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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 866 925 962
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +37
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 39 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.018% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.064% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 4
Median salary £62,500 £52,500 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +57.89%
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £58,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.61%
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
23924 28002 29686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.12% 27.34% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19579 22616 23195
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing GSEC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

GSEC Salary Histogram in England

GSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +75 20 £62,500 +19.04% 2
South East +26 12 £62,500 -3.84%
South West +10 5 £48,500 -3.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 -
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GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing GSEC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 48 (96.00%) CISSP
2 35 (70.00%) Information Security
3 22 (44.00%) CISM
4 21 (42.00%) CISA
5 20 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 20 (40.00%) CEH
6 19 (38.00%) Windows
7 18 (36.00%) Network Security
8 16 (32.00%) Linux
8 16 (32.00%) GIAC
9 15 (30.00%) Degree
10 14 (28.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (26.00%) Firewall
12 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
12 12 (24.00%) PCI DSS
12 12 (24.00%) SANS
13 11 (22.00%) GCIA
14 10 (20.00%) Retail
14 10 (20.00%) Nessus
14 10 (20.00%) SCCM
14 10 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (20.00%) ISACA
15 9 (18.00%) SIEM
15 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
16 8 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
16 8 (16.00%) OWASP
17 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
17 7 (14.00%) Intrusion Detection

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Network Security
2 13 (26.00%) Firewall
3 7 (14.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
General
1 10 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (6.00%) Military
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Analyst
1 27 (54.00%) Security Analyst
2 16 (32.00%) Security Engineer
3 15 (30.00%) Information Analyst
3 15 (30.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 10 (20.00%) IT Engineer
5 10 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) IT Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (8.00%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Security Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (14.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
7 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Information Security
2 14 (28.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (18.00%) SIEM
5 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 8 (16.00%) OWASP
6 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (14.00%) Security Management
6 7 (14.00%) Security Operations
7 6 (12.00%) ITIL
7 6 (12.00%) SDLC
7 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.00%) Information Security Management
9 4 (8.00%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (8.00%) Computer Security
9 4 (8.00%) Malware Analysis
9 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
10 3 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (96.00%) CISSP
2 22 (44.00%) CISM
3 21 (42.00%) CISA
4 20 (40.00%) CEH
5 16 (32.00%) GIAC
6 15 (30.00%) Degree
7 12 (24.00%) SANS
8 11 (22.00%) GCIA
9 10 (20.00%) ISACA
10 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.00%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (14.00%) Security+ Certification
12 6 (12.00%) GCIH
12 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
13 4 (8.00%) CCNA
13 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
13 4 (8.00%) GISF
13 4 (8.00%) GPEN
14 3 (6.00%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.00%) COBIT
3 2 (4.00%) ISO27002
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Snort
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Nessus
1 10 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.00%) QRadar
4 1 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) VMware
2 5 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 4 (8.00%) Citrix
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Splunk
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.00%) Juniper
5 2 (4.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.00%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
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