Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Incident Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1084 1093 1202
Rank change year-on-year +9 +109 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 105 144 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.076% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.079% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 75 131 74
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +20.97%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 11 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 23 November 2017. 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 +2 101 £46,250 +8.82% 5
London +21 74 £50,000 - 2
UK excluding London -6 31 £35,000 +16.67% 4
North of England -4 13 £35,000 +34.62% 1
Yorkshire +19 10 £35,000 +34.62% 1
South West +12 8 £40,000 +45.45%
South East +20 4 - - 2
East of England -7 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Scotland -9 3 £40,500 - 1
North West -20 2 - -
North East - 1 £27,500 -

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Incident Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Incident Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (48.57%) Incident Management
2 46 (43.81%) Windows
3 42 (40.00%) ITIL
4 39 (37.14%) Information Security
5 34 (32.38%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (28.57%) Finance
7 29 (27.62%) Service Management
7 29 (27.62%) Firewall
8 28 (26.67%) Linux
9 26 (24.76%) Unix
9 26 (24.76%) Problem Management
10 24 (22.86%) TCP/IP
10 24 (22.86%) CISSP
11 22 (20.95%) CISM
11 22 (20.95%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (18.10%) Network Security
13 18 (17.14%) Banking
14 17 (16.19%) GIAC
14 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
14 17 (16.19%) CSIRT
15 16 (15.24%) Forensic Analysis
15 16 (15.24%) Security Operations
15 16 (15.24%) Risk Management
16 15 (14.29%) GCIA
16 15 (14.29%) GCIH
16 15 (14.29%) Service Delivery
17 14 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 14 (13.33%) Threat Analysis
17 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (13.33%) SIEM

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 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) Firewall
2 24 (22.86%) TCP/IP
3 19 (18.10%) Network Security
4 12 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (8.57%) Internet
6 5 (4.76%) DNS
6 5 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.81%) DHCP
7 4 (3.81%) HTTP
7 4 (3.81%) SMTP
8 1 (0.95%) LAN
8 1 (0.95%) PBX
8 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.95%) VoIP
8 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) DB2
1 4 (3.81%) Informix
General
1 30 (28.57%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Banking
3 11 (10.48%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.38%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.57%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (7.62%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (6.67%) Cybercrime
5 7 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.76%) Fat Client
7 5 (4.76%) Thin Client
8 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.81%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Linux
3 26 (24.76%) Unix
4 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.81%) Solaris
6 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.57%) Incident Management
2 42 (40.00%) ITIL
3 39 (37.14%) Information Security
4 34 (32.38%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (27.62%) Service Management
6 26 (24.76%) Problem Management
7 22 (20.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (15.24%) Forensic Analysis
8 16 (15.24%) Risk Management
8 16 (15.24%) Security Operations
9 15 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 14 (13.33%) SIEM
10 14 (13.33%) Threat Analysis
10 14 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 13 (12.38%) IT Audit
12 12 (11.43%) ITIL V3
12 12 (11.43%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (10.48%) Computer Security
13 11 (10.48%) ITSM
13 11 (10.48%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) C
3 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.81%) Perl
3 4 (3.81%) PHP
3 4 (3.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (22.86%) CISSP
2 22 (20.95%) CISM
3 17 (16.19%) GIAC
4 15 (14.29%) GCIA
4 15 (14.29%) GCIH
5 11 (10.48%) Network+ Certification
5 11 (10.48%) Novell Certification
5 11 (10.48%) SANS
6 7 (6.67%) Degree
7 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.90%) CRISC
9 1 (0.95%) CCNA
9 1 (0.95%) CISA
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (11.43%) ISO 9001
3 9 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (5.71%) SLA
5 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 4 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) CSIRT
2 8 (7.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (3.81%) Nessus
3 4 (3.81%) QRadar
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.95%) SCCM
4 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Sun
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.76%) Citrix
5 4 (3.81%) BeyondTrust
5 4 (3.81%) Remedy
5 4 (3.81%) Splunk
5 4 (3.81%) Sybase
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.95%) Lotus
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) VMware