Incident Analyst / Responder
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Investigates an IT-related incident: an unplanned interruption to a service, a reduction in the quality of a service, or an event that has not yet impacted the service to the customer. Works to restore a normal service operation as quickly as possible and to minimize the impact on business operations.
There were 518 Incident Analyst / Responder job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 9603 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst industry, which includes the Incident Analyst / Responder career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Incident Analyst / Responder jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,507.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,217.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Incident Analyst / Responder postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $73,178.
Education and Experience
Posted Incident Analyst / Responder jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Incident Analyst / Responder jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||19%|
|3 to 5 years||43%|
|6 to 8 years||22%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Incident Analyst / Responder positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (38%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
- Problem Solving (22%)
- Troubleshooting (20%)
- Research (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Information Security (35%)
- Project Management (21%)
- Network Security (13%)
- Security Operations (13%)
- Threat Analysis (11%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Linux (17%)
- Information Systems (15%)
- Customer Service (12%)
- Python (10%)
- Splunk (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Threat Hunting (7%)
- Penetration Testing (6%)
- Data Loss Prevention (5%)
- Information Assurance (5%)
- Vulnerability analysis (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Incident Analyst / Responder skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Identity And Access Management Iam Security Analyst
- Service Now Security Incident Response Systems Administrator
- Computer Network Analyst - Nsa Diversity Career Invitational
- It Technical Specialist
- Incident Response, Senior Consultant
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Cyber Security Manager / Administrator
- Cyber Security Engineer
- Cyber Security Architect
- Information Assurance Engineer / Analyst
- Cyber Security Specialist / Technician
- Systems Engineer
- Cyber Crime Analyst / Investigator
Here are the employers that have posted the most Incident Analyst / Responder jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- National Security Agency (378)
- Deloitte (358)
- Guidehouse (200)
- Humana (163)
- Microsoft Corporation (153)
- Laboratory Corporation of America (27)
- Electric Power Research Institute (26)
- Wells Fargo (22)
- Lowe's Companies, Inc (17)
- Deloitte (15)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!