
2 7 (6.80%) DB2
3 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
1 11 (10.68%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.97%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (49.51%) Analyst
2 30 (29.13%) Security Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Consultant
3 21 (20.39%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Security Manager
5 10 (9.71%) Finance Manager
5 10 (9.71%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (9.71%) SIEM Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) SIEM Consultant
6 8 (7.77%) Incident Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) IT Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Information Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Technical Leader
7 7 (6.80%) Technical Manager
8 6 (5.83%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (9.71%) SailPoint
3 9 (8.74%) Regular Expression
3 9 (8.74%) Web Services
4 7 (6.80%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 5 (4.85%) PCRE
6 2 (1.94%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.24%) Management Information System
2 19 (18.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
4 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.71%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (7.77%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (4.85%) PKI
10 2 (1.94%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.94%) Clustering
10 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.94%) Derivative
10 2 (1.94%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.54%) Linux
2 41 (39.81%) Windows
3 15 (14.56%) Unix
4 10 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.77%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.80%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.83%) CentOS
8 5 (4.85%) Debian
8 5 (4.85%) Kali Linux
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (80.58%) SIEM
2 55 (53.40%) Information Security
3 52 (50.49%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (40.78%) Security Operations
5 38 (36.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (25.24%) Incident Management
7 24 (23.30%) Security Monitoring
8 21 (20.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (18.45%) Analytics
10 17 (16.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 16 (15.53%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (15.53%) Malware Analysis
12 15 (14.56%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (13.59%) ITIL
14 12 (11.65%) Information Assurance
14 12 (11.65%) Presales
14 12 (11.65%) Risk Management
15 10 (9.71%) Data Protection
15 10 (9.71%) Performance Management
15 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) Python
2 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
2 9 (8.74%) Ruby
3 7 (6.80%) Java
3 7 (6.80%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.97%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) C++
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (37.86%) CISSP
2 23 (22.33%) CISM
3 19 (18.45%) GIAC
4 18 (17.48%) Degree
5 14 (13.59%) GCIH
6 12 (11.65%) CEH
7 11 (10.68%) CISA
8 10 (9.71%) GISF
8 10 (9.71%) GSEC
8 10 (9.71%) SANS
8 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
9 9 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (8.74%) GCIA
10 6 (5.83%) CCDP
10 6 (5.83%) CCNP
10 6 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.85%) CCSP
11 5 (4.85%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (4.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.71%) GPG13
3 9 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27002
4 7 (6.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (5.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.56%) Snort
2 14 (13.59%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.85%) HDFS
4 5 (4.85%) pfSense
5 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (29.13%) Nessus
2 17 (16.50%) CSIRT
3 14 (13.59%) Nexpose
3 14 (13.59%) WSUS
4 12 (11.65%) SCCM
5 11 (10.68%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (9.71%) Core Impact
6 10 (9.71%) IBM BigFix
6 10 (9.71%) OpenVAS
6 10 (9.71%) PowerBroker
6 10 (9.71%) RSA Security Analytics
6 10 (9.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 9 (8.74%) Kibana
7 9 (8.74%) logstash
8 5 (4.85%) Fluentd
8 5 (4.85%) Nagios
8 5 (4.85%) OSSEC
9 4 (3.88%) RSA enVision
10 3 (2.91%) Cacti
10 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (48.54%) LogRhythm
2 44 (42.72%) Splunk
3 42 (40.78%) IBM
4 36 (34.95%) AlienVault
5 30 (29.13%) ArcSight
6 27 (26.21%) McAfee
7 24 (23.30%) Palo Alto
8 23 (22.33%) Cisco
9 20 (19.42%) CyberArk
10 16 (15.53%) Juniper
11 14 (13.59%) Sourcefire
12 13 (12.62%) HP
12 13 (12.62%) Qualys
12 13 (12.62%) Symantec
13 12 (11.65%) BeyondTrust
13 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
13 12 (11.65%) Oracle
14 11 (10.68%) SolarWinds
15 10 (9.71%) Bomgar
15 10 (9.71%) Fortinet
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65,000 to £75,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago