The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 832 878 836
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -42
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 22 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.010% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 0.037% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 10
Average salary £46,750 £48,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.60% -13.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,700 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £48,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -25.38%
GSEC
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
27102 29981 28056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21480 24264 22837
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 £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSEC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in England

GSEC
Salary Trend in England

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

GSEC Salary Trend in England

GSEC
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSEC across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

GSEC Salary Histogram in England

GSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +54 14 £46,000 -31.85%
East of England - 4 £47,500 -
South East +2 2 - -
South West -11 1 £24,500 -36.77%
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
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UK

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 19 (76.00%) Information Security
2 17 (68.00%) CISSP
3 15 (60.00%) Network Security
4 14 (56.00%) Business Continuity
5 13 (52.00%) Identity Management
5 13 (52.00%) Security+ Certification
5 13 (52.00%) SSCP
6 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (48.00%) Cryptography
7 11 (44.00%) Firewall
7 11 (44.00%) GCIA
8 10 (40.00%) CISA
9 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
10 8 (32.00%) GCIH
11 7 (28.00%) CISM
11 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (28.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (24.00%) Information Management
12 6 (24.00%) Degree
12 6 (24.00%) GCED
13 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
13 5 (20.00%) SIEM
13 5 (20.00%) CRISC
13 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (20.00%) Wireless Security
13 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
13 5 (20.00%) Password Management
13 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
13 5 (20.00%) Wireless
13 5 (20.00%) GCWN

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 15 (60.00%) Network Security
2 11 (44.00%) Firewall
3 7 (28.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (20.00%) Wireless Security
4 5 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) VLAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) OSPF
6 1 (4.00%) BGP
6 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Security Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Information Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Information Security
2 14 (56.00%) Business Continuity
3 13 (52.00%) Identity Management
4 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
6 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (24.00%) Information Management
8 5 (20.00%) SIEM
8 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (20.00%) Password Management
9 4 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Security
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
11 2 (8.00%) Project Management
11 2 (8.00%) DNA
11 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
11 2 (8.00%) Information Security Management
11 2 (8.00%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) CISSP
2 13 (52.00%) Security+ Certification
2 13 (52.00%) SSCP
3 11 (44.00%) GCIA
4 10 (40.00%) CISA
5 8 (32.00%) GCIH
6 7 (28.00%) CISM
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) GCED
8 5 (20.00%) CRISC
8 5 (20.00%) GCWN
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.00%) CEH
10 3 (12.00%) ISACA
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) GIAC
10 3 (12.00%) CCIE
11 2 (8.00%) CCNA
11 2 (8.00%) PCI QSA
11 2 (8.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco
1 3 (12.00%) Juniper
1 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.00%) Imperva
3 1 (4.00%) Tufin
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Websense
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec