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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 819 844 823
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 61 55 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.051% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 54 49 14
Average salary £58,750 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.90% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
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
27606 29471 27572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.08% 27.06% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22181 23213 22464
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
London +33 30 £80,000 +18.51% 7
South East +5 13 £57,500 +27.77% 28
East Midlands +6 7 £81,250 +32.65% 6
South West -9 5 £56,250 +50.00% 12
East of England +5 2 £55,000 -4.34% 9
North West 0 2 £43,750 - 9
North East - 1 - - 2
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 71 (65.74%) CISSP
2 66 (61.11%) GCIA
3 53 (49.07%) SIEM
4 47 (43.52%) Cyber Security
5 39 (36.11%) GIAC
6 34 (31.48%) Information Security
7 33 (30.56%) Firewall
8 31 (28.70%) Wireshark
9 30 (27.78%) Finance
10 29 (26.85%) Windows
11 28 (25.93%) Analytics
11 28 (25.93%) Malware Analysis
12 27 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 27 (25.00%) Snort
13 26 (24.07%) Degree
14 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
15 24 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (22.22%) Management Information System
16 21 (19.44%) CEH
17 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
17 20 (18.52%) GCFA
17 20 (18.52%) ArcSight
18 19 (17.59%) Penetration Testing
19 17 (15.74%) GREM
20 16 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
20 16 (14.81%) Linux
21 15 (13.89%) CISA
21 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
22 14 (12.96%) Computer Security
22 14 (12.96%) Reverse Engineering

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.56%) Firewall
2 31 (28.70%) Wireshark
3 27 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 24 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (10.19%) Network Security
6 9 (8.33%) tcpdump
7 6 (5.56%) Wireless
8 5 (4.63%) SSL
8 5 (4.63%) Internet
8 5 (4.63%) Wireless Security
9 4 (3.70%) DNS
10 3 (2.78%) IPsec
11 2 (1.85%) SMTP
11 2 (1.85%) DHCP
11 2 (1.85%) FTP
11 2 (1.85%) HTTP
11 2 (1.85%) Telnet
12 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.93%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
1 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (27.78%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (7.41%) Legal
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (50.00%) Analyst
2 36 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 18 (16.67%) Consultant
4 9 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Management Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Security Operations Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Operations Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Incident Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Malware Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Security Officer
9 3 (2.78%) Network Analyst
10 2 (1.85%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) SAML
1 2 (1.85%) OAuth
1 2 (1.85%) OpenID
1 2 (1.85%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.93%) HTML
2 1 (0.93%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.48%) Cryptography
2 7 (6.48%) PKI
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.78%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Blog
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Windows
2 16 (14.81%) Linux
3 12 (11.11%) UNIX
4 4 (3.70%) zOS
4 4 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) SIEM
2 47 (43.52%) Cyber Security
3 34 (31.48%) Information Security
4 28 (25.93%) Analytics
4 28 (25.93%) Malware Analysis
5 19 (17.59%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
8 14 (12.96%) Computer Security
8 14 (12.96%) Reverse Engineering
9 13 (12.04%) ITIL
10 12 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
12 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
13 7 (6.48%) Security Management
13 7 (6.48%) Service Continuity Management
14 6 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
14 6 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (5.56%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) SQL
2 2 (1.85%) Python
2 2 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (65.74%) CISSP
2 66 (61.11%) GCIA
3 39 (36.11%) GIAC
4 26 (24.07%) Degree
5 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
6 21 (19.44%) CEH
7 20 (18.52%) GCFA
7 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 17 (15.74%) GREM
9 15 (13.89%) CISA
10 13 (12.04%) SSCP
11 12 (11.11%) CISM
12 11 (10.19%) EnCE
13 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
13 9 (8.33%) GSEC
14 8 (7.41%) VTSP
15 6 (5.56%) GCED
15 6 (5.56%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (4.63%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.41%) COBIT
4 4 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (25.00%) Snort
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) ArcSight
2 11 (10.19%) Splunk
2 11 (10.19%) LogRhythm
3 10 (9.26%) LogLogic
4 9 (8.33%) FireEye
5 8 (7.41%) Symantec
6 6 (5.56%) Sourcefire
7 5 (4.63%) McAfee
8 4 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.70%) HP
8 4 (3.70%) Juniper
8 4 (3.70%) Trustwave
8 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.78%) F5
9 3 (2.78%) BMC
9 3 (2.78%) Oracle
9 3 (2.78%) Qualys
9 3 (2.78%) Remedy
10 2 (1.85%) Cisco
10 2 (1.85%) Q1 Labs
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