Period
to 21 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Incident Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2019.

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

Incident Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1079 1150 1202
Rank change year-on-year +71 +52 +71
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Engineer 10 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.014% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 12
UK median annual salary £62,500 £26,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +140.38% -25.71% -41.67%
10th Percentile £39,563 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £27,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £26,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +140.38% -25.71% -16.49%

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 135,764 162,500 169,369
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 108,262 130,943 136,497
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,088 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Incident Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Incident Engineer in the UK

Incident Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Incident Engineer in the UK

Incident Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Engineer over the 6 months to 21 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Incident Engineer in the UK

Incident Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 +84 10 £62,500 +140.38%
UK excluding London +41 9 £62,500 +140.38%
South East +34 5 £62,500 +140.38%
Midlands - 4 £38,250 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
London +75 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £38,250 -

Incident Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, Incident Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (40.00%) Node.js
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
3 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (40.00%) Big Data
3 4 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) C
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Games
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Network Design
4 3 (30.00%) Smartphone
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN

Incident Engineer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (10.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Semantic Layer
3 1 (10.00%) Sisense
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
2 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (30.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
2 4 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) EnCase
1 3 (30.00%) FTK
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Nuix