The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CSIRT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CSIRT over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 918 941
Rank change year-on-year +86 +23  
Permanent jobs citing CSIRT 31 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.42% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 11
Median salary £65,000 £53,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.93% +19.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £28,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +132.14% -37.77%  

CSIRT 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 7338 8400 8151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.53% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5861 6826 6457
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 £74,600
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11%  

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CSIRT.

Salary trend for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CSIRT over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CSIRT within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +73 31 £65,000 +20.93% 3
London +65 29 £68,750 +25.00% 2
City of London +30 4 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South East +67 1 - - 1
North East +6 1 £65,000 +132.14%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £65,000 -
Kent - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing CSIRT 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 CSIRT.

1 83 (87.37%) Information Security
2 53 (55.79%) CISSP
2 53 (55.79%) SIEM
3 52 (54.74%) Computer Security
4 51 (53.68%) Cybersecurity
5 47 (49.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 45 (47.37%) CISM
7 43 (45.26%) Firewall
8 39 (41.05%) Windows
8 39 (41.05%) Linux
8 39 (41.05%) Network Security
9 37 (38.95%) GCIH
9 37 (38.95%) Security Operations
10 34 (35.79%) Finance
11 33 (34.74%) GCIA
12 32 (33.68%) GIAC
13 30 (31.58%) SQL
13 30 (31.58%) SANS
14 28 (29.47%) Computer Forensics
15 26 (27.37%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (26.32%) Threat Detection
17 23 (24.21%) Forensic Analysis
17 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
17 23 (24.21%) Unix
18 21 (22.11%) Management Information System
18 21 (22.11%) Legal
18 21 (22.11%) CNA
18 21 (22.11%) Novell Certification
18 21 (22.11%) Sun
18 21 (22.11%) Network Design

CSIRT
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 6 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.21%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (45.26%) Firewall
2 39 (41.05%) Network Security
3 26 (27.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.21%) NetScreen
6 3 (3.16%) Internet
7 1 (1.05%) DNS
7 1 (1.05%) HTTP
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
7 1 (1.05%) LDAP
7 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
7 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Big Data
2 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
General
1 34 (35.79%) Finance
2 21 (22.11%) Legal
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Analyst
2 34 (35.79%) Security Analyst
3 21 (22.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) Team Leader
5 12 (12.63%) Security Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Information Officer
6 5 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Security Officer
6 5 (5.26%) SOC Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Regular Expression
2 7 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.16%) PCRE
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.05%) Middleware
4 1 (1.05%) ODBC
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.58%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.16%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.05%) Linux
1 39 (41.05%) Windows
2 23 (24.21%) Unix
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (87.37%) Information Security
2 53 (55.79%) SIEM
3 52 (54.74%) Computer Security
4 51 (53.68%) Cybersecurity
5 47 (49.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (38.95%) Security Operations
7 28 (29.47%) Computer Forensics
8 25 (26.32%) Threat Detection
9 23 (24.21%) Forensic Analysis
10 21 (22.11%) E-Discovery
10 21 (22.11%) Network Design
11 14 (14.74%) Incident Management
11 14 (14.74%) Malware Analysis
11 14 (14.74%) Process Improvement
11 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (11.58%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (11.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 18 (18.95%) Python
3 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.37%) Ruby
6 2 (2.11%) Perl
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (55.79%) CISSP
2 45 (47.37%) CISM
3 37 (38.95%) GCIH
4 33 (34.74%) GCIA
5 32 (33.68%) GIAC
6 30 (31.58%) SANS
7 21 (22.11%) CNA
7 21 (22.11%) Degree
7 21 (22.11%) Network+ Certification
7 21 (22.11%) Novell Certification
8 10 (10.53%) CISA
9 8 (8.42%) CEH
10 5 (5.26%) CREST Certified
11 3 (3.16%) GCFA
11 3 (3.16%) OSCP
12 2 (2.11%) CRISC
12 2 (2.11%) GREM
13 1 (1.05%) GCED
13 1 (1.05%) IISP
13 1 (1.05%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.37%) COBIT
3 6 (6.32%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.16%) GPG13
4 3 (3.16%) PMO
5 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (7.37%) Snort
3 3 (3.16%) HDFS
3 3 (3.16%) IAG
4 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (22.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 17 (17.89%) QRadar
3 11 (11.58%) Nessus
4 6 (6.32%) Kibana
4 6 (6.32%) logstash
5 5 (5.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (4.21%) RSA enVision
7 3 (3.16%) Fluentd
8 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
8 2 (2.11%) WSUS
9 1 (1.05%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Sun
2 16 (16.84%) Splunk
3 9 (9.47%) ArcSight
3 9 (9.47%) BeyondTrust
3 9 (9.47%) LogRhythm
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) AlienVault
5 7 (7.37%) FireEye
5 7 (7.37%) Fortinet
5 7 (7.37%) McAfee
5 7 (7.37%) Palo Alto
5 7 (7.37%) Sophos
5 7 (7.37%) Sourcefire
5 7 (7.37%) TippingPoint
6 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.21%) Cisco
6 4 (4.21%) Juniper
7 2 (2.11%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
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