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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 913 954
Rank change year-on-year +109 +41  
Permanent jobs citing CSIRT 54 41 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 0.49% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 21
Median salary £67,500 £70,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +55.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £52,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £75,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -51.33% +66.66%  

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 7017 8404 8048
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.08% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5696 6774 6405
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +118 54 £67,500 -3.57% 8
London +103 50 £70,000 +9.80% 7
City of London +32 2 £57,500 -17.85% 1
Manchester - 2 £36,500 -
North West - 2 £36,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £65,000 -
North East - 1 £65,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £65,000 -

CSIRT
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 90 (87.38%) Information Security
2 59 (57.28%) CISSP
3 57 (55.34%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (49.51%) CISM
5 50 (48.54%) SIEM
6 46 (44.66%) Computer Security
7 43 (41.75%) Firewall
8 41 (39.81%) Linux
9 40 (38.83%) Network Security
10 39 (37.86%) Windows
11 37 (35.92%) Vulnerability Management
12 35 (33.98%) Finance
13 34 (33.01%) GCIH
13 34 (33.01%) Security Operations
14 33 (32.04%) Degree
15 32 (31.07%) Computer Forensics
16 31 (30.10%) GCIA
16 31 (30.10%) SANS
17 29 (28.16%) Threat Detection
17 29 (28.16%) GIAC
17 29 (28.16%) SQL
18 26 (25.24%) Intrusion Detection
19 25 (24.27%) Legal
20 24 (23.30%) TCP/IP
20 24 (23.30%) Forensic Analysis
21 23 (22.33%) Unix
21 23 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 22 (21.36%) Python
23 21 (20.39%) Sun
23 21 (20.39%) CISA

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 10 (9.71%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.85%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.91%) Apache
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (41.75%) Firewall
2 40 (38.83%) Network Security
3 26 (25.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (23.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.80%) NetScreen
6 4 (3.88%) Internet
7 3 (2.91%) DNS
7 3 (2.91%) HTTP
8 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.97%) LDAP
8 1 (0.97%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Big Data
2 5 (4.85%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
General
1 35 (33.98%) Finance
2 25 (24.27%) Legal
3 8 (7.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (45.63%) Analyst
2 31 (30.10%) Security Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Security Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Team Leader
6 11 (10.68%) SOC Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Information Officer
7 7 (6.80%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (6.80%) Security Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Security Officer
7 7 (6.80%) SOC Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Incident Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) Regular Expression
2 10 (9.71%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.91%) PCRE
4 2 (1.94%) REST
4 2 (1.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.97%) Middleware
5 1 (0.97%) ODBC
5 1 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.62%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.74%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (6.80%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.88%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (3.88%) Derivative
5 4 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.81%) Linux
2 39 (37.86%) Windows
3 23 (22.33%) Unix
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (87.38%) Information Security
2 57 (55.34%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (48.54%) SIEM
4 46 (44.66%) Computer Security
5 37 (35.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 34 (33.01%) Security Operations
7 32 (31.07%) Computer Forensics
8 29 (28.16%) Threat Detection
9 24 (23.30%) Forensic Analysis
10 21 (20.39%) E-Discovery
10 21 (20.39%) Network Design
11 17 (16.50%) Cyber Intelligence
11 17 (16.50%) Incident Management
11 17 (16.50%) Malware Analysis
12 15 (14.56%) Identity Access Management
13 13 (12.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 12 (11.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (9.71%) Risk Management
16 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) SQL
2 22 (21.36%) Python
3 11 (10.68%) Bash Shell
4 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.71%) Ruby
5 3 (2.91%) Perl
6 1 (0.97%) C#
6 1 (0.97%) C++
6 1 (0.97%) Java
6 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (57.28%) CISSP
2 51 (49.51%) CISM
3 34 (33.01%) GCIH
4 33 (32.04%) Degree
5 31 (30.10%) GCIA
5 31 (30.10%) SANS
6 29 (28.16%) GIAC
7 21 (20.39%) CISA
7 21 (20.39%) CNA
7 21 (20.39%) Network+ Certification
7 21 (20.39%) Novell Certification
8 16 (15.53%) CEH
9 12 (11.65%) CREST Certified
10 8 (7.77%) CRISC
11 4 (3.88%) CSSLP
12 3 (2.91%) GCFA
12 3 (2.91%) GREM
12 3 (2.91%) OSCP
13 1 (0.97%) RHCA
13 1 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) COBIT
2 6 (5.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.85%) GPG13
4 4 (3.88%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) Snort
2 7 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.88%) IAG
4 3 (2.91%) HDFS
5 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 17 (16.50%) QRadar
3 9 (8.74%) Kibana
3 9 (8.74%) logstash
4 8 (7.77%) Nessus
5 7 (6.80%) RSA enVision
6 4 (3.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (2.91%) Fluentd
8 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.94%) WSUS
9 1 (0.97%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) Splunk
1 21 (20.39%) Sun
2 12 (11.65%) ArcSight
3 11 (10.68%) AlienVault
3 11 (10.68%) LogRhythm
4 10 (9.71%) FireEye
4 10 (9.71%) Fortinet
4 10 (9.71%) Intel Security
4 10 (9.71%) Palo Alto
4 10 (9.71%) Sophos
4 10 (9.71%) Sourcefire
4 10 (9.71%) TippingPoint
5 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) Juniper
6 6 (5.83%) BeyondTrust
6 6 (5.83%) Oracle
7 2 (1.94%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
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