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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for CSIRT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CSIRT over the 6 months to 7 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 840 655 -
Rank change year-on-year -185 - -
Permanent jobs citing CSIRT 28 3 0
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.036% 0.007% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.040% -
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 0
10th Percentile £44,000 - -
25th Percentile £57,313 £36,250 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £37,500 -
Median % change year-on-year +86.67% - -
75th Percentile £75,313 £55,000 -
90th Percentile £83,500 £64,750 -
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% -13.79% +20.83%

CSIRT is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15,446 7,590 1,676
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.02% 18.64% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,961 5,500 1,465
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -6.37%
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £68,350 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.15% +8.33% +4.35%

CSIRT
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing CSIRT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

CSIRT trend for jobs with a WFH option

CSIRT
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing CSIRT.

CSIRT salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

CSIRT
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing CSIRT over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

CSIRT salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, CSIRT job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for CSIRT.

1 27 (96.43%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (75.00%) Incident Response
3 20 (71.43%) SIEM
4 18 (64.29%) Security Operations
5 16 (57.14%) Windows
5 16 (57.14%) Information Security
6 15 (53.57%) SOAR
7 14 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (46.43%) Azure
9 12 (42.86%) CISSP
10 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
10 11 (39.29%) Firewall
10 11 (39.29%) Unix
10 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (39.29%) Social Skills
11 10 (35.71%) AWS
11 10 (35.71%) Information Assurance
11 10 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (35.71%) GCP
11 10 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (32.14%) Incident Management
12 9 (32.14%) GCIH
12 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
12 9 (32.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (32.14%) Use Case
12 9 (32.14%) Degree
12 9 (32.14%) MITRE ATT&CK
12 9 (32.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (28.57%) Azure Sentinel

CSIRT
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Azure
2 10 (35.71%) AWS
2 10 (35.71%) GCP
3 8 (28.57%) Azure Sentinel
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (10.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (21.43%) Network Security
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 4 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 11 (39.29%) Social Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Local Government
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Security Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Security Specialist
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Security Incident Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Application Security Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Sales Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Sales Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Web Applications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (32.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
3 7 (25.00%) Cyberattack
4 5 (17.86%) Virtual Team
5 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
6 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (3.57%) Insider Threat
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Unix
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (75.00%) Incident Response
3 20 (71.43%) SIEM
4 18 (64.29%) Security Operations
5 16 (57.14%) Information Security
6 15 (53.57%) SOAR
7 10 (35.71%) Information Assurance
7 10 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (32.14%) Incident Management
8 9 (32.14%) MITRE ATT&CK
8 9 (32.14%) Use Case
9 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (25.00%) Cyber Resilience
10 7 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 7 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (17.86%) Advanced Persistent Threat
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Bash
1 4 (14.29%) Go
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CISSP
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) GCIH
3 7 (25.00%) CEH
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (17.86%) CISA
5 5 (17.86%) CISM
5 5 (17.86%) GIAC
6 4 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (14.29%) GCIA
7 2 (7.14%) GSEC
7 2 (7.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (32.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (21.43%) GDPR
4 5 (17.86%) NIST
5 1 (3.57%) GRC
5 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) CASB
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Splunk
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) CrowdStrike
4 3 (10.71%) FireEye
5 2 (7.14%) Broadcom
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) Qualys
5 2 (7.14%) Rapid7
6 1 (3.57%) ForeScout
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos