Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Incident Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1053 1077 1096
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19 +141
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 65 121 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.069% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.072% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 39 84 79
UK median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £22,500 £29,768 £24,700
90th Percentile £55,650 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -18.57% -12.50% +17.65%

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 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +31 60 £33,750 -35.71% 10
UK excluding London +81 49 £28,500 -18.57% 8
London -34 16 £50,000 -4.76% 2
South East +34 15 £30,000 -42.86%
North of England +50 14 £28,500 -18.57% 4
North East - 9 £28,500 -
Midlands - 7 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +7 5 £45,500 +40.00%
East of England +52 4 £45,000 +50.00%
South West +18 4 £35,750 +43.00% 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
North West - 3 - - 3
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +39 2 £25,500 -27.14% 1

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 33 (50.77%) Incident Management
2 26 (40.00%) ITIL
3 24 (36.92%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (33.85%) SIEM
5 21 (32.31%) CISSP
6 20 (30.77%) Information Security
7 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
8 17 (26.15%) Management Information System
9 16 (24.62%) Firewall
9 16 (24.62%) Change Management
10 15 (23.08%) ITSM
10 15 (23.08%) Security Operations
11 14 (21.54%) Threat Intelligence
11 14 (21.54%) Service Management
12 13 (20.00%) CISA
12 13 (20.00%) CISM
12 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 13 (20.00%) CRISC
13 12 (18.46%) OSCP
13 12 (18.46%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (16.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 11 (16.92%) SANS
14 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.92%) Degree
14 11 (16.92%) CEH
14 11 (16.92%) Linux
14 11 (16.92%) Legal
15 10 (15.38%) Symantec
15 10 (15.38%) Problem Management
15 10 (15.38%) OWASP

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 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) DNS
2 3 (4.62%) Network Security
3 2 (3.08%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.54%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.54%) SMTP
4 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Hudson
General
1 11 (16.92%) Legal
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) Management Information System
2 12 (18.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (15.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (10.77%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.62%) Hedge funds
6 3 (4.62%) NHS
7 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.54%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.54%) Fintech
8 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Solaris
3 3 (4.62%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Incident Management
2 26 (40.00%) ITIL
3 24 (36.92%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (33.85%) SIEM
5 20 (30.77%) Information Security
6 16 (24.62%) Change Management
7 15 (23.08%) ITSM
7 15 (23.08%) Security Operations
8 14 (21.54%) Service Management
8 14 (21.54%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (16.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 10 (15.38%) OWASP
10 10 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 10 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
10 10 (15.38%) Runbook
10 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
11 9 (13.85%) Informatics
11 9 (13.85%) Logistics
11 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
1 6 (9.23%) Python
2 4 (6.15%) C
2 4 (6.15%) Perl
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) CISSP
2 13 (20.00%) CISA
2 13 (20.00%) CISM
2 13 (20.00%) CRISC
3 12 (18.46%) OSCP
4 11 (16.92%) CEH
4 11 (16.92%) Degree
4 11 (16.92%) SANS
5 10 (15.38%) CREST Certified
6 9 (13.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (10.77%) GSEC
8 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (7.69%) GCFW
9 3 (4.62%) CCNA
9 3 (4.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (3.08%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.08%) CASP
10 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 5 (7.69%) GDPR
3 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) QA
4 2 (3.08%) ISO 31000
4 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) CSIRT
2 4 (6.15%) EnCase
2 4 (6.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.08%) Control-M
3 2 (3.08%) Nagios
3 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
3 2 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Symantec
3 5 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 2 (3.08%) CA
5 2 (3.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) Darktrace
5 2 (3.08%) Remedy
5 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds