The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 308 340 316
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -24
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 7 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.066% 0.008% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.033% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Average salary £46,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -35.38%
GSEC
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2745 3027 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.85% 23.97% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2309 2578 2542
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSEC across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GSEC
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSEC across the City of London region.

GSEC Salary Trend in the City of London

GSEC
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSEC.

1 7 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) SSCP
1 7 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
3 1 (14.29%) GCED
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) GCIA
3 1 (14.29%) GCIH
3 1 (14.29%) GCWN
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) Password Management
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) CISA

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Information Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (100.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (85.71%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) Password Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
1 7 (100.00%) SSCP
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) GCIA
2 1 (14.29%) GCIH
2 1 (14.29%) GCWN
2 1 (14.29%) GCED