Period
to 17 April 2021

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 6 months to 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 835 923 1052
Rank change year-on-year +88 +129 +80
Permanent jobs citing CSIRT 28 39 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.035% 0.040%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.20% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 33
10th Percentile £36,250 £54,047 "
25th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £73,125 £85,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,000 £94,800 £96,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +15.20% +4.17% +2.13%

CSIRT 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 13,701 14,698 17,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 13.23% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10,950 11,621 13,991
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CSIRT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CSIRT.

Salary trend for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CSIRT over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Top 9 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 6 months to 17 April 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 +127 28 £72,000 +10.77%
UK excluding London +106 14 £72,000 +15.20%
London +105 12 £70,000 -8.20%
Midlands +51 6 £72,000 -15.29%
West Midlands +23 6 £72,000 +46.94%
South East - 4 - -
South West +9 3 £37,500 -27.32%
Work from Home - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, IT jobs citing CSIRT 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 CSIRT.

1 28 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (50.00%) Information Security
3 12 (42.86%) Azure
3 12 (42.86%) Security Operations
4 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
5 10 (35.71%) Computer Security
5 10 (35.71%) Blue Team
6 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (32.14%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (32.14%) AWS
6 9 (32.14%) CISSP
7 8 (28.57%) Network Security
7 8 (28.57%) SANS
7 8 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Firewall
8 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 7 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Degree
9 6 (21.43%) Security Architecture
9 6 (21.43%) Use Case
9 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 6 (21.43%) OWASP
9 6 (21.43%) Change Management
9 6 (21.43%) Publishing
9 6 (21.43%) TOWER Software

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Azure
2 9 (32.14%) AWS
3 6 (21.43%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Network Security
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (10.71%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (21.43%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) German Language
3 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) PowerShell Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Python Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Site Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Threat Hunter
5 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Head of Operations
6 2 (7.14%) Head of Security
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (21.43%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (17.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (10.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
6 1 (3.57%) Reinsurance
6 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (50.00%) Information Security
3 12 (42.86%) Security Operations
4 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
5 10 (35.71%) Blue Team
5 10 (35.71%) Computer Security
6 9 (32.14%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (21.43%) Change Management
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (21.43%) OWASP
9 6 (21.43%) Runbook
9 6 (21.43%) Secure Coding
9 6 (21.43%) Security Architecture
9 6 (21.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 6 (21.43%) Task Automation
9 6 (21.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
1 6 (21.43%) Perl
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 6 (21.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) CISSP
2 8 (28.57%) SANS
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (17.86%) CCSP
4 5 (17.86%) CEH
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.86%) GIAC
4 5 (17.86%) GPEN
4 5 (17.86%) OSCE
4 5 (17.86%) OSCP
5 4 (14.29%) CISA
5 4 (14.29%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Kubernetes
1 5 (17.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 6 (21.43%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.57%) Carbon Black
2 1 (3.57%) Splunk
2 1 (3.57%) Trend Micro