The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 886 844 895
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +51
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 16 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.042% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 1
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-35.38% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30548 28855 32597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.73% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24664 23524 27845
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -10 5 £50,000 -23.07%
London -58 5 £88,750 +97.22%
East Midlands - 3 £42,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 31 (68.89%) CISSP
2 28 (62.22%) Information Security
3 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
4 18 (40.00%) Network Security
4 18 (40.00%) GCIA
5 17 (37.78%) CEH
6 16 (35.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (35.56%) CheckPoint
6 16 (35.56%) Cisco
7 15 (33.33%) Internet
7 15 (33.33%) Security Architecture
8 14 (31.11%) Juniper
8 14 (31.11%) CCNA
8 14 (31.11%) Linux
8 14 (31.11%) Firewall
8 14 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (28.89%) Blue Coat
9 13 (28.89%) Risk Management
9 13 (28.89%) Windows
9 13 (28.89%) SIEM
10 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 12 (26.67%) DNS
10 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 12 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (24.44%) VPN
11 11 (24.44%) IBM
11 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
11 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
11 11 (24.44%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (22.22%) IIS
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) Network Security
2 15 (33.33%) Internet
3 14 (31.11%) Firewall
4 12 (26.67%) DNS
4 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 12 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (24.44%) VPN
6 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (22.22%) SAN
6 10 (22.22%) Wireless
7 9 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (8.89%) LAN
8 4 (8.89%) WAN
9 2 (4.44%) BGP
9 2 (4.44%) OSPF
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.22%) VLAN
10 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Sybase IQ
3 1 (2.22%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (22.22%) Advertising
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Security Architect
1 16 (35.56%) Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Information Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Information Security Architect
3 13 (28.89%) Security Engineer
4 10 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Analyst
6 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
6 8 (17.78%) Consultant
7 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Information Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) PKI
2 3 (6.67%) Hedge funds
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.22%) Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) Windows
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.11%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Information Security
2 16 (35.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 15 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 13 (28.89%) Risk Management
4 13 (28.89%) SIEM
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.33%) Computer Security
7 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Service Management
8 4 (8.89%) Network Management
9 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.44%) Data Security
10 2 (4.44%) OWASP
10 2 (4.44%) Investment Management
10 2 (4.44%) Business Transformation
10 2 (4.44%) Change Control
11 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (2.22%) Protective Monitoring
11 1 (2.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) C
2 2 (4.44%) C++
2 2 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) CISSP
2 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
3 18 (40.00%) GCIA
4 17 (37.78%) CEH
5 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (31.11%) CCNA
7 11 (24.44%) GPEN
8 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 10 (22.22%) GWAPT
8 10 (22.22%) GCWN
8 10 (22.22%) GCFW
9 9 (20.00%) CISM
9 9 (20.00%) GCED
10 8 (17.78%) CISA
10 8 (17.78%) GCIH
11 6 (13.33%) GCFA
11 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) CSSLP
13 4 (8.89%) MCSE
13 4 (8.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (24.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) vSphere
2 10 (22.22%) ISA Server
3 9 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Nessus
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) CheckPoint
1 16 (35.56%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Juniper
3 13 (28.89%) Blue Coat
4 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (24.44%) IBM
5 11 (24.44%) McAfee
6 10 (22.22%) TippingPoint
6 10 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 10 (22.22%) ArcSight
6 10 (22.22%) Lumension
6 10 (22.22%) Citrix
6 10 (22.22%) Sourcefire
6 10 (22.22%) VMware
7 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (20.00%) HP
7 9 (20.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) Sybase
9 1 (2.22%) Splunk