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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 795 834 827
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -7
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 80 56 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.052% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 65 53 16
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +28.57%
GCIH
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28144 28934 26853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.23% 26.98% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 22633 22038
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 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 31 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 +31 43 £67,500 +12.50% 3
South East -11 11 £65,000 +44.44% 16
East Midlands +3 9 £77,500 +26.53%
South West - 7 £58,750 - 4
East of England - 2 £62,500 - 5
North West +9 1 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands - 1 £65,000 - 6
North East - 1 - -
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 92 (68.66%) CISSP
2 75 (55.97%) GCIA
3 72 (53.73%) SIEM
4 57 (42.54%) GIAC
5 55 (41.04%) Cyber Security
6 41 (30.60%) Information Security
7 40 (29.85%) TCP/IP
8 35 (26.12%) Firewall
8 35 (26.12%) Wireshark
9 34 (25.37%) Windows
10 33 (24.63%) GCFA
10 33 (24.63%) CEH
11 32 (23.88%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (23.88%) Analytics
12 30 (22.39%) Malware Analysis
12 30 (22.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 30 (22.39%) Management Information System
13 29 (21.64%) Degree
14 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
14 27 (20.15%) ArcSight
14 27 (20.15%) Finance
15 26 (19.40%) Snort
16 24 (17.91%) Ethical Hacking
16 24 (17.91%) EnCE
16 24 (17.91%) GREM
16 24 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
17 23 (17.16%) Splunk
18 22 (16.42%) CISA
19 21 (15.67%) UNIX
19 21 (15.67%) Reverse Engineering

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) TCP/IP
2 35 (26.12%) Firewall
2 35 (26.12%) Wireshark
3 30 (22.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (13.43%) Network Security
5 7 (5.22%) tcpdump
6 6 (4.48%) Wireless
6 6 (4.48%) Internet
7 5 (3.73%) SSL
7 5 (3.73%) Wireless Security
8 4 (2.99%) DNS
9 3 (2.24%) IPsec
10 2 (1.49%) Telnet
10 2 (1.49%) VoIP
10 2 (1.49%) SMTP
10 2 (1.49%) DHCP
10 2 (1.49%) FTP
10 2 (1.49%) HTTP
11 1 (0.75%) LDAP
11 1 (0.75%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) MySQL
1 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (20.15%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Legal
4 7 (5.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Analyst
2 48 (35.82%) Security Analyst
3 30 (22.39%) Consultant
4 13 (9.70%) Principal Consultant
4 13 (9.70%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Senior Consultant
5 9 (6.72%) Security Manager
5 9 (6.72%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Management Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Principal Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Principal Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Security Operations Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Malware Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Security Operations Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Operations Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) SAML
1 2 (1.49%) OAuth
1 2 (1.49%) OpenID
1 2 (1.49%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.75%) HTML
2 1 (0.75%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) Cryptography
2 7 (5.22%) PKI
3 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.24%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.24%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) BYOD
7 1 (0.75%) Blog
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.37%) Windows
2 21 (15.67%) UNIX
3 17 (12.69%) Linux
4 7 (5.22%) Solaris
5 5 (3.73%) zOS
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (53.73%) SIEM
2 55 (41.04%) Cyber Security
3 41 (30.60%) Information Security
4 32 (23.88%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (23.88%) Analytics
5 30 (22.39%) Malware Analysis
6 24 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (17.91%) Ethical Hacking
7 21 (15.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (12.69%) Computer Security
8 17 (12.69%) Incident Management
9 14 (10.45%) Computer Forensics
10 13 (9.70%) ITIL
11 12 (8.96%) Risk Management
12 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (7.46%) Identity Management
12 10 (7.46%) Digital Forensics
12 10 (7.46%) Service Continuity Management
13 9 (6.72%) Security Management
14 8 (5.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.96%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) Perl
3 9 (6.72%) Python
4 8 (5.97%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.22%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.48%) C
7 1 (0.75%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (68.66%) CISSP
2 75 (55.97%) GCIA
3 57 (42.54%) GIAC
4 33 (24.63%) GCFA
4 33 (24.63%) CEH
5 29 (21.64%) Degree
6 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
7 24 (17.91%) EnCE
7 24 (17.91%) GREM
8 22 (16.42%) CISA
9 19 (14.18%) CISM
10 18 (13.43%) SC Cleared
11 17 (12.69%) SSCP
12 11 (8.21%) DV Cleared
13 9 (6.72%) GSEC
14 8 (5.97%) VTSP
15 7 (5.22%) GCED
15 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (4.48%) CCNA
16 6 (4.48%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.45%) PCI DSS
2 13 (9.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (6.72%) COBIT
4 7 (5.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (19.40%) Snort
2 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Kamailio
3 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (20.15%) ArcSight
2 23 (17.16%) Splunk
3 14 (10.45%) LogRhythm
4 13 (9.70%) Qualys
5 11 (8.21%) Sourcefire
6 10 (7.46%) Symantec
6 10 (7.46%) LogLogic
6 10 (7.46%) FireEye
7 9 (6.72%) McAfee
8 8 (5.97%) VMware
8 8 (5.97%) Trustwave
8 8 (5.97%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.22%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.22%) Juniper
10 6 (4.48%) F5
11 4 (2.99%) HP
12 3 (2.24%) BMC
12 3 (2.24%) Oracle
12 3 (2.24%) Remedy
13 2 (1.49%) Cisco
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