Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Incident Analyst was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1053 1098 1108
Rank change year-on-year +45 +10 +116
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 88 104 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.057% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.060% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 61 74 131
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,875 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -20.00%

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 156,355 173,780 182,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.97% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,862 139,468 152,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.29%

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 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 14 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 21 November 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 +46 83 £41,500 -12.63% 4
UK excluding London +93 57 £30,000 -14.29% 3
London +11 31 £61,750 +23.50% 1
South East +35 17 £38,500 -
East of England +45 13 £41,500 +38.33%
North of England +21 12 £28,500 -8.80% 1
North East +7 9 £28,500 +3.64%
South West +13 8 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Scotland +7 5 £45,500 +12.35%
Yorkshire +24 2 £25,500 -27.14%
Midlands - 2 - -
North West +9 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (45.45%) ITIL
2 39 (44.32%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (38.64%) Incident Management
4 26 (29.55%) Information Security
4 26 (29.55%) Firewall
5 24 (27.27%) SIEM
6 18 (20.45%) Management Information System
6 18 (20.45%) CISSP
7 17 (19.32%) Linux
8 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (17.05%) Security Operations
10 13 (14.77%) Threat Intelligence
10 13 (14.77%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
11 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 12 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.36%) Use Case
13 10 (11.36%) GCIH
13 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (10.23%) Behavioural Analysis
14 9 (10.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 9 (10.23%) SANS
14 9 (10.23%) Threat Analysis
14 9 (10.23%) Threat Management
14 9 (10.23%) GCIA
14 9 (10.23%) Workflow
14 9 (10.23%) Change Management

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 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Akamai
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) Firewall
2 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.82%) DNS
4 6 (6.82%) HTTP
4 6 (6.82%) Internet
4 6 (6.82%) Network Security
4 6 (6.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.14%) DMZ
5 1 (1.14%) LAN
5 1 (1.14%) VPN
5 1 (1.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 6 (6.82%) Legal
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Finance
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) .NET
1 1 (1.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) Management Information System
2 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (5.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.41%) Fintech
7 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.14%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.14%) EPoS
8 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Linux
2 7 (7.95%) Windows
3 6 (6.82%) Solaris
4 4 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) ITIL
2 39 (44.32%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (38.64%) Incident Management
4 26 (29.55%) Information Security
5 24 (27.27%) SIEM
6 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (17.05%) Security Operations
8 13 (14.77%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (14.77%) Threat Intelligence
9 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (11.36%) Use Case
10 9 (10.23%) Behavioural Analysis
10 9 (10.23%) Change Management
10 9 (10.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 9 (10.23%) Threat Analysis
10 9 (10.23%) Threat Management
10 9 (10.23%) Time Management
10 9 (10.23%) Workflow
11 8 (9.09%) ITSM
11 8 (9.09%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) Perl
1 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 8 (9.09%) Python
2 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.14%) C
3 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) CISSP
2 10 (11.36%) GCIH
3 9 (10.23%) GCIA
3 9 (10.23%) SANS
4 8 (9.09%) GCFW
4 8 (9.09%) GSEC
5 7 (7.95%) Degree
5 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.82%) CISA
6 6 (6.82%) CISM
6 6 (6.82%) CRISC
7 5 (5.68%) CEH
7 5 (5.68%) CREST Certified
7 5 (5.68%) OSCP
8 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) EnCase
1 8 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (5.68%) CSIRT
3 4 (4.55%) Pingdom
4 2 (2.27%) Nessus
4 2 (2.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Symantec
3 4 (4.55%) New Relic
3 4 (4.55%) Remedy
3 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 4 (4.55%) Splunk
4 3 (3.41%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.27%) Darktrace
5 2 (2.27%) Qualys
6 1 (1.14%) BMC
6 1 (1.14%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow