Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 947 986
Rank change year-on-year +296 +39 +111
Permanent jobs citing QRadar 58 112 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.65% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 51 86 166
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -17.39% -4.96%
10th Percentile £40,750 £20,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -20.83% +14.29%

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 9,001 17,209 17,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.47% 12.84% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7,513 13,104 13,983
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,523
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,482
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.05% +9.96%

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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 10 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 24 November 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 +300 58 £47,500 - 6
London +228 41 £47,500 -5.00% 4
UK excluding London +227 16 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East of England - 10 £70,000 -
Work from Home -14 4 £43,750 -12.50% 6
South East +166 3 £51,250 -8.89%
North of England +141 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South West +90 1 £25,000 +19.05%
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
North East - 1 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 57 (98.28%) SIEM
2 50 (86.21%) Splunk
3 40 (68.97%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (68.97%) LogRhythm
4 39 (67.24%) Security Operations
5 37 (63.79%) Finance
6 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
6 28 (48.28%) IBM
7 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
7 27 (46.55%) Firewall
8 25 (43.10%) SANS
9 24 (41.38%) Identity Management
10 22 (37.93%) CheckPoint
11 21 (36.21%) Cisco
11 21 (36.21%) Palo Alto
11 21 (36.21%) Public Sector
12 20 (34.48%) NetWitness
12 20 (34.48%) Privileged Access Management
12 20 (34.48%) BeyondTrust
12 20 (34.48%) Thycotic
12 20 (34.48%) Digital Marketing
12 20 (34.48%) Marketing
12 20 (34.48%) CyberArk
12 20 (34.48%) Office 365
12 20 (34.48%) Bomgar
12 20 (34.48%) ArcSight
12 20 (34.48%) Electronics
12 20 (34.48%) Manufacturing
12 20 (34.48%) Programme Management
12 20 (34.48%) Internet

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 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) Office 365
2 13 (22.41%) AWS
3 12 (20.69%) Azure
4 5 (8.62%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) Internet
3 17 (29.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (17.24%) Network Security
5 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) BGP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.72%) DNS
7 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.72%) HTTP
7 1 (1.72%) IPsec
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) NX-OS
7 1 (1.72%) OSPF
7 1 (1.72%) SSL
7 1 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (1.72%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (63.79%) Finance
2 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
3 21 (36.21%) Public Sector
4 20 (34.48%) Electronics
4 20 (34.48%) Manufacturing
4 20 (34.48%) Marketing
5 7 (12.07%) Law
6 6 (10.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Security Engineer
2 21 (36.21%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (32.76%) Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) SOC Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) DevSecOps Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Security Officer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) IT Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Security Operations Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Junior Security Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Security Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) SIEM
2 40 (68.97%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (67.24%) Security Operations
4 24 (41.38%) Identity Management
5 20 (34.48%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (34.48%) Digital Marketing
5 20 (34.48%) Privileged Access Management
5 20 (34.48%) Programme Management
6 18 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (27.59%) Information Security
8 14 (24.14%) Security Management
9 10 (17.24%) Risk Management
10 9 (15.52%) ITIL
10 9 (15.52%) Malware Analysis
10 9 (15.52%) Threat Analysis
11 7 (12.07%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.07%) DevOps
11 7 (12.07%) DevSecOps
11 7 (12.07%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
1 5 (8.62%) C
1 5 (8.62%) Perl
1 5 (8.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) SANS
2 14 (24.14%) CISSP
3 11 (18.97%) Degree
4 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) CISA
6 6 (10.34%) CISM
7 5 (8.62%) GPEN
7 5 (8.62%) Postgraduate
8 4 (6.90%) CRISC
9 3 (5.17%) CEH
10 2 (3.45%) CREST Certified
10 2 (3.45%) OSCP
11 1 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.72%) EC-Council LPT
11 1 (1.72%) ECSA
11 1 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) COBIT
1 6 (10.34%) NIST
2 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) HIPAA
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Ansible
1 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
1 7 (12.07%) Puppet
1 7 (12.07%) Terraform
2 3 (5.17%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 50 (86.21%) Splunk
2 40 (68.97%) LogRhythm
3 28 (48.28%) IBM
4 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.93%) CheckPoint
6 21 (36.21%) Cisco
6 21 (36.21%) Palo Alto
7 20 (34.48%) ArcSight
7 20 (34.48%) BeyondTrust
7 20 (34.48%) Bomgar
7 20 (34.48%) CyberArk
7 20 (34.48%) NetWitness
7 20 (34.48%) SAP
7 20 (34.48%) Thycotic
8 11 (18.97%) Darktrace
9 10 (17.24%) AlienVault
10 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.72%) Brocade
11 1 (1.72%) Juniper
11 1 (1.72%) Sophos