The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 799 853 918
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +65
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 52 93 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.092% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.34% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 49 81 40
Median salary £50,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-18.40% +25.00%
GCIH
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
21611 27377 29816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.75% 27.17% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17197 21897 24042
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing GCIH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in England

GCIH
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCIH across the England region.

GCIH Salary Trend in England

GCIH
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCIH across the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

GCIH Salary Histogram in England

GCIH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +68 20 £55,000 - 5
South East +67 18 £51,500 -20.76% 2
West Midlands -7 11 £50,500 -22.30% 3
East Midlands +8 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
South West +6 1 £62,500 +30.20% 1
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 92 (75.41%) CISSP
2 81 (66.39%) GCIA
3 68 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (45.90%) Windows
5 50 (40.98%) Linux
5 50 (40.98%) SIEM
6 47 (38.52%) Security Operations
7 46 (37.70%) CEH
8 43 (35.25%) GIAC
9 41 (33.61%) TCP/IP
10 37 (30.33%) Firewall
10 37 (30.33%) Mentoring
10 37 (30.33%) Network Security
11 34 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
11 34 (27.87%) Information Security
11 34 (27.87%) SANS
12 30 (24.59%) Security Operations Centre
12 30 (24.59%) GREM
13 26 (21.31%) Malware Analysis
14 24 (19.67%) GCFA
14 24 (19.67%) Management Information System
15 22 (18.03%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (17.21%) Cyberthreat
16 21 (17.21%) GCFE
17 20 (16.39%) CREST Certified
17 20 (16.39%) Unix
18 19 (15.57%) Risk Management
18 19 (15.57%) ArcSight
19 18 (14.75%) CFCE
19 18 (14.75%) Open Source

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 13 (10.66%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.28%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
2 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.61%) TCP/IP
2 37 (30.33%) Firewall
2 37 (30.33%) Network Security
3 34 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (10.66%) Wireshark
5 7 (5.74%) VPN
6 5 (4.10%) DNS
7 3 (2.46%) DHCP
7 3 (2.46%) FTP
7 3 (2.46%) HTTP
7 3 (2.46%) ICMP
7 3 (2.46%) Internet
7 3 (2.46%) IPv4
7 3 (2.46%) IPv6
7 3 (2.46%) POP3
7 3 (2.46%) SMTP
7 3 (2.46%) SNMP
7 3 (2.46%) VoIP
7 3 (2.46%) Wireless
8 2 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) InfluxDB
3 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.92%) Big Data
5 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
General
1 12 (9.84%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Legal
3 5 (4.10%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.28%) Military
4 4 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.46%) German Language
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (47.54%) Analyst
2 40 (32.79%) Security Analyst
3 27 (22.13%) SOC Analyst
4 24 (19.67%) Consultant
5 17 (13.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 16 (13.11%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Security Operations Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) CISSP Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) Security Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Applications Support Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) .NET
1 1 (0.82%) REST
1 1 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.59%) Security Operations Centre
2 24 (19.67%) Management Information System
3 21 (17.21%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (13.11%) Client/Server
5 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.28%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (3.28%) Cybercrime
6 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.28%) SCADA
6 4 (3.28%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.82%) Physics
8 1 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (45.90%) Windows
2 50 (40.98%) Linux
3 20 (16.39%) Unix
4 15 (12.30%) Mac OS X
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.10%) CentOS
9 5 (4.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (40.98%) SIEM
3 47 (38.52%) Security Operations
4 37 (30.33%) Mentoring
5 34 (27.87%) Information Security
6 26 (21.31%) Malware Analysis
7 22 (18.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (15.57%) Risk Management
9 18 (14.75%) Incident Management
9 18 (14.75%) Open Source
10 16 (13.11%) Analytics
11 14 (11.48%) Security Architecture
11 14 (11.48%) Threat Detection
12 13 (10.66%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (9.84%) Ethical Hacking
13 12 (9.84%) Protective Monitoring
14 8 (6.56%) Computer Forensics
14 8 (6.56%) Reverse Engineering
14 8 (6.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 7 (5.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) C
2 11 (9.02%) SQL
3 5 (4.10%) Python
4 4 (3.28%) C#
4 4 (3.28%) C++
4 4 (3.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 92 (75.41%) CISSP
2 81 (66.39%) GCIA
3 46 (37.70%) CEH
4 43 (35.25%) GIAC
5 34 (27.87%) SANS
6 30 (24.59%) GREM
7 24 (19.67%) GCFA
8 21 (17.21%) GCFE
9 20 (16.39%) CREST Certified
10 18 (14.75%) CFCE
10 18 (14.75%) CISM
10 18 (14.75%) Degree
11 15 (12.30%) CHFI
11 15 (12.30%) ECIH
11 15 (12.30%) GCED
12 14 (11.48%) CISA
13 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
13 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (7.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.30%) PCI DSS
2 11 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (3.28%) RMADS
4 4 (3.28%) SLA
5 2 (1.64%) QA
6 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) Snort
3 8 (6.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (8.20%) Nessus
3 8 (6.56%) RSA enVision
4 5 (4.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (3.28%) Grafana
6 3 (2.46%) QRadar
6 3 (2.46%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (1.64%) EnCase
7 2 (1.64%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) ArcSight
2 15 (12.30%) CheckPoint
3 12 (9.84%) LogRhythm
4 10 (8.20%) FireEye
5 9 (7.38%) Blue Coat
5 9 (7.38%) Sun
6 7 (5.74%) NetWitness
6 7 (5.74%) Palo Alto
6 7 (5.74%) Sourcefire
7 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.10%) Splunk
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco
9 4 (3.28%) HP
10 3 (2.46%) LogLogic
11 2 (1.64%) Qualys
12 1 (0.82%) Cellebrite
12 1 (0.82%) Citrix
12 1 (0.82%) Rapid7
12 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.82%) TippingPoint
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