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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 900 958
Rank change year-on-year +42 +58  
Permanent jobs citing CSIRT 31 40 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.041% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.39% 0.47% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 10
Median salary £52,500 £62,500 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +18.48%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £46,625 £40,875
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £78,750 £71,875
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £28,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +89.28% -44.00%  

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 7889 8520 8457
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.87% 8.69% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13504 13827 12532
Median salary £55,242 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.22% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +1.12%  

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CSIRT in the UK

CSIRT
Top 6 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 29 June 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 +45 29 £52,500 -16.00% 5
London +17 24 £52,500 -16.00% 5
UK excluding London +28 7 £53,000 +89.28% 1
South East +49 4 £53,000 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
East of England -14 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 76 (88.37%) Information Security
2 49 (56.98%) SIEM
3 48 (55.81%) Computer Security
4 46 (53.49%) Firewall
4 46 (53.49%) Windows
4 46 (53.49%) CISSP
4 46 (53.49%) Vulnerability Management
4 46 (53.49%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (50.00%) CISM
6 41 (47.67%) Linux
7 39 (45.35%) Network Security
7 39 (45.35%) Security Operations
8 38 (44.19%) GCIH
9 34 (39.53%) GCIA
10 32 (37.21%) GIAC
11 28 (32.56%) Unix
12 27 (31.40%) SQL
13 26 (30.23%) Finance
13 26 (30.23%) Computer Forensics
13 26 (30.23%) Intrusion Detection
14 25 (29.07%) SANS
14 25 (29.07%) Threat Detection
15 24 (27.91%) Management Information System
15 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
16 23 (26.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 23 (26.74%) Forensic Analysis
17 22 (25.58%) Degree
18 21 (24.42%) Network Design
18 21 (24.42%) E-Discovery
18 21 (24.42%) Sun

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 5 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (53.49%) Firewall
2 39 (45.35%) Network Security
3 26 (30.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.65%) NetScreen
6 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.33%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.16%) DNS
7 1 (1.16%) HTTP
7 1 (1.16%) LAN
7 1 (1.16%) LDAP
7 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 21 (24.42%) Legal
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Analyst
2 33 (38.37%) Security Analyst
3 23 (26.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Team Leader
5 13 (15.12%) SOC Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Junior
8 4 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Information Officer
8 4 (4.65%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (4.65%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Security Officer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) SOC Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Information Security Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.16%) Middleware
3 1 (1.16%) PCRE
3 1 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.91%) Management Information System
2 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.47%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (6.98%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (6.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.49%) PKI
7 2 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (53.49%) Windows
2 41 (47.67%) Linux
3 28 (32.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (88.37%) Information Security
2 49 (56.98%) SIEM
3 48 (55.81%) Computer Security
4 46 (53.49%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (53.49%) Vulnerability Management
5 39 (45.35%) Security Operations
6 26 (30.23%) Computer Forensics
7 25 (29.07%) Threat Detection
8 23 (26.74%) Forensic Analysis
9 21 (24.42%) E-Discovery
9 21 (24.42%) Network Design
10 16 (18.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 14 (16.28%) Process Improvement
11 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (15.12%) Malware Analysis
13 11 (12.79%) Information Assurance
13 11 (12.79%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
14 8 (9.30%) Security Monitoring
14 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) SQL
2 13 (15.12%) Python
3 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.81%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) C#
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (53.49%) CISSP
2 43 (50.00%) CISM
3 38 (44.19%) GCIH
4 34 (39.53%) GCIA
5 32 (37.21%) GIAC
6 25 (29.07%) SANS
7 22 (25.58%) Degree
8 21 (24.42%) CNA
8 21 (24.42%) Network+ Certification
8 21 (24.42%) Novell Certification
9 10 (11.63%) CEH
10 9 (10.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (8.14%) CISA
12 6 (6.98%) CREST Certified
13 3 (3.49%) GCFA
14 2 (2.33%) GCED
15 1 (1.16%) CFCE
15 1 (1.16%) CRISC
15 1 (1.16%) ISACA
15 1 (1.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.98%) COBIT
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (3.49%) NIST 800
4 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (5.81%) Snort
3 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) HDFS
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (26.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 17 (19.77%) QRadar
3 13 (15.12%) Nessus
4 7 (8.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (5.81%) Kibana
5 5 (5.81%) logstash
6 4 (4.65%) RSA enVision
7 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.16%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (1.16%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Sun
2 11 (12.79%) BeyondTrust
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 10 (11.63%) Splunk
4 7 (8.14%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.14%) LogRhythm
4 7 (8.14%) McAfee
5 6 (6.98%) AlienVault
6 5 (5.81%) FireEye
6 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.81%) Palo Alto
6 5 (5.81%) Sophos
6 5 (5.81%) Sourcefire
6 5 (5.81%) TippingPoint
7 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.65%) Cisco
7 4 (4.65%) Juniper
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix
8 2 (2.33%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
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Salary: £negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: Unspecified
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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