Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Incident Analyst was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Incident Analyst
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1069 1117 1111
Rank change year-on-year +48 -6 +115
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 90 76 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.043% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.045% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 72 57 138
UK median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +28.57% -7.28%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £53,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,500 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -23.75% +33.33% -20.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Incident Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Incident Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Analyst over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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 +29 81 £41,500 -7.78% 1
UK excluding London +61 59 £30,500 -23.75% 3
London +21 31 £61,750 +23.50%
East of England +35 14 £41,500 -12.63%
South West +14 13 £24,500 -38.75% 1
South East +14 12 £35,750 -10.63%
North of England +20 10 £28,500 +42.50%
Scotland -2 9 £45,500 +10.98% 2
North East -9 7 £28,500 +3.64%
North West +7 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +24 1 £25,000 +25.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Incident Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Incident Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (47.78%) ITIL
2 38 (42.22%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (32.22%) Incident Management
4 27 (30.00%) Firewall
5 22 (24.44%) SIEM
6 18 (20.00%) Information Security
6 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (18.89%) Linux
7 17 (18.89%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (15.56%) Windows
8 14 (15.56%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (15.56%) Behavioural Analysis
9 13 (14.44%) CISSP
9 13 (14.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (13.33%) Process Improvement
10 12 (13.33%) Python
10 12 (13.33%) Security Operations
11 11 (12.22%) Forensic Analysis
11 11 (12.22%) Solaris
11 11 (12.22%) SMTP
11 11 (12.22%) HTTP
11 11 (12.22%) DNS
11 11 (12.22%) Management Information System
11 11 (12.22%) Internet
11 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.11%) GCIA
12 10 (11.11%) GCIH
12 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

Incident Analyst Skill Set
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 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.44%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Akamai
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.00%) Firewall
2 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (12.22%) DNS
4 11 (12.22%) HTTP
4 11 (12.22%) Internet
4 11 (12.22%) SMTP
5 8 (8.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.11%) DMZ
6 1 (1.11%) LAN
6 1 (1.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 3 (3.33%) Retail
2 2 (2.22%) Banking
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (12.22%) Management Information System
4 10 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.33%) Fintech
6 2 (2.22%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.11%) EPoS
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) Windows
3 11 (12.22%) Solaris
4 4 (4.44%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.44%) Unix
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) ITIL
2 38 (42.22%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (32.22%) Incident Management
4 22 (24.44%) SIEM
5 18 (20.00%) Information Security
6 17 (18.89%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (15.56%) Behavioural Analysis
7 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 12 (13.33%) Security Operations
9 11 (12.22%) Forensic Analysis
10 9 (10.00%) Change Management
10 9 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 9 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 9 (10.00%) Time Management
10 9 (10.00%) Use Case
10 9 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (10.00%) Workflow
11 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.78%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) Python
2 6 (6.67%) Perl
2 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.56%) PHP
4 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.44%) C++
5 3 (3.33%) C
6 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) CISSP
2 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) GCIA
3 10 (11.11%) GCIH
4 9 (10.00%) GSEC
4 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) GCFW
6 4 (4.44%) SANS
7 3 (3.33%) Degree
7 3 (3.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (2.22%) CCNA
8 2 (2.22%) CEH
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.11%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.11%) ECIH
9 1 (1.11%) GIAC
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) PMO
4 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) EnCase
1 6 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (4.44%) Pingdom
3 2 (2.22%) Nessus
3 2 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Remedy
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) New Relic
3 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
3 4 (4.44%) Splunk
4 3 (3.33%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.33%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.22%) Qualys
6 1 (1.11%) BMC
6 1 (1.11%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.11%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow