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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 815 822 859
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +37
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 55 34 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.033% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.12% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 50 16 15
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +118.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,500 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +66.36%
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
29114 27568 31825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 27.00% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22770 22597 27272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCIH across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014.

GCIH Salary Histogram in England

GCIH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 32 £45,000 -25.00% 4
London -20 17 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £61,250 -
East of England -2 1 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -37 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 - -
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 59 (58.42%) SIEM
2 58 (57.43%) GCIA
3 53 (52.48%) CISSP
4 48 (47.52%) Security Cleared
5 44 (43.56%) Wireshark
6 43 (42.57%) DV Cleared
6 43 (42.57%) GIAC
6 43 (42.57%) Firewall
7 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
8 38 (37.62%) Windows
9 37 (36.63%) Information Security
9 37 (36.63%) Sourcefire
10 34 (33.66%) Cyber Security
11 30 (29.70%) Analytics
12 29 (28.71%) Finance
13 25 (24.75%) tcpdump
14 24 (23.76%) Degree
15 23 (22.77%) ITIL
16 22 (21.78%) LogRhythm
17 21 (20.79%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (19.80%) Snort
18 20 (19.80%) Linux
19 19 (18.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 19 (18.81%) CISM
20 18 (17.82%) Penetration Testing
20 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
21 17 (16.83%) Computer Forensics
22 16 (15.84%) CEH
22 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
23 15 (14.85%) Security Testing

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing GCIH 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 GCIH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.96%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 44 (43.56%) Wireshark
2 43 (42.57%) Firewall
3 25 (24.75%) tcpdump
4 21 (20.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
6 13 (12.87%) VPN
6 13 (12.87%) Internet
7 11 (10.89%) DNS
8 10 (9.90%) HTTP
8 10 (9.90%) SSL
9 9 (8.91%) Wireless
9 9 (8.91%) VoIP
10 8 (7.92%) WAN
10 8 (7.92%) LAN
11 7 (6.93%) Network Security
12 6 (5.94%) SSH
13 4 (3.96%) LDAP
13 4 (3.96%) SMTP
13 4 (3.96%) FTP
14 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) AppScan
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
5 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (64.36%) Analyst
2 51 (50.50%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) IT Security Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Security Manager
4 14 (13.86%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) IT Security Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Operations Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Network Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Security Operations Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Information Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 5 (4.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.93%) PKI
3 6 (5.94%) Open Source
4 4 (3.96%) AS400
5 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.98%) FMCG
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 38 (37.62%) Windows
2 20 (19.80%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Solaris
4 12 (11.88%) UNIX
5 5 (4.95%) AIX
6 4 (3.96%) OS/390
6 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (58.42%) SIEM
2 37 (36.63%) Information Security
3 34 (33.66%) Cyber Security
4 30 (29.70%) Analytics
5 23 (22.77%) ITIL
6 19 (18.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (17.82%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (16.83%) Computer Forensics
9 15 (14.85%) Security Testing
10 14 (13.86%) Information Assurance
11 11 (10.89%) Incident Management
12 9 (8.91%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (8.91%) Service Delivery
12 9 (8.91%) Data Security
13 8 (7.92%) Service Management
14 7 (6.93%) ITSM
14 7 (6.93%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
14 7 (6.93%) Network Architecture
14 7 (6.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) Perl
2 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) Java
3 5 (4.95%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (57.43%) GCIA
2 53 (52.48%) CISSP
3 48 (47.52%) Security Cleared
4 43 (42.57%) DV Cleared
4 43 (42.57%) GIAC
5 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
6 24 (23.76%) Degree
7 19 (18.81%) CISM
8 16 (15.84%) CEH
9 14 (13.86%) GCFA
10 9 (8.91%) GWAPT
10 9 (8.91%) GPEN
10 9 (8.91%) OSCP
10 9 (8.91%) OSCE
10 9 (8.91%) CISA
11 8 (7.92%) CISMP
11 8 (7.92%) SSCP
12 6 (5.94%) GSEC
13 5 (4.95%) EnCE
14 3 (2.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) PCI DSS
2 13 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.90%) COBIT
4 5 (4.95%) COSO
5 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (19.80%) Snort
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Nessus
2 2 (1.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (36.63%) Sourcefire
2 22 (21.78%) LogRhythm
3 13 (12.87%) Symantec
4 12 (11.88%) Cisco
5 11 (10.89%) ArcSight
6 10 (9.90%) LogLogic
7 7 (6.93%) Q1 Labs
7 7 (6.93%) Juniper
7 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.94%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.94%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.95%) McAfee
9 5 (4.95%) Websense
9 5 (4.95%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.96%) HP
10 4 (3.96%) Dell
10 4 (3.96%) IBM
10 4 (3.96%) Oracle
11 2 (1.98%) F5
12 1 (0.99%) Qualys
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