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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 857 953
Rank change year-on-year +38 +96  
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 39 97 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.093% 0.023%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 1.15% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31 84 19
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,747 £40,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,747 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -28.10% -12.50%  

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 7017 8404 8048
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.08% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5696 6774 6405
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +69 38 £62,500 +19.04%
London +67 26 £65,000 +13.04%
West Midlands +44 8 £35,000 -37.50%
Birmingham +18 7 £35,000 -46.15%
South East +43 3 £135,000 +248.38%
Berkshire +38 3 £135,000 +170.00%
City of London +37 2 £62,500 -24.24%
North West -15 2 £37,747 -28.10%
Manchester -26 2 £37,747 -28.10%
Salford - 2 £37,747 -
Reading - 2 £135,000 -
Warwickshire +27 1 - -
Bracknell +9 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Swansea - 1 £42,500 -

QRadar
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 89 (77.39%) SIEM
2 65 (56.52%) Firewall
3 60 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (46.96%) Splunk
5 53 (46.09%) IBM
6 43 (37.39%) Cisco
6 43 (37.39%) Information Security
7 42 (36.52%) Linux
8 38 (33.04%) Windows
9 36 (31.30%) Network Security
9 36 (31.30%) LogRhythm
10 34 (29.57%) CheckPoint
11 33 (28.70%) Penetration Testing
12 30 (26.09%) ArcSight
12 30 (26.09%) Malware Analysis
12 30 (26.09%) Security Operations
13 29 (25.22%) AlienVault
14 28 (24.35%) Juniper
15 27 (23.48%) Presales
16 26 (22.61%) Palo Alto
16 26 (22.61%) CISSP
16 26 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
17 25 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 25 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
17 25 (21.74%) Customer Requirements
18 24 (20.87%) GPG13
18 24 (20.87%) Intel Security
19 23 (20.00%) Python
20 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
20 22 (19.13%) 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 14 (12.17%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 9 (7.83%) Apache
4 5 (4.35%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.48%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.87%) SAS
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Akamai
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (56.52%) Firewall
2 36 (31.30%) Network Security
3 22 (19.13%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (9.57%) HTTP
4 11 (9.57%) VPN
5 10 (8.70%) LDAP
6 8 (6.96%) DNS
6 8 (6.96%) Junos
6 8 (6.96%) NetScreen
7 7 (6.09%) SAN
8 6 (5.22%) FTP
8 6 (5.22%) LAN
8 6 (5.22%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.48%) Kerberos
9 4 (3.48%) tcpdump
9 4 (3.48%) WAN
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.61%) Internet
10 3 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.83%) Big Data
3 6 (5.22%) DB2
4 4 (3.48%) Apache Hive
General
1 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.96%) Finance
3 6 (5.22%) Legal
4 5 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Local Government
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Analyst
2 32 (27.83%) Consultant
3 21 (18.26%) SIEM Consultant
4 20 (17.39%) Architect
5 19 (16.52%) Security Engineer
5 19 (16.52%) SOC Analyst
6 17 (14.78%) Security Architect
7 14 (12.17%) Security Analyst
8 10 (8.70%) SIEM Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) Incident Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (7.83%) SOC Engineer
10 8 (6.96%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 8 (6.96%) Network Engineer
11 7 (6.09%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (6.09%) Security Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (5.22%) Security Technical Architect
12 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (5.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (11.30%) Regular Expression
3 8 (6.96%) OAuth2
3 8 (6.96%) OpenID
3 8 (6.96%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (6.96%) SAML
4 6 (5.22%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 6 (5.22%) Web Services
5 5 (4.35%) PCRE
6 4 (3.48%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.48%) Clustering
6 3 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.74%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.74%) Derivative
7 2 (1.74%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.52%) Linux
2 38 (33.04%) Windows
3 18 (15.65%) Unix
4 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.61%) CentOS
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (77.39%) SIEM
2 60 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (37.39%) Information Security
4 33 (28.70%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (26.09%) Malware Analysis
5 30 (26.09%) Security Operations
6 27 (23.48%) Presales
7 26 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (21.74%) Customer Requirements
8 25 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
9 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
10 18 (15.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 17 (14.78%) Reverse Engineering
12 16 (13.91%) Analytics
12 16 (13.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
14 14 (12.17%) Cyber Intelligence
15 13 (11.30%) Computer Forensics
16 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 11 (9.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) Python
2 21 (18.26%) Ruby
3 16 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.30%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.96%) Java
6 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.74%) C
8 1 (0.87%) C#
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (22.61%) CISSP
2 22 (19.13%) Degree
3 14 (12.17%) CEH
3 14 (12.17%) SANS
4 12 (10.43%) GCIH
5 11 (9.57%) GIAC
6 8 (6.96%) CREST Certified
7 7 (6.09%) GCIA
8 6 (5.22%) CISM
9 5 (4.35%) ISACA
9 5 (4.35%) OSCP
10 3 (2.61%) CCNP
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.74%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.74%) MCITP
11 2 (1.74%) MCSA
11 2 (1.74%) MCSE
11 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.74%) SSCP
11 2 (1.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (20.87%) GPG13
3 15 (13.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (6.96%) HIPAA
5 7 (6.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (6.09%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Snort
2 8 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.35%) HDFS
3 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.61%) Docker
4 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (14.78%) CSIRT
2 15 (13.04%) Kibana
3 14 (12.17%) logstash
4 11 (9.57%) Nessus
5 9 (7.83%) IBM BigFix
5 9 (7.83%) RSA enVision
5 9 (7.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (6.96%) FortiGate
6 8 (6.96%) HAProxy
7 7 (6.09%) RSA Security Analytics
8 5 (4.35%) Fluentd
8 5 (4.35%) Nagios
9 4 (3.48%) Nexpose
9 4 (3.48%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.48%) WSUS
10 3 (2.61%) Cacti
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (2.61%) OpenView
10 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 54 (46.96%) Splunk
2 53 (46.09%) IBM
3 43 (37.39%) Cisco
4 36 (31.30%) LogRhythm
5 34 (29.57%) CheckPoint
6 30 (26.09%) ArcSight
7 29 (25.22%) AlienVault
8 28 (24.35%) Juniper
9 26 (22.61%) Palo Alto
10 24 (20.87%) Intel Security
11 22 (19.13%) Sourcefire
12 21 (18.26%) Fortinet
13 20 (17.39%) FireEye
14 17 (14.78%) HP
15 16 (13.91%) CyberArk
16 13 (11.30%) Sophos
16 13 (11.30%) TippingPoint
17 11 (9.57%) Intel
18 10 (8.70%) LogLogic
18 10 (8.70%) Symantec