Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1057 1042 1139
Rank change year-on-year -15 +97 +126
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 137 136 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.078% 0.081%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 0.90% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75 99 150
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.44% -14.29% -0.47%

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 16,010 15,140 16,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.19% 8.67% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,893 12,264 13,835
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +4.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +6.17%

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 9 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 18 February 2018. 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 -11 130 £62,500 +4.17% 15
London +40 91 £63,750 -5.56% 8
UK excluding London -26 36 £51,500 +14.44% 10
West Midlands +1 24 £51,500 +37.33% 1
Midlands -7 24 £51,500 +37.33% 1
South East +14 22 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Yorkshire +16 1 £40,000 - 1
North of England +5 1 £40,000 - 2
East of England -6 1 £60,000 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 117 (85.40%) SIEM
2 75 (54.74%) Linux
3 73 (53.28%) Firewall
4 72 (52.55%) Information Security
5 70 (51.09%) Security Operations
6 67 (48.91%) Network Security
7 64 (46.72%) Windows
8 54 (39.42%) Splunk
9 52 (37.96%) Cybersecurity
10 49 (35.77%) GIAC
11 47 (34.31%) CISSP
11 47 (34.31%) Degree
11 47 (34.31%) LogRhythm
12 45 (32.85%) Cisco
13 44 (32.12%) GCIH
14 42 (30.66%) Computer Science
14 42 (30.66%) Virtual Machines
15 41 (29.93%) Nessus
16 40 (29.20%) Vulnerability Management
17 39 (28.47%) Management Information System
18 37 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
19 36 (26.28%) Oracle
20 35 (25.55%) TCP/IP
20 35 (25.55%) GCIA
21 33 (24.09%) Security Monitoring
22 32 (23.36%) IBM
23 31 (22.63%) CSIRT
24 30 (21.90%) BeyondTrust
24 30 (21.90%) DNS
24 30 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 15 (10.95%) Apache
2 12 (8.76%) IIS
3 6 (4.38%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.38%) SAS
4 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (53.28%) Firewall
2 67 (48.91%) Network Security
3 35 (25.55%) TCP/IP
4 30 (21.90%) DNS
5 26 (18.98%) VPN
5 26 (18.98%) WAN
6 24 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (16.06%) MPLS
8 21 (15.33%) OSPF
9 20 (14.60%) LAN
10 18 (13.14%) Wireshark
11 17 (12.41%) BGP
11 17 (12.41%) DHCP
11 17 (12.41%) Ethernet
11 17 (12.41%) WLAN
12 16 (11.68%) SNMP
12 16 (11.68%) SSL
12 16 (11.68%) VLAN
13 13 (9.49%) Wireless
14 12 (8.76%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) MySQL
2 8 (5.84%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.38%) Big Data
4 2 (1.46%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (18.98%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.65%) Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Legal
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) French Language
6 2 (1.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Analyst
2 49 (35.77%) Security Analyst
3 19 (13.87%) SOC Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) SIEM Analyst
5 14 (10.22%) Architect
5 14 (10.22%) Security Engineer
6 13 (9.49%) Incident Analyst
6 13 (9.49%) Security Incident Analyst
7 12 (8.76%) Network Engineer
7 12 (8.76%) Security Architect
7 12 (8.76%) Security Solutions Architect
7 12 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (8.03%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Consultant
8 11 (8.03%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Security Manager
10 7 (5.11%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (5.84%) Regular Expression
2 6 (4.38%) PCRE
2 6 (4.38%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.19%) Middleware
4 2 (1.46%) .NET
4 2 (1.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (30.66%) Computer Science
2 39 (28.47%) Management Information System
3 28 (20.44%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
5 19 (13.87%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (8.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (6.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 7 (5.11%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (5.11%) Fintech
9 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.19%) Cyberattack
10 3 (2.19%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (2.19%) PKI
11 2 (1.46%) BYOD
11 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (54.74%) Linux
2 64 (46.72%) Windows
3 11 (8.03%) Solaris
4 9 (6.57%) FreeBSD
5 5 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.92%) Unix
7 1 (0.73%) AIX
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (85.40%) SIEM
2 72 (52.55%) Information Security
3 70 (51.09%) Security Operations
4 52 (37.96%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (29.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 33 (24.09%) Security Monitoring
7 30 (21.90%) Information Assurance
7 30 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 28 (20.44%) ITIL
9 23 (16.79%) Incident Management
10 20 (14.60%) Analytics
11 18 (13.14%) Presales
12 17 (12.41%) Network Design
13 16 (11.68%) Load Balancing
13 16 (11.68%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 16 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (10.95%) ITIL V3
14 15 (10.95%) Threat Analysis
15 13 (9.49%) Mentoring
15 13 (9.49%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.87%) C
2 14 (10.22%) Bash Shell
2 14 (10.22%) Python
3 8 (5.84%) Java
3 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.38%) Lua
4 6 (4.38%) Ruby
5 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (35.77%) GIAC
2 47 (34.31%) CISSP
2 47 (34.31%) Degree
3 44 (32.12%) GCIH
4 37 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (25.55%) GCIA
6 25 (18.25%) CISM
7 22 (16.06%) CCNP
8 21 (15.33%) CISA
9 16 (11.68%) SANS
10 13 (9.49%) CCNA
11 12 (8.76%) CCDP
11 12 (8.76%) CCSE
11 12 (8.76%) IISP
11 12 (8.76%) ISSAP
11 12 (8.76%) JNCIP
12 11 (8.03%) CCIE
13 9 (6.57%) CCSA
13 9 (6.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (5.84%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.57%) SLA
3 7 (5.11%) GPG13
4 5 (3.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.92%) GDPR
6 1 (0.73%) COBIT
6 1 (0.73%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (30.66%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.84%) Snort
4 7 (5.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.38%) HDFS
5 6 (4.38%) vSphere
6 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (29.93%) Nessus
2 31 (22.63%) CSIRT
3 13 (9.49%) RSA Security Analytics
4 11 (8.03%) Cacti
4 11 (8.03%) OpenView
4 11 (8.03%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (6.57%) Juniper STRM
5 9 (6.57%) RSA enVision
6 6 (4.38%) Ansible
6 6 (4.38%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (4.38%) OpenVAS
6 6 (4.38%) SCCM
6 6 (4.38%) Suricata
7 5 (3.65%) Nagios
8 4 (2.92%) Core Impact
8 4 (2.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (2.92%) Nexpose
8 4 (2.92%) PowerBroker
8 4 (2.92%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (2.19%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 54 (39.42%) Splunk
2 47 (34.31%) LogRhythm
3 45 (32.85%) Cisco
4 36 (26.28%) Oracle
5 32 (23.36%) IBM
6 30 (21.90%) ArcSight
6 30 (21.90%) BeyondTrust
7 25 (18.25%) Palo Alto
8 23 (16.79%) AlienVault
8 23 (16.79%) CheckPoint
9 22 (16.06%) Juniper
10 19 (13.87%) Fortinet
11 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
11 16 (11.68%) SolarWinds
12 15 (10.95%) HP
13 14 (10.22%) Forcepoint
14 13 (9.49%) VMware
15 12 (8.76%) McAfee
15 12 (8.76%) Tufin
16 11 (8.03%) Qualys