Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 902 641 993
Rank change year-on-year -261 +352 -32
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 119 57 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.12% 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 109 49 86
10th Percentile £52,250 £41,250 £20,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £45,000 £30,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +63.16% -5.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £85,000 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +19.23% +36.84% -20.83%

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 20,562 7,936 18,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.93% 16.46% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,212 6,621 14,137
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 12 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 26 September 2021. 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 -281 91 £75,000 +57.89% 14
UK excluding London -204 69 £77,500 +19.23% 12
London -225 42 £75,000 +57.89% 5
Work from Home -267 33 £70,000 +64.71% 1
Scotland - 21 £85,000 -
South East -154 19 £72,500 +38.10% 4
Yorkshire - 13 £60,000 - 1
North of England - 13 £60,000 - 1
East of England -97 12 £77,500 +19.23% 3
West Midlands -96 3 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Midlands -122 3 £70,000 +47.37% 1
South West - 1 £29,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 (89.08%) SIEM
2 84 (70.59%) Splunk
3 78 (65.55%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (48.74%) LogRhythm
5 50 (42.02%) Security Operations
6 44 (36.97%) Information Security
7 42 (35.29%) Firewall
8 41 (34.45%) Python
9 34 (28.57%) Azure
10 32 (26.89%) Linux
11 31 (26.05%) CISSP
11 31 (26.05%) AWS
12 29 (24.37%) Social Skills
13 27 (22.69%) CISM
14 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
15 24 (20.17%) Windows
16 23 (19.33%) Presales
16 23 (19.33%) Network Security
17 21 (17.65%) CISA
17 21 (17.65%) Finance
18 20 (16.81%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (16.81%) Strategic Planning
19 19 (15.97%) CEH
19 19 (15.97%) ArcSight
20 18 (15.13%) Use Case
21 17 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
21 17 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 16 (13.45%) AlienVault
22 16 (13.45%) Nessus
22 16 (13.45%) Cisco

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 (7.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.84%) nginx
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.57%) Azure
2 31 (26.05%) AWS
3 13 (10.92%) Azure Sentinel
4 9 (7.56%) Mimecast
5 8 (6.72%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (5.04%) Akamai
6 6 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.04%) Serverless
7 4 (3.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.36%) GCP
8 3 (2.52%) PaaS
8 3 (2.52%) SaaS
9 2 (1.68%) IaaS
10 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (35.29%) Firewall
2 23 (19.33%) Network Security
3 20 (16.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (12.61%) DNS
5 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.24%) Sourcefire
7 8 (6.72%) WAN
8 7 (5.88%) BGP
8 7 (5.88%) HTTP
8 7 (5.88%) OSPF
9 6 (5.04%) DKIM
9 6 (5.04%) DMARC
10 4 (3.36%) SMTP
11 3 (2.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.52%) DHCP
11 3 (2.52%) Internet
11 3 (2.52%) IPv4
11 3 (2.52%) IPv6
11 3 (2.52%) LAN
11 3 (2.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) GIS
2 2 (1.68%) DB2
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.36%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.68%) JIRA
4 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.68%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (24.37%) Social Skills
2 21 (17.65%) Finance
3 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.40%) French Language
4 10 (8.40%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (5.88%) Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.68%) Law
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.84%) Marketing
8 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.69%) Consultant
2 25 (21.01%) Security Consultant
3 24 (20.17%) Analyst
3 24 (20.17%) SIEM Consultant
4 20 (16.81%) Senior Consultant
4 20 (16.81%) Senior Security Consultant
4 20 (16.81%) SOC Consultant
4 20 (16.81%) Splunk Consultant
5 15 (12.61%) Security Analyst
5 15 (12.61%) SOC Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Security Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Senior Security Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Head of Security
8 8 (6.72%) SIEM Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Head of IT
9 7 (5.88%) Head of IT Security
10 6 (5.04%) Broadcast Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) Regular Expression
2 5 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.36%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (8.40%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) CESG
4 5 (4.20%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (4.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.36%) Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.84%) PKI
8 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.89%) Linux
2 24 (20.17%) Windows
3 10 (8.40%) Mac OS
4 8 (6.72%) Unix
5 5 (4.20%) Debian
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (89.08%) SIEM
2 78 (65.55%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (42.02%) Security Operations
4 44 (36.97%) Information Security
5 23 (19.33%) Presales
6 20 (16.81%) Strategic Planning
7 18 (15.13%) Use Case
8 17 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (9.24%) Incident Management
11 11 (9.24%) Security Architecture
11 11 (9.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (8.40%) Actionable Insight
12 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
12 10 (8.40%) Forensic Analysis
13 9 (7.56%) DevOps
14 8 (6.72%) Compliance Audit
14 8 (6.72%) Data Analysis
15 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.45%) Python
2 15 (12.61%) Go
3 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.72%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.88%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) PHP
6 6 (5.04%) C
7 4 (3.36%) Ruby
7 4 (3.36%) SQL
8 3 (2.52%) Rust
9 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (26.05%) CISSP
2 27 (22.69%) CISM
3 21 (17.65%) CISA
4 19 (15.97%) CEH
5 17 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
6 13 (10.92%) CCSA
6 13 (10.92%) OSCP
7 12 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
8 11 (9.24%) SANS
9 9 (7.56%) IISP
10 6 (5.04%) CCIE
10 6 (5.04%) CREST Certified
11 5 (4.20%) CCNP
11 5 (4.20%) CLAS
11 5 (4.20%) GSEC
12 4 (3.36%) GIAC
12 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.52%) Degree
13 3 (2.52%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) NIST
2 6 (5.04%) GDPR
3 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.52%) SLA
6 2 (1.68%) COBIT
7 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.84%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.36%) Snort
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Nessus
2 11 (9.24%) Kibana
3 10 (8.40%) Ansible
4 8 (6.72%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (3.36%) SCCM
6 1 (0.84%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.84%) John the Ripper
6 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.84%) logstash
6 1 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.84%) Nmap
6 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.84%) Puppet
6 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (70.59%) Splunk
2 58 (48.74%) LogRhythm
3 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.97%) ArcSight
5 16 (13.45%) AlienVault
5 16 (13.45%) Cisco
6 15 (12.61%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.40%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.72%) McAfee
8 8 (6.72%) Trustwave
8 8 (6.72%) Varonis
9 7 (5.88%) IBM
9 7 (5.88%) ServiceNow
10 6 (5.04%) Proofpoint
10 6 (5.04%) Sophos
10 6 (5.04%) VMware
11 5 (4.20%) CyberArk
11 5 (4.20%) Oracle
11 5 (4.20%) Qualys
12 4 (3.36%) Google