Period
to 20 November 2019

The median annual salary for an Incident Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1029 1136 1198
Rank change year-on-year +107 +62 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Incident Engineer 13 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.012% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 11
UK median annual salary £62,500 £26,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +140.38% -13.33% -50.00%
10th Percentile £58,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £40,375 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £26,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year +140.38% -7.14% -49.09%

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 130,415 156,401 172,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 95.87% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 104,392 125,963 138,601
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £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
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 20 November 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 +94 13 £62,500 +140.38%
UK excluding London +51 10 £62,500 +140.38%
South East +54 8 £62,500 +140.38%
London - 3 - -
East of England +58 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Incident Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Python
2 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) Reverse Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (69.23%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 8 (61.54%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (61.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 8 (61.54%) Threat Intelligence
3 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (61.54%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (61.54%) Machine Learning
3 8 (61.54%) Big Data
3 8 (61.54%) Big Data Analytics
3 8 (61.54%) Data Analytics
3 8 (61.54%) Analytics
3 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
3 8 (61.54%) Node.js
3 8 (61.54%) C
3 8 (61.54%) C++
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Games
4 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management

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 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Big Data
1 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (61.54%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (69.23%) Malware Reverse Engineering
1 9 (69.23%) Reverse Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Analytics
2 8 (61.54%) Big Data Analytics
2 8 (61.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 8 (61.54%) Data Analytics
2 8 (61.54%) Machine Learning
2 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (61.54%) Technical Analysis
2 8 (61.54%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) C
2 8 (61.54%) C++
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
2 1 (7.69%) GCFA
2 1 (7.69%) GCFE
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
2 1 (7.69%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) EnCase
2 1 (7.69%) FTK
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Nuix