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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 299 331 327
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -4
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.021% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% 0.067% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £66,250 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 - £62,500
GSEC
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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
2286 2999 2655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.59% 25.22% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 2450 2351
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (81.82%) SSCP
1 9 (81.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (81.82%) Security+ Certification
1 9 (81.82%) Business Continuity
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
1 9 (81.82%) Identity Management
1 9 (81.82%) Cryptography
1 9 (81.82%) Network Security
2 8 (72.73%) Cyber Security
3 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) GCIA
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Snort
4 2 (18.18%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) GCED
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) PKI
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (9.09%) GCIH
5 1 (9.09%) GCWN
5 1 (9.09%) Password Management
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (81.82%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Security Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Information Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (81.82%) Identity Management
1 9 (81.82%) Business Continuity
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 8 (72.73%) Cyber Security
3 2 (18.18%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Password Management
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security+ Certification
1 9 (81.82%) SSCP
2 3 (27.27%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) GCIA
3 1 (9.09%) GCIH
3 1 (9.09%) GCWN
3 1 (9.09%) GCED
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Snort